Top 10 searches for companies in Germany

  • #10: Information about an existing company

Search for “Zalando”

  • #9: German market leaders

Search for “world market leader” “large enterprises” “robots”

  • #8: Specialized companies from particular locations

Search for “Blockchain” in “Berlin”

  • #7: Large companies from certain locations

Search for “Bonn” and “large enterprises”

  • #6: People search

Search for “Höttges, Timotheus”

  • #5: Search for suppliers

Search for “Wholesales of metal”

  • #4: Companies from certain industries

Search for “Retail sale of motor vehicles”

  • #3: Companies in certain regions

Search for “Nordrhein-Westfalen”

  • #2: Companies at certain addresses

Search for “Friedrich-Ebert-Allee”

  • And #1: Companies at certain places

Search for “53113” or “Bonn” 

Thus, even after our analyses, regional searches are more numerous than searches for specific topics. 

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Favorite company searches on Companies and Markets

After we have significantly expanded the search possibilities of our portal Companies and Markets some time ago and provided you with the suggestion for search support, today we would like to present you with some current search queries, which should clarify the possibilities of the portal for you and offer you inspiration to formulate your own specific queries. We have grouped the requests according to filter types in order to offer you a simple orientation. So let’s start with a typical scenario:

1. Combination of full text search and location filter

The simplest form of search is to combine a full text search (which also searches company websites) with a filter, e.g. one or more location filters.


Suche Windparks in Niedersachsen

2. Combination of full text search and industry filter:

Instead of a local filter, any other filter can also be used, e.g. an industry filter.

The combination of full-text search and industry filter can also be used to find companies more precisely.

Ebenfalls lassen sich Firmen aus einer Branche finden, die über eine bestimmte Eigenschaft verfügen.

3. Combination of full text search and size filter:

Of course, the full text search can also be combined with a size filter. In this way, for example, unusual companies can be identified.

Suche Kleinstunternehmen mit ISO 9001

4. Combination of industry and size filters:

Of course you can also find suitable companies with a combination of filters without a full text search.

5. Full text search with current time reference:

The full text search can be used for products as well as for technologies or certifications. A time reference is also possible.

6. Full text search with alternative phrases:

Sometimes it is necessary to use the full text search with alternative formulations for the same subject in order to obtain a comprehensive search result.

7. Thinking outside the box:

We would like to encourage you to consider thinking outside the box!

Suche Craft Beer Hersteller in Berlin

Please feel free to share your ideas with us; we look forward to hearing from you!

Tip: In contrast to the general company profile, the Plus profile contains more content intended for users who require background information. This can be done by registering free of charge via Google or LinkedIn.

Implisense API version 1.90 and Update RapidAPI

This week we released another update of our API, version 1.90 is now available. The update is very powerful and improves the usability of the API considerably.

API version 1.90

First, we combined POST /lookup and GET /companies/{id}/data into an endpoint POST /companies/data, which returns the data for the company that comes first in the lookup. So you only need one request instead of two. GET /companies/{id}/data and all other GET /companies/{id}/ endpoints have also been extended so that they now also work with requests such as company names or e-mail addresses (e.g. GET /companies/Implisense/data or GET /companies/ instead of just with the implisense ID. However, this only works with unique company names.

An important new feature is the GET /suggest/{prefix} endpoint, which replaces the old auto-complete. This suggester can propose not only companies (with IDs) to a prefix, but also possible filters (places, industries, sizes), which can then be used in the search.

At the end of this text you will find a complete list of changes.

Implisense on the RapidAPI marketplace

We have also expanded our offer on the RapidAPI marketplace. Beside the company data there is now also the search from our API as German Company Search API available. With it you can easily browse our index via full text search and various filters and find suitable companies for your presentations and campaigns. Remember: Parts of our API can be booked and integrated directly via the RapidAPI marketplace. Billing takes place automatically according to consumption via the marketplace. In this way, the processes of activation, authentication and invoicing can be designed very efficiently. In addition, a subscription to the API on RapidAPI can be cancelled at any time.

We now offer a total of three offers on this marketplace:

  1. German Company Lookup and Activity Check API (free, limited to 1000 requests per month): Provides a lookup function and basic information on all companies listed in the German Commercial Register. Corresponds to the POST /lookup endpoint from our API.
  2. German Company Data API (freemium): Provides detailed data on all companies listed in the German Commercial Register for integration into your end system (CRM, MAS, ERP, etc.). Corresponds to the GET /companies/{id}/data endpoint from our API.
  3. German Company Search API (freemium): Enables the integration of search functionality into your end system. Corresponds to the POST /search endpoint from our API.

We encourage you to try these APIs, all three can be tested for free (the first API is even completely free). We assure you that your end systems will benefit enormously from the fact that they are neither initially empty nor need to be permanently maintained. We look forward to hearing from you about this!

Here you can download the current version of the documentation.

Take a look at the interactive documentation of the Implisense API version 1.90 online here.

Please find more information about the Implisense API here.


  • A new endpoint POST /companies/data is provided, which essentially combines the POST /lookup-endpoint with the GET /companies/{id}/data-endpoint. That is, you can specify lookup attributes to identify a company and then the data for the top hit is returned.
  • In the same spirit all the various GET /companies/{id}/-endpoints (/data, /people, /events, /links, /topics) have been transformed to accept a lookup query in addition to just the id (the id keeps working, of course). So, for example, instead of GET /companies/DEVFCLQFW054/data you can now also request GET /companies/Implisense/data or even GET /companies/ This works well only for companies with unique names, such as Implisense or Scout24, but does not work for companies with more generic names.
  • A new endpoint GET /suggest/{prefix} is provided, which replaces the deprecated /autocomplete-endpoint. This new endpoint is much more powerful in that it returns not only company suggestions, but also suggestions for filters, such as locations or industries.
  • The first result of the /lookup-endpoint is now completely freely available, no authentication is required. The only limitation is that the company url of the resulting company is not included in the output.
  • The /lookup-endpoint now supports a query parameter “size”, which lets you limit the number of results you want to have returned. The maximum number of results (ten) remains unchanged.
  • The “locationsFilter”-attribute for /search and /recommend supports now also five-digit zip codes for Germany (previously only two-digits).
  • The previously deprecated endpoints /autocomplete and /companies/{id}/dataplus have been removed.

Maximum visibility for your business

Many users on Companies and Markets are looking for wholesalers or manufacturers. Are you interested to be better found with your business online in Germany and internationally?

In this way we ensure maximum visibility for your company:

    1. Your company appears in search suggestions for defined keywords.
    2. Your company will be highlighted on search results pages for similar providers.
    3. Your company will be linked to business partners close to the same industry.
    4. Your company data is published in such a way that Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo and specialised company directories can read in this data in a structured manner and thus increase your reach.

Visibility by company profile entry

These are just some of the advantages of having your own company listing on Companies and Markets. The offer is currently under construction and the waiting list has been opened. You have a company in Germany and want maximum visibility? Then register here without obligation.