The Internet is one big search crazy world. Everybody online is searching for something weather it be on a website or by using a popular search engine like Google or Yahoo. I bet you are wondering what exactly people are searching for. If you are like most people your first guess might be something sex related and your are partially right, but believe it or not a majority of the searches on the Internet made daily are people related searches. The number is estimated to be around 30% and is rising yearly.
People go online to search for names of actors or actresses or their favorite rock star. Some people just want to type in the name of someone they know and find out what they have been up to. Many people are just trying to get back in touch with lost friends or relatives or maybe they want to run a background check on somebody to see if they have a criminal record.
There are many resources available to people online that are free to use that can help them in finding people or doing a background check. There are sites that have huge databases of names and addresses that are there for you to access and research online. Everything from a reverse phone search to a high school reunion finder is available to you or maybe you just want to do a background check on a employee or new tenant using a social security number search.
You can try using some free tools yourself to see exactly what people are searching for at this very moment. The new Google Insights for Search tool is a great new online resource to see a historical graph of top searches in many categories around the world. Simply type in a keyword and it will return a number of rising search terms and trends happening right now.