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:

Now say you just want Linen cards, just click on the "Linen" refinement:

And then maybe we want to find cheaper cards, so click on the "Under $5" refinement:

And of course you can save these searches on the site for automatic notification, or bookmark them to easily see when new cards are available for your particular searches.

Comments

This is a really useful feature -- I find it particularly useful as a way to narrow a search by state and then city/town.

CardCow has become a really wonderful resource -- I have spent many hours wandering through all of these images, rich with art, social and cultural history. This just makes it a little easier.

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