Updates to searching SRDS.com

We’ve made it easier than ever for you to conduct keyword and title searches inSRDS.com. When you sign in to SRDS.com today, you’ll notice that the open search box looks a little different and you’re prompted to use the search options that drop down. These search options allow you to specify the “media type” and/or “title” of your keyword, ensuring that you get the precise results you’re looking for.

Here’s an example of how to do a Title Search. Let’s say you want media planning information on the consumer magazine “Organic Gardening.” Rather than just typing organic gardening into the search box and clicking go, check the options for “Title Only” and “Consumer Magazines.” That way, the specific publication you’re interested in will appear in your search results. 

Here’s an example of how to do a Keyword Search. Let’s say you want to see all the b-to-b, consumer, digital, newspaper and TV/cable media listings related to “organic gardening.” Type that keyword into the search box and check those media types you’re interested in. Press go and you’ll only see titles related to your keyword that are in the databases you selected.

Other changes we are rolling out include making your search selections “sticky.” For example, when you do a keyword search within a certain media type, we automatically hold onto your search preferences (aka the media type you’re currently browsing through) as well as the keyword. Further, if you selected multiple media types in your search that will also stick until you make a change.   

As always, thank you to our users who’ve submitted feedback on how we can enhance SRDS.com. That is the main reason we’ve made these updates to open search.

Set it and forget it in SRDS.com as you work on your media plan. If you have other ideas for enhancements or any questions about these updates, let us know.

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