Refinement Display: Narrow Down Broad Categories in an Easily Digestible Way

Refinements are an important part of navigation, as they help narrow a broad category so visitors get to items they’re looking for more quickly – and also help them get to particular items to suit their needs such as size, brand, style, or price faster. There is no shortage of options for how to present […]

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Maximize Ratings and Reviews by Integrating them Into Your Site Navigation

Most e-commerce sites, and even non-ecommerce sites, have customer ratings and reviews. The ratings give people a quick view at how well a product (or content) has fared among people who’ve already purchased it, and ratings offer a more detailed explanation of a product’s pros and cons. If you’ve already gone to the trouble of […]

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Top 10 2011 MCM Awards Puts Spotlight on Great Site Search & Navigation

The 2011 Multichannel Merchant (MCM) Awards are out, and we now know which are the top 10 retail sites with the best search and navigation. It’s great to see such an influential industry publication drawing attention to sites with outstanding usability features where good search and navigation have a clear influence on higher click-throughs and […]

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Helpful Hints for Better Site Search & Navigation During the Holidays

The busy holiday shopping season is already underway – but it’s not too late to make small improvements that will make it easier for shoppers to find their way around on your site, as well as see critical shipping and promotional messages that can impact their purchasing decisions. Below are some tips for ways you […]

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A new interface for browsing on-line stores
I came across browsegoods.com today. This uses a Google maps type of interface to browse through a reasonable size shoe collection. You can see all the shoes on one page then zoom into a category to see the shoes up close. I expanded the window to cover both my screens and it's quite cool. Even [...]
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Learning Navigation
This week we launched our Learning Navigation service. This is a natural extension to our Learning Search service. Learning Navigation makes it easier for your visitors to find what they're looking for while they're navigating your site because it brings the popular products to the top at all stages of the navigation. We've designed the [...]
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