EXACT MATCHING: all searches are looking for exact matches. This
means, all words in sequence. SPACES are read as a Space.
Placing a space BEFORE or AFTER a word helps to filter smaller words out
of larger words. One example is CAT. If you enter [cat] you
would find Communication, Educational,
Identification, however if you enter cat
with a leading space [ cat] you would find only those words beginning with
CATV etc. and if you enter cat with a
leading and trailing spaces, type [ cat ] you will only find an exact match
for the word cat. The
search is designed so that each additional letter( space) or word that
you add will diminish ( filter) the search results.
you are a person listing your business, we recommend you use PLURAL version
and singular version of words for maximum search ability. IF you are a
visitor looking up businesses we RECOMMEND YOU USE the singular version
with no space after, to get maximum results.
AND: you may use AND (in upper case)
to find matching words that may not appear side by side, but all words
MUST APPEAR in the same listing - you can also use the asterisk (*) symbol
or the percent sign (%) to do the same function as AND. These are the three
most commonly used variables to express , any number of letters or
characters. *NOTE: if you use the lower case of and
in your search, the search pattern expects this to be PART OF THE COMPANY
NAME. example(Big Blue and Cousins would
look for for the specific phrase Big Blue and Cousins
but Big Blue AND Cousins will look for any business listing the words
Big Blue and including cousins
somewhere in their listing description, keywords or company name)
Quotes: you do not need to use quotes
to group words or phrases, this is automatically done for you. With or
without quotes you will get the same results.
UNCERTAIN how something is spelled:
try a single letter replacement using the question mark(?) or the underscore
( _ ). Example: theatre or theater ... entering theat?r will find both
- common search bar for company name,keywords and general search terms.
In most cases if you know an exact name this is all you need to use to
find your item. It you do not know a specific company name we ofter a number
of other seraches designed to help you cross reference items to ensure
better search results, with shorter lists, and even to specify a very localized
area for a product or business.
- this uses a Directory Tree ( or STEP Directory ) look up. Each heading
you select displays all the listings under that heading, a other subcategories
of that heading. As you select other sub headings the listings are more
selective. This is common to a lot of directories but the headings are
sometimes confusing or arbitrary. Often based on what the designers believe
you think items should appear under
company - an alphabetical list of Company Names by first letter. Similar
to the white pages of any phone book. This is a two part search, the first
screen takes you to a click index of numbers and letters. When you select
a letter you are then presented with a list of all names beginning with
that letter. This is useful if you are uncertain how a company is spelled.
This search looks up companies by name only. And list victoria business
followed by other web resources.
heading - this is patterned after the business section of a phone book.
You type in a keyword, and preview headings that contain that specific
word. When you click a heading you are given only those companies that
appear in that heading. Since these are very specific headings, the product
of the search is designed to find is businesess that match your needs.We
feel this is a much more effecient method than BROWSING through headings.
community & productmap
& productstreet &
companystreet & productcross
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