The ease of using the ARTA database is one of its greatest features. All a visitor needs to do is select the
'Search' button and a menu appears. From this they simply type in the town or search criteria to find Accommodation, Tours,
Information Centres, Attractions, Netcafes, etc.|
There are some 300,000 listings in different
categories on the site and we break the search categories down so the search engine does not have to sift through
unnecessary data and will work more efficiently and faster.
For example, choosing 'Victorian Accommodation' will direct the search facility to a database of 3,500 properties in
Entering a town name or some other data into the form boxes will then quickly find the data you are looking for.
A search on 'Melbourne' using only the town field will return 327 properties, selecting 'Motels' as well will only
return 154 properties. Listings appear alphabetically so if you are called 'Superior Motel', you will appear around
page 8 or 9.
Advertisers on the site who have additional features added to their listing get a 'space' put in front of their name
for each option they select. A space reads above any letter and ensures they appear at the top of the list, before
the normal alphabetical sequence. If you have a link to your home page you get one space, if you also have a
link to download a brochure from our ftp server you get 2 spaces, etc.
The more options you take the higher up the list you appear.