It is possible to find out if someone is searching for a specific name online by using a reverse people finder service. A reverse people finder service has access to databases that store and provide this information. This can also help an individual protect their privacy by locating and removing profiles from sites on the Internet.
Another method that can be used to see if someone is searching online for a specific name is to purchase an exact match domain or EMD. Create a website for the EMD and use Google Analytics to track whoever comes to the site. This will not provide information for someone who does not click on the website or for someone who searched that name prior to setting up the site.