ZoomInfo -Meta People Search Engine
Wanna find out about someone you’re dating, hiring, or working with? Try out ZoomInfo, a meta search engine of sorts which looks up the history of people’s names you search for. Googling someone only goes so far, ZoomInfo brings alot of public information to its users in one or two easy steps.
ZoomInfo considers itself a summarization search engine that creates individual summaries of people including work history, education, current position and other business affiliations. It features summaries of more than 25 million people and 1.5 million companies. The patented search technology continually scans millions of Web sites, press releases, electronic news services, SEC filings and other online sources. Then, it intelligently compiles concise summaries about individuals and companies.
I did a search for myself on ZoomInfo and found that I’m indexed as being the owner of the Blog Search Engine – pretty cool. Being that I’ve sent out more press releases about Blog Search Engine than Search Engine Journal, this does make sense. Perhaps I need to market myself more. Their results seemed to be quite relevant yet limited – a search for Gary Price brings his profiles on Resource Shelf and Search Engine Watch. While a search for Wesley Clark only results in NATO.