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In today's Etsy Finds there is a link to "woven rugs". When you click on it, not a woven rug in sight until page 6. And then only one for the next couple of pages. How disappointing to find nothing but commercial fabric, vintage leather goods and bracelets. What a turn off for buyers who might actually want to buy through the Finds.

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Heya,

The reclaimed search results have selections on the left hand side of the page which include filters for Handmade, Vintage, Supplies. Under Handmade is a sub-filter for wood working which returns reclaimed wood items, and narrows down the results considerably. This is a very common feature that you may see on other retail sites that have search features.

If you have ideas on how this could work better or how to improve our newsletters please post them in the Ideas section!

Thanks much!

leslie

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Unfortunately whomever put together the finds didn't link to Woven rugs. Rather they linked simply to 'woven' on Etsy.

www.etsy.com/search?q=woven&utm_source=etsy_finds&utm_campaign=etsy...
Kind of a disappointment I do agree.
Heya,

All of the areas in the Shop in Home & Garden segment of Etsy Finds are linked to more general search results. If you click on them you'll see that Reclaimed Wood brings you to search results with 'Reclaimed' items, not just reclaimed wood items. Sorry for any confusion!

leslie
If I was excited about a photo in the Finds and interested in buying something made from "reclaimed wood" and then had to wade through 200 pages of 'reclaimed" results to find it, I would probably give up on the search. Don't you think it would be more effective to have a more targeted search?
Heya,

The reclaimed search results have selections on the left hand side of the page which include filters for Handmade, Vintage, Supplies. Under Handmade is a sub-filter for wood working which returns reclaimed wood items, and narrows down the results considerably. This is a very common feature that you may see on other retail sites that have search features.

If you have ideas on how this could work better or how to improve our newsletters please post them in the Ideas section!

Thanks much!

leslie
And if you notice too Alice, the link for 'welcome wreaths' links only to the keyword 'autumn'
www.etsy.com/search?q=autumn&utm_source=etsy_finds&utm_campaign=ets...

It really would be nice if the links in the various Etsy newsletters actually linked to the items being referred to.
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12:08 am Sep 23, 2012 EDT
If you are talking about a specific type of item why are you sending people to more general search? I know we can narrow it down and we can also type our specs in the search bar, but that is not the point. The point of following a link is to get to the item referred to or at least to that specific type of items, not to the general category where the particular type of item is only a subset.
wow, that's weird. It used to more specific than that. I would be annoyed if I were a buyer.
Sounds like they're just trying to increase the number of clicks again.

Of course it is annoying to the shopper, its like a pointless bait-and-switch. If I click on a link for autumn wreaths, I expect autumn wreaths. Not all things autumn, or all things handmade, and then I have to click several more times to get to where I thought I was going.
I'm sure it never used to do that....

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