Search and Browse Features

Document created by Candida Rodriguez-Lee on Mar 2, 2015
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Here is an overview of the community's search and browse features.


Search for something specific using keywords in the Spotlight Search:

Just start typing in the Spotlight Search box at the top right and the community will return the most closely related items found while searching everything in your community. You can pick from the preview list, click See 5 More. If you don't see what you're looking for, try clicking See all results to see all of the matching results. From there, you can use the powerful search filtering features.


Searches are performed across all supported languages of the community. When you search for something, however, the search engine first searches for results that match the language you have set in your Preferences on your profile page (click on your avatar and go to Preferences). If you do not have a language set there, the search engine will use the locale setting of your browser.


Note that you can prevent your History and Bookmarks from being returned in search results. To do this, click the triangle next to your avatar and then Preferences. From there, select the Don't show history or bookmarks when searching box, then Save.


View your Frequently and Recently Viewed items:

To see your  browsing history, click in the search field at the top right, and then select either Recently Viewed or Frequently Viewed. If you don't see what you need from the list, scroll down and click Show 5 more.


Search for something within a Place:

If you know something is saved in a specific place, you can limit your spotlight search to just that place. First, go to the place. Then, type your keyword into the search box and select Show: Only for [this Place].


Search for someone's content:

If you know someone authored a document or participated in a discussion but you can't remember any keywords from the discussion, go to the person's profile and open More > Content. From there, browse through their recent content creations, discussion comments, and so on, to find what you're looking for.


Browse and filter using the Content, People, Places menu:

From the top navigation, click a subject to browse: Content, People, or Places. Once you get there, use the left navigation to refine the results by how they relate to you. For example, if you're looking for Content: Did you write the content? Did you participate in the discussion? or Do you want to look at all content out there? Click Authored, Participated, or All to see refined results. With Content, People, and Places browsing, you have several sorting, filtering, and keyword search options, including things like sort by date, filter by tags, or search specific text, which all help you find what you need as quickly as possible.


Bookmark useful content and look at your Bookmarks:

You can bookmark any piece of content and then look at your most recent bookmarks later by clicking the Spotlight Search box at the top right . From here, you can click Bookmarked to browse through your bookmarks. To see the bookmarks of others, click Show all bookmarks > All.

Tag content to make it easier to find later:

You can assign keyword tags to existing or new content to describe it for people who might search for it later. You can even assign tags to a status update.


Use your Recommendations:

The community includes a powerful "genius" feature that analyzes your business relationships, expertise, and areas of interest based on your behavior in the community. It then uses that data to recommend relevant content, people, and places that you have not yet seen in the community. There are several places in the interface where you see your recommendations, but a quick way to see them is to click one of the main browse buttons (People, Places, or Content) and then click the Jive Genius tab.