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Five silver service tips on using daily deal sites for “free marketing” and a Google SEO boost

7:00AM | Thursday, 11 July 2013 |  Paul and Donnelle Stirling launched their cleaning company, Stirling Silver Service, last year. Armed with a mop, vacuum, no marketing budget and limited online presence, the Stirlings realised they needed to get customers quick.

Group buying body releases global code of conduct

6:07PM | Friday, 15 June 2012 |  Group buying sites can now choose to be held accountable on a global scale, with the release of the first global code of conduct, seven months after the release of an Australian code of conduct.

Start-up, group buying sites under fire over bungled sunglasses promotion

12:17PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 |  Customers have been left blinking in frustration after a start-up’s promotional group buying deal promising $1 sunnies has left many empty-handed.

Group buying sites warned over “big stick” regulation

10:45PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  Local group-buying sites are being warned to clean up their act or face “big stick” government intervention, following a spike in customer complaints over unclear policies, stock shortages and delays.

Group buying sites face off

9:44AM | Friday, 2 September 2011 |  In this Mumbrella conference, the bosses of four of Australia’s leading group buying sites – Cudo, Living Social, Spreets and Scoopon – talk about the burgeoning coupon market and whether it has a long-term future.