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    Full Member JessieJ's Avatar
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    AutoFeed tips and search tips
    Here are some AutoFeed tips that will help you get relevant results.

    When you start a new shop, think of the broadest term for what you want to promote. Let's use the example of ipod. You want to promote ipods.

    Do a search for ipod. Click around the merchants that you want to include. Note that you get a bunch of accessories when you search for that term.

    Let's say we want to include products from Apple Store and PC Mall. BUT DON'T ADD PRODUCTS YET. Sort results by # of products. Note that Apple is way at the bottom. If you click on Apple Store the top results are cases, shields, etc.

    But look at the products. Not a lot of ipods. But notice that the actual iPods tend to have "4gb" or "8gb", etc as part of the name.

    So, in the search box, change your search to ipod 4gb OR 8gb or 16gb OR 32gb OR "4 GB" OR "8 GB" OR "16 GB" OR "32 GB".

    So, now click on Apple Store (which now has the most results). Better results. When you click on PC Mall you see a case, but mostly ipods. To fix this, change to:

    ipod -case 4gb OR 8gb or 16gb OR 32gb OR "4 GB" OR "8 GB" OR "16 GB" OR "32 GB"

    Now, add a product from Apple store and one from PC Mall.

    Then turn on Narrow autofeed and click preview.

    The results are of ipods. If you see any stray items that you want to omit, just put a minus sign and the word (-case) with no space between the minus sign and the word.

    PopShops treats a space like "and". So the example above would essentially be:

    ipod AND -case <with one of the following>(4gb OR 8gb or 16gb OR 32gb OR "4 GB" OR "8 GB" OR "16 GB" OR "32 GB")

    So, in other words, when you do a search:

    * a space between a word means AND.
    * OR between words means OR
    * a minus sign (-) means to omit the word
    * quotes means exact match
    * Be sure to put quotes in if you do a string like above or the space will be applied to the whole string.
    * Be sure all your products were added with the same search or the autofeed rules will not be predictable.

    Hope that is helpful.

    Last edited by JessieJ; May 30th, 2009 at 01:43 PM.
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    (Include your popshops login, your shop name, and the URL or merchant you have an issue with.)

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    ABW Ambassador JoyUnltd's Avatar
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    Thanx mucho Jesse, this is a fab tip and helps a ton!
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