Online sources of information december 2010

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In her "Online Sources of Information" webinar (March 2011), PI Cynthia Navarro listed her favorite resources for finding information about companies and individuals.

In her "Online Sources of Information" webinar (March 2011), PI Cynthia Navarro listed her favorite resources for finding information about companies and individuals.

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  • 1. Some Places to Check Out!General • Google.com • Bing.com • Blogsearchengine.com • Inc.com • Guidestar.com • Nozasearch.com - (previously Grantsmart.com) • Jigsaw.com • Alltheweb.com • Search.org • Crimeanalysts.com • Zoominfo.com • State public data bases • Archive.org - (check what a website looked like back to 1996) • Technorati.com - (blog search engine) • Secinfo.com - (info on publicly held companies) • Crunchbase.com • Wikipedia.org • Craigslist - (auction and personals) • Ebay.com - (auction site, great for locating items or to id someone selling) • Zabasearch.com - (residential listings and more) • Pipl.com - (this is great even if you think you have checked everything)Business Search Engines • Numberway.com (international white and yellow pages) • Search.bbb.org (Better Business Bureau) • Allbusiness.com • Trendwatching.com (consumer trends firm) • Jayde.com (B2B search engine) • PCworld.directorym.com 1 December 2010 Finnegan’s Way – 22568 Mission Blvd #144, Hayward CA 94541 Office 510-886-5150 Cell: 510-909-4327 Cynthia@finnegans-way.com
  • 2. • Where2go.com (business directories worldwide) • Kompass.com (B2B search engine)Search Engines US • Google.com • Yahoo.com • Lygo.com • MSN.com • Bing.com • Dogpile.com • About.com • Kartoo.com (retrieves with text and pic of webpage/thumbnails) • Altavista.com • Alltheweb.com • Mamm.com (meta search engine) • A9.com (searches from e-commerce sites) • Quinturq.com (provides additional words to use and refine search for relevant information) • Clipblast.com (worlds largest video search) • like.com (search and shop visually) • topix.com (check out what is going on by specific area) • Yippy.com (they don’t track your activities! Played around with it and found something that google didn’t! ) • Zabasearch.com • ZoomInfo.comInternational Search Engines • Sympatico.com (CANADA) • Yahoo.com (ADVANCED-102 COUNTRIES) • Sensis.com.au (AUSTRALIA DON’T FORGET THE .AU) • Ansearch.com (AUSTRALIA) • ch.altavista.com (SWITZERLAND plus other countries) • Suche.freenet.de (GERMANY) 2 December 2010 Finnegan’s Way – 22568 Mission Blvd #144, Hayward CA 94541 Office 510-886-5150 Cell: 510-909-4327 Cynthia@finnegans-way.com
  • 3. • arianna.libero.it (ITALY)More International stuff • Made-in-China.com- (connect with manufactures) • Corporateinformation.com – (Company analysis‘ paid service) • Thepaperboy.com - (international and national papers) • Kidon.com- (links to global newspapers) • Asianproducts.com – (find manufactures and businesses) • Fita.org – (import/export trade leads) • Alibaba.com (by country/region products, suppliers and buyers)Personal Social Networking Communities • Facebook.com • MySpace.com • Hi5.com (India, Brazil ) • Friendster.com • Flickr.com (find that photo) • Imeem.com (share your favorite music with others) • Friendwise.com • Downelink.com • YouTube.com • Xanga.com • mocospace.com (similar to myspace) • Bebo.com • Wadja.com (social and mobile real-time content network)Business Social Networking Communties • Linkedin.com • Spoke.com • Zoominfo.com • Plaxo.com 3 December 2010 Finnegan’s Way – 22568 Mission Blvd #144, Hayward CA 94541 Office 510-886-5150 Cell: 510-909-4327 Cynthia@finnegans-way.com
  • 4. • Ryze.com • MySpace.com • Fastpitchnetworking.com • Twitter.com ((follow business/individuals) • FohBoh.com • Xing.com • Jigsaw.com • TopLinked.com • Anywho.com (this includes reverse lookup) • Yelp.comPeople Search • Switchboard.com • Whowhere.com • Infobel.com/teldir (covers 216 countries) • DexOnline.com (includes government phone listings) •Blog sites • Blogger • Livejournal • Skyblogs • Technorati • Deadjournal • Greatestjournal • TypepadSocial Networking Tools • Thebrain.com (mapping your cases out) • Kurrently.com (search facebook and twitter posts) • Youropenbook.org (search Facebook updates for fun search: boss moron) • Tweetdeck (love this!!!!) • Crunchbase.com (free database of tech companies, people and investors) 4 December 2010 Finnegan’s Way – 22568 Mission Blvd #144, Hayward CA 94541 Office 510-886-5150 Cell: 510-909-4327 Cynthia@finnegans-way.com
  • 5. Some random sites • cluuz.com (search engine with visual display) • expatfinder.com (foreign country skip tracing) • geobytes.com/FreeServices.htm (geolocation and IP tracing) • theinmatelocator.com/Home_Page.html (National inmate locator) • lococitato.com (MySpace and Web 2.0 search tools) • melissadata.com/lookups/index.htm (USPS address verification and other tools, but not everything is for free) • Pandora.com (internet radio) • Parkopedia.com (find parking worldwide) • Thefreelibrary.com • Browsys.com (Thanks Dave Toddington; organize web pages in virtual folders that can be created, accessed, edited and shared) • Dotsub.com (videos that can be translated and put in multiple language subtitles for videos across all platforms)Mobile social friendly sites • mySpace • facebook • linkedin • sociallight • tweetgeek • flickr • groovr • mocospace • placestodo • loopt • loopt.com/mix • Yelp • Dodgeball • Twitter 5 December 2010 Finnegan’s Way – 22568 Mission Blvd #144, Hayward CA 94541 Office 510-886-5150 Cell: 510-909-4327 Cynthia@finnegans-way.com
  • 6. •Online Dictionaries • http://www.riceplate.com/rap/rap.php (Bay Area Hip Hop Dictionary) • http://www.urbandictionary.comDon’t forget • Change your Google search preferences for number of Results for the page from the standard “10” to “100” • When searching use the Math commands +(add), - (exclude), * (wildcard- fill in the blank) • Use terms like AND, OR, NOT, NEAR/2 (depending on the site) • Use other names/spellings like Robert, Rob, Bob, Bobby • Add to your search string things like, profession, sports, spouses name, kids name, - “Cynthia Navarro” +soccer or “Cynthia Navarro” investigator • Look for images while you’re at it • Google is great for searching those “private” social networking sites. You may come up with a previous “public” posting or something listed under their friends profile • Don’t forget to capture your findings; they may not be there later! • When searching, check out Videos and News • If you have an address, use Maps as well •Tools for Capturing Acrobat – don’t forget this is not perfect, watch your margins (may need to use landscape), it does not pick up multi layers, it is not only great for page captures, but capturing an entire website, www.adobe.com Snagit 8 – great for capturing a region, window, full screen, webpage and webpage keeping links plus more - www.techsmith.com 6 December 2010 Finnegan’s Way – 22568 Mission Blvd #144, Hayward CA 94541 Office 510-886-5150 Cell: 510-909-4327 Cynthia@finnegans-way.com
  • 7. Camtasia Studio – great for capturing video- www.techsmith.com WebCase – new product that shows to be very exciting for the online investigator (corp edition and law enforcement edition). Check out their website for additional information - www.veresoftware.comCheck out these Books Business Background Investigations by Cynthia Hetherington Online Competitive Intelligence by Helen P Burwell The Manual to Online Public Records by Sankey & Hetherington www.PIstore.com check out by category for you interestSubscription DatabasesCpclear.com (Cynthia Hetherington’s new find, next generation online source)IQdata.comTracers.comFactivia.com (articles, great service)irbsearch.com (my favorite)knowx.com (subscription database owned by ChoicePoint)lexisnexis.com(subscription database public records and legal research)locateplus.commasterfiles.commerlindata.comPACER.PSC.USCOURTS.GOV/(subscription database – Federal court records)*things to remember, always use more than one database to verify and check tosee how current the information is you are getting**we are just listing a few sites to check out…there are many that are not listed***have fun and learn what you can, this is the future 7 December 2010 Finnegan’s Way – 22568 Mission Blvd #144, Hayward CA 94541 Office 510-886-5150 Cell: 510-909-4327 Cynthia@finnegans-way.com