QuickSearch is designed to provide information on Products and Services, Resources and Information for Businesses, as well as Deals on Products and Services based on the physical location of the searcher. The search also filters results for these by the relation to the target audience of the business. This means that results show if the business is focused on providing their products or services to other businesses (B2B) or to consumers (B2C). Indexing Keys are used in the auto-suggest system to tell you what each result is related to. This will help you quickly find exactly what you are looking for. In many cases your selection from the auto-suggest will take you to a second step where you can choose from the business categories, as keywords may be used to describe items in several different categories. Below is a chart of the Indexing Keys that you will see beside each search result in the auto-suggest.
B2B Category – Is a category heading that will show all listings under the general Business-to-Business category.
Consumer Category – Is a category heading that will show all listings under the general Business-to-Consumer category.
B2B & Consumer Category – Is when a category heading has listings under both Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer categories. The second step will give you the option to choose from one or the other and then provide a general list of all businesses under that heading.
B2B – Is when there is a specific key word in a Business-to-Business category.
Consumer – Is when there is a specific key word in a Business-to-Consumer category.
+ – Is when there is a key word in multiple categories and could also be attached to resources or deals. The second step will provide the categories, resources or deals to choose from.
Resource – Is when the key word is related to an informational resource on the system. The second step shows all the resources using the search words. Resource are information provide by professionals that can assist entrepreneurs in the development or management of their business.
Deal – Is when the key word is related to a deal on products or services that a member has posted on the system. The second step shows all the deals using the search words.
*To further refine your search you can choose from Product/Services, Resources, or Business Deals from Advanced.
Keywords will give you specific results on what you are looking for whereas Categories are much more general in nature.