It seems crazy to me that we can't easily search for keywords from previously sent emails. Each year we do a conference and an awards dinner and a policy forum, and I often look at the previous year's email for ideas... or even just to copy it. Instead of having to click through page after page of old emails, it would be great if I could just search. Thanks!
Communication and Membership Manager
Has a search function for campaigns been created? Obviously a long history of requests for the much-needed tool.
I have yet to find a way to do it. Status?
Thank you for bringing your question to the Community forum! Currently, there is not a search function for Campaigns, but we do give you a number of tools in which to sort them. I included a graphic that shows how to sort campaigns in a few ways, in case other Community members have a similar question:
If you click on the Sort dropdown at the top of the Campaign list, you hace 5 options there. And if you sort based on the criteria listed on the left hand side of the screen, there are many more ways!
Let us know if you have any further questions about the sorting functions as well.
please create a search function
I still can't believe you can't get a simple sort function right . Maybe have your programmer face 180 degrees around. When I sort on newest I get October 28 for the first item listed. When I sort oldest I get August 17 as the first item. This seems 180 degree out, thus my suggestion. You have had problems in this area since the conversion. Maybe have someone else give it a try.
Maybe I missed this feature, but I can't figure out a way to search past campaigns to find a past email I need to view or copy. With over 600 past campaigns, this means I have to manually scroll through hundreds of emails and often miss what I am looking for. Something as simple as being able to enter a keyword like "welcome" into a box and get a shortlist of the emails with that in the title. Being able to serach the content of the email would be even better, since I inherited this account from a past employee and don't know her naming conventions.
Also, I can't comment anymore on the emoji string since it has been apparently closed, but wanted to add my voice to the 'emojis in the subject line' issue and request that this feature be added : )
It is so completely difficult to have to look back page by page to find an email that has been sent or event that was hosted. Please provide a search function where we can type keywords.
PLEASE for goodness sake bring back/add the search feature for campaigns. I swear you had one a while ago. It is PAINFUL to try and find a campaign from the past and this is obviously an issues for many of us!
Yes PLEASE! This feature is obviously needed based on the number of comments here. Finding a past campaign is very difficult, and only gets worse the longer we use CC.
62 pages of comments later and this feature is still not implemented...
I've never seen a business in the business of selling and maintaining an electronic service that totally ignores its clients' needs and over a years' worth of pleas for our needs to be met.... It dumbfounds me! Surely it's able to do this, but obviously doesn't care to do so. Not a good business plan in the long run.
If this is a "Certified Great Idea" why hasn't it been implemented in all this time? It's so frustrating trying to find an old campaign without a search window. I have much better luck looking through the binders of our emails that we've printed out over the years. So easy to flip through and find just what I need. Ahhh, wouldn't that be nice to do online? Constant Contact, are you listening?
PLEASE add a search bar, so we can find campaigns!
Since 2004, 62 Pages of comments, thousands and thousands of requests, Constant Contact users should have figured out by now the campaign search feature is not going to happen. Long term users like myself just chuckle and shake our heads when someone requests this feature.
Since the search feature is not going to happen, why doesn't CC educate us how to best work with the system in place. How do they name their campaigns, or what work-arounds do the employees of CC use to make searching campaigns easier. Come on CC tell us how to do it!
I agree, the time it takes to scroll down all of your campaigns is not productive. I know CC has a plan but it seems like they are stalled in getting this issue resolved.
I'm really seeing two year old requests for this feature and you haven't implemented it!
Any word if they will do this or not? This is crazy that there is no search bar in the campaigns. It's taking me forever to manually look for the email I need.
Come on Constant Contact!
We've been asking for this for TWO YEARS. They don't care.
As long as they keep our business, I must agree that they don't care.
Come on Constant Contact...how can you not have a search function available within your software? How much easier my job would be if I could search the title, or content, of a campaign.
Need it also
I waited a long time for the Search bar to be added in order to look for a specific campaign. Just came across it today under Reporting, but it should also be under the Campaigns page. Seems like common sense and someone every other email provider has. Shocking Constant Contact still does not have this feature. The other issue is that it only does a search for what is already showing on that one page! That is ridiculous. The search should be searching ALL campaigns or reports, not just what I can already see on the page. PLEASE UPDATE THIS!
Why has this not happened yet? The people want a search bar!!!
NO! NO! NO!
PLEASE give us a SEARCH function. You miss the point with trying to sell the sort function for most of us who have their own business processes.
If it is server cycles, limit the search to titles or dates -- may be a year between search dates so for five years worth of searches you have to do five searches (but let us keep the results).
Less welcome, but better than now -- How about allowing us to EXPORT titles in an excel file with page numbers? Maybe we can ARCHIVE the email campaigns to our own computers and search keywords there -- you can limit an export to 50 at a time or something like that. ANYTHING.
We tried the sort function and it is a waste of time when you are in a dynamic environment. We have hundreds of email campaigns.
Please restore the search functionality. As a marketing professional trying to get something out the door that was done previously but have to search for it really throws of your day. I don't have time to look through page by page for something sent over a year ago.
I send emails to a different countries, and it would be useful to be able to "Tag" emails and search for/view - only certain emails at a time.
Or just a search bar in the Campaigns folder. I "Tag" my campaigns using the title at the moment, so for example, I tag an Australian eshot with "AU", Italy with "IT", then also by subject such as "Fantasy Egg" or "Dinosaur Egg" . So that makes it a little easier to find them all, but it would be able to search by typing in, for example; "Fantasy" & "IT", then I'd know which emails I have for "Fantasy Eggs" going out to "Italy".
It is SUPER frustrating to have to go through over 1000 emails whenever I am looking for something I sent previously.
Also, the folders aren't helpful unless I can click a button to show me all of the ones that aren't currently in folders. As it is, all I can do is guess which ones are in folders and which ones aren't.
Given the lack of response by CC to most suggestions - what I have discovered was probably put in without any great intention:
That is -
1. Click on Campaigns on the top menu; then next to the orange "Create" button is an icon that will display your "Marketing Calendar View";
2. Use the navigation next to the displayed month and year to go back to the period of time you wish to search;
3. Clickable links to all your emails are there on the calendar; click the email you want;
4. In the popup window click "More Details";
5. On the email page click more actions;
6. Use whichever one you need.
I like the "Share URL" because now you have a direct pipeline to that email for future use. While this is not exactly the "Search" feature we have all been wishing for, at least this tool make the search a little easier.
Again - I am pretty much cynical about most changes by CC, but this one seems to actually help. Let's how long it is available.
How is there now search option? Our account is used by 8 staff members, contributing to thousands of emails. Pretty hard to find one email with now search engine. Please fix!
Absolutely necessary function!
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