Virtual Visiting cards on Google Search

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Virtual Visiting Card

Google always come up with out of the box solutions for users. Today we would like to share an interesting feature of Virtual Visiting Cards. Yes, you heard it right. Google launches Virtual Visiting Cards on Google Search. On August 11 2020, Google shared an update on it’s official Google Blog and told users about People Cards.

People cards are basically the virtual visiting cards which any users can create of themselves. Earlier we have seen such cards for famous personalities i.e. Film Actors, Actresses, Athletes, Politicians and Businessmen. We could say that this feature was only limited for well known personalities. We all have seen such information in knowledge panels (Google Business Box) which appears on right hand side of Google SERP page. For example

introducing people cards virtual visiting card on serp launched by google
introducing people cards virtual visiting card on serp launched by google on august 11 2020

This information is collected from different trusted sources. But have you ever wondered what happens when you search for your own name? What search result would appear for people know are not famous or have you ever tried searching for your name on google? If yes, then you could understand it’s very hard for search engines to collect the right information and show quality results. It’s because there are so many people with similar names and it’s hard to select which one is the right answer for search query.

If you are a famous personality over internet and looking build or boost your online presence, you might already have social media profile, website and reference articles or websites from where users could get information about you and your work and achievements. But if you are willing to start fresh, you might not have these options available with you.

With the new Virtual visiting cards, google is going to solve this problem for users. These People Cards would help an individual to start fresh and create an identity over internet. It is going to be your virtual visiting card in which you could add your skills, education, work, website and social media profiles.

How to create virtual visiting card

Creating a virtual visiting card is simple. All you need to do is follow given below basic steps.

  1. Open Browser
  2. Login to your Gmail account
  3. Now open Google
  4. Type “Add me to search” You may also type https://www.google.com/search/contributions/profile make sure you are logged in while visiting the link. It will land you on your profile page. But it mostly work for people who have contributed in Google Q&A.
  5. And tap on the prompt
  6. Fill your details i.e. Workplace, social media profiles, website (if you have one), education details
  7. Click on Save and you are done.

The best part about these virtual visiting cards is, you can delete them whenever you want. It’s totally up to you whether you want to keep your virtual visiting card or not.

This card will help people to find the right person while searching online. It will be an additional help from google to millions of influencers, self-employed individuals, entrepreneurs, freelancers and anyone who want to seem himself on search engines.

Hope this would be an opportunity for individuals to get a quick identity over internet and showcase their skills.

Pro tip: Use the virtual business card in a right manner. Follow the content guidelines for Virtual Visiting Cards before creating one for yourself. Here are the google guidelines for Virtual Visiting Cards.

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