Modify your search rules to configure how locations will be prioritized in the search results. 

Requirements: Any paid subscription 




Geographic Regions and Search Results Prioritization

Bullseye 7 provides flexible search options for your locator, enabling you to display search results that are convenient for your web audience, and appropriate for your business and dealer network.   

Bullseye provides postal code/radius and city/state/radius search functionality for these countries: 


  • United States
  • Canada
  • Columbia
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Phillipines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam


For other countries we currently provide country level searches (all locations are displayed within a country on a map or list).  If you need radius search ability for a country that currently does not offer radius, please let us know.  For US and Canada, we also offer territory searches, which allow companies to assign locations to geographic territories such as county, and return results in the search when a user enters a postal code or city that falls within the assigned territory.

In addition to the geographic aspect of the search, Bullseye allows companies to display the results based on chosen product categories (see categories), as well as location type (including Internet locations and exclusive/preferred locations.)  Results may also be randomized.

How to Configure Radius Searches


To configure your search, go to Settings>Search Rules>
 

You will then see a screen similar to below:

 


Select Configure next to the region.

You will see the Search Rules  Setup page:

  • Set Up Details: Select either Radius or Territory next to search type.  The radius option configures the locator so that web users will get search results based upon a selected mile radius.  This configuration is common for Store Locators.  The Territory option allows users to return search results that fall within an assigned region (i.e. you may assign locations to states, counties, or other areas).  Territory searches are sometimes used for Sales Rep or Distributor Locators, in situations where these individuals or locations are designated to strict geographic areas, or when radius search ability is not available for the country, in which case the territory would be the entire country.
  • Max Number of Results is used when companies prefer to limit the number of results, particularly if they have a large location database.  Simply type in the appropriate number of results, or leave this blank if you don’t require a limit.
  • Internet Locations in addition to brick and mortar locations, you can turn this option on to display these locations in the results along with the regular locations.
  • Match All Categories select Yes If you want the search to return locations that match to every single category selected. If you select No, the search will return locations match any of the categories selected. 

Custom Sorting

  • Dealer Type: Dealers/locations can be prioritized in three tiers: standard, preferred, and exclusive.  If you sort by these criteria, exclusive locations are displayed first, followed by preferred, then standard.   
  • Distance: This option will always be selected, as distance based searches are critical for your locator.  
  • Internet Locations First/Last: Internet locations are displayed before the brick and mortar locations, or after them.  Select the more appropriate option.
  • Random: Sometimes companies prefer to randomize the search results in order give their locations even exposure.

Once you have selected the criteria you prefer, select Save.  Congratulations, you have just configured your US/Canada locator!
 

How to Configure Other International Searches

If your company has locations in countries that do not support radius search ability, you can still include these locations in a country level search on your locator.  When you sign up for Bullseye, you would choose the Other International region to include these countries.  Contact us if you need help setting up this region.

By default, Bullseye allows you to add locations from any non-radius country as long as the Other International region is selected when you sign up. As you add locations from one or more of these countries, each country will be added to a drop down menu of our standard interface search so users can find the locations within the country.  You can use all Setup and Custom Sorting options for the Other International region, but the radius level search will not apply.  

For Web Premium clients, it is also possible to create territories that are comprised of multiple countries, to accommodate companies with distributors or reps that cover more than one country.

To create an International territory with more than one country, you'll need a Web Premium subscription.

Before you create your territories, you need to configure your International search rules.  This process is very similar to creating US/Canada search rules.  Start by going to Settings>Locator Set Up. If you have signed up for International Searches, you should see International as an option (if not contact us).  Select Configure and you will get the screen example below:


  • Territory: This option will be preselected.

  • Max Number of Results: is used when companies prefer to limit the number of results, particularly if they have a large location database.  Simply type in the appropriate number of results, or leave this blank if you don’t require a limit.
  • Internet Locations: in addition to brick and mortar locations, you can turn this option on to display these locations in the results along with the regular locations.
  • Match All Categories select Yes If you want the search to return locations that match to every single category selected. If you select No, the search will return locations match any of the categories selected.

Custom Sorting

Dealer Type: Dealers/locations can be prioritized in three tiers: standard, preferred, and exclusive.  If you sort by these criteria, exclusive locations are displayed first, followed by preferred, then standard.  

Internet Locations First/Last: Internet locations are displayed before the brick and mortar locations, or after them.  Select the more appropriate option.

Random: Sometimes companies prefer to randomize the search results in order give their locations even exposure.

Once you have selected the criteria you prefer, select Save.