Best Websites For Finding People Online


Not everyone who is trying to find someone online has devious reasons for doing so. There are plenty of reasons you may be looking for somebody online. Maybe you lost contact with a beloved family member or possibly you’re wanting to reconnect with your best friends from college.

Thanks to the internet and social media, finding people we’ve lost contact with has never been easier. There are also reasons why you may want to look up people you just met, especially when it comes to online dating. Let’s take a look at the four best websites that are easy to use and can bring you the information that you’re looking for.

CheckPeople could be considered a search engine for people. Are you trying to get a background check for a future nanny? Possibly you’ve found someone online that wants to go on a date. CheckPeople provides customers with fast and reliable background checks.

These are safe and secure, giving you up-to-date information. You’ll be able to see criminal records, driving records, marital status, and more. Depending on why you need to look someone up, you may need their consent, especially if you’re an employer. Using CheckPeople does cost a small fee but is well worth it if you need legally sensitive information about someone.


On a less intense note, you can use social media platforms such as Facebook. Facebook has been around a long time, allowing for more access to information. There are over 150 million active profiles on Facebook, which is a great number when you’re trying to locate someone online.

While users can make their profiles quite private, the majority of people have basic information visible to the public. Many times you don’t even need to be logged into a Facebook account yourself to view profiles and information. You can search by name, city, college, high school, interests, and more.


Similarly to Facebook, Google is another great option. You can easily find information on Google. Why pay for it when you can get it for free? You also don’t need a ton of information to find people using Google.

You can type in something like “John Doe, Minneapolis, Minnesota” and you’ll likely find results for the specific person you’re looking for. Unlike other search engines, Google will be able to pull up the majority of information online in reference to what you’re searching for. Google will pull up information including rosters and events that individual attended.


Last but not least, Pipl is a well-known people-search engine that you can use to find people online. It is best known for being able to search deep into the internet to find information that other people-search engines could miss. This isn’t like the basic white or yellow pages.

If there is information online about the person you’re looking for, Pipl will find it. This option can also pull up photos, blog posts, social media accounts, and public records. While Pipl is an amazing option, the main way that it differs from CheckPeople is that CheckPeople will find you information that isn’t public.

Pipl is a little different from a background check, as you’ll find information that is available from a search engine only. If you’re not looking for sensitive information, Pipl is a great option.

Bottom Line

There are plenty of ways to find people online. You’ve read a handful of the most popular and trusted options. Please use these resources with caution and don’t do anything illegal. CheckPeople is an amazing option to get a complete background check completed. Google can bring you basic information about an individual. Hopefully, there is something above that works well for your needs.

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