Our latest version has many enhancements, upgrades and updates... but we will only be going over our super useful Guided Search, Browse by Manufacturer, and Category RSS Feeds
Guided Search is a filter based navigation method that will
automatically create a menu that will allow customers to filter the
results by Price, Product Type Properties, Sub Categories and
Manufacturers. What does that mean? Let's say you need to buy some
power tools. Specifically a Power Drill. You would navigate using
traditional category navigation to a general power tool page. Now your
customer has the choice to filter their results by price, brand or
(EXAMPLE OF GUIDED SEARCH
Browse By Manufacturer
We have enhanced the manufacturer pages to work just like category
pages. This will allow you to enter a long description, logos, banner,
re-write url, etc. With this functionality, you will be able to quickly
and easily create navigation top down for all of your Manufacturers.
Before this, you would have to create categories for each Manufacturer!
Of course all SEO friendly again.
Category RSS Feeds
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a great way to deliver content into
the hands of potential website visitors. It is also a channel for
syndicating your content onto others’ websites. And, of course, with
that comes links—deep links into your latest products, best sellers,
whatever your category has in it. Your RSS feeds are a conduit for
reaching influential bloggers who, for whatever reason, have an
interest in your site. In addition, your RSS feeds could be picked up
by RSS search engines like Feedster, Technorati and Google Blog Search.
Many bloggers subscribe to search results feeds from these search
engines to keep up with what is happening on a particular topic or
industry. Thus, if something featured in your RSS feeds include the
keywords that the blogger is tracking with their RSS search results
subscription, you will end up getting in front of that blogger even if
he or she is not subscribing directly to your RSS feed. The RSS feed
link appears on most of our standard Category Templates.