You can add more power to your searches by using a few simple "tricks".
Use quotation marks to search for an exact word or phrase. For example: type "star apple" using quotation marks to search only for star apples. The same search query ‐ star apple ‐ without quotation marks will match businesses that have star fruit and any type of apples in addition to star apples.
Search for desired terms in a particular field. For instance: typing name:apple will help you find businesses that have apple in the business name ‐ such as "The Apple Dumpling Restaurant".
There are a variety of other options to search within specific fields listed in the table below:
|city||City the business is in|
|state.abbr||State Abbreviation such as "IL" or "GA"|
|state||Full state name.|
|county||County in which the business resides|
|products||List of products that the business has in their profile.|
|certifications||List of certifications a business may have.|
|businessDescription||Description of business to businesses.|
|consumerDescription||Description of business to consumers.|
Specifically exclude a term from your search results. By placing a dash (‐) in front of a search term you will exclude all results that include that term. For example: ‐apple excludes all results that include the term apple
Specifically require a term to be present in your search results. When entering a multiple word search (such as: organic apples) It will treat organic and apples as optional terms – adding a plus sign (+) in front of a term that must be present in the search results. For instance: typing ‐star +apple in the search query will inform the search engine that star must not appear in the results but apple must appear.
Combine multiple search "tricks" in a single search query. For example: if you want to find businesses in Georgia that have apple in their business name but do not sell apples you could use the following search query:
+name:apple ‐products:apple +state.abbr:GA