Questions and answers on how to find people on Vebidoo

Vebidoo grows. Vebidoo is growing fast. Vebidoo started growing over the past nine months with several million visitors per month. No wonder that the increasing user numbers also lead to more people that contact the Vebidoo support with questions.
We compiled the most frequently asked questions and answers in order to explain why a people search engine does what it does: Search information about people, find, and show it.

What data will be searched?

Vebidoo searches for all personal data that it accessible for the public on the Internet: profiles from social networks, phone numbers, photos, pictures, videos, books, domains, blogs, and much more.

Vebidoo makes a significant contribution to show which data is freely accessible on the Internet connected with a name or person (or about one self).

Where is the data coming from?

The displayed data on Vebidoo originates from different sources (primarily from own
algorithms, APIs, and searches on popular internet search engines).
Moreover, Vebidoo cooperates with a variety of Internet portals.

How can I prevent that personal data is displayed?

Vebidoo’s results are linked with the corresponding source. If the personal information is
removed from the source, Vebidoo will not be able to show any data anymore. Information
must be always deleted directly from the respective source. Search engines, such as Vebidoo, only find what is published on the Internet.
If you are website owner and do not want that your content (images, text, etc.) are found by search engines, you may deny the search engine crawlers access to your website.

Further details can be found here:
Google: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=156449

BING and Yahoo: http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=content&y=PROD_SRCH&locale=en_DE&id=SLN2214&impressions=true

What due diligence has an Internet user?

The basic rule: What you do not want to make traceable on the Internet, you should not publish it there. Information on the Internet is like promotional pens or giveaways. Are they out of your hand, they will be disseminated and used. If you do not agree with that, you should not even produce the pens or giveaways.
Social networks offer so many opportunities to protect the privacy of users:

Privacy settings in Facebook:
Menu item “Account” -> “Privacy Settings”

Privacy Settings on Twitter:
menu item “Profile” -> “Edit Profile” -> Define Settings for personal data -> View “Account”

LinkedIn Privacy Settings:
menu User -> Define settings for public visibility -> “Settings”

Privacy settings on MySpace:
click on “My Myspace” -> “My Privacy ->” Privacy “-> Profile settings visibility set

“Non-public” profiles cannot be found and displayed by search engines.
However, one should consider the response time of search engines: If, for example, a public
Facebook profile was set to “not public”, it will take several days for search engines to recognize the change and not display the results anymore.

Information that was public once is very hard to remove completely from the Internet. This should always be taken into consideration BEFORE publishing something on the World Wide Web.