Like reputation management, people search is rather a hot topic. Nowadays you can find almost anything about anyone online. Surprisingly, dedicated person search is not yet well-developed (probably that has something to do with burning online privacy problems) but still is something to look into:
|Search Engine||What you will learn about the person|
|Yoname.com||Social media mentions.|
|Intelius.com||Age, previous cities and relatives.|
|Pipl.com||Mentions in web documents.|
1. Yoname.com focuses on social media search looking through LinkedIn, FaceBook, Yahoo 360, Flickr, Friendster, MySpace.
It searches for exact match (First Name + Second Name), for some social networks it will also check only first name / second name.
The tool will also sum up:
- Business related information.
2. Intelius.com is a paid search engine that will provide you with the free search summary containing:
- Person age;
- Previous cities;
It will also suggest related queries to refine your search.
3. Pipl.com will get your IP and first try to search for a person located somewhere nearby. After that it will basically list the name web mentions.
4. Zoominfo.com focuses on business related information: it will look for the person as an employee of various companies.