Expert Web Research

Connecting People & Data for Actionable Intelligence

SMI Aware combines advanced technology with human expertise to provide comprehensive web research solutions. Our team of accredited analysts utilize SMI's proprietary software to investigate all data sources including social media, search engines, and public records.



The Benefits of Partnering with SMI Aware


Working in partnership with a third-party provider like SMI Aware eliminates the potential for bias and unethical activity that can arise from conducting in-house research.


SMI Aware analysts use proprietary web-discovery technology that produces accurate search results, creating a quick and efficient way to evaluate subjects.


All evidence compiled by our expert team of analysts adheres to the Rules of Evidence as well as our strict code of ethics, ensuring the legal defensibility of all information collected.


We provide you the peace of mind knowing that every online outlet containing information relevant to your case has been explored, from the deep web to all existing social media sites.

Data Security

SMI Aware upholds strict Information Security requirements. All data is encrypted and stored on secure servers, ensuring confidentiality to all of our customers.

Change the way you do web discovery.

Partner with our team for fast, accurate results that reduce your firm’s risk and helps you win more cases.

Learn About the Risks

Are You Aware of the Risks?

  • Tampering

    Attempting to alter, conceal, falsify or destroy online evidence can cost you a case, or worse, result in catastrophic lawsuits against your firm.

  • False Positives

    With over 240 million social media users in the US alone, it can be easy to misidentify a subject’s online profiles without proper training and authentication tools.

  • Unethical Behaviors

    “Friending” to gain access information is an example of behavior that can render your evidence useless in court.

  • Exposure

    Failure to encrypt sensitive information and store it on secure servers can leave you and your firm vulnerable to data breaches.

Complete Evidence Preservation Customized to Your Case

SMI investigations are completed within five days or faster if needed. Our Export provides defensible web and social media evidence by obtaining the source code and metadata to secure the digital chain of custody, which is far superior to a screenshot. The Deep Report illustrates a subject’s total online presence including social media, search engines, and the deep web — tailored to your investigation. The Research Bundle is a defensible investigation with three profile Exports to support a Deep Report.

Social media evidence experts

Expert Analysts You Can Trust

Our in-house, full-time team of board-certified social media intelligence experts (CSMIE) conducts each custom investigation to find exactly what you need when you need it. Unbiased agents maintain the digital chain of custody and can provide testimony in support of the evidence they collected.
SMI analysts are certified social media intelligence experts.
These full time employees are experts in social media intelligence and, along with our proprietary technology, are an indispensable reason why SMI Aware is the leader in open source & social media intelligence (SOCMINT). Learn more about SMI Aware’s history and how we differentiate ourselves from the competition on our Company page

Social Media Information Blog

Find-out what SMI Aware’s team of analysts has been working on, read articles about best practices, and learn what’s new in the world of open source (OSINT) and social media intelligence (SOCMINT).
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Schedule a Social media evidence presentation

Schedule a Presentation

With nearly two-thirds of adults sharing information on social media, there’s a good chance that information relevant to your investigation is available – if you can find it.

Learn how your organization can utilize social media evidence and investigations.

Speak with one of our team members to learn how SMI can help your organization locate, investigate and preserve crucial evidence from webpages and social media platforms.

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