I’ve been thinking alot lately about how people keep track of past things they’ve found online and was pleased to see AOL’s new saved searches feature today. I think it is important that any eCommerce site or search engine integrate this functionality deeply into the user experience.
On mouseover a pair of scissors appears and clicking it adds it to your saved search cue without a refresh (shown prominently in green). Also they show on the left recent searches you’ve conducted. In the spirit of Halloween next week, here is search for the incredibles costumes.
Chris Sherman and Jennifer Laycock each have good writeups on this.