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Finding Addresses GraphicOkay, we’ve all been there. We need an address fast and we don’t have time to thumb through the millions of names in a phone book. If you’re still using the old paper phone book to find addresses and phone numbers, it’s time that you came out of the dark ages and stepped into the light.

Tech savvy people don’t just use their computers for word processing like the computers of 20 years ago. Nowadays, computers are commonly used for finding information on the Internet.

Today I’ll show you how to find and address for free with a cool and free service by the name of AnyWho. Before I really get started, let me just say that the reason I chose to feature the AnyWho service today is because they haven’t (at least yet) stooped to the level that other big name address finder websites have lowered themselves to.

Many of the most popular websites have changed their services so that when you do a search, the first result at the top of the page is displayed in the box that is labeled “Sponsored Links”. Since it’s the first result, it would seem logical that this is the result you’re looking for but when you click on the name to see the address and phone number for the person, you’re taken to a website that wants you to pay to use it!

If you look just below that “Sponsored Links” box, these big name address finder services have a list of results that they have “innocently” labeled “Additional Suggestions”. What I find irritating is that the names in the additional suggestions column are actually the names that are listed in the phone book. Instead of them showing you the phone number, you have to click a link to see it. I find it quite pathetic that these well known websites are doing this. Granted, they have labeled the “Sponsored Links” as such but labeling the actual results as “Additional Suggestions” implies that the first name in the sponsored area is the result that will most likely contain the information you’re searching for. I just don’t agree with these tactics so I won’t endorse them.

AnyWho is A Powerful Free Address Finder By Name Service

If you don’t have AnyWho bookmarked on your computer, you really should because once you realize how handy this website is, I think you’ll use it quite frequently. The address for the site I’m referring to is www.anywho.com. When you’re using this free address finder service, you’ll notice that you have four choices to choose between. They are Yellow Pages, White Pages, Reverse Lookup, Area/Zip Code Lookup, and Maps. The first two options are the ones that you’ll use most often.

Option #1: The AnyWho Free Business Address Finder Service

The “Yellow Pages” option is the place to go if you’re looking for an address or phone number for a business. All you have to do is enter the type of business or the name of the business that you are looking for in the first box, the city in the second box, and click the “Find” button.

Option #2: The AnyWho Free People Address Finder Service

You should select the “White Pages” option if you want to use their free home address finder service. To use it you simply enter the person’s first name, last name, city or zip, and the state. Then you click the “Find” button. If the person’s name is listed in the phone book, the results will be displayed. A handy address finder map will also automatically be displayed below the results.

Option #3: Free Address Finder by Phone Number Search

If you have a phone number and you want to find an address associated with it or the name of the person the phone number belongs to, click on the “Reverse Lookup” option. All you have to do is enter the phone number (area code included) into the box and click the “Find” button. If the number is actually a listed number, any information about the number will be displayed in the search results.

If after searching for the address you are looking for, you don’t find it, AnyWho has a link to a service called Inetlius that you can pay to use that might be able to find information that isn’t easily available.

I hope this article was helpful to you! If it was, why not take a minute and share it with your friends by Tweeting it or liking it on Facebook! I would really appreciate the help.

Sources: www.anywho.com/whitepages

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