In this tutorial, we’ll create a Context Menu action on the AngelList company profile page that searches for PDF files within the company's URL. (For instance, you can search for ebooks or quarterly earnings documents from a company’s name.) To do this, we'll trigger a Google search that uses Google's advanced search operators. In the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) community, this is called Google Dorking.
Here are three examples of Google Dork searches:
inurl:resume "peter parker"(finds sites with "resume" in the URL and "peter parker" in the text)
related:tesla.com(finds sites related to tesla.com)
site:hubspot.com filetype:PDF(find PDFs hosted on the HubSpot website)
1. Add a Context Menu
Open the Page Editor
We'll use the HubSpot AngelList profile page in this tutorial to develop our workflow.
Navigate your browser to the HubSpot profile page, and open the PixieBrix Page Editor.
The first time you open the Page Editor on a new webpage, you need to grant PixieBrix access to the page. You can grant permanent access by either:
- Clicking Grant Permanent Access, or
- Granting temporary access by clicking on the PixieBrix extension in the Chrome Extensions dropdown and then refreshing the page
Add a Context Menu
Click Add in the top left of the Page Editor and choose Context Menu
When you right click on the page, you should see a PixieBrix context menu item
Customize the Title
In the Configuration panel, change the Title from “Context menu item” to something more descriptive, such as “Google Dork”
Now your context menu will look like this:
Configure the Sites
We only want this context menu to appear on AngelList company pages.
Therefore, we should change the Sites configuration from
Configure the Target Mode
In the Advanced configuration, change the Target Mode to Document
2. Select Data
Select the Page Element
We'll need to add the Extract from Page brick. To add a new brick, click the + button in the Brick Actions
Search "extract from page" and choose the brick.
Click the pointer icon below Value and hover your mouse over hubspot.com in the ABOUT HUBSPOT section until the shaded blue area looks like the image below. Then click to select this page element:
Label the Property
Click the “Preview” tab on the right side of the Page Editor, and you’ll see the following Raw Data:
In the Selectors section of the Input configuration, change "property" to "companyUrl"
The Raw Data section will now look like this:
Note that the selector value should be
#main dl div > ul. If not, you can manually type this in or choose it from the dropdown.
In the Preview tab, click the page icon next to
companyUrl to copy its property path,
@data.companyUrl, to your clipboard.
3. Construct a Search
Create Your Search
- We'll need to add the Google Search in new tab brick.
- Click the + button and search for this brick, and select it.
- The Google Dork for searching PDFs on a website is:
Test Your Search
Press the Google Dork context menu item to test your search. It should open Google in a new tab and execute the following search:
Try it from different AngelList company pages to see how the search dynamically changes. Once you're happy with the button, click Save to use this search in the future.
You can modify this search by changing the Google Dork expression. Check out these sites for inspiration: