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Shifting Gears To A Data-Driven Mentality

GasBuddy Blog -- In the current retail landscape, everything is moving rapidly. Consumers have an insatiable appetite for information, and they are actively shaping (and then re-shaping) the brand messaging of the products they purchase. They also have more options and are receiving more targeted messages than ever, so their loyalty is easily swayed. Retailers who rely on the once-trusted, go-with-your-gut approach to day-to-day operations are in danger of falling behind those who utilize real-time insights and data to build on measurable standards of success.

Love it or running from it, data is on everyone’s minds these days. It comes in many forms and from many sources, including customer ratings, reviews, surveys, business and location intelligence software, third party research, POS data and more...


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Submitted Apr 06, 2017 By: Sparky19038
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 11, 2017 4:56:19 AM

reported #'s are inflated by 10-25%, depending on day (range of points?). Can't imagine how the "seen by" is inflated. I'd say 75% from what I've seen so far.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 10, 2017 4:48:24 AM

the when-to-buy is also not quite on target. Maybe you need to reconsider your algorithms?
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 9, 2017 4:49:16 AM

oh yea, I forgot... total corporate greed...
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 8, 2017 4:47:56 AM

how can otherwise 24 reported prices turn into 128 reported and seen by 812 ppl in one day in an area that has fewer than 125k ppl total (and reported prices on a road that is taken by about 1500 people on a weekend)?
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 7, 2017 7:51:38 PM

the "pay it forward" points on the initial splash screen are hogwash. And the # of ppl having seen them? Even more ridiculous.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 6, 2017 10:19:47 AM

bring back the selection for start up screen.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 5, 2017 5:51:56 AM

why make the number pad covering almost the whole screen when reporting?
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 4, 2017 4:45:05 AM

Seems the newest app version is trying to discourage even more reporting / checking on prices. Way to go, GB. You're outdoing yourself with each successive app version!
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 3, 2017 4:52:17 AM

still no screen rotation option (i.e. select "preferred = no screen rotation in settings but allow for all other programs to rotate screen")! Currently, to avoid screen rotation, user must select screen rotation block for all apps. Why not stop putting stupid little gimmicks into the app and go back to your roots and make the app useful for price reporting?
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 2, 2017 4:40:37 AM

Lots of added gimmicks, but still no screen rotation option (i.e. select "preferred = no screen rotation in settings but allow for all other programs to rotate screen")! Currently, to avoid screen rotation, user must select screen rotation block for all apps.
Why not stop putting stupid little gimmicks into the app and go back to your roots and make the app more useful for price reporting and researching? Might actually get more eyeballs onto the pages.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 1, 2017 4:43:33 AM

with all the money spent on gimmicks and silly stuff that's useless, how about making the log-in portion of the site into an https:// site thus, securing the members' information rather than easily exposing it any and all?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2017 9:05:47 PM

bring back the selection for start up screen.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2017 7:32:17 PM

bring back the auto-update on the stations after reporting.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2017 4:42:41 AM

Same reason why the excessive points awarded have never been taken away:

Points Leaders 1st half 2017
1 Buddy2264 Tampa, Florida 2,446,525
2 JetManCT Hartford, Connecticut 2,279,625
3 12766 New York 2,211,475
4 JayL53 Macon, Georgia 2,205,025
5 Lucky77713 Lansing, Michigan 2,105,300
6 bug27 Kentucky 2,096,025
7 Slushbox London, Ontario 2,059,650
8 cowboy1ttu Lubbock, Texas 2,011,500
9 jbruggem South Dakota 1,873,325
10 mrflow Orange County, California 1,847,100

....Even with the extra 850-900k points, that's more than could be earned "legitimately."

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Points Leaders 2nd half 2016
1 CooBrang Los Angeles, California 778,225
2 carmelo New York City, New York 761,150
3 ajb53 Long Island, New York 732,660
4 suj Wichita, Kansas 729,450
5 tnvol0 Knoxville, Tennessee 714,450
6 Pigeon007 British Columbia 706,025
7 IUVidiot Indiana 701,625
8 iamforiu Indiana 699,200
9 Chopin Toronto, Ontario 696,490
10 lostsoul Los Angeles, California 693,675
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2017 4:53:25 AM

oh yea, silly me! It's all about revenue now. Gas price reporting has fallen to further running....
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2017 9:35:00 PM

whatever happened to the option of selecting the start up screen?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2017 4:53:23 AM

Lots of added gimmicks, but still no screen rotation option (i.e. select "preferred = no screen rotation in settings but allow for all other programs to rotate screen")! Currently, to avoid screen rotation, user must select screen rotation block for all apps.
Why not stop putting stupid little gimmicks into the app and go back to your roots and make the app more useful for price reporting and researching? Might actually get more eyeballs onto the pages.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2017 4:48:59 AM

I bet BG will not do a survey / poll next week (or soon), that is similar to today's in that it asks for what OS and then create one that shows the prevalence of one device and OS over another.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2017 7:35:33 AM

with all the money spent on gimmicks and silly stuff that's useless, how about making the log-in portion of the site into an https:// site thus, securing the members' information rather than easily exposing it any and all?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2017 3:41:10 PM

bring back the auto-update on the stations after reporting.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2017 5:24:14 AM

Can't say that I like it.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2017 4:35:29 AM

the full screen intertitles when achievement thresholds are reached are waste of time and data.
remay
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2017 7:27:59 AM

Is this a news forum or a plea for support forum?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2017 4:45:44 AM

months ago GB promised website points to replace the video points. Another empty / broken promise it seems...
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2017 4:56:25 AM

with all the money spent on gimmicks and silly stuff that's useless, how about making the site into an https:// site thus, securing the members' information rather than exposing it any and all?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2017 4:58:31 AM

the full screen intertitles when achievement thresholds are reached are waste of time and data.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2017 12:51:54 PM

bring back the options page in the app, esp. the screen rotation lock and the auto open to stations. BUT PLEASE test the app thoroughly before posting the new version.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2017 12:51:18 PM

bring back the options page in the app, esp. the screen rotation lock and the auto open to stations. BUT PLEASE test the app thoroughly before posting the new version.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2017 4:57:51 AM

the full screen intertitles when achievement thresholds are reached are waste of time and data.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2017 4:57:42 AM

the full screen intertitles when achievement thresholds are reached are waste of time and data.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2017 7:02:16 AM

lots of gimmicks in the app = lots of data being wasted for nothing. Time to start looking for other services that focus on gas prices, not entertainment.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2017 7:02:01 AM

lots of gimmicks in the app = lots of data being wasted for nothing. Time to start looking for other services that focus on gas prices, not entertainment.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2017 4:57:49 AM

still no screen rotation option (i.e. select "preferred = no screen rotation in settings but allow for all other programs to rotate screen")! Currently, to avoid screen rotation, user must select screen rotation block for all apps. Why not stop putting stupid little gimmicks into the app and go back to your roots and make the app useful for price reporting?
scooby258_2000
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2017 10:03:57 AM


good answer...
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2017 4:50:42 AM

oh yea, silly me! I forgot that GB is no longer in the business of informing consumers about gas prices and financing itself with some ads, but it's in the business of pushing ads to those silly folks who think there's some value in the gas prices reported on the site.
scooby258_2000
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2017 4:42:54 PM


good answer...
honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2017 4:38:12 AM

with all the money spent on gimmicks and silly stuff in both app and on the websites that are useless, how about making the site into an https:// site thus, securing the members' information rather than exposing it any and all?
scooby258_2000
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2017 7:17:52 PM


good answer...
scooby258_2000
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2017 2:46:44 PM


good answer...
gasmeup52
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2017 1:37:11 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 4:26:32 PM

ok
ceklea
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 3:39:37 PM

Thank you for the report.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 3:26:04 PM


good answer...
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 12:10:51 PM

Ok
hcivic
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 9:51:51 AM

Say goodbye to privacy & to reasonable online browsing...some of the targetted pop-up ads are so intrusive you can't read the item you browsed too & love those ads starting in videos that you can't skip or even worse say you can skip in n secs only to have the skip not work.
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 9:49:08 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 9:48:02 AM

I agree with mike0616
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 9:47:44 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 9:46:22 AM

ok
mike0616
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2017 9:45:43 AM

and misinformation, ala the lies told by current prez

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Okay.
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