Add Search Option to Campaigns

It would be extremely helpful if I could type a couple words to search for in past campaigns. Then I could easily locate the different emails we have used to market past events we are repeating. Thanks!
Top Answer
Caitlin_M
Administrator

Hello everyone. A quick update on this request.

 

We've slowly been releasing the ability to search for campaigns in an account. While many of our users have this ability, we haven't released it to 100% of users yet. Once we do, we'll update and close this thread. The process of enabling this feature is a bit detailed, however, we essentially have to migrate all campaign data into a new index for this tool to be able to search through all of that data. Since this includes all campaigns, it does take a bit of time. We're making great progress though and hope to have this feature available for everyone soon!

 

In the meantime, you can search for a sent campaign by the campaign name under the Reporting tab. Please note that you cannot search for campaigns in other statuses besides Sent and it will not search the content of a campaign.

 

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872 Comments
Participant

There's got to be a better way to find a campaign than going through the entire list (of 812) to find something that I don't want to create from scratch again!

Keyword?

Date?

Alphabetical by campaign title?

I've just wasted more than an hour looking for the one I need

 

 

 

Participant
Please make sent campaigns searchable by title
Established Member

...with use of wildcards in the search string.

Member
once again, i'm spending time trying to find an old email to update. It's taking me 30 minutes. Insult to energy is that if i click on an email, then i lose my place in the cue. Am returned to the start of the long LIST of emails, clicking and clicking to view emails for one and more years back. PLEASE FIX THIS. We are pleading with you!!! At this point, hundreds of us!!! I feel you have taken our money and not given us the product, at least, that we have purchased. It is diminished by a HUGE degree! Usually, companies improve things, not make things worse. Please make this a PRIORITY NOW.
Participant

Where are the images of each newsletter that used to be at the left of the list?  This is essential for non-profit volunteers trying to get out a quick new newsletter.  I used to be able to see it, preview it, copy it, change the name and go with my new changes.  It is what made creating emails easy and creative.  Why in the world did you remove such an important helpful feature?  When will it be back?

 

Or is there some easy way to see a thumbnail of each newsltter tht I just can't find.....

Occasional Participant
There needs to be a search mechanism so that the past campaigns can be search by name. This is not working well the way it is currently set up. Thank you for your consideration.
Hello, it would be nice if there was a way to search campaigns by keywords. Right now I have to scroll through pages to find an old email that I want to copy.
Real Estate
There needs to be a way to easily search for old "sent" emails. It used to be you could jump ahead or back several pages to locate old "sent"emails. Now you have to keep clicking "view more campaigns" until you get there. It's a pain. Please go back to the old way, and to make it even better, add a "search" field.
Real Estate
please go back to old format...please please add a search function
Participant
Hello-- with the new interface, I am having a hard time searching for an older campaign that I would like to recreate again. How can I search by key word? Thank you, Andreea
Real Estate
It's very time consuming to scroll through page after page of campaigns. A "search" feature would be so beneficial!
Regular Participant

I so much agree.....a search feature would make a huge difference.  Very time consuming scrolling through when I'm looking for one detail in a particular email so I can copy and resend.

Participant

A search link would be very beneficial and help save me time.  I tend to reuse a lot of my event that are already created then change pictures or texts etc..  I get very frustrated wheni t takes so long to find an exisiting event and I need to send the event  again,  a few weeks or months later.  Please make a search link or box to find emails quickly!!` Thank you

Frequent Participant
SInce you can no longer go page to page how about a search by name or date feature
Regular Participant
How come I can't search for campaigns by date sent (ideally a range of dates, like right now I'm looking for an email sent in December 2015) or search by word in the campaign title?
Participant

I agree!! I need this functionality, too! I reuse text from all the time and I have to sift through hundreds of emails to find the one I am looking for and, if I select the wrong one, have to start over completely! Adding a search function would be HUGE!

Occasional Participant

I, too, agree. Search functionality would be a great help.

Established Member

I'll vote to delete some of those!

Regular Participant

Searching is to me a basic requirement and really needs addressing ASAP

Regular Participant
FREAKING PLEASE give me a more efficient way to retrieve old campaigns so I can use the template (and information) again. I am having to click "view more campaigns" 100 times to get back to this time a year ago. You used to have a button where you could skip ahead 2, 3, 4 or as many pages as you wanted to get closer to the date range. Clicking view more 100 times is FREAKING annoying.
Occasional Participant

I totally agree.  Same with archiving. Its ridiculous!

Regular Participant

I abolutely agree with the criticism! I'm trying to see archived emails and it used to be easy to navigate. You can't see the email by just clicking the little image anymore. It opens up and gives you all the reports. That's not what I want. Please do something about it. Thank you.

Member

Agree completely.  Not only do you have to keep searching for more then if you click on the wrong campaign it brings you back to the beginning all over again... REALLY WHO DESIGNED THIS??? How about give us a search bar to look for the keywords as an option to or let us search by month. PLEASE FIX THIS QUICKLY!!!!!

Participant
Is there a search feature for all emails that I'm missing? It is such a pain to scroll back in time to find an email from the previous year.
Occasional Participant
A search bar/option for sorting through campaigns by keyword, date or title would be tremendously helpful! Can't find any way to do that now - and with multiple users, campaigns are not always saved in folders or titled correctly. I would love a way to do this... the new campaign dashboard is terrible and the layout is awful. Bring back thumbnails! Add a search bar!
Regular Participant

The Email-Plus is a good idea, however because of the nature of my organization, I think there should be a breakdown is what you offer to the customer. 

Occasional Participant
Can you please add a search function on emails that you have already sent out based on their title? I work for a company that has the same events every year, and we really rely on updating the same emails that we've used in the past. A search bar would be so much easier than trying to scroll through hundreds of emails just to find one that we sent out last year.
Frequent Participant

YES!  I can't believe that you released this new version WITHOUT finally adding this most basic of features.

Participant
It would be really awesome if there was a search function for campaigns. The new layout is nice but it can be really hard to find older campaigns., because the "page numbers" are missing at the bottom of the list so it's impossible to skip back farther in time quickly. A search field would solve this problem.
Occasional Participant

I agree.  We have sent out nearly 2,000 emails in the last 2 years and I am constantly going back to the old ones.  It took over an hour to find a email that was needed.

Member
It seems you may have made some improvements...it only took me 25 minutes of "viewing past campaigns" to get to one I wanted to copy from a year ago...used to take over an hour...but it still must be improved. We send a lot of e-mails and going back 1 page at a time to get to past campaigns to copy is extremely slow and time consuming.
Member

Totally agree...the new process is extremely slow and time consuming to find and "old" campaign.  PLEASE FIX!

Member

Welcome to all the newcomers, hoping, praying for a search function, so we can do our work without hours of wasted time. Apparently, Constant Contact's time is more important than those who have paid for their service before it changes to the worse. I will be looking for another service. Does anyone have one to recommend that has a search function? (and that responds to customer requests/complaints/needs??? Thank you!

Participant

I don't do campaigns in the usual sense and need to find old ones to copy quite often... making the campaign name searchable would be a big help!

Occasional Participant
would like to be able to search for past emails by page (or date would be even better), not by endless scrolling
Participant

Do Not like the contact page, no longer can add additional emails.

Occasional Participant
It would be very helpful to be able to search for sent campaigns, instead of having to "View More Campaigns" and scroll.
Member

We often copy email campaigns or parts of them. It would be extremely helpful if Constant Contact had a search feature so we could find a topic without having to search through pages and pages of former campaigns. As it is now, we name our emails using keywords in the first few characters so we can see the topics when scrolling through. This is archaic. Every other program and website we use allows us to search or at least do a control-F (find). When we have asked Constant Contact in the past, we have been told to organize our email campaigns into folders. That is helpful but not realistic all the time because of the overlap in topics.  Furthermore, it is a help, not a SOLUTION.  Please add a search feature. Ideally, we would like the search tool to access the body of each email but we would could work with it just searching in campaign titles. Thank you!

Occasional Participant

Why was this thread "Closed - NO ACTION"?  This is clearly an issue.  Accounts with a large number of previous campaigns have no easy way to find old campaigns.  It seems like a "Search" function would be an easy fix.

Regular Participant
WHY CAN'T I SORT BY DATE!?!?!? This is really unhelpful to sort alphabetically or by "last modified". I have hundreds of events!!!!! I sort by DATE OF EVENT!!!!! Please make this an option again
Occasional Participant
The new format makes it take a long time to go back one year. We often have to send a specific email on an annual basis and will copy last year's. I used to be able to view them as pages and could enter what page I thought it would be on. A search feature would be nice too.
Participant
Need a search button to review campaigns with a specific item within a campaign email/newsletter.
Occasional Participant
We often use an email campaign from last year to revise and re-send this year. I have to click "view more campaigns" over and over and wait for the page to load when I'm looking for something historical. There should be a search function for previous campaigns to find them easier.
Regular Participant

I agree. This new update makes it almost impossible to find old campaigns.

Occasional Participant
I HAVE BEEN WITH CONSTANT CONTACT FOR YEARS AND WITH THE CHANGE AND HAVING SO MANY EMAIL CAMPAIGNS, IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE A SEARCH BAR.
Participant
It would be great to be able to search through past email campaigns by typing some key words from the previous subject line.
Occasional Participant
Is there a possibility of providing search capability through all of the old or deleted emails? It would save a great deal of time searching through them for the one you want to restore. Thanks.
Participant
It would be great to be able to readily search previous emails much like you can find an email in your email box.
Occasional Participant

I want to add emaills to my campain . there should be a link to add them!!!!!!

 

Occasional Participant

If you don't want to make it ez I want my money back

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