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Google Launches People Cards to Help people who want to be Found on Google Search

Google introduced a feature that makes people more discoverable on Google Search. People Cards allow people to create their presence on Search in the form of a card (similar to a Google Search Knowledge Panel) that includes all the details they want other people to have about them.

“For many people, whether they’re content creators, business professionals, or just wanting to stand out from the crowd — having an online presence is important. For those without a formal website, or for people who share a name with many others, this is an easy way to create or distinguish their presence on Search. Google’s mission has always been to organize information and make it useful and accessible, and we’re now providing a new way – for people who want to be found – to organize information about themselves, right on Search, on their mobile phones,” Olumide Balogun, Head of Consumer Apps, Sub Saharan Africa at Google.

Anyone with a Google Account can create a People Card by simply searching for their name and tapping the “add me to Search” prompt. This will lead them through a simple process to add a photo, description, links to social profiles and other information that they’d like others to know about them. A unique phone number is required. One profile card is allowed per Google account and phone number.

“In the last few years, we have been working with people across the region to better understand how Africans see Search and how we can make it more relevant and work better for the people on the continent. We built this feature for the millions of influencers, content creators, entrepreneurs, self-employed individuals, freelancers, or anyone else out there who wants to be discovered,” Olumide added.

Google has recently introduced several locally relevant features within Search. Job Search Experience, for example, helps people find jobs through Search, while Health Symptom Search makes it easier for users to explore health conditions related to symptoms.

Google has also introduced other features that make it easy to find information on everyday interests like Sports, Recipe, Movies, and Lyrics.

Create your people card

Important: Google doesn’t guarantee that your card will show up on Google Search. The more info you provide in your card, the more likely it will show up in Google Search results.

  1. On your mobile device, go to google.com, or open the Google Search app.
  2. Search for yourself.
    • You can also search add me to google or edit my people card.
  3. At the top of search results, you’ll find the option to add yourself to Google Search. Tap Get started.
  4. Fill out the information that you want to share publicly on your card. These fields are required:
    • Summary
    • Profession
  5. At the bottom, tap Preview.
  6. If you’re satisfied with your card, tap Submit.

What do y’all see when you either search your name or business on Google?

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Celestine Ukpere
Celestine Ukpere
4 months ago

Very relevant and timely article. Signing up for my card after reading the aryicke6

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