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Tips for better search results

In addition to the different content types, which let you filter for statistics, studies, etc., there are various other functions for narrowing your search.


Searching explained in 3 minutes: how to find what you are looking for





Quick filters


Directly below the search field, in the advanced search section, you can set further preferences regarding sorting, search accuracy and location focus.




Sort by
  • Relevance: displays the most relevant content first (based on a formula which has been specifically developed for this purpose).
  • Date of publication: shows the most recently published content first. This is the default sorting when searching for infographics.
  • Popularity: shows the most frequently viewed content first.

Location focus
  • When activated, content from your region is prioritized. This means that it ranks higher in your search results.
  • When you are logged in, the region specified in your profile will be used. For logged-out users a location based on their individual IP address will be used.


Expert filters


Below the content type filters on the left you can find more filter options.






Search accuracy
  • Normal: searches for the entered terms by means of an AND connective
  • Wide: searches for the entered terms by means of an OR connective
  • High: displays only the most relevant results of a search for the entered terms using an AND connective




Search operators


In addition, you can use Boolean operators. All available operators are also displayed above the search suggestions as you enter a search term.



The following operators are available:

  • Phrase search using “”: Put the search term in quotation marks to search for the exact phrase.

      Example: “eCommerce Germany” → to search for this exact phrase


  • Excluding terms from your search using !: Put an exclamation mark before a search term to exclude it from the search. The exclamation mark cannot be put before the first term.

    • Example 1: !eCommerce Germany → “eCommerce” will not be excluded
      Example 2: eCommerce !Germany → “Germany” will be excluded from your search


  • Wildcard search using *: Put an asterisk before or after a search term to search for content which includes this term.

    • Example: *ball → to search for content which includes the word “ball” (e.g. football, basketball tennis ball, etc.)


Please note the following when using Boolean operators:
  • Spaces are by default interpreted as AND connectives. You can change this via the Search accuracy selection menu.
  • &, +, |, AND and OR do not function as search operators

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