Yellow Pages - YP.com

Yellow Pages on the Web: a brief introduction:

The Yellow Pages online is the "traditional" phone directory Yellow Pages placed on the Web for easy access. This useful site offer residential and business listings, as well as maps, directions, and local attraction information. You can also create "collections" of useful links, as well as take advantage of local coupons. 

The Yellow Pages online is the Web-based manifestation of the traditional Yellow Pages, which were originated in 1886 by Ruben Donnelly.

The Yellow Pages online offers local listings, business directories, and free people search resources. YP.com focuses on United States listings exclusively, while Yellowpages.ca offers Canadian listings.

In addition to information directories and local listings, the Yellow Pages online also offers maps and driving directions, easily customized to include local gas stations, hotels, restaurants, etc.

How to find a business using the Yellow Pages:

Finding a business on the Yellow Pages online is quite streamlined: simply type in the name of the business you're looking for into the search box, as well as the city and state, and YP.com will return a list of results, usually geo-targeted at your specific location.

Results can be filtered by location, ratings, neighborhood, feature, etc. and also include maps, company websites, and phone numbers.

How to find someone using the Yellow Pages:

The Yellow Pages online offers a number of ways to find people for free in its listings, including:

  • By name: A last name is required in order to use this search. Results include name, address, and phone number (if available).
  • By phone number: Type in a phone number (including area code), and if the number is publicly accessible, a reverse lookup result will come back that includes the phone number, who it belongs to, and any applicable addresses (for more about reverse lookups, read Free Reverse Phone Lookup).
  • Address: A full street address, including city or zip code, is required.

Local Yellow Pages listings:

Local listings for major metropolitan areas include travel planning resources, local attractions, and popular categories ranging from plumbers to veterinarians (organized alphabetically).

Not Your Mama's Yellow Pages

We're all used to the standard big book of phone numbers dumped on our front porches, but as the Internet has evolved to become a bigger part of our lives than ever, that big book is becoming more and more obsolete. Using the Yellow Pages online to find what what previously could take quite a bit of effort is an amazing timesaver.