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Posted - September 27 2011 :  13:05:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a bit of a problem with the search results caching.

If you go to our website


and click on our "Halloween Ideas" link on the top of the page, it takes you to some halloween items.

Then, if you do a search for anything in the search box (like "airsoft" or "computer" or whatever you'd like..... the search results come out as expected..

But then, when you have done a search, and then click on the halloween link again.....the products are not the halloween products anymore, they are the products that came up when you did your search.

I know the halloween link is trying to cull products using the search feature (and once the search feature is used, it is holding onto the searched term)

Is there a way that when clicking the link, that it will ignore any previous searches and just use the variables that are in the link?



Edited by - [email protected] on November 23 2011 10:35:04

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Posted - September 29 2011 :  00:14:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
seems like you are using Halloween link using the search :

maybe you can try create a new category Halloween Ideas!, and then using the new link instead e.g. :

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Posted - October 17 2011 :  10:35:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wish I could do that (we do have a halloween category for now)... the issue is that this technique of using a search link through the special offers box is going to be used very frequently...unfortunately, I cannot create a category each time the company wants to pass around links based on search queries .

But we are using the halloween category as suggested to help with this instance :)

Thanks Diego
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Posted - November 23 2011 :  10:27:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This solution works. http://your.url/shopquery.asp?keywords=yourkeyword This doesn't get involved with the user's searches at all and avoids the problem I described above.
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Posted - November 23 2011 :  10:34:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry, should have also added the title header. So your link would look like this
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