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New Site Search Features: Narrow Your Search

I've spent some time over the past month improving the search functionality on cardcow.com. With over 250,000 cards now in our inventory just plain keyword-based search is often not enough to easily find specific cards.
There are now two new options available: Sorting of Results
This allows sorting by best match (relevancy), and also by price or by listing date. This allows users to fine newly listed cards, or more expensive/less expensive cards quickly.

Search Refinements
Once you've entered your keywords to search on, you now have the option to narrow your search by category, state, size of the card, orientation, type/era, and price range
Here's an example: http://www.cardcow.com/search3.php?section=all&substring=greetings+from+california
Now say you just want Linen cards, just click on the "Linen" refinement: http://www.cardcow.com/search3.php?substring=greetings+from+california&section=all&typeid[]=Linen
And then maybe we want to find cheaper cards, so c…