New Feature: Search Alerts (Email Notifications of New Posts Matching Search Query)

UPDATE: This is now out of beta and is available to all users.


We have pushed out a new feature this morning, and it's now available to all opt-in beta users to try out. For more information about opt-in our beta program, please check this wiki page. Do note that currently alternate front page is also in beta, but you can change to List view to get the current front page back.

New Feature: Search Alerts

Basically it allows you to create "Search Alerts" so that you get an email notification if new posts match your search criteria. For example interested in any Nexus 7 deals? Search Nexus 7 on OzBargain, and click on "Create Alert". You'll then get an email from us when a new deal or a new forum topic has been posted that contain words "nexus 7".

Some implementation details — we will re-run the queries once each hour on all the new posts, so you will get an email at most once each hour for all your alerts. There is also a maximum 10 alerts at the moment. You can manage your existing alerts from your Subscriptions -> Events page.

Comments

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    Doesn't seem to be working.

  • +1 vote

    Was just thinking about a feature like this!
    Wish I could access it already :P

  • +3 votes

    Search Alert is now available to all users.

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    RSS would be better, and it seems to be available but extremely well hidden

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    Under Subscriptions/Events all I can find is "You do not have any search alert." and no way to create one.

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    Can we please bump up the maximum alerts allowed?

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    An option to add a second email address would be handy on this one…..thanks for implementing an excellent feature by the way.

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      This feature is for users only and we can't let you spam other people's inbox yet :)

      You can however set up your email address (Gmail for example) to automatically forward to a second address when the incoming email is a search alert.

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    LOL, thanks for the headsup Scotty, something I'd forgotten I could do.

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    What is the email address for the alerts? So I can add it to my VIP email list on iOS.

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    Can I limit the search alert to deals only? I don't want to be receiving forum posts or competitions or… is there a way to customise that preference?

    Thanks.

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    Where can I delete the Alert I have created from?
    When I click Unsubscribe Search Alert for "x", I receive an error from Ozbargian page and I can't seen to find where the alerts are stored in my profile.

    • Hi Mehrad,

      Search alerts are stored in settings > subscriptions > events. Direct link for you. You can unsubscribe there, or directly from the search alert email.

      If you are unsubscribing directly from the search alert email, you'll need to be logged in or you'll get a 403 forbidden error which I think may have been the issue you faced.

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        Champion. I have literally checked each and every settings menu except Events :) Just didn't seem it'll be under it.
        I have even created my own IFTTT rule for the bargains I was looking for a while ago before I release the new alert feature is added to Ozbargain which is pretty handy. Link here.

        BTW, I have definitely been logged in when I attempted to unsubscribe for the alert from the email. I will send you an screen shot the moment I will receive another email and press the link.

        Thanks again for your help.

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