Be Famous. How to show your profile on
by Lucio Dias Ribeiro on April 23, 2009
Google has been collecting profile from users , allowing them to create Google Profile
pages for use with certain Google services.
“Now Google Profiles are being promoted as a way for people to tell the world who they
are and, to some degree, being offered as a way for people to claim their identity in
Google’s main search results” , says Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Land.
What does it mean?
It means that now “Profile results” section will appear at the bottom of a Google search
page, when it finds a strong match in response to a name-based search
What is it?
To give you users control over what people find when they search for your name, Google
have begun to show Google profile results at the bottom of U.S. name-query search
pages. These results offer abbreviated information from user-created Google profiles and a
link to the full profiles. We’ve also added links so it’s easy to search for the same name on
MySpace, Facebook, Classmates and LinkedIn.
Brief: Now you can create Google Profiles and after verify your details that potentially can
show up in the Google web search results
When you (google-ego) or others search for your name on Google, a link to your Google
profile may appear at the bottom of the search results next to your profile picture.
As more complete/detailed your profile more chances you have to have your profile
How to do it?
There’s no charge to have a page, and you dont needto use any particular Google services,
either. Just sign-up here. or Google “me”
After signing-up, you can provide a variety of information about yourself, levering what
you want or not to be public/shared.
That’s my profile page -
Hey Lucio You look handsome
“Verified name” and a “Verified email”
Should you get a verified name? Danny Sullivan answers “Right now, it doesn’t influence
whether your profile will rank better in profile results. But if you’re trying to convince
people to trust that the page is really controlled by you, it probably makes sense.”
Why Do I need to do it?
According to Google:
Receive messages. Enable the ‘Send a message’ feature to allow anyone with a
Google Account to email you without revealing your email address.
Add photos. Enhance your profile by embedding photos from Flickr or Picasa.
Create a page about you. Write a short bio in the About me tab, reveal your
superpower, and tell people what you still can’t find using Google.
Add your contact information. Share your information with your friends and
family, so they always have the most up-to-date information. You control who sees
Add links to your other profiles and sites (they dont add any SEO benefit). Make it
easier for friends to see your other content on the Web. You can link to Google
content, including your Blogger blog, public Picasa Web Albums and Google
Reader shared items as well as other pages on the Web such as Twitter, MySpace,
Facebook, LinkedIn and your company.
Ever searched for yourself on Google and come away dissatisfied, especially if
someone else you share a name with seems to dominate the results? Ever looked for
someone else and been disappointed that you couldn’t find the person you wanted?
Google’s new “Profile Results” aim to correct both problems.
Show your location. ‘My places’ includes all the cities you’ve entered on your
profile. Your current location and where you’ve lived are displayed on a map.
I think the Google Profile could be interesting. It sounds like they intend to make this one
of the top results when someone searches for your name. Right now, unless you have a
personal, search-optimized blog, there’s no telling what people will see. And I’ll bet that
most people look first to Google, not Facebook or LinkedIn, when they’re searching for
personal or contact information. (Who ever heard of Facebooking a blind date?)
Danny Sulivan has the guide in more details here, and the guys from SEO Roundtable go
into step-by-step process to get your email and profile verified and Google has published
their own post