Each day, about 50 million people searches take place on Google's Web site.
We use caller ID and screen our phone calls, but what if you could know who's looking you up on
the computer? Now you can and it's free! 10TV shows you how you can find out who's
searching for you online.
Now there is a way to know if your name is being searched and where it is coming from, 10TV's
Kevin Landers reported.
"I can see within minutes if they've actually looked me up," said Doug McGuire, a member of
His Web site, compared to a Facebook for adults, was designed to let professionals control their
Users can post resumes, photos and join groups. It's most popular feature is an alert
system, Landers reported.
"If I'm talking to someone in San Diego, it shows me that somebody in San Diego just searched
for me," McGuire said.
Ziggs sends its users a map when someone searches their name on Google and then clicks on that
user's Ziggs page. Red dots indicate where the search originated.
Click on it and you can see the time, date, place and the search words used to find you.
Ziggs founder Tim DeMello said that anyone who wants to get noticed should get online.
"People spend all kinds of time putting together the perfect resume, finding the perfect tie,
all of these different things. Everything starts with a search on the Internet," DeMello
While most people use Ziggs to build their online persona, others use the Web site for personal
security to avoid a person who will be searching for them, Landers reported.
The company said it would not reveal the names and IP addresses of the people conducting the
searches. According to security experts, someone will eventually figure it out.
More than 13,000 people in Columbus have a Ziggs page and the number is growing, Landers
McGuire said that Ziggs works for him because of the number of alerts he has received.
"Probably since they started this service, I've probably gotten two-or- three hundred
(responses)," McGuire said.