Search Tips

Guidelines for better searches

  Keep it simple. If you're looking for a particular file, or page, or video, just type its name (or as much as you can recall).  Use the words that are most likely to appear on the page. Our goal is to find what you want no matter what you type. Search with as few terms as possible. Each word in a search query narrows the results further (with some exceptions), so starting with a shorter search will offer more results. If the results are too broad, add a word to hone your search. For example, if a search for [ DraftLogic ] has too many results,
try [DraftLogic Electrical] to focus the search. Choose descriptive words. More specific words return more relevant results. Words that are not very descriptive, like 'document,' 'website,' 'company,' or 'info,' can be left out. Remember also to choose the words that'll be on the site you want.

Check Spellings

  Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly. The search engine will attempt to find words that sound similar to your search terms, but it's always best to try to spell the search terms correctly.

Use Multiple Words or Similar Words

  Using multiple words will return more refined results than a single word. For example, typing "our free service" will return more relevant results than typing just "service." Keep in mind that relevant results are returned even if they don't contain all query terms.

Likewise, the more similar words you use in a search, the more relevant your results will be.

Use Field Searches

  Field searches allow you to create specific searches for words that appear in a specific part of a document. A field search can be performed on:
  • Body text (body:),
  • Title text (title:),
  • Headings text ,
  • Meta key words (keys:),
  • URL (url:) or
  • Meta target key words (target:).
Note: The field searches can only be followed by a word or phrase.



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