This week at Folksy we’ve been talking about how we can improve the homepage, and make it a more interesting place. We want it to feel more alive and dynamic. As part of this, we’ve been running an experiment on the category pages, showing a selection of either the most popular or most recently favourited items in that category, to see which ones work best. So far, just like at school, the most popular ones are winning. We’re now working out how to bring this kind of data to other places across Folksy, including the home page.
We (not actually me, but the clever people like James II and Doug, who have technical brains that seem to run on cups of tea and code) have also been tweaking the search so it works even better. You can now filter search results by category, sub-category and, as of this week, price too. So hopefully it’s now a lot easier to find exactly what you’re looking for on Folksy.
I’ve also been picking up crochet tips on the forum, although I’ve yet to pick up an actual crochet hook since I first asked for help. Instead I’ve been swooning over this. One day I’ll get there.
On a totally different note, I learned from my very important book this week that only a minority of traffic comes to any website to buy, and that it’s usually only 15% – 25% at best. Everyone else comes for other reasons, so maybe to check prices, download images or ask a question. So I’d really like to know why you visit Folksy? Is it always to buy, or sometimes to browse, look for inspiration, to find advice, to check your orders, or something else completely?