User FAQs

What is Social Detection™ and why would anyone use it

Social Detection : Many users have tried alternative paid sites that either provide old or inaccurate information leaving the user frustrated and wanting more. Built by seasoned private investigators, Social Detection  is the industry leader when it comes to analyzing “big data.” Social Detection  does not simply discover public or social data, Social Detection™ discovers everything data. The latest addition is the Social Detection Predictive Scoring Analytics.  This unique proprietary algorithm measures relevant data while simultaneously examining trillions of pieces of publicly relevant data from millions of websites. All done while aggregating social data from the surface and deep web as well as stored data not found through a typical Google, Yahoo or Bing search.

Who can use Social Detection™ ?

Insurance carriers, TPA’s, law firms, private investigators, law enforcement and universities. None of these users can use Social Detection  for any illegal use.

Is using Social Detection™ legal?

Yes. Social Detection only gathers online information that is open to the public.

Will a subject know they were being searched?

No, Social Detection is completely anonymous.

What kind of information does Social Detection™ provide me with?

Everything from photos, videos, resumes, comments, likes, relatives, associates, employers, education, usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, vacation plans, online dating information, scores/times from sporting activities and a myriad of additional information.

What is the difference between Social Detection™ and a Google search?

Google receives billions upon billions of queries from businesses, consumers, students and curious individuals from 0ver 180 countries in over 145 different languages each day. Many of these users don't realize the large volume content hidden beyond the reach of popular search engine indexes in website databases comprising the Deep Web. The corpus of digital information in existence - structured, semi structured and unstructured-forms a continuously expanding universe of information referred to as "Big Data." The deep web provides a glimpse into the lives of individuals that wouldn't normally be found on the surface web. Results will vary when it comes to scraping the deep web and must be examined closely. As of 2001 the Deep Web was approximately 400-500 times the size of the Surface Web. Social Detection™ is the only real-time data analytic search service that returns “organic results." Social Detection a unique proprietary algorithm measures relevant data while simultaneously examining trillions of pieces of publicly relevant data from millions of websites.

How does Social Detection™ work?

Clicking the start button unleashes the Social Detection raw, real-time data analytical power. While searching billions of records and identifying relevant data, Social Detection™  is simultaneously filtering out insignificant information for normalization (normalization is the process of organizing the fields and tables of a relational databases to minimize redundancy and dependency) and enrichment of that data to prepare it for analytics. The deep web provides a glimpse into the lives of individuals that would not normally be found on the surface web. The deep web is filled with complex search returns. Results will vary when harvesting hidden data and must be examined closely. Today’s internet is significantly bigger with an estimated 555 million domains, each containing thousands or millions of unique webpages. As the web continues to grow, so too will the Deep Web and the value attained from Deep Web content. Social Detection can expedite the search inquiry with precision and business models that could help any organization beat the competition to the "data punch."

But is it fast?

In the "manual world" of searching the internet, it can typically take up to 10 hours or more to provide a thorough search result of a single individual. The act of re-examining information you've already found is evident by the results that are provided over and over and over again in a typical Google, Bing or Yahoo search. Normally the 1st 3 pages of a Google result is filled with "vulture sites", sites that suck you in with information that appears relevant then redirects you to irrelevant paid sites... This wastes time and money. By design, Social Detection removes these "vulture sites" to allow the user to analyze only relevantdata to your subject search, in a shorter period of time; no need to muddle through thousands of irrelevant webpages and sites. The simple fact is this, Social Detection search is completed in real time.

What is the surface web?

The surface Web (also known as the visible Web) is that portion of the World Wide Web that is indexable by conventional search engines. Search engines construct a database of the Web by using programs called spiders that begin with a list of known Web pages. The spider gets a copy of each page and indexes it, storing useful information that will let the page be quickly retrieved again later.

What is the deep web?

The Deep Web (also called the Invisible Web, or the hidden Web) is World Wide Web content that is not part of the Surface Web, which is indexed by standard search engines. Most of the Web's information is buried far down on dynamically generated sites, and standard search engines do not find it. Traditional search engines cannot "see" or retrieve content in the deep Web—those pages do not exist until they are created dynamically as the result of a specific search.

How not to use Social Detection™

Credit/Insurance Eligibility - Social Detection does not have access to secure or private financial information. As stated very clearly in our profiles, you may not use Social Detection™  for credit, tenant or insurance screening purposes. Employee Screening - You are not allowed to use Social Detection for purposes of employee screening and is strictly prohibited. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) - Social Detection is not a credit reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports.