Add Me to Search: How to add yourself & business to Google
The new “people cards” from Google allow individuals to connect from a single point to their website and social profiles and other sites.
This new feature has been launched in India and time being people and business can take out the full advantage to make themselves as famous as possible.
Google tests virtual business cards with search results in a limited boot, which appear when you search for a person’s name.
Now being introduced in India, the latest “people cards” from Google let individuals show up as never before in search results.
A presence as an individual in the search results can prove to be difficult, especially for people not identified or with a similar name.
For researchers, if they don’t have a good online presence, it can be difficult to find details about particular individuals.
Through people cards, Google strives to overcome these challenges:
“Today, we are solving these challenges with a new feature called people cards. It’s like a virtual visiting card, where you can highlight your existing website or social profiles you want people to visit, plus other information about yourself that you want others to know.”
People cards are built for business owners, executors, influencers, entrepreneurs, work seekers, freelancers or people interested in growing their online presence.
A people’s card can contain a website link, social media links and any other information that people want to learn about you.
You can see a module with its name, occupation and position when you check for a name of someone, and they have a people card. You can tap on the module to display the card in full.
Many modules can appear for people who share the same name. Searchers may use the information given to differentiate between people.
How to opt-in for Add me to Search or create People card?
Those who are interested to build their own cards can do so by searching the name or by entering the “add me to search” question on google.
Before this, ensure that you are signed in on to the Google account.
Step 1: Search Add me to Search on google
Click on “Get Started“
Step 2: Decide what you want to create “Business Profile” OR “Personal Profile”
Fill all the details you have, Including your work, number, websites etc.
Step 3: Profile gets created.
Once, you enter all your details and proceed you are now visible on google. Enjoy!
Not located in India?
Users outside India have succeeded in making their own cards by using a VPN.
If you manage to build one, keep in mind that only searchers in India can find it available.
There was no mention in Google’s announcement of when, or if, this feature will make its way stateside.