When you create a location or event search, you have the option to include a map as the basis of your search. For example, if you want to create a search of restaurants in Los Angeles, CA, you might want to allow your users to peruse the results on a map. The map, in this case, acts as a geographic filter for the results that get displayed. So, if you create a search of LA restaurants you probably wouldn't want your readers to find restaurants in San Francisco. As a result, you should set the map zoom level for your restaurant search to be some level that gives a reasonable view of the city.
NOTE: There is a 20% buffer area around EACH Map Zone where locations along the edge will appear in your results.
In addition to this basic functionality described above, you can add to your search something called a "Quick Link." A Quick Link is just a collection of links in the form of a pull down that allows your users to jump to other areas or zoom levels on the map.
Quick Links are a convenient way to direct your readers to common places you think they are likely to want to search. For example, they might want to jump to a specific neighborhood in a city. When you add a Quick Link on your location or event search, the search results will include all of the locations within the area of initial map search PLUS all of the locations contained within the area of EACH Map Zone contained within the Quick Link. To learn more about setting up Map Zones and Quick Links go here.
Below you can see examples of differing types of location searches with Quick Links.
1. Quick Links are all inside of map search area
The search results will contain everything from within the map search area plus ALL the Map Zones.
2. Quick Links are inside AND outside of map search area
The search results will contain everything from within the map search area plus Map Zone 03, which is outside.
3. Quick Links are all outside of map search area
The search results will contain everything from within the map search area plus ALL the other Map Zones outside.