Review: Google Profile

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Review: Google ProfileGoogle profile is a new offering from Google where users can create their very own online profiles. Profiles can feature such information as photos, bio, contact information, likes, dislikes, etc. Essentially, one can reference everything about themselves minus timely updates. Once a profile has been created, Google will include it in their search results for relevant searches.

Review: Google Profile

Google profile is a new offering from Google where users can create their very own online profiles. Profiles can feature such information as photos, bio, contact information, likes, dislikes, etc. Essentially, similar to Facebook, one can reference everything about themselves minus timely updates. Once a profile has been created, Google will include it in their search results for relevant searches... traditionally those times when a person's names are queried.

Google believes that the value of a Google Profile shines during those times when searchers wish to know more about a person, rather than a subject. For example, let's assume that a person wishes to know more about you, say an old classmate, a potential new boss, or significant other from the past. When searching Google, they'd be introduced to your Google profile which would update them with everything you've been doing in your life.

Google Profile for Small Businesses

Let's not forget about small businesses. Many small businesses do not have websites, nor can they afford to. Small business owners could create a Google profile and reference it as a 1-page business listing. Such pages could highlight details of their products, services and contact information. The obvious benefit here is that the page will be indexed by Google and displayed for when people search their company name. Small businesses could also reference this page on business cards and other offline marketing efforts, like billboards and newspaper ads.

My Thoughts

Aside from it being similar to Facebook in some ways, Google Profile could be a valuable resource for those people who are without a website and/or personal blog. Creating a profile will give users an opportunity appear in the search results when others are looking for them.

I created my very own Google Profile. Here is what the page looks like:

Review: Google Profile

Furthermore, I can't help but think that this is the start to something bigger. I know I keep coming back to Facebook, but one has to admit there are several similarities between the two social services, and it wouldn't take much more on Google's part to flip this into a social network. Surely, everyone will want to keep an eye our for this in the near future.

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2 Comments:

  1. Some great ideas here. I've had my Google Profile page for a while before I finally got around to updating it and adding all the relevant information.

    The reason I completed it was because I rather people find me for the things I've written about myself than what someone else has written.

    Regards,

    Karl Foxley
    By Anonymous Karl Foxley on June 30, 2009
  2. Thanks Karl. I appreciate the feedback!
    By Blogger Karl Ribas on March 29, 2012

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