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Google Social Network Transforms

Modified on: Fri, 12 Aug, 2022 at 5:03 PM

Overview

The Google Social Network Transforms help investigators search for people and aliases in major social media networks for free.


Powered by The Google Programmable Search Engine, 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/


You can also read more about the Google Social Network Transforms on our website here.


Using your own Engine ID


Please note: Should you want to use your own Engine ID, you need to use your own API key as well


Maltego can see the most frequent customer queries run (in an aggregated manner, and not for specific customers). If you do not wish this to be seen by Maltego, you can insert your own Engine ID. The process to do so is outlined below.


To create a Programmable Search Engine and get the Engine ID (adapted from https://developers.google.com/custom-search/docs/tutorial/creatingcse) please follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Sign into Control Panel using your Google account (register a Google account if you don't have one).
  2. In the Sites to search section, add the page you want to include in your search engine. For the Transforms to function optimally, you will have to create one search engine per Transform and site.


The Search Engine sites must match the sites searched for by the respective Transforms. Also, be sure to turn off the Search the entire web option to get the most results.


An example of the search engine configuration for the To LinkedIn profile can be seen in the image below.


  1. Click Create. 
  2. Copy the Search Engine ID. 
  3. To insert the Engine ID into Maltego, search for the corresponding Transform, and click the wrench icon to configure it. 
  4. Insert your custom Engine ID into the options.


A list of all the Google Social Network Transforms for Maltego, powered by the Google Programmable Search Engine, can be found below.


Google Social Network Transforms

To LinkedIn profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for LinkedIn Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for LinkedInstring truefalsefalse
Locale (en_US, de_DE, ru_RU and etc)string truetruefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo LinkedIn profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Transform Namemaltego.cse.person_to_linkedin_profiles
Input Entitiesmaltego.Person
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for LinkedIn Profiles using Google.

To Instagram profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for Instagram Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Instagramstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Instagram profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for Instagram Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_instagram_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_instagram_profilesmaltego.Alias

To VK profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for VK Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for VKontaktestring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo VK profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for VK Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_vk_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_vk_profilesmaltego.Alias

To Reddit profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for Reddit Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Redditstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Reddit profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for Reddit Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_reddit_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_reddit_profilesmaltego.Alias

To Twitter profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for Twitter Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Twitterstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Twitter profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for Twitter Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_twitter_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_twitter_profilesmaltego.Alias

To GitHub profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for GitHub Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for GitHubstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo GitHub profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for GitHub Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_github_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_github_profilesmaltego.Alias

To Facebook profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for Facebook Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Facebookstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Facebook profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for Facebook Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_facebook_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_facebook_profilesmaltego.Alias

To MySpace profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for MySpace Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for MySpacestring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo MySpace profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for MySpace Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_myspace_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_myspace_profilesmaltego.Alias

To YouTube profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for YouTube Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for YouTubestring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo YouTube profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for YouTube Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_youtube_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_youtube_profilesmaltego.Alias

To TikTok profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for TikTok Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for TikTokstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo TikTok profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for TikTok Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_tiktok_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_tiktok_profilesmaltego.Alias

To Weibo profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for Weibo Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Weibostring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Weibo profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for Weibo Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_weibo_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_weibo_profilesmaltego.Alias

To Snapchat profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for Snapchat profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Snapchatstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Snapchat profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for Snapchat Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_snapchat_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_snapchat_profilesmaltego.Alias

To Telegram profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for Telegram Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Telegramstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Telegram profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for Telegram Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_telegram_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_telegram_profilesmaltego.Alias

To Pinterest profiles [Google]

Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Pintereststring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Pinterest profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation

Variants

Transform NameInput EntitiesShort Description
maltego.cse.person_to_pinterest_profilesmaltego.PersonThis Transform will search for Pinterest Profiles using Google.
maltego.cse.alias_to_pinterest_profilesmaltego.AliasThis Transform will search for pinterest Profiles using Google.

To Quora profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for Quora Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Quorastring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Quora profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for Quora Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_quora_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_quora_profilesmaltego.Alias

To OK profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for OK Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for OKstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo OK profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for OK Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_ok_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_ok_profilesmaltego.Alias

To Twitch profiles [Google]

Description

This Transform will search for Twitch Profiles using Google.


Transform Settings

Display NameSetting TypeDefault ValueOptionalPopupAuthentication
API Keystring truefalsefalse
Additional keywords (use space as a delimiter)string truetruefalse
Engine ID for Twitchstring truefalsefalse

Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Twitch profiles [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Output Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Short DescriptionThis Transform will search for Twitch Profiles using Google.

Variants

Transform NameInput Entities
maltego.cse.person_to_twitch_profilesmaltego.Person
maltego.cse.alias_to_twitch_profilesmaltego.Alias

To Person [Google]

Description

Get Person from Affiliation using Google.


Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Person [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Transform Namemaltego.cse.affiliation_to_person
Input Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Output Entitiesmaltego.Person
Short DescriptionGet Person from Affiliation using Google.

To Alias [Google]

Description

Get Alias from Affiliation using Google.


Transform Meta Info

InformationValue
Display NameTo Alias [Google]
Owner 
AuthorMaltego Technologies
Data SourceGoogle
Transform Namemaltego.cse.affiliation_to_alias
Input Entitiesmaltego.Affiliation
Output Entitiesmaltego.Alias
Short DescriptionGet Alias from Affiliation using Google.

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