Posts tagged promotion

Black Friday Deals Page

Not sure about you, but on Black Friday and Cyber Monday i tend to take both days like a big tech shopping day, every year i randomly spend both days finding all the promotions and getting myself some sweet sweet deals, so if i’m already spending some time shopping around why not share my finds, it’s a win win for everyone.

And be sure i’m not going to put every single tech deal i find, just the ones i think are cool, a really good deal or even if the deal isn’t awesome that i think the product itself is worth it, that’s it, so between black friday and cyber monday expect me to update my black friday & cyber monday deals page with some juicy offers.

Also i’m adding to the page other pages that feature black friday deals as well as a quick search engines that checks all of these pages for deals, so even if i don’t add this or that deal you can easily find lots of deals or search for specific deals you are interested! ;D

And finally i’m not gonna add like amazon, walmart, staples, microsoft, steam, google links or other major stores, i know these have black friday promotions, and you can go check out your favorite stores, but most of my offers will be from independent companies and products and not a specific product in a major store.

Ah and just in case you don’t know what im talking about, The term “Black Friday” is believed to have originated in Philadelphia in the 1950s. Stores would use the term to describe the increased traffic and congestion on the day after Thanksgiving. The term “Black” was used to represent the stores’ profits turning from “red” to “black” due to the surge in sales. Black Friday has since become the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. In 2022, consumers spent an estimated $9.12 billion on Black Friday.

And Cyber Monday was created in 2005 by retailers in an effort to extend the Black Friday shopping bonanza to the online world. The term quickly caught on, and Cyber Monday has become the biggest online shopping day of the year. In 2022, consumers spent an estimated $11.9 billion on Cyber Monday.

Moving to Addthis

Oh this is funny, remember when there were like all this influx of buttons to save/post/share/like and then came the aggregation buttons, like addthis and addtoany or sharethis, all of this was a freaking drag on webpages and i was never a big fan, cause they weren’t really very useful, sure 1 or 2 people might use it, but the vast majority doesn’t, and why make your pages load like shit just to make life better for a couple of visitors?

Most people that use delicious have and use other ways to bookmarks, users of stumbleupon probably have the bar installed, so there wasn’t any point, that is until facebook started with the like buttons, those seemed to be way more practical and a stronger promotional tool, same goes later on to the tweet buttons and now the google plus button, so we are back to the same problem, although the buttons are more useful and practical its still at least 3 or 4 hits to different places dragging your own pages down (ohh and the tweet button is kinda the worst of the bunch).

That is were addthis comes along and just adds these buttons to their standard setup, so now instead of all those hits you are just hitting the addthis site, add to that asynchronous loading and you are pretty much having the best of both worlds, adding to this the fact that i dont need to hardcore parts of the template or some referral on the buttons to make them work properly, makes addthis even more practical, so expect some more buttons popping out of s2r sites hehehe.