Be it an individual or a business, it’s very important for everyone to get found on Google these days. There are many information which are already populated on internet either by us, or by the third party websites we use in our day-to-day life. For businesses it’s quite easy to get visibility on internet by creating a website, social media profiles and so on. Similarly bloggers like you and me can easily find a place on Search engine like Google or Bing with the help of their blog, but how about people like you who are still in college, or freelancers who don’t have an online blog or website.
Even if I look at my habits of online searching, I mostly search people by their name online, and try to find as much information as I could. With social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Google plus and many more, it’s quite easy to find information about someone. The only problem with information shared via social-networking sites are, at times we offer more information than we should, as it doesn’t point searchers at the right direction. Earlier I have talked a free service call About.me, which helps you to create an online page for yourself, and it will let user find informations about you. Today, I will be sharing one similar service, which is created with an intention to help any individual to be found on search engines like Google or any other.
Brand YourSelf - Create your Own Personal Free Webpage and vCard Page
Like industrial revolution of the past, this is the era of entrepreneurship, and if you are not online, you are missing out a big slice of this cake. HR and recruiters take help of online services to find information about an individual, before offering them the hiring letter. Now, it’s up to you to be smart and create a clean online profile of your, or simply leave things on the leap of the faith.
If I would have been at your stage, I would spend 10 minutes of my time, and create a complete free about and vCard page for myself at Brand yourself (BY). Brand-yourself is a personal branding service similar to about.me, which will let you create a search engine optimised page for yourself, and also it will direct you on how you can improve the ranking of your personal page. Before, I share more about this service; you can check my page over here and below is a screenshot:
The best part about this web-service is, anyone without any coding knowledge or tech-skills can create their own personal branding page. And with clear steps to rank-higher in Google search, you can give best possible information about you to searchers. Now, in next 5 minutes you will be creating a personal branding page for yourself.
- Head over to Brand YourSelf website.
- Login with any of your social-networking site, and create your login info.
- Now add link to your Social-networking site. To make most out of it, and use it for professional use, I suggest you to add link to your Quora, LinkedIN and Google plus profile.
- In between you will get suggestion to share your profile on Twitter, Facebook and other social-networking site, which is a good idea to let Google index and show your profile on Google search quickly.
- Edit your profile by adding a descriptive information about who you are and what you do. Think of it as your elevator pitch, and a smart choice of words are suggested.
- Select a theme from the pre-default theme, and publish your profile.
This whole process will not take more than 5-10 minutes, and with this effort your personal brand page will be live, and soon you will be found on Google. Do remember, it will take couple of weeks before this page will become part of the Google, meanwhile you can look at addons like custom domain, and more links to spice up your page. For me, a simple free plan was enough, as if you search with my name on Google “Harsh Agrawal”, you can easily find many information about me.
Do let me know if you use personal branding service like about.me, brand yourself or anything similar to create your online profile? Can people find you on Google? Don’t forget to share about this useful service with your college friends on Facebook and Google plus.