April 21, 2009

I'm The Me: Where is Your Google Profile?

... from time to time many of us have searched on Google for our name or someone else's. When searching for yourself to see what others would find, results can be varied and aren't always what you want people to see.
--- The Official Google Blog | April 21, 2009

Help Google find you. Then Google will help others find you. That's the principle of reciprocity in action. That's more business and happier clients for you. 

Here's a nifty free way to get found. I forgot until I got a reminder on Twitter today from the unofficial Google Operating System blog. You'll find instructions there.

The Error Of Omission
The more information you provide, the easier it will be for friends to find you.
--- Google 
We like to think we're unique, but others may share your name. They may show up higher in search rankings. They may get contacted by people looking for you. That's no good. Your profile will help you get found but only if you put meaningful, unique information there. 

Your Photo
You've got to post a photo. A nice one. This is essential for others to recognize you. For branding, you'll want to use the same photo on LinkedIn and elsewhere.

My page is www.google.com/profiles/promodcares. Creating it was quite simple. I'll make refinements over time.

Your Privacy
You decide what to include in your Google Profile. You decide to make your profile public --- which is the whole point. There's already information about you online. Here's your chance to author your story your way.


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