Cell Phone Numbers and the SearchBug Day Pass

We recently received a complaint from a customer who purchased a day pass because he was looking for names from cell phone numbers. This is typically called a cell phone number reverse lookup.First a little background on our day pass. It's actually not just for the day, you get the rest of the day you purchase it, plus the full next day until midnight. So, you actually get more than 24 hours. Want to know a secret to get the most time? If you purchase a pass M - F in the morning and it is activated before noon the same day, you would receive 36 hours or more of searches. If for some reason your account is not activated upon purchase, something in your profile triggered our security system and you account is under review. This means someone from our support team will call you the [...]

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Here’s why you shouldn’t put your baby photos online

With all the changes to privacy policies all around the web, it's difficult to keep up. I mean, how many of us actually read, let alone understand all of the legal language built into terms of use. Some sites like searchbug try and keep it simple and in plain English (we actually want people to read it).  But as many sites  grow, and get venture funding, the lawyers start looking at the Terms of use to ensure all liability is mitigated and that the rights of use favor the website shareholders.If you find your eyes glaze over when faced with pages and pages of legalize but you want to use a photo storage or social media site that allows you to upload images and video, it's best to at least read the privacy info. The last thing you want is for your private memories or your kids [...]

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Celebrate May 2014 Holiday with SearchBug Specials

SearchBug celebrates May Day, Cinco De Mayo, National Teacher Day, Mothers Day, Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day and Many others this May 2014.Save up to $50 on annual or $5.00 on monthly subscription prices. Activate your subscription in May and lock in that price for as long as you remain an active subscriber.Here's a list of Holidays celebrated in May 2014.  What's your favorite holiday? Download this holiday listWorkers' Day Mother Goose Day No Pants DayLaw Day, U.S.A. National Day of Prayer Space DayLoyalty Day National Day of Reason International Tuba DayMaharashtra Day Save the Rhino Day Baby DayMay Day Brothers and Sisters Day Indonesia National Education DayWorld Press Freedom Day World Laughter Day National [...]

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How Do Use Your Customer’s Phone Numbers?

Mike owns a company that sell widgets over the telephone to consumers and small businesses.Mike's company acquires phone numbers from public records and other marketing sources. Mike checks the numbers to make sure they are not on the do not call list. Unfortunately, he doesn't check to see if any numbers are cell phones.If Mike's sales people unknowing call cell phones, Mike's company could be fined. How can Mike protect his company? It's Simple. SearchBug.com offers an Identify Phone Type tool which is easy to use.Mike can check the phone numbers using an online self service batch tool to check to see if phone numbers are cell phones. if he needs to check numbers in real time he can use a Searchbug API.This makes Mike very happy since it costs less than a [...]

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How Can You Tell if You’re about to Hire a Turkey?

More of us have experience interviewing for a job opening in the hopes of landing the job, but imagine what it's like to sit on the other side of the table. Imagine you're in charge of your company's well-being. It's up to you to hire the right person for the available job. If the new hire ends up being a "turkey" it will be on your shoulders. The last thing you want for your company is to end up spending hours training a fiasco of sorts. That's a flub you don't want on your record.Instead, as an employer you want to hire someone who is competent. You want someone who can take your company to the next level. Someone who takes the hours of training that you're going to give them and turn it into a valuable wealth of knowledge. To pick out the best new hire for your company [...]

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