Thursday, April 23, 2009

Google to allow Google profiles in search results

According to Google's official blog, they will now be allowing Google profile results at the bottom of U.S. name-query search pages.

Google claims that they are doing this "To give you greater control over what people find when they search for your name." Like most things related to Google, there are those that will embrace this as an opportunity to have greater control over their personal and professional brand, meanwhile others will see this as yet another move by 'big brother' to gather and reveal more of their personal information.

Regardless of your position on the subject, it is wise to keep in mind that so long as your name is attached to it then you may well be held accountable for your content. Social networking online is no different than how you would present yourself personally and professionally 'offline.' Recently, we have started to move past simple online marketing and search engine enhancement with our clients and work on web strategies and business consulting to help clients maintain a positive image for themselves as well as their company. Feel free to contact us to learn more about our web strategies that will help keep hits coming to your site, while building your professional credibility in your respective industry.

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  1. I can see this going either way. If people are so worried about their personal information or 'true feelings' being known, then they should either:

    a)create a fake profile to post their true feelings
    b)don't say, do or post anything idiotic online

  2. Offering the coaching services, especially to businesses, is a good idea.

  3. I think it will be good in the short term, but stink in the long run.

  4. It is funny how they 'give you greater control' by giving out more information about you.