Understanding Google’s Add Me To Search

Understanding Google’s Add Me To Search

23 Apr, 2022 posted by Aks

The “Add Me To Search” feature

Google has launched several features and services for the users, and the “Add Me to search” part is one of them. This feature will let you create your virtual visiting card, which shows your profile picture, and the details you add like address, phone number, location, profession, etc. Here we will discuss this feature further.

How can one add themselves to this feature, “Add me to Search”?

Ok. Now we are aware that the “Add me to Search” feature allows you to create a virtual public visiting card, which is the same as the visiting card in hard copy but with few dissimilarities, and the very first dissimilarity is how you make it? This is not that hard, anyone can do it, and for that, the first thing you need to create is a “Google Account” if you don’t have one, as it is required when you have an account on YouTube and upload videos and access other features of google like Google maps. Now, here is the procedure we need to follow to have a virtual visiting card.

  1. After having a Google Account, you need to open your chrome browser and search with the keyword “Add me to Search.” Once you search, it will display the page with the option “Get started” on the right side of the page.
  2. You can click on Get started.
  3. If you have multiple google accounts, it will ask you to choose one; otherwise, it would proceed with the only account which you have.
  4. Once you select the google account through which you want to create your public profile, it will take you to the page where you can create your own people’s public card; however, it might ask you to verify your phone number using OTP verification.
  5. Here the profile picture is called an avatar, you can change it, or you can keep the same profile as you have with your Google account.
  6. Now once you are on this page, fill in all the requested information and make sure you review it before proceeding further.
  7. It gives you the option to add your social media account like Facebook and Instagram and any business website links.
  8. You can click on the “Preview” option, and it will show you how your search card will look with all the information you have added. If you want to change anything, you can always go back and do it.
  9. Click on the save option to confirm your search card.

You can refresh your google tab and search with your name; in the google search, it will show the visiting card which you just created with the calling option, and it also shows your social media account icons which you have linked to this profile. This means that if someone is searching for you on Google, through this visiting card, they can connect with you through social media and contact number or using the links you have provided; it is totally an option if you want to link it or not it is a choice. Also, after you create a search card, it gives you an edit option which you can use to go back and make any changes or to update any information as required.

This is how you can create your own search card or People’s card using the “Add me to Search” feature by google easily right. Now going further will talk about the benefits of having this search card.

What are the advantages of having a search card in google using the “Add me to Search” feature?

Now the most crucial question here is how can I make use of this feature? What all benefits I can get from it?

Each feature in any app or website has its own benefits; here, the part “Add me to search” has its own advantages, which are explained below –

Firstly, it allows you to link your business website, which helps you to enhance your online presence as the people card will show your profile with your business account and social media links. This allows business people, entrepreneurs, marketers, freelancers, job hunters, and performers to have an enhanced professional online exposure and get discovered.

We know in today’s digital world, it is vital for any kind of profession to be active online through any platform as it helps to connect with people from different areas. This feature allows you to avoid that barrier and get you your first ever Virtual visiting card which is a more professional way of connecting with the intended audience out there and helps searchers to reach you without any interruption with a simple google search.

As it’s been a couple of years this “Add me to Search feature” was launched hence there are some limitations to it as of now –

This feature is only available in India, as it does not have global expansion yet. However, people from outside India tried to use VPN to access this feature which is not recommended as it may cause some kind of glitches to their profile, so it is strictly not recommended for the people outside India.

Add Me To Search
Add Me To Search

Is it even safe if we make our profile public on Google?

It is ultimately a choice, it’s up to you if you want to add your contact info or social media links to your people card. This “Add me to search” feature is developed with the aim of growing an online presence for the people who have been facing challenges with connecting to people or having any kind of online exposure. It helps for marketing people and for searchers who are searching for specific people like if someone wants to know about a person related to some business or marketing or job, if they do not have a people card or any active online account, it would be difficult to reach out to them, so keeping that in mind this feature is developed.

But again, if you don’t feel comfortable adding any of the personal details like a mobile number to your people’s card, you can skip that.

Google has constantly developed features to make user’s life more manageable. Having said that, this feature “Add me to search” will be a crucial step toward your online presence. People who are freelancers or looking for a job or doing marketing, business, etc., will have an enhanced online exposure which will help their profession or business to grow ahead.

Here we came to an end of this article on the “Add me to Search” feature by Google; feel free to comment if you have any questions or concerns we would love to answer.

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