How-To “Use the Search Tools”

Struggling to use the search bar and explore pages? Use this in-depth guide to optimise your search experience

Using the Quick-Search form

Step 1 – Select Listing Type

The Quick-Search form can be found on the Just Plain Hunting homepage among other places. To get started select the correct listing-type. By default “Farms” is selected so make sure to select another tab if you are searching for a retail-based listing etc. The active listing-type will trigger specific selection filters associated with that type. Hit the search button to search all listings within that type…

how to use the quick search form

Step 2 – Add Filters

Adding filters can be a good way to narrow down search results, especially if the area you are searching is heavily populated with listings.

Keyword: This will search the content of all listings, so if you are looking for something very specific this is a good tool. 

Categories: All listings are loaded with at least 1 category, so selecting one will produce more accurate results.

Location: Type the destination location here. Alternatively, if you are searching for something in your area you can enter your current location. Clicking the “target icon”, circled here in red, will add your current location via the Geolocation feature. (This is not available for Spot Listings)

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Step 2b – Geolocation 

If you would like to use the Geolocation feature to add your current address then your internet browser will provide a popup window requesting permission to use your location. Click the allow button and you address will be automatically entered. (The image below is Google Chrome’s popup. Click Here to view Firefox popup, and Click Here to view Microsoft Edge popup)

allow location popup - chrome

Using the advanced Search Page

Step 1 – Select Listing Type

The advanced Search Page can be found by clicking the “Seach Listings” button from the main menu. All results from the Quick-Search are also displayed in the advanced Search Page.

This page will appear empty apart from the listing-types to the left of the page. To start your search please select a listing-type. 

Step 1b – Refine Search

All available filters and listings for the selected listing-type are now displayed as can be seen in the image. The tab at the top has also moved from types to filters. All the listings shown in the results tab (to the right of the filters tab) are also visible in the map. (Spot Listings do not appear on the map)

  • NOTE this will appear differently on mobile devices and smaller screens

Step 2 – Add Filters

Adding filters will help to narrow down your search results. Premium listing-types contain many different filters such as Keywords, Categories, Tags, Location and more. Spot Listings only contain Keywords, Categories and Regions.

These filters are available in the form of “multi-select” dropdown lists and text fields. With the addition of each filter the results are updated.

  • Click the listing in the results tab to view the listing page.
  • Click on the the icon in the map to open small info popup… click this popup to view the listing page.

Step 3 – Location

Type the destination location here. Alternatively, if you are searching for something in your area you can enter your current location. Clicking the “target icon”, circled here in red, will add your current location via the Geolocation feature. (This is not available for Spot Listings)

Step 3b – Geolocation 

If you would like to use the Geolocation feature to add your current address then your internet browser will provide a popup window requesting permission to use your location. Click the allow button and you address will be automatically entered. (The image below is Google Chrome’s popup. Click Here to view Firefox popup, and Click Here to view Microsoft Edge popup)

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Added Features

Also available on the advanced Search Page is the ability to quick-view listings as well as bookmarking them.

*Bookmark feature is only available to registered users, so Click Here to create a FREE account and unlock this feature.

Quick View: click the magnify icon (circled in blue on the image). For a screenshot of this Click Here

Bookmark: click the heart icon (circled here in red). Your bookmarks can all be viewed from the user account dashboard.