This tutorial will show you how to use the Company Search filter within Target.
To add the filter, first navigate to Search > Add filter, then select Company Filters, followed by Company Search.
You can now add keywords to limit the amount of search results. These keywords will be searched for in the company names, company descriptions and domain names. You can narrow down the search by checking or unchecking the boxes under “Search Options” on the right.
Add a keyword by entering it and clicking on the plus symbol at the right.
Your result list will now include all companies that feature the word “Consulting” in their company name, description and/or domain name.
Please note: Make sure to also search for variations and synonyms of your keyword. This tool does not autocomplete your search and only searches for the exact keywords that you enter.
At the bottom right, the blue Companies button shows the number of companies that you would find with the current search parameters.
Click on the button to show the results list.
Since we only searched for “Consulting”, the search results show consulting companies from all different kinds of industries. It may be necessary to narrow down our search a bit further.
Click on the Add filter button and select Company Search again.
We will now add exclusion keywords. Enter a keyword that you would like to exclude from your search and click on the minus symbol.
Exclusion criteria are displayed as strikethrough text.
Please note: All search keywords, as well as all exclusion keywords, will be applied to all checked sections below Search Options.
Example: A company with the name, “Bolton Human Resources Consulting LLC” will be excluded from your search, since the company name includes the exclusion keyword “human resources”.
You can find further information about the search options by clicking on the information symbol at the top right.
The information section features explanations and demonstrations of the different search options.
You can open a drop-down overview of all active search keywords and exclusion keywords in the search results list by clicking on the 'expand' symbol next to Company Search.
This drop-down lists all active search keywords and exclusion keywords. Clicking on the X-symbol to the right of a keyword will remove it from your search. Your search results will be updated automatically.
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