Combine Reverse Image with Boolean Search to Find Who Likes What

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Here is a neat trick involving a “part-visual” search.

Did you know that, in Google Images, you can combine reverse image search with additional search parameters such as X-Ray? Neither Yandex, no Bing offer to enter anything else when you upload an image.

The search pictured above finds public LinkedIn profiles in a unique way; here is how.

Since Google captures profile activity, including shares and likes when it gets a copy of each profile, you will find people who share that they got certified or “like” that their colleague got certified. Searching for likes (which reminds us of Facebook!) is not possible within LinkedIn.com. But this example “multi-media” search will find us people who know others who are certified and could be certified themselves.

So – you can search for likes from Google.

You can also expand the technology from the search for AWS-Certified people to search for anything expressed by a logo or an image – think organizations, skills, or technologies.

Here is another example. These people either posted “I am hiring” or liked someone else’s post:

Many more people “like” something vs. posting themselves. Those who are “passively” open to a new job would often hang out on LinkedIn and “like” job posts of interest. We can locate them this way. They are potential candidates or references.

Can you think of other creative combinations of searching by words and images together?

 

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