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Google Social Network Transforms

By Maltego Technologies
Search for people and aliases in major social media networks.
# Personal Identifiers # Fraud & Abuse # Journalists & Researchers
Google Programmable Search Engine Transforms for Maltego

Google Social Network Transforms for Maltego 

Google Programmable Search Engine (GPSE) is a platform provided by Google that allows web developers to feature specialized information in web searches, refine and categorize queries and create customized search engines, based on Google Search.

Google Social Network Transforms are Maltego Transforms for the GPSE API. These Transforms help investigators search for people and aliases in major social media networks for free. 

Note: Maltego can see the most frequent customer queries (in an aggregated manner, not of specific customers). If the customer doesn’t want this to be seen by Maltego, then they can insert their own GPSE API Key and Engine ID. Follow steps listed here to add your own Engine ID and API Key.

Google Social Network Transforms implementation in Maltego

Typical Users of Google Programmable Search Engine Transforms

  • Law Enforcement
  • Investigative Journalists
  • Trust & Safety Teams

Integration Benefits

Find Social Media Profiles

Using the Google Programmable Search Engine Transforms, investigators can now quickly find social media profiles matching the name and/or alias of a person of interest for free.

Leverage Google Programmable Search Engine Transforms for

Map Online Footprint

By progressively discovering different usernames (and names) of a person, investigators can map their online footprint and social network/interactions. Investigators can then further build upon this information in their person-of-interest investigations.
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About Google Programmable Search Engine

Google Programmable Search Engine is a platform provided by Google that allows web developers to feature specialized information in web searches, refine and categorize queries and create customized search engines, based on Google Search. 

To learn more, visit https://programmablesearchengine.google.com/about/.