Monday, February 26, 2007

Search People on the Web

Pipl's query-engine will help you find deep web pages that cannot be found on regular search engines like Google and Yahoo.

Unlike a typical search-engine, Pipl is designed to retrieve information in real-time from the deep web

There are various reasons why you might need to search for people, you may need to find a lost relative, an old flame, a classmate or a business contact; but if you are using a search engine such as Google or Yahoo to search for people you have probably realized by now that it might work in some cases but in most cases it won't. As if this is not bad enough, even when it "works" you will most likely find articles about the person or pages where he is mantioned but not their personal profiles, contact info, publications or public records.

Also known as "invisible web", the term "deep web" refers to a vast repository of underlying content, such as documents in online databases that general-purpose web crawlers cannot reach. The deep web content is estimated at 500 times that of the surface web, yet has remained mostly untapped due to the limitations of traditional search engines.

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