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7cart eCommerce Guided Search, Browse by Manufacturer and RSS

  Friday, December 12, 2008- Logicblock

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

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 other attributes.
(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.