Market Research Tools

 

      Listed below are free market research tools to help you save time and produce impressive reports and briefings. 

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Spoke

Spoke provides detailed contact information for more than 60 million employees at over 2.3 million companies. Its data is aggregated from public records, internet data, and uploaded by Spoke members. The directory also contains company overview profiles. Spoke's free service is limited to 25 searches per day, but there are several paid membership options for heavier users.

 

spoke

 

www.spoke.com



DomainTools

DomainTools is a comprehensive domain name intelligence search tool. With records going back over a decade, use this tool to research domain names and find new opportunities to improve your website and protect your brand.

 

domaintools

 

http://www.domaintools.com/



CORI Contracts Library

CORI is a digital library of contract information that contains over 690,000 contract items. Their results contain both executed contracts and contract forms for specific industries. Registration is required, but the service is free.

 

CORI Contracts Library

 

http://ronald.cori.missouri.edu/cori_search/



ZoomInfo - Free Edition

Provides company background, history, news, job openings and executive data.

 

zoominfo

 

www.zoominfo.com



SEC Public Filings

Provides company filings dating back to 1994 and full-text search capabilities are available for the last four years of public company filings. Some documents are formatted with "interactive data" and company listings can be monitored via RSS feed.

 

sec public filings

 

www.sec.gov



Google Insights for Search

Compare search volume patterns for various keywords and filter results by date, categories, and regions to view trending data. Google Insights also displays key headlines as points of reference on the trending graph.

 

google insights

 

http://www.google.com/insights



US Copyright Catalog

Search copyright documents pertaining to books, music, art, periodicals, and any other works published since 1978. Tools are available to determine the copyright status of existing works and obtain copies of copyright documents. Copyright data regarding works published prior to 1978 are also available through this office, but not online.

 

us copyright catalog

 

www.copyright.gov 



ThomasNet

Database of industrial manufacturers, distributors, and service providers. View product catalogs, related white papers, and recent web results for product/service categories. ThomasNet also provides free RFP and Contract Manager tools.

 

thomasnet

 

www.thomasnet.com



TouchGraph

Displays a visual relationship map between a target website or keyword phrase and other related websites using data from Google's index.

 

touchgraph

 

www.touchgraph.com



Seeking Alpha

Provides transcripts of public company conference calls and allows full-text search of the content.

 

 seekingalpha

 

www.seekingalpha.com



Trendwatching

Leading trend firm reviews emerging consumer trends occurring around the globe. Releases monthly briefings based on data collected by a global network of hundreds of individual spotters for accurate trend forecasting.

 

trendwatching

 

www.trendwatching.com



Free Patents Online

Provides advanced search capabilities of patent databases and allows downloading of patents applications and diagrams via PDF format.

 

free patents online

 

www.freepatentsonline.com



Indeed

Allows searching for job openings and limited job trends reports. Queries may be saved and then new results can be automatically sent to you via RSS.

 

indeed.com

 

www.indeed.com



WayBack Machine

WayBack Machine allows you to view the changes made to a website over time. Its archive contains 150 billion webpages that date back to 1996. Helps identify trends and patterns evidenced by the evolution of your competitor's websites.

 

wayback machine

 

 web.archive.org



Hoovers - Free Edition

Free financial and background information on thousands of public and private companies. Also provides limited executive data and brief competitive landscape surveys.

 

hoovers

 

www.hoovers.com