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Online Profile Search Engine

Published 08/12/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Peek You is a revolutionary search engine where you can search for people using their name, username or email address. You can then adjust your search results to refine the results. If you see that the search term you have entered returns far too many results then you can adjust the terms to narrow things down.

Members of the site have profiles and other social components. This means that you can include links to blogs and various other sites. You can also use RSS feeds to keep up to date with blogs quickly and easily. All of these profiles can be edited by pretty much anyone who has an editor account. It’s possible to add pages if there isn’t already a page for them.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Peek You was founded in April 2006 by Michael Hussey. The company is based in New York City and it has received funding from Duggal Dimensions. Competitors of Peek You include LinkedIn, Spock, and Wink.

The creator of Peek You also created RateMyProfessionals and RateMyTeachers. The first site was sold off to MTV but RateMyTeachers is still controlled by Michael Hussey.

What are the differences to other apps?

There is no shortage of search engines on the internet however Peek You isn’t just a normal search engine. Peek You is designed to find people, businesses and schools. It’s possible to use Peek You to track down pretty much anyone in any country all around the world.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Peek You has a nice clean design and feel. This makes it very easy to use, on the main homepage of the site there are popular people which are being searched for at the moment or talked about in the news. There are also various different sections which can make the site even easier to use.

How does the registration process work?

You can use the site without signing up however if you do want to registry then it won’t take very long. The signup form is slightly longer than normal but it’s still fairly short. When filling in the city, state box you should be patient and let the site offer you results once you have typed one part of the city in. This will help you to narrow it down. Rather annoyingly if it doesn’t exist in their database you can’t set your city as that. You will then be sold a number of offers and promotions, if you want to ignore these then simply click on the skip button. You will be sent a confirmation email, just ignore the offers and go to your email box to click the link. This will activate your account and give you full access.

What does it cost to use the application?

Using Peek You to find people is completely free. Registering for an account is also free. The site is supported by adverts which are quite big however these don’t really cause any problems or detract from the usefulness of the website.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Peek You is a useful search engine which can be used to find people. The way that it works is by searching for content on the internet containing the names. This includes social networking sites and many other sites. You can either search using email addresses, screen names, or names. Peek You also has a number of international sites which makes it easy to find people in certain countries.

  • People search engine
  • The international sites make it easy to restrict your search results to a specific country
  • Split into separate areas including work, life and school
  • Possible to restrict the results to certain countries
  • Peek Google can also be used to find out where certain websites are from which can be interesting and occasionally useful

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