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Does google sell lists of people that simply search for your business?

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  1. CK123

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    I didn't know where to post this but the lounge seemed appropriate. I bring my question here because if anyone knows the answer, it's this community. The question is:

    Does google sell the act of simply searching for something?

    I ask because I used google to search for mosques in my area as I saw a new on going up. I browsed through the search results and found the one I was looking for. I clicked on the link to their site. Note, the link was not an ad. I read a little bit about them and then closed the browser.

    The next day I got a call from this mosque welcoming me to the community...

    Now, either they are called all 150k people in my area or they knew I was at their site. How could they know that if I didn't give any information?
     
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    Coincidence?
    Is your community mainly Muslim?
    If not, then they probably just used the telephone directory and called those people with Muslim names.
     
  4. CK123

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    There is a small muslim community around here. I am not muslim, was just curious about a building I saw going up. My neighborhood is not predominately muslim either.

    Could be a coincidence but seems very unlikely.
     
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    If you just moved in and hooked up utilities the utility company could have sold the info.

    There are list companies that gather info on new mortgages, deed exchanges and the like where they could have gotten the info.

    There are a myriad of ways that companies/churches and others that are looking to grow via new residents can get your phone number and address.

    I doubt it was Google though.
     
  6. CK123

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    Thanks for the response.

    I have lived at this location for over a decade, so it's not related to relocating.

    Very curious
     
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    They blew it on the "Welcome", didn't they?
     
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    No harm in ringing up the Mosque and just asking them where they got your details.
     
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    Since we are talking about Muslims, Ramazan Mubarak to all Muslim brothers and sisters. Let this holy month of Ramadan bring joy and happiness (or lot of money, that's fine too)
     
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