Can You X-Ray for Profiles? A Simple Test

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Can you X-Ray for profiles on LinkedIn, XING, Facebook, Instagram, Github, Stackoverflow, Meetup, Behance, Quora, Slack, Discord, Snapchat, VK, Slideshare, CrunchBase, etc.? There is a simple way to find out.

Public profiles uniformly have members’ names in the page titles. Pick a common name like Jim Smith or Mary Jones, use it with the intitle: operator and combine with site:<site.com>. If you see profiles in the results, X-Ray is on. That’s it!

Try:

site:LinkedIn.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:XING.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:Facebook.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:Instagram.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:Github.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:Stackoverflow.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:Meetup.com intitle:”jim smith” (uh-oh – previously public Meetup profiles went down)

site:Behance.net intitle:”jim smith”

site:Quora.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:Slack.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:Discord.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:Snapchat.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:VK.com intitle:”jim smith”

site:Slideshare.net intitle:”jim smith”

site:CrunchBase.com intitle:”jim smith”

Additionally, you can examine the resulting profile pages for common structure such as URLs, titles, and standard wording and derive a precise X-Ray template. Keep in mind that sites shift – URLs, page titles, and common wording change, and previously X-Rayable sites may become private.

Join us tomorrow for a repeat of the Advanced X-Ray webinar (only a few seats are left).

 

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