Save your favorite searches

Most people who use Internet Explorer or Firefox as their browser for viewing the internet don’t know about a cool feature that works quite well with our site: the RSS feed button.

This nifty little button allows you to do a couple of things. It allows you to be updated automatically when we add a blog post or when your favorite cards get posted to the site.

  1. To Subscribe to the CheckOutMyCards.com blog:
    The simplest way to do this is to go to http://blog.checkoutmycards.com/feed/ and click on “Subscribe to this feed.” The orange feed button (discussed earlier) in the top right of the window does the same thing.

    Selecting this brings up a simple pop-up to allow you to create a feed the same way you would create a “Favorite” in your browser. Similar to viewing your favorites, click on the star emblem at the top left of the screen to open your favorites; then click on “Feeds” to view your subscribed feeds.

     

  2. To subscribe to a search:
    Using the RSS button after doing a search allows you to only have to search the site once for that item. For an example, I’ll use one of my personal favorite players: Nolan Ryan. So, I want to find his 1968 Topps Rookie Card. When I enter “1968 Nolan Ryan” in the search area, as pictured below, you can see that two cards came up, but obviously not the actual 1968 Topps card I wanted.

    However, since I have that groovy little RSS button (see the orange arrow pointing at it in the above image), I can use that to subscribe to a feed for that search option.

    Now, whenever a new card matching the description I’ve entered gets put onto the site, it updates the Feed in your favorites area.

 

 

Thanks to Mark for putting this post together.

3 thoughts on “Save your favorite searches

  1. This is GREAT! It could be cool to put a link to this on the bottom with the other links rather than lost in the blog posts, maybe called something like “New Inventory Notification”? I was always stumped on how to use RSS feeds but thought they were a great idea. Good job, Mark!

  2. Pingback: CheckOutMyCards.com Questions, Suggestions & Testimonials - Page 3 - Blowout Cards Forums

  3. Pingback: Sometimes I love COMC... - Blowout Cards Forums

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s