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Stage

Seed | Dead

Total Raised

$20K

Last Raised

$20K

About Dealupa

Dealupa, formerly The Dealmix and deel.io, offers a single place to find daily deals. The company gathers deals from across the web and uses DealRank technology to organize deals according to quality and relevance to users.

Dealupa Headquarter Location

1107 Federal Avenue East

Seattle, Washington, 98102,

United States

Latest Dealupa News

Ex-Google Engineers Launch Dealupa: Search Engine-like Daily Deals Site

Mar 31, 2012

The online retail niche is overwhelmed with daily deals sites. New entrants seem to be popping-up every week, each claiming to offer the most-discounted shopping experience. Yes, some of us have a preference for certain daily deals sites based upon our previous buying experience. However, it often becomes irresistible to ignore the lure of exploring more promising deals considering the kind of attention-grabbing advertising adopted by emerging daily deals sites. Acknowledging this problem and sensing that some consumers were becoming victims of daily deals fatigue, some service-providers launched deal aggregator sites. These were supposed to provide the best of deals, across different consumer categories. Initially, the overall response to deal aggregator sites was appreciable. However, many of the aggregator portals have turned into promotional tools rather than actually helping consumers make smarter buying decisions and some don’t provide comprehensive search results. Now, Dealupa seeks to address all such issues in the daily deals marketplace by launching a utility that is both unique and promises to be extremely consumer-friendly. How Dealupa is different? For starters, Dealupa has been founded by former Google engineers. This is not just another deal aggregator site though at first glance it might seem to be one. Taking inspiration from how Google revolutionized the internet marketplace with its precise, search results, the two, former Google employees behind Dealupa have created the Dealrank Technology. Those who are familiar with how Google searches, indexes and ranks content would be understand the concept of PageRank. Dealrank uses the kind of algorithm that Google uses to PageRank various sites. The PageRank of a portal plays a critical role in the hierarchy of Google’s search results along with relevancy of the search term. The same concept is applied to daily deals via Dealrank. This can be understood as Dealupa being the best of contemporary online, daily deals search platform. However, Dealupa isn’t a search engine since it uses some unique dynamics of filter its results. Just like Google algorithms, Dealrank uses factors like relevancy and popularity of various deals to provide the most accurate results. The Dealrank algorithm is essentially consumer-focused. Thus, deals that are being bought, shared and recommended more across social media platforms would gain an advantage. Even the Yelp rating of the deal’s vendor is taken into consideration! The relevancy aspect includes matching deals closest to the location of the browser. This is judged based upon the zip code (US only) entered at the time of logging-in. Users can sign in to Dealupa and check various deals’ categories to ensure they get more filtered results. Dealupa’s social media functionalities are rather impressive. The recommendation graph across networking channels, like Facebook, will try to list deals that have been recommended by Facebook users with similar, buying preferences. Just random Facebook Likes will not help daily deals climb Dealupa’s search results. Dealupa’s user interface and design is different from its previous, unsuccessful incarnations in the form of Deelio and Dealmix. The Map View is still a bit labored but it is likely to get faster.  Source: TechCrunch function win1(id) {console.log(id); window.open("widget_win.php?cid="+id,"Get Widget","status=no,scrollbars=no,menubar=no,width=500,height=200,toolbar=no");}

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