Problems selecting tags

Posted by on 20-06-2011, under About Buyometric

GoogleThis morning some users have experienced problems selecting category tags. When clicking on a tag to select it, the screen was refreshing but nothing happened.

We believe the issue affected users between 9:30am and 11:30am and was caused by a problem with Google. We use the Google Content Delivery Network to serve some essential files that make the clever bits of our website work. Unfortunately the network started to fail at serving these files, which meant our tagging system broke down.

Once we spotted the problem we removed our dependence on Google and normal service was resumed.

The eagle-eyed among you may also have noticed some unrelated server issues that delayed the sending of our daily emails this morning. All in all it’s been an interesting morning here at Buyometric HQ!

Win an Amazon Kindle

Posted by on 17-06-2011, under About Buyometric

Win an Amazon KindleThe summer holiday season is just getting started. We’ve been selling loads of amazing holiday deals over the past few months so we know that a lot of our members will be sunning themselves on beaches in Portugal, Crete, Cyprus, Egypt and beyond! Before you set off we want to give one of you a free Amazon Kindle – perfect for beach or pool-side reading.

To be in with a chance of winning a brand new Kindle, simply “Like” our Facebook page and then share the Buyometric Facebook page with your friends.

We’re really proud of the service we’re building in Buyometric. We’re working really, really hard every single day to make sure you’re seeing the offers and deals from around the web that are most relevant to you. We hope that you agree with us and want to share Buyometric with your family and friends.

Everyone who “Likes” our facebook page and shares it with at least one other person will be included in the draw for a new Kindle, which will happen as soon as we hit 2,500 Likes.

Enter on our Facebook page OR just click the “Like” button below, followed by the “Send” button to share with your friends. Simple.

New ways to sort through deals

Posted by on 10-06-2011, under New features, User guide

We’ve just launched a few new features that should make finding the right deal a little bit easier.

Order deals by price

Sort by price

The default order that offers are displayed in is relevance. This is an order personalised to you based on your past usage of the website (among other things – see Our learning curve to personalising your deals). Now you can reorder the deals by price. Click the price sort icon once and the most expensive are at the top. Click it again and the least expensive are at the top.

Find the nearest offers to you

Sort by distance

Click the distance icon to see the deals closest to you. Initially we’ll use the postcode you gave us when you joined Buyometric to determine your current location. You can change this postcode using the form that appears a the top of the deals.

When sorting by distance we only display offers that have a physical location. Both price and distance sorting do not affect the type of deals we are showing you – the selection is still based on the category tags you have chosen.

View the location of a deal

For those deals that have a location you can now view where they are on a quick view map. Simply click the map icon on the offer listing.

View deal locations on a map

These are all beta features, and may change as we watch how people are using them. Tell us what you think about them in the comments.