Searching the municipal website

The current municipal search engine is based on Google technology and is very effective finding what is required on the municipal website.

Find and interpret results

Type a word in the search line and click on the search button to obtain a list of documents that include the terms used.

Searching for the word holidays: Search Box Search button. Number of results that appear on the page and total number of results on the municipal website. Recommended links: access to content specifically related to the search term. Results sorted by categories. Subject areas: useful for content filtering. Categories display the number of hits and enables users to browse based on file type.

The order of results is based on website categories and on the following considerations:

  • date, if it is a term associated with the agenda or to news;
  • the number of links that point to pages that are displayed;
  • the number of times the words entered are repeated in the document;
  • whether the words entered follow one another;

The results can be filtered by the subject area for which they have been created and also by the type of document.

General search recommendations

Sometimes, the recommended lists and links do not provide what is wanted and the search process has to be refined. Please follow these standard instructions:

  • be accurate and write more than one term to define what you require;
  • omit common words like where, of, the, how... because the server will ignore them;
  • omit plurals, as the browser will search for them automatically;
  • use advanced search operators;
  • filter by subject or category indicated in the right column.

Concepts and advanced search operators

The Google technology used by the municipal server allows the use of the following operators to help fine-tune search processes. These operators can be combined with each other.

Search for exact phrases

If a specific phrase is introduced between quotation marks, the municipal browser will display pages that include the said phrase just as it has been entered. This requires the words within the quotation marks to be spelt correctly, including accents. This option equally searches for words in singular and in plural and also ignores common words such as the/of/a...

Avoid words

To avoid a term, just place the symbol (-) before it. For example, if you wish to obtain activities taking place in Iparralde, but not in Aldabe, type:

Excluding operator -

Perform alternative searches

Alternative content searches can be performed using the ( | ) that appears after pressing Altgr + 1. For example, if you require information on the activities taking place at the Iparralde or Aldabe Civic Centres, enter:

Alternative operator |

The results will only produce documents that include the word "activities" Iparralde and/or Aldabe.

Fill in the blanks

When in doubt or if you do not know a term, phrase or group of words, use an asterisk as a wildcard, for example:

Wildcard operator *

This utility is very effective when the terms and the asterisk are also placed between quotation marks.

Search by file type

To define the format of what you wish to find, add the filetype:extension after the search terms, for example:

File type

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