Building Keywords

Welcome to Bidspeed! In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to create and manage your keyword database, a tool that enhances your ability to find federal, state, and local opportunities.

0:02 – Logging in and Accessing Keyword Database

To start, log in to using your credentials. If you encounter any issues, don’t hesitate to use the “Contact Us” feature on the lower right for assistance.

0:33 – Navigating to Keyword Database

There are two ways to access your keyword database:
1. Click on “Build Keywords,” which directly takes you to your keyword database.
2. Navigate to “Settings” and select “My Account.” Scroll down to find the “Keywords” section.

1:02 – Adding Keywords

When adding keywords, keep these best practices in mind:
– Use singular words for better results.
– Avoid inputting too many keywords at once.
To add a keyword, click the plus symbol (+).

1:44 – Basic Keyword Input

┬áLet’s say we input the keyword “janitorial” and click “Save.” This will generate results for both federal and state/local opportunities.

2:16 – Refining Keyword Search

– If you wish to narrow your search, consider using logical operators like “AND” or “OR.”
– For example, inputting “janitorial AND supplies” refines results.

2:54 – Word Association for Precise Results

– Utilize word association by inputting phrases like “janitorial” and “federal building” (within quotation marks) for more precise matches.

3:27 – Full Text Search Rules

You can review the full text search rules for detailed explanations on how your keywords are used to fetch results.

3:48 – Matching Entire Database

– To match your entire keyword database, select “Show All” and choose your search type (e.g., federal opportunities).
– In the filters drop-down, you’ll find “Match My Keywords.” Click it to get comprehensive results.

4:23 – Conclusion and Assistance

In summary, building a keyword database can significantly enhance your opportunity searches. Remember, singular words, logical operators, and word association are your tools. If you encounter any queries outside of this tutorial, don’t hesitate to use the “Contact Us” feature.

Happy searching!

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