Free Reverse Cell Phone Number Lookup Tips

By: Terry Taggart

When you first use a search engine, you may think it is a magical creation that can help you find anything you desire online. There is some truth to that, but they aren't really magical. Those engines are designed and programmed to find what you want without giving you too much information that might not be related. They are not perfect, of course, but when you want to find just about anything, this is usually the very best way to go.

Search engines like Google and Yahoo are great when you need to do a reverse lookup on a phone number, but you have had no luck going through traditional white pages and even yellow pages online. Some numbers are not listed through those types of sites, but that does not mean they are not somewhere else on the Internet.

When it comes to phone numbers, they can be online in places where people might think they are safe or hidden, but a search engine may find them. They can not pick up things from various private message boards, but they can find numbers in blogs, articles, and other sources. When a number has been a mystery to someone else, they may have complained about that number on a web site, and that information should come up.

When you start searching, using the phone number first is always the best step. You can enter it with or without dashes, but try it without first. If something is listed it should come right up. You may get other results that have part of the number in it, but any direct matches to that number should be among the first listings you see when you get your results.

If the number isn't coming up this way, try the type 'phonebook:' first, and then the number. This works on and will take you to their phonebook section. That is the fastest way to do your search on that particular engine. Other searches like Yahoo or MSN may have the same feature, but you may have to search around their site to find it.

When you aren't having any luck with the entire number, you can then use the search engines to find out where the area code might be from, or even where the area code and the first three digits lead you. Those can tell you the general region and sometimes the name of the city or town. It's not direct information, but it can be very helpful in your endeavor.

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