Pass Search Parameters in the QueryString
A how-to guide for passing search parameters in a query string.
|Requirements: Any subscription|
All Bullseye's interfaces allow you to include querystring parameters in the URL. This provides added flexibility and allows you to default searches to specific locations, track sources, and test results based on IP address geo lookup. One or more parameters can be included in the querystring. However, when passing in postalcode or city and state, countryID is required. The format for the URL is:
Possible parameters are:
- CountryID (Must use BullseyeID. CountryID is required if searching using any of these: PostalCode, City, State/Province)
- Lead Source
- If radius is not set, it will default to 25 miles.
- Using IP will allow you to override the automatic geolocation detection. Bullseye will use IP to determine city and state and then perform a search based on state.
- Setting up individual sources and including source in the query string parameter is a great way to track traffic from campaigns.
- If you have spaces in the sources you've set up, categories, or states, be sure to include %20 in the query string in place of the space.
- City and/or State follow rules for search validation by country.
- www can be replaced by your subdomain.
- Language Code needs to be the 2 letter ISO code (see document under Lookup Values below).
- Category can be the numeric ID or name of the category. If a category name is repeated in your account, the numeric ID should be used.