July 10, 2011

New Version and Features on PriceMe

We launched a new version of the PriceMe website on Friday evening. Here are some of the highlights:

Google +1 button

Google is going social and the new Google +1 social media features allow Google to blend in things that your friends like into Google’s search results. It works a bit like Facebook likes. Your friends can easily discover what kind of products you like by clicking the Google +1 button on PriceMe.  The majority of our pages now contain the +1 button. You’ll find it in the breadcrumb. Start clicking the +1 button and let your friends know about new and interesting products.

Search suggestion updates

PriceMe has offered users limited search suggestions for about a year and a half. We expanded this feature a few months ago to also include suggestions for retailers, brands, categories and a combination of brand and category.  The new version of PriceMe includes a count for the combination of brand and category. For example, HTC Mobile Phones (15). In addition, the retailer star rating directly appear when searching for a retailer.

Minor design changes

The blue background has been replaced by a white one for most controls except for the ones in the right column. The corners have also been rounded somewhat. Hopefully these minor changes make the pages a bit clearer and brighter. 

New user review tab

We added a new user review tab to the product pages. User reviews were previously displayed further down on the main page (under the default compare prices tab). Users can now more easily find and add user reviews. Please note that you need to be logged in to submit a user review. Furthermore, we have also streamlined the approval procedure for user reviews, so that new reviews appear quicker online.

Writing user activity to the Facebook wall

Users that first log in using Facebook and then review products can have their review appear in the activity stream on their Facebook wall. This is a great way to share the review with your Facebook friends. Unfortunately, the wall update doesn’t work if users first review and then log in (we’re working on a fix for this problem).

More content under the description tab

The description tab on the product page now contains links to brands and category pages as well as some basic pricing info. The layout of the content displayed has also been upgraded. 

Review section

We added a review section to PriceMe. The purpose is to display the latest user and expert reviews.

Tools page

PriceMe has developed some handy tools for shoppers over the years such as search plugins, widgets and mobile apps. Now you can find these tools in one place on our new tools page. There is a link in the footer.

What do you think of the above changes? What do you want us to develop/improve the coming months? We would like to hear from you. Please email us at info at priceme.co.nz

By Henrik  In Website features 

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