Monthly Archives: June 2010

Groupon Hits $1M in Gross Revenue in Canada

Groupon - Daily Deals - Canada - Toronto - VancouverChicago based Groupon which started selling its daily deals in Canada on April 19 in Toronto and on April 26 in Vancouver has hit the $1M in gross revenues over this past weekend (Saturday morning roughly). This is according to my tracking document and not an official release from the company.

Some other interesting facts about their first 2-months in Canada:

Toronto represents 51% of their Groupons Sold, while Vancouver is at 49% of the total sales volume
In terms of gross revenues, Toronto is 52.6%, Vancouver at 47.4% of gross revenue.
In terms of savings to consumers – Groupon has saved consumers $1.56M during this time.

With respect to ComScore traffic, they started to register in February of this year and are a good upward trend, breaking the 200K UV mark in May.

Groupon - Comscore - Media Tracking

YellowPages.ca iPad App – #1 Free App in Canada in less than 24-hours

Yesterday I posted an article on the first look of the new YellowPages.ca iPad application, see the screenshots new YellowPages.ca iPad applicationhere or download the application from iTunes.

#1 Featured Free iPad Application - YellowPages.ca

In less than 24-hours, we have moved to the #1 free application in Canada. Will be interesting to see how long we stay in that position.

I did a post last year on the reasons for the success of the YellowPages.ca iPhone application, when we hit 1/2 million downloads (we are now over 1M) and I think those reasons are still valid today – what do you think.

NOTE: here is the link to the press release on the 1M download mark – YellowPages.ca™ Mobile App for Smart Phone Hits Milestone With One Million Downloads Over 30,000 Downloads Each Week!

First Look – YellowPages.ca iPad Application

Quick update this morning (Tuesday, June 15, 2010) – less than 24-hours, the YellowPages.ca iPad application hits #2 top free iPad app in Canada,

Top Free Featured iPad Application in Canada

Here is a first look at the new iPad application for YellowPages.ca by Yellow Pages Group.

As far as I can tell this is the first directory application in Canada and one of the first directory applications for the iPad by a major IYP.

What are do you think of the application?

Home Page of the Application (Vertical View)
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad


Home Page of the Application (Horizontal View)
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad


Search Results for Hotels NearMe – I was at the Yellow Pages offices in Calgary
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad


Selected Country Inn and Suites – I can see from the listings, they have a video (content is king)
Country Inn and Suites in Calgary iPad


Looking at some Photos
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad


I like this business, what about adding it to my favorites
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad


Hotels in Near Me search (vertical view)
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad


Looking at the results (vertical view)
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad


Country Inn and Suites (vertical view – all the content in one easy view – very cool)
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad


What you Favorite a Business you add a new icon to the home page
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad


Reverse Lookup Screen
Find a Canadian Business on your iPad

Hierarchy of Social Media Influence

Here is the hierarchy of social influence according to the new report from Harris Data.

Interesting to see professional sources so highly rated.

1) Friends and Family

2) Reviews from newspapers and magazines

3) One’s broader social network

4) Other blogs and forums

5) Celebrity review ( most influential on 18-34 years old )

Read the full post on Greg Sterling’s blog

PS – I on the runway in Toronto leaving to New York for the CM Summit and using WordPress for the iPad to post this, works not too bad except for the fact that it won’t let me paste in the post.

If you use word press for the iPad and have a solution to the paste option in a post let me know.

Follow-Up – never did get the links working in the WordPress App. Had to switch to safari to add the reference links. This was a little frustrating as well as editing was more difficult than I thought in the editor window.