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14 Aug

Google Virtual Visiting Card – How To Create Your People Card

Google has launched a brand new search feature, Google Virtual Visiting Card, in India which allows users to create a virtual visiting card. With this new feature; influencers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and everyone who wants to be easily discovered online create a virtual visiting card. The features People Cards can help users create a digital visiting card on Google Search. The users can highlight their existing website and/or social profiles and information that they would like others to know, Google Search Product Manager Lauren Clark said. The technology has been in testing for a couple of years.

“The new feature is aimed at helping the millions of individuals, influencers, entrepreneurs, prospective employees, self-employed people, freelancers, or anyone else out there who wants to be discovered and help the world find them. Starting today, users across India can discover the People Cards on their mobile phones, in English,” she said.

When users search for someone’s name and a Card is available, they will see a module with the name, profession and location and then tap on the Card, she said. In case of people with the same name, multiple modules would be displayed by the Search. Unique information can help users distinguish between different individuals.

“The safeguards include mechanisms to protect against abusive or offensive content, and limiting the experience with only one People Card allowed per Google Account. For every new card, the user must authenticate the account with a unique mobile number,” she said.

How to create Google Virtual Visiting Card?

To create a People Card, one should follow these steps:

  • Sign in to your Google account.
  • Search for your name
  • Tap on “Add me To Search”
  • Tap on the prompt that appears.
  • Fill in the details which you want to be displayed.

To test out the feature, I tried to create my People Card.

Step 1: I searched my name on Google Search.

Google Virtual Visiting Card - How To Create Yours

That is how it looked when I searched my name in the Google Search app.

Step 2: I clicked on Get Started

Google Virtual Visiting Card - How To Create Yours

On clicking, Get Started, it redirected me to my default browser and the above page opened up.

Clicking on View Example will display a pop up card like in the picture below.

Google Virtual Visiting Card - How To Create Yours

Step 3: Fill up all the details

After filling in the basic details, I tried adding my social profiles

Google Virtual Visiting Card - How To Create Yours

Google Virtual Visiting Card - How To Create Yours

Step 5: Preview Your Google Virtual Visiting Card

Once you have filled all your details, you will get an option to preview all your details. If you feel all the details are fine, you can publish your People Card.

Google Virtual Visiting Card - How To Create Yours

Google Virtual Visiting Card - How To Create Yours

Finally, you can see your People Card (Google Virtual Visiting Card) on Google Search app in your phone with all your details.

Google Virtual Visiting Card - How To Create Yours

This is a very simple process and everyone can do it within a time-span of 5 to 10 minutes. Follow the link to know more about Off Page Optimization. Get a quick quote for your digital marketing needs.

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