The internet makes communication and locating individuals, companies and organizations much easier than it used to be. White Pages is an application that takes this concept and enhances it through a free tool that any internet visitor can utilize. Through WhitePages, people and businesses can be found using names, locations, and phone numbers. By supplying a few pieces of information, users can quickly find what or who they are searching for.Show more screenshots »
WhitePages started out as a small hobby website, created by former investment banker Alex Algard. Registered in 1996 and officially launched in 1997, Algard’s creation quickly expanded. In 1999, WhitePages saw one million unique visitors every month. In 2000 the site was incorporated. It has continued to thrive, currently employing over one hundred individuals. Today, it even provides backend data for other popular searches, including MSN, Verizon, and the Yellow Pages website.
WhitePages stands out because of the way it brought a much needed function to the average person. Without paying a fee, users can perform a search and get results based on their chosen criteria. The site’s popularity stemmed from its accessibility and the general need for such a tool. Regardless of who a visitor is, how much money they have, what industry they are in, or where they are located, WhitePages can help them find the people and organizations they are searching for.
The simple appearance of WhitePages is ideal to create a friendly, welcoming environment for visitors. The layout is very basic, which makes locating the search functions easy. Rather than relying on fluff and distracting graphics, White Pages lets the service offered through its searches draw in visitors. Regardless of the computer user’s skill level, the White Pages website is very easy to navigate and use.
Frequent visitors to the WhitePages website may wish to create their own account. To do so, click the green “sign in” button in the top right hand corner of the homepage. Users are given three options, to sign in using their Yahoo, Google, or Windows Live ID account. Those who prefer can create a new White Pages account by clicking the “Create a Free White Pages account” link. The entire account creation process is very simple and requires only a few main pieces of information, starting with a valid email address and a password. After clicking continue, users are asked to add their member listing, which includes a first and last name, type of listing (home or work), and zip code. Option information can be added, including household member names, street address, home phone number, a cell phone, and web pages option. An email verification is required to finalize account creation.
WhitePages accounts are offered to all users for free. This helps expand the potential of this helpful internet service. With a cost-free account, more users, from individuals to businesses, will be inclined to sign up and maintain their information. Users can contact other users through a send email function as well as review their location details.
WhitePages is one of those few services that can appeal to anyone. As long as there is internet access, there will be someone in search of a person or business. White Pages brings an easy to use tool that allows even a basic skill level internet user perform a search and get results. The free account option also makes this service accessible to anyone.