How to Use the Yellow Pages to Find Someone Online

YP.com has multiple search options

What to Know

  • At the Yellow Pages website, open People Search. Select By Name, By Address, or By Phone Number. Enter the information you have.
  • Review the results and, optionally, select View Full Profile to continue the search on Intelius, where some information is free to view.
  • If you only have a company name, enter it at the YP.com home page. Select from the search results to view the profile page.

This article explains how to use the Yellow Pages to find someone online. This information applies to a web browser and the mobile apps available for Android and iOS.

Use the Yellow Pages People Search Tool

YP.com, also called The Real Yellow Pages, is the "traditional" phone directory Yellow Pages placed on the web for easy access. It has a free people search tool where you can run a search by name or do a reverse Yellow Pages search by address or phone number.

The website also includes residential and business listings, maps and directions, local attraction information, questions and answers, and coupons. 

  1. Open the People Search page on the Yellow Pages website. This will take you to a search engine that lets you search through the site's entire directory.

  2. Choose how you want to look up the person:

    • BY NAME: A last name is required but you can also include a first name, city or zip code, and state if you know those details.
    • BY ADDRESS: An address is required to run the reverse address lookup.
    • BY PHONE NUMBER: The reverse search for a phone number lets you enter just a number to see what Yellow Pages can tell you about who it belongs to.
    YP.com people finder search
  3. Review the information that shows up in the results, and optionally select VIEW FULL PROFILE for more details.

    Yellow Pages people finder results

    Following this button will navigate you away from YP.com and take you to a different site called Intelius.

  4. You can continue the person search on Intelius' website.

    Intelius people finder tool

    Please know that not all of the information on Intelius is free to view. You might find a few details that weren't on Yellow Pages, like schools the person attended, relatives, other locations they've lived, and the first few digits of their current and/or past phone numbers. However, continuing with a full report isn't free.

Find a Business on YP.com

If you don't know the person's name, phone number, or address, but you happen to know where they work, Yellow Pages can be used to find the company's address and phone number which you can then use to contact the person.

  1. Open the YP.com home page and type the business name and location.

    Yellow Pages website home page
  2. Select the correct item from the results page.

    YP.com business results list
  3. Review the profile page for the company's contact information.

    Yellow Pages results for Boudreux's

YP.com focuses on United States exclusively, while YP.ca offers Canadian listings.

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