--- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- Google People Search (Google Operation System blog | April 21, 2009)
- Google Profile Search (Google Operation System blog | Nov 3, 2008)
- Search for "me" on Google (The Official Google Blog | April 21, 2009)
- Google Wants You To Profile Yourself (Wired | April 21, 2009)
- Creating Your Web Presence: Three Easy Steps For Advisors