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Deal alerts not working properly

YankeeRedneck 2,699 271 September 18, 2015 at 03:43 PM
Not sure if it is something I am doing wrong but I have the keyword
"camera" and I am getting hammered with emails.
I only want to receive emails if the word "camera" is in the title of the post.
It seems most emails I am receiving have nothing to do with cameras.........

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Quote from YankeeRedneck View Post :
Not sure if it is something I am doing wrong but I have the keyword
"camera" and I am getting hammered with emails.
I only want to receive emails if the word "camera" is in the title of the post.
It seems most emails I am receiving have nothing to do with cameras.........
Hi,
Camera is a pretty general term and will result in a lot of deal alerts. Also if you add @title it will pull only ones that have camera in the title and not the full post. Another thing too, is you may be pulling up all deals for Beach Camera. So would also keep that in mind. I would normally recommend putting -Beach but you may end up missing camera deals at Beach Camera.
Here's an unofficial guide on how to set up deal alerts. Hope this is helpful. Smilie
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=67718300&postcount=540

Something like this would work, but keep in mind if the poster doesn't put the word camera in the title you're not going to get an alert. It will cut out a lot of the false alerts though.
@title dslr|dsl|digital camera

You could also try adding brands too
@title nikon|sony|samsung camera

I'd recommend trying it in the search area and tweak it as needed to what you want.
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Last edited by BostonGirl September 18, 2015 at 08:16 PM
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OK, will give it a try. I did not know about @ and |.
I looked all over for a box to place a check mark
to search titles only. Thanks
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