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Search for "me" on Google  (View post) [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
15 years ago4,438 views

Another interesting update regarding Google Profiles. To give you greater control over what people find when they search for your name, we've begun to show Google profile results at the bottom of U.S. name-query search pages.

Search Engine Land has a long post about it: [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Screenshot of the promotion with Hidemyass

Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

SocialStream [PersonRank 7]

15 years ago #

[moved from "Google released Profile Search, called Google Me", which was posted simultaneously]

Google me? I'll Google you! Google has become the de facto public record these days but most people remain in relative obscurity there and/or fear of what past indiscretions Google will expose to people who search for them.

Today Google released a product, called Google Me, that aims to change all of that. For a price – though not a monetary one.

Starting today, searchers who enter only the word "me" in the search box will be given an opportunity to set up or edit their Google Profile.

When someone searches for a name that matches a Google Profile, that profile may now be displayed at the bottom of the search results page.



Another Detail Analysis fm SearchEngineLand

KMB [PersonRank 7]

15 years ago #

How can you share my contact info to personal contacts, if you have a Google Apps account?

KMB [PersonRank 7]

15 years ago #

The profile URL for Gmail users is either or a long number. I have other taken usernames from Picasa. Why can't I use it? I hope it will be possible to delete/transfer these extra usernames to other accounts.

For Gmail users it says: "you can customize your URL with your Google email username. (Note this can make your Google email address publicly discoverable.)".
For other Google accounts it says: "you can customize your URL by choosing a unique name."

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

The Google Promotion shows up when I'm not logged in and I search for "me", but Tony's profile isn't showing up for me yet weather I'm logged in or not...

George R [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

> “It’s important to note, however, that our ads are created and
> managed under the exact same guidelines, principles, practices
> and algorithms as the ads of any other advertiser. Likewise,
> we use the very same tools and account interface.”

On many search results pages Google does not pay a commission.
When Google does not pay a commission they can bid whatever they want, because they pay it all to themselves. They can outbid anyone using the same tools everyone else uses.

Hones [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Is this company being acquired by Google?

PeopleSearches .com [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Google encourages people to full in there Google Profile:

When you have enough information filled in it says:

<<Your profile is eligible to be featured in Google search results. You can find your profile at

Here are some ways to share your new profile with your friends:>>

At the moment you do not have enough information in your profile to show up in the results:

<<Your profile is not yet eligible to be featured in Google search results
To have your profile featured, add more information about yourself.

Add more info to my profile | Learn more>>

When you disable the Full Name option the following message appears:

<<Want people to find the real you? Show your full name, and Google search results will include your profile.
Your profile is currently not findable via search on Google because we don't have permission to display your name. To change this, click on the link below to allow Google to display your full name. Learn more

Yes, display my full name so I can be found in search | Don't show this again>>

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It only took a few hours after I filled in my profile before it appeared on the Google Search Results page.

This is a very clever business move by Google, because it's going to result in a lot of people creating Google accounts.

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