All of us at some time have Googled our names, right? But till now, only the biodata of famous people or celebrities were displayed at the top of the search results.
Now the good news is Google India has introduced ‘People Cards‘ which will allow anyone to setup a basic profile for themselves. That means, when people search for you in Google, those details will be displayed in a virtual visiting card.
So, in this post, we will walk you through – How to make yourself visible on Google Search with new ‘add me to search‘ feature.
What is Google’s New Virtual Visiting Card Feature?
Google has rolled out a new search feature called ‘People Cards’ in India that enables entrepreneurs, influencers, marketers, self employed individuals, freelancers, or anyone to create a virtual visiting card on search and highlight the information.
You can highlight your website or social profiles you want people to visit, your email id, phone number, and any other information about yourself that you want other people to know, publicly goes on the card.
Google said the more information a user provides, the easier it would be for others to find them on Google Search. Also, from each Google account, only one virtual visiting card can be created.
So, people who want to be found online easily can make use of this new Add me to Search feature of Google.
Here’s the twitter post of Google India where they clearly explained in steps on How to make yourself visible on Google Search with this new ‘add me to search’ feature.
🆕 Introducing the people card on Google Search.
Showcase your business, passion or portfolio when people search for you on Google.
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) August 11, 2020
How to Create a Virtual Visiting Card on Search?
Creating a virtual visiting card on search is as easy as typing a phrase into the Google search bar from your mobile device. Because Google says that this new feature was rolled out for the people in India searching from their mobiles. Here’s the step-by-step guide on creating a People card.
- First of all, you need to be signed in to your Google account in your mobile before you begin.
- Now search “Add me to Search” into the Google search bar.
- Choose an image (if you want), and add the details like a description, add your website, social links, an official phone number and email ID, and any other details you want to display.
- And that’s it. Tap on preview for one last review and click save. You are good to go with this new Google feature.
Google claims that it would take a while for them to present the digital card on your name. Once, it was published, it will be displayed as shown in the below image.
Image source: theweek.in
But in India and also around the world, many people share the same name. Sometimes the second name will be the same. What happens then?
To this also, Google answered in a post that “People who share the same name, will see multiple modules, and the information can help them distinguish between the different individuals to find whom they are working for.”