With the explosion of daily deal websites, it can be hard for the average consumer to keep track of all the options available to them. Which one is right for them? Which sites should he or she bother checking frequently? 2011 may indeed be a make or break year for many of these sites as a number of larger players prepare to enter the space like Google with Google Offers. As of right now though, here’s a wrap up of the top ten daily deals sites according to Alexa.com statistics:
Daily Visitors: 952,470
Groupon is the clear leader in the space right now and turned down a $6 billion acquisition offer from Google to raise funds through an IPO.
Daily Visitors: 662,994
LivingSocial is helped by an $175 million investment from Amazon and is gaining on Groupon. Their biggest hit was the Amazon.com daily deal offering $20 in Amazon credit for $10. 1.3 million of these deals were sold.
Daily Visitors: 425,170
Woot is one of the oldest daily deals sites and owns a few other specialty sites such as shirt.woot and wine.woot. In June 2010, Woot was acquired by Amazon, but still identifies as its original identity.
Daily Visitors: 165,505
Eversave started offering local and national deals in 2010 and has made a quick rise to the upper tier of the space.
Daily Visitors: 26,846
Gilt is a high-end daily deals site that offers deals on upscale restaurants, spas and events.
Buy With Me
Daily Visitors: 21,696
Once a top-three deals site, Buy With Me has undergone some leadership changes as it seeks to rebound.
Daily Visitors: 15,941
This site also offers directory assistance in the UK and France.
Daily Visitors: 10,886
Tippr has recently raised funding and is rumored to be an acquisition target for Google.
Daily Visitors: 7,043
HomeRun raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding and is quietly gaining traction.
Daily Visitors: 6,383
What ScoutMob is doing right now might be the future of daily deals. The site works with your mobile device. If you see a deal you like, send it to your phone.