How to Use the Yellow Pages to Find Someone Online

YP.com has multiple search options

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.

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

You can use YP.com through a web browser or with the mobile app which is available for Android and iOS.

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

Use the Yellow Pages People Search Tool

  1. Open the People Search page on the Yellow Pages website. This will take you to a search engine on YP.com that lets you search through the site's white pages 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 on YP.com 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. This is also how it works for a similar people search site operated by YP called AnyWho.

  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. If you need to, filter the items by category, features, neighborhoods, and more to narrow down what you see and help you find the business you're looking for.

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

    Yellow Pages results for Boudreux's