When it comes to finding information about someone online, most people think there are only two ways to do it.
The most common method is a quick search for the person on Facebook. But even if you find them, odds are their profile will be set to private and you’ll still be in the dark.
Plan B is usually a Google search of their name. You may find an old phone number or past street address, but that’s about as deep as you can go.
Luckily, a third option exists…
Enter the People Search Engine
Dedicated people search engines use sophisticated technology to compile vast quantities of people-related data. The data found is then assembled into easy-to-understand reports. This includes white pages listings, public records and social network information not easily accessible through traditional search engines.
People search engines aggregate data in much like traditional search engines, but the data is entirely people-centric. Results can include:
- Full name
- Marriage status
- Family information
- Location history
- Court & Criminal records
While pieces of this information may be found on Google, people search engines will provide the information more quickly and conveniently. It’s simply the most efficient way to search.
How to Search
A people search engine works much like you’d expect.
Enter your query into the search bar, scan the results and select the one you want. Since they know you’re trying to locate a person, all you need to do is enter a first or last name (if you know their city and state, add that too).
If you are looking for more information on someone and you only have their phone number, you can enter that as well. If you’d like to search for a person’s social media pics and profiles, search their email address.
No matter how you search, the results will load quickly – you may be surprised by what you find…
Don’t Forget to Search Yourself!
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably Googled yourself out of curiosity. Don’t feel guilty! It’s good to know which bits of your information are publicly available online for the sake of identity protection.
While running a background check on someone in your life can be a smart way to keep tabs on the people you interact with, doing the same for yourself is crucial for understanding what anybody else can learn about you.
People search engines are uniquely powerful tools that can help you in so many different ways – give one a try today!