Guest post by Mary Long.

The Internet is gleaming with people all around the globe and lots of them are in search of someone special whom they might have lost in the fast phase of everyday life. People search is an amazing thing that helps in spotting lost person having just basic information available such as name, profession etc. Locating through the internet is the quickest, efficient and easiest way to search for a missing friend or relative. These are a few tips that you can follow in order to search efficiently. They are discussed below for your benefits.

1. Note down all the details

The first and initial step that you need to take is to write down all the details regarding that particular person such as name, past address, profession, hobbies and family members names, and other details. These notes will help you to filter your search accordingly and lead the procedure in the proper direction. Thus it saves time and efforts considerably.

2. Paid directory assistance

There are plenty of online directories available which provide certain details about some particular person. You can search according to state or city. They charge a little amount of money as a fee for the service they are rendering.

3. Reverse call look up

You can locate the address of some particular person with the phone number that you are holding in your hands. Though this is extremely tough as explained here.

4. Contacting mutual friends or relatives

You may have some common friends and relatives with that particular person whom you are searching for. It would be advisable for you to contact these friends and relatives with whom are still in touch and ask more details regarding your mutual friend or relative.

5. Try Google or Yahoo

The search engines such as Yahoo or Google are quite good tools for providing you answers for every question you ask. You can type there some detailed information about your friend in order to find your missing special one. But there are always some chances that you might not find appropriate results.

6. Become a member of some online social network

There are various social networks and communities where there are so many people these days. People are publishing their personal details including nicknames, pictures, educational background, information regarding their location, professional background and additional personal identities. Therefore you can join some of such social networks to personally filter and search for your friend using his or her basic information. There are numerous profiles available for one name entered in the search field, therefore spotting the person of your choice is not the easiest task. Some of the famous social network web sites that can help you in people search are Facebook, Orkut, Friendster, Twitter etc.

7. Free people search engines

There is a wide range of online people search tools available on the web, that help in finding some particular person who is missing in your life. is one of such people search websites that helps to find detailed personal information. People search performed online through such tools is one of extraordinary ways to get in touch with those missing special people in your life. Usually the results can be obtained at a very minimum fee but there are so many quality websites providing free online search results, like WAATP. Doing the search online helps you save money, efforts and time. This is the fastest growing tool with updated information and data collected from various valuable resources.

Related read: Looking for ‘yourself’ on the net

This was a guest post by Mary Long who is a professional copywriter and PR person working to promote people search service.

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