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6 Ways to Find Somebody Online

Whether you are searching for a childhood friend that you lost touch with or want to find out more about a person...

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6 Ways to Find Somebody Online

Whether you are searching for a childhood friend that you lost touch with or want to find out more about a person you’ve just met, the internet is the greatest resource for finding the information that you need, right at your fingertips. From social media to public records directories, finding the information that you need on somebody has never been easier, whether you want to get contact information for an old friend to get back in touch with them or want to check whether or not your suspicious new neighbor has a criminal record. Here are some of the best ways to find somebody online. 

Google Search

First of all, conduct a Google search of the person’s name – this could be the easiest and quickest way to get the information that you need. A Google search could bring up their social media accounts that you can use to get further information, or it could provide you with access to news articles and other information about something that has happened in a person’s past, for example, if they were arrested for or charged with a crime. If the person you are searching for has quite a common name or shares a name with somebody famous, this might make finding the information you need in Google harder – so try narrowing down your search with more information about them like their date of birth, last known location or their job.

Social Media Search

Social media provides you with one of the easiest ways to find somebody online – and you can even send them a message if you are looking for somebody that you have lost touch with and want to find out how they are doing. Simply search for the person’s name on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn and search through the profiles that come up. If they have a common name, you might need to use the tools available to narrow your search down using their location or other information that you have about them, which might help to identify them. 

Social Media Post

Another way that you can use social media to find somebody who you lost touch with is to make a post with some information on them and share it publicly. There have been many success stories of people who have posted about trying to find somebody on social media and the public have come together to help find the person and reunite them. You might have some luck posting in local social media groups for the area that your friend was the last known to be in. 

Mutual Friends

If you are struggling to find the profile of the person that you are looking for on social media, it might be private or they might not use social media at all. Make your search easier by also looking for any mutual friends or family members of the person who might be able to point you in the right direction when it comes to your search. A family member might be able to send you a link to their profile, for example, or let you know if they don’t use social media and pass the message on with your contact details for them to get in touch with you in another way. 

Workplaces or Education

If you are looking for an old friend who you once worked with or went to school with, your school or the company that you worked for might be able to help you out when it comes to finding them. If you worked together and lost touch when you left the job, you might even find that they are still working at the same company. If not, schools and employers often keep contact details on file for past students and employees – however, bear in mind that you might not be able to access these because of data protection. Your school or employer might be able to get in touch with your friend and let them know that you want to get in touch with them, however. 

Public Records

You can also use a site like Public Records Reviews to search for people and find any public information that is available on somebody you are looking for or want to find more information on. This is an ideal route to take if you are looking for background information on somebody that you have just met, as you can find criminal records, etc. when you search for people. But these people search free site is also ideal for finding more details on old friends that you have lost touch with as it can provide you with information like property details and employment details which can help you with some clues on how to find them.

Find somebody online or get more information on a person has never been easier with so many different options to try.

Written by Robin Khokhar
A full-time blogger and Entrepreneur. Helping people to grow online and making them a brand. Who runs this blog and another website named Pixa Ocean. Profile

One Reply to “6 Ways to Find Somebody Online”

  1. Hey Robin Khokhar,

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    You have elaborated each steps very nicely that is well enough to understand and educate the readers.

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