Google profile ties together search and social

Just came across this via a tweet from @jopkins – Google profile.  Fairly simple idea where you fill out a short bio, contact info and add social network links to increase searchability through Google.

Here’s mine.

Google describes it as:

A Google profile is simply how you present yourself on Google products to other Google users. It allows you to control how you appear on Google and tell others a bit more about who you are. With a Google profile, you can easily share your web content on one central location. You can include, for example, links to your blog, online photos and other profiles, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and more. You have control over what others see. Your profile won’t display any private information unless you’ve explicitly added it.

Anyone with a Google account can sign up and providing you tick the box that marks your enables your full name to be searched upon it makes you a lot easier to find and also pulls together your social network links into one place too.

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{updated} Now with vanity URL switched on: http://www.google.com/profiles/BeckyMcMichael