better and easier browsing. i clicked to search 'recently added' and received over 120k results...
We already have many ways to search for, browse and filter items, including the categories, price, colours and materials, listed date, and so on. We’ll continue to evolve these features into the future in response to feedback and usability research.
As this isn’t a specific suggestion I’m closing this idea.
Jenny Gale commented
Have you noticed on some sites, e.g. Amazon that when you are looking at an item, down below is something along the lines of 'other people who looked at this also looked at' or 'similar items'. Now that would be fabulous. I use that function a lot on other pages; it takes you on a little adventure and you can find all kinds of things! I assume it uses keywords.
Jenny Gale commented
I agree with this, but does anyone have any ideas for improvements? I find it impossible to be 'found' on Folksy without spending loads of time networking; which I am rubbish at and really don't have the time for! Even adding the recently listed images at the bottom doesn't help because you'll only be there for 10 minutes plus the images are so small and I have the urge to scroll along to see more but you can't.
I pop on to the Folksy front page at least once a day and noticed my own habits over the last few days. The front page hasn't changed for at least 3 days and I just glanced at the 'birds' which I've already looked at and didn't feel inclined to browse any further. If you go to the drop down menu at the top you have to have an idea of what you're looking for. At the moment Folksy just isn't set up for 'accidental browsing'. When we used to have the front page as all the newly listed items I could spend ages browsing through there and finding things I never knew were there. However, I completely understand that this gives Folksy no control over the 'image' of the site. A lot of people complain that you only get on the front page if you have decent images, but what is wrong with that? We're selling online in a competitive market and people make quick judgements about whether to look a little deeper.
I did just do a couple of google searches along the lines of 'handmade british gifts' and simply 'handmade' and was really saddened to see that Folksy didn't come up on the first page, and who looks beyond the first page on search results?!
Sorry, bit of an essay, but I want Folksy to be brilliant!