Lesson 2: How to Use Categories to Improve Your Bid Notifications
Modified on: Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 4:10 PM
Here we are going over some best practices to help you find more bids. In the left-hand sidebar, you'll see categories & filters which you can use to enhance your search. These are optional features which may be helpful to your search.
The first group of categories is based on government purchase codes, (see the next lesson for a detailed explanation of these). These codes are "or" with your keywords, this means that if the keywords don't generate any results the search engine will look for anything with your chosen codes.
As a best practice, it is recommended that you focus on using keywords to generate the most bids. Take the time to add every possible keyword to ensure you don't miss out on a bid.
Once you have all of your keywords go into the categories in the left-hand sidebar and select the codes that apply to you.
Once you have all your codes added you can start using the filters beneath the categories to eliminate any bids that are not relevant to you.
Save this search and set up an alert once you're done, so that you won't have to take the time in the future to recreate. Once saved you will get a notification any time we had a bid notification to our database that fits your criteria.
*If you are looking for a specific code within a category and you can't find it that means we don't have any bids, either past or future. We are collecting that information daily and may have that code available shortly.
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