Recently I created a video entitled how to carry out advanced product searches with Datafeedr. There is also an alternative way to carry out advanced product searches. I deliberately try and keep my videos short, the previous video was nine minutes and 40 seconds. I want to try and keep videos short to make it easier to learn.
So, in this video, I will show you another way to carry out an advanced search within Datafeedr. This particular product set that we are looking at is entitled mower cables. You can see that within our saved search there are 151 products. Let’s have a look at our saved search so we can check that we have all the correct products in our saved search.
I will check page one first and then work through the pages. I normally find that the first pages are the most accurate pages for search and then the products can potentially become not quite so inaccurate as we get towards the last pages. However, it does depend on your niche and what you are searching for.
As we can see, there are lots of products that we do not want to be included in this particular product set. I’m going to have a look at the second page and check that I have the correct products in the product set. I can see that we have a mains cable extension lead in the product set; this is not something that I want to show.
Add A Filter
We now need to go back to our search page, and I will add a filter to this page. I’m going to add the filter, “product name” and then in the next filter I’m going to set the drop down menu to “matches”. There are many different filters that we can add to these menus; however, on this occasion I want to add the above filters.
First of all, I will add the minus symbol as this is going to be a negative search. In other words, it’s a word that we don’t want to be included in our search. I will then write the word “mains”. So at the moment, we have 151 saved searches, I will click on search and let’s see what search producers. Our search is now down to 147 products. That has now removed any words in our product name with the word “mains”.
Use The Pipe Symbol
There are a number of products in this product set that I do not want to be included in our saved search. So, I’m going to use the pipe symbol, which is next to the “Z” key and also shares the backslash key. Due to the fact that there are quite a few products that I don’t want to be included, I have copied a number of words that I don’t want to appear in our product name search.
I will paste the twelve words and phrases into the correct area. All these words come from the product name. I see that I have one word that is actually two words, the software will actually read it as two words. To overcome this issue, I will put the word “self-propelled” into quotes; in this way, the software will read the word as one word.
Before I created this video, I was going through all the unwanted searches that were not required. So for the purpose for the video I removed all the words and have now pasted words back. In general, I don’t normally have this number of words to exclude from my search. There are some searches where you do not have to remove any products, the searches are actually perfect in some cases.
Remove Unwanted Products
Let’s now click on our search button to see how many unwanted products we can remove. The saved search is currently at 151, I will click on the search button and wait for the result. This may take a few moments as we have got a few products to go through. My server is also being upgraded, so there are a few issues with it today. Sometimes a server can timeout, but not very often. You can see now in our saved search we have 151 products and in the actual search, there is a total of 39 products.
I will just check the two pages of products to check all the rogue products have been removed mower. It looks like our product set just only mower cables within it, which is exactly as I wanted.
Don’t Forget to Save the Product Set!
Our current saved search is saying 151 products, but our actual search is 39 products. I now need to update the saved search. Now our saved search is telling me that there are just 39 products in the saved search. I now need to update the complete product set to save our work.
We also have the option to bump the product set up if required. I normally bump the product set up just to update everything.