Does doing a Google search for your name turn up a ton of results from those annoying people search websites? Now you can easily find which websites have your private information, and follow links to have your information deleted. It’s easy and it’s free.
Just go to PeopleSearch on Google Search, type your name and location (e.g. city or state) and choose “INCLUDE ONLY search results from people search sites” and the click the “Run Full Google Search” button. The page looks like this:
You can view the full description of the new functionality below the PeopleSearch tool under the heading “NEW! How to Filter Search Results from People Search sites and Social Media sites“.
What People Search sites are searched?
These are the people search sites searched by PeopleSearch, listed roughly in order or traffic ranking according to Alexa:
whitepages.com, beenverified.com, zoominfo.com, mylife.com, spokeo.com, truepeoplesearch.com, instantcheckmate.com, clustrmaps.com, truthfinder.com, fastpeoplesearch.com, peoplefinders.com, rocketreach.co, apollo.io, intelius.com, owler.com, usphonebook.com, peekyou.com, peoplelooker.com, radaris.com, smartbackgroundchecks.com, pipl.com, familytreenow.com, searchpeoplefree.com, checkpeople.com, thatsthem.com, 411.com, advancedbackgroundchecks.com, ussearch.com, anywho.com, zabasearch.com, peoplesearchnow.com, xlek.com, publicrecords.directory, peoplebyname.com, checkthem.com, veripages.com, peoplesmart.com, findpeoplesearch.com, dobsearch.com, people-background-check.com, fullnamedirectory.com, phoneowner.com, publicrecords360.com, backgroundcheck.run, publicrecords.com
For your convenience, I’ve added links in the “How to Filter Search Results” section of PeopleSearch that will take you directly to the opt-out page of each people search site where you can request to have your information removed.
TIP: You can also Include or Exclude Social Media sites in your search
These are the social media sites searched by PeopleSearch, listed roughly in order or traffic ranking according to Alexa:
youtube.com, facebook.com, baidu.com, qq.com, wikipedia.org, amazon.com, reddit.com, instagram.com, twitter.com, stackoverflow.com, linkedin.com, github.com, whatsapp.com, tumblr.com, medium.com, stackexchange.com, pinterest.com, messenger.com, quora.com, tripadvisor.com, skype.com, yelp.com, tiktok.com, nextdoor.com, wechat.com, snapchat.com, qzone.com
Online privacy is a concern, and I hope this enhancement makes it a little bit easier to find your private information on the internet…and have it removed if you want to.
Please feel free to share with anyone who might find this helpful, and leave me comments if you feel there are relevant people search sites or social media sites I have overlooked.