Google Profiles Offer Some Control and Visibility for Name-Based Results

Google has launched a new feature to allow users to gain some visibility in searches conducted on their name. It's called Google Profiles is similar to many social network profiles. You can add as much or as little information as you wish.

At the bottom of name-based searches in the US, links to these public profiles will be shown. The links feature a name, job title and location, which will hopefully help searchers find the person they're looking for.

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As you can see, also included in those social profile listings are links to the same name-based searches on social networks including MySpace, Facebook, Classmates, and LinkedIn.

To set up your Google profile, click here.

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