Admit it – you have searched for yourself on Google. I know you have – we all do. What’s more, is that you probably wonder what people see when they Google YOU. You might have a website, social profiles, and other information spread across many sites. If you’re just getting started, you may not have a website or much of an online presence at all.
What is it?
There is something always exciting and useful when it comes to Google products. With the recent launch of Google people cards, Google is helping users to increase their online presence, especially for beginners. This can be used as a virtual visiting card to highlight all their contact details, social profiles, etc.
These cards are a part of search results. They appear when someone searches the name of the person they want to know about. Searching a person’s name on Google always happens but the results are varied.
Why should you have?
The primary aim of people cards is to allow people have a public profile on the top of Google search results. It is a one-stop destination for accurate information about the person. From website to social media profiles, there is no authenticity of whether they are of the same person or not. With Google cards, it becomes an authentic source of a person’s contact details and social media profiles.
How to create?
Currently, this feature is only available in India on Mobiles. Creating a profile is as easy as signing into your Gmail account. To get started, sign in to your Google Account. Then simply search for your name or “add me to Search” and tap the prompt that appears. You can fill in all the information that you want people to know about you. You can add all your social profiles, contact details, etc. You also have the option to hide some information or hide it totally whenever you want
How is it useful?
If you are a business owner without an online presence, this can become your first step to entering online space. Creating cards with all the details about what you do, your company’s vision, social media profiles is the start of your personal branding. People can directly find about you through Google Search and explore information through social profiles.
Similarly, you can also create a card about your company with all the social media pages of your company.