What are the best resources to search for people?

asked by Randy Brady
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11 solutions
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    #1Internet Archive

    Internet Archive

    Internet Archive is a website that aims to build a digital library of sites on the internet and other digital cultural artifacts. The website can be accessed by users for free.

    Websites

    Free

    Lu Sun
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "The Internet Archive is still the gold standard when it comes to archived information and media on the internet. I've been using it for years and will never get bored of browsing its esoterica or more popular items, whether it's movies, music, or just old websites saved in the Wayback Machine. The search is powerful and efficient and I always find what I'm looking for. I love it so much I donate every year!"
  2. 18

    #2Pipl

    Pipl

    Pipl dives into the Invisible Web and retrieves information from web pages that cannot be found on typical search engines. With Pipl you can find almost anything about a person thanks to its advanced language-analysis and ranking algorithms.

    Websites

    Free

    Pamela Parker
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "This is a great way to research an individual. This is a site that can help you find someone you have been looking for."
  3. 15

    #3Melissa Lookups

    Melissa Lookups

    Melissa Lookups allows you to dive into the Invisible Web and search for people's information,. This includes house numbers by zip code, names, addresses, IP location, maps, or even aerial views to be able to help you find people faster.

    Websites

    Free

    Divya Verma
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "As research says over 95% of the web is invisible to common people. Finally a tool that unlocks the deep ocean of the Internet. #thrilled."
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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to Use Google for a Reverse Phone Lookup

    [TUTORIAL] How to Use Google for a Reverse Phone Lookup

    This article written by Wendy Boswell for Lifewire explains to you, step by step, how to use such a reachable tool as Google for making a reverse phone lookup. All the things you have to take in count are clearly described in this article. 

    Articles

    Willie Chapman
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "I never pick up and answer calls from unknown numbers. I get a lot of telemarketer calls and a lot of just spam calls so I do my best to just ignore those numbers. Curiosity always gets the best of me and I want to know what that number was. So I'll usually search the number on my missed calls and see the results. Sometimes it yields good results other times it's just dead information. Lifewire's website posted a good article recently on how to use google for a reverse phone lookup. For those who have this same curiosity to find out who those numbers are and aren't sure where to search, check out this article. It was written by Wendy Boswell and she does a great job explaining and taking you step by step on your way to search for the number."
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    #5Whitepages

    Whitepages

    Whitepages is a website for making a reverse phone lookup. It allows you to track persons, address, businesses and phone numbers. Its interface is clean and simple, perfect for a quick and urgent task like this.  

    Websites

    Free

    Christian Hicks
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "With millions and millions of numbers in the database, Whitepages offers extensive opportunity at tracking numbers, addresses, etc. The reverse phone number page is useful for looking up numbers and tracking them to the source (although the more detailed results requires the premium service). No more need for the physical phonebook, whitepages offers the most comprehensive way to search for people."
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    #6Spokeo

    Spokeo

    Spokeo is an easy to use tool for making a reverse phone lookup when you find a lost cell phone. It also allows you to spot telemarketers. You can log into its website or download the Spokeo app. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Raquel Andrade
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Its a great website but you have to pay for your results which kinda sucks"
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    #7Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook is an online social networking media service which allows users to connect to fellow users such as family, friends, artists, groups, pages, etc. Available as an app, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
    Websites

    Free

    Aaryan Balasubramanium
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "this is an online way of searching people it helps me connect with my friends and family and make new connection with new friends"
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    #8LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    LinkedIn creates an avenue for professionals to build connections. It allows its users to see people who are in the same field or job category as them. It also shows job postings from different companies from various countries.
    Websites

    Free

    Bruce Hudson
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "Probably THE resume linked social network for jobs and employment communications in the world. A fantastic resource for almost anyone, as long as you stick to the free-tier."
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    #9Instagram

    Instagram

    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Ajay Verma
    Written on February 2, 2018
    "Instagram is one of the best places to look for people. Many people have accounts on there. It is easy since people use their photos and real names on there."
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    #10Twitter

    Twitter
    Twitter is a global social networking platform where users can share and broadcast ideas, opinions, live updates, news, and messages online known as tweets. Users can also interact with others by replying, retweeting, and liking their tweets.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Mario Aguilera
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "By far my favorite social media platform. It is very easy to use and way less hasell then facebook or instagram i highly recommend twitter"
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    #11ZabaSearch

    ZabaSearch

    ZabaSearch is a search engine website wherein users can freely look up information on people living in the United States using their full name. Premium services include running a background check and searching people by phone number.

    Websites

    Free

    Virginia Davis
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "This is a neat tool for searching people within my state because sometimes I find it difficult to rely solely on facebook whereas zabasearch provides information about people across different platforms. I highly recommend this site!"

Summary

Best What are the best resources to search for people
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Internet ArchiveWebsites 20 Free
2PiplWebsites 18 Free
3Melissa LookupsWebsites 15 Free
4[TUTORIAL] How to Use Google for a Reverse Phone LookupArticles 12 Paid
5WhitepagesWebsites 9 Free
6SpokeoApps 9 Free
7FacebookWebsites 8 Free
8LinkedInWebsites 5 Free
9InstagramApps 3 Free
10TwitterApps 1 Free
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