Take Control of Your Online Reputation
Creating a free Google Profile is one way to help shape what people see about you online when they type your name into Google.
When you want to take control of your online reputation, populating the search engine results pages (SERPs) with personal information you’re able to take charge of has many benefits.
Read on to find out a bit more about Google Profiles and what information you can include.
- A photo of yourself
Having a photo of yourself on your Google Profile can help avoid any confusion if you’ve got a common name.
It can also let people see who you are if they plan to meet you soon for a business meeting or networking event.
- Links to your website and social media profiles
You’re also able to add links to your company or personal website as well as your social media accounts to your Google Profile.
These links are great for people who want to find out more about you and your business without having to search elsewhere.
- An introduction
It’s a good idea to add a short introduction about you and what you do, especially if you’ve chosen not to have a photo on your Google Profile.
This is also your chance to let people see what you want them to and encourage them to click through to your website or social media links.
- Switch visibility on or off
If for any reason you decide you want to switch your Google Profile off, you can do this easily with a single click.
For example, if you go from being self-employed to employed, you can either edit your profile or just switch the visibility option off.
- Places you’ve lived
Adding the places you’ve lived on a mini Google map is another profile option. Again this can help let others know exactly who you are if you’ve got a common name.
It’s also useful to have your current location if others want to meet you to discuss business.
These are just some of the features on Google Profiles, claim yours today and take control of what the web says about you.
If you’ve got any comments or questions about Google Profiles, please leave them below.