How SimpleContacts Works (behind the scenes story)

At SimpleContacts, we are building a social media search engine. Have you ever wondered how this process unfolds? Let's delve into the intricate mechanics of how SimpleContacts works.

Just like renowned search engines such as Google and Bing, SimpleContacts employs a technique known as web crawling. Using web crawlers—automated scripts or "bots"—we traverse the vast expanse of the internet, visiting web pages, reading their content, and then indexing them. These crawlers can quickly scan numerous sites in a short span, ensuring that our database remains extensive and updated.

While traditional search engines might index a wide array of websites, SimpleContacts narrows its focus primarily on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, various blogs, and other online communities. Additionally, we pull data from publicly available records. This targeted approach ensures that when you search for an individual, the results you receive are specifically tuned to personal profiles and relevant data.

Once our web crawlers fetch the data, the next step is data aggregation. This involves sorting, organizing, and compiling the vast amount of information into coherent, individual profiles. Through our advanced algorithms, we ensure that data from various sources is cohesively merged, eliminating redundancies and presenting a comprehensive view of an individual's online footprint.

While our primary focus is people search within social media and public records, our methodology echoes the principles used by giants like Google and Bing. However, instead of providing broad results spanning multiple topics, we fine-tune our searches to concentrate on personal identities. This refined focus means that users get precise, relevant, and detailed results every time.

Recognizing the dynamic nature of online data, SimpleContacts continually updates its database. Our crawlers revisit indexed sites at regular intervals, ensuring that the profiles you view are as current as possible.

While our aim is to offer comprehensive profiles, we prioritize user privacy and data integrity. Our search results are limited to publicly shared information. If anyone believes their information shouldn't be in our database or notices any inaccuracies, they can opt out.