Pareto Efficient

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COUPONGOOD Release Notes: 06/26/08

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The latest release theme was “increasing indexed pages through automation”.

Created the blog:

  • As you can tell, we’ve kick started our blog in true minimalist fashion.
  • Stay informed by subscribing via RSS or email updates using the links in the top right corner of the page.
  • We’ll probably write about: social entrepreneurship, microlending, uganda, ecommerce, and coding
  • Additionally, we’ll update regularly on code releases and metrics

Added ‘FREE SHIPPING’ coupons:

  • We made changes to the scraper so it collects all free shipping coupons as well.
  • This has helped us tally 1,051 live coupons on the site at the time of this writing.

Automatic store activation:

  • Instead of having a bunch of stores posted with no coupons, we have set it up so the stores only show up if the store has an active “official” coupon or if a user adds a coupon for that stores.
  • There are still a few rouge stores that don’t have any live coupons (~10), but we are working on finding coupons for all stores…

Sitemap submission:

  • We submitted our Sitemap – that is list of all webpage addresses – to Google, MSN, Yahoo, Ask search engines.
  • This is really going to help get traffic.
  • Currently, Google is the only one that has actually indexed us (211 pages indexed at this time) and 98% of our traffic is coming from them.

URL re-routing:

Special thanks:

  • Thanks to Ash for DBIX help
  • Thanks to Les for MYSQL nested query help
  • Thanks to Jeff for 302 Redirect help

If you see any bugs or have general feedback, please contact us.


Written by thetyson

June 26, 2008 at 2:56 pm

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