Creating a Google People Card is an easy process that one should be able to be trouble causer as the process is as easy as it gets. Read below to understand what Google People Card is and how and why you should create one.
Who are the modern players in the business? Entrepreneurs, influencers, key officials, and all of them are focusing on Google, the search engine where everyone wants their name to appear and rank. So, after the updates like Google Profile that showcases all your brand information including website, maps, etc on the right side of the Google search result page, it is time for individuals to showcase their information on the Google search results for their name with a Knowledge Panel-like card.
Google, on Tuesday, announced a new feature that allows people to add themselves to search called Google People Cards which essentially are like the virtual business cards made for influencers, entrepreneurs and freelancers. But, as I mentioned everyone wants to be available on Google search results and the update can be used by anyone to expand their current prospects.
While it will show up when someone searches for you on Google, these public profiles are aimed at allowing professionals to make all the relevant information about them stored at one place and discovered a one-stop destination.
With effect since Tuesday, 11th August 2020, people across India will be able to take the benefit of the update by creating and uploading their profiles online while users can discover the people cards on their mobile phones in English.
How to create your People Card for Google Search?
Step 1: To create a People Card, users can get started with signing into their Google account and then look up their name on Google search
Step 2: This will prompt a new option called “add me to Search” or “get started”. Tap on the option that appears on the page.
Step 3: Next, a form will appear that asks users to provide a bio/details. You can upload an image of yourself from your Google account, add a description and links to social profiles or websites. You can also include your phone number or email address where you can be reached if you want it on your virtual visiting card.
Step 4: Tap on the “save” option and here you have it. Your visiting card ready.
So, the next time, when someone will try to find someone on Search with their name, the card will be available with the name, profession and location which users can tap to see their card.
What About People with Similar Names?
For people who share the same name, the Search will show multiple modules with the respective information. Each module with its unique information will help users distinguish between different individuals to find accurate information.
Can I Trust Google People Cards?
A product by Google is usually one of the most secure ones, in this case, as well, intending to deliver the service of making sure people find reliable and helpful information, the tech giant has put together several protections and controls along with added safeguard mechanisms to protect against offensive content.
Also, as every new card, the user must authenticate the account with a unique mobile number, it will be only he/she with the complete control of the information to be included on the card and can opt-out of the experience anytime, which will stop their details from appearing in Search.
Last but not the last, a feedback button with the help of which users can identify and report low-quality information or a card that one believe was created by an impersonator.
In a nutshell, a great option but limited to mobile phones only
This is a great feature for those who have already gained from having a LinkedIn profile Facebook profile and Instagram profile to aware people around them or prospective clients can now highlight their website, and these social media accounts in India, However, it is right now restricted to mobile phones which might hamper the results of their effectiveness as most business to business dealmakers would usually use their desktop or laptops for research.