What is a Google People Card and How to Add Yourself to Google People Card
Google is a search engine and is known to serve the users on the basis of search queries made by them. To achieve this, it uses several algorithms. With the passage of time, Google has evolved a lot and introduced Google People Card. It facilitates people to build a virtual card using that an individual can have his/her identity and related information on the top of search results whenever searched.
The methodology of creating the Google People Card has been provided in this passage, along with additional details on its need and more related facts.
What is Google People Card
Google People Card or virtual visiting card is a kind of information module consisting of several details like personal, work-related, social media, website, etc. Earlier, this facility was bound to mobile users, and later on, it expanded to everyone. The main motive behind this was to allow the people card on the top of search results so that in addition to related search results, people cards could also come upon the top and hence increase the visibility of the people across the search result pages. Earlier it was called a profile card.
So, with the inception of these people cards, Google has declared to use an automated technique instead of adding a “flag” feature with them. With the help of this, there is no need of marking a flag on the card, if any card violates the content policy, because all the information will be taken care of in an automated way. As a result, the most appropriate and correct information will be available on the search result pages and there will be no old and outdated way of reviewing the cards.
Need Of Google People Card
If you are thinking, why exactly is it required to opt for Google People Card, I would suggest, it is most trending and furthermore let us understand it in a brief with the help of a situational example.
Did you ever search for any famous personality? If yes, you might have seen that the details about them are available in abundance and additionally there are several dedicated information portals, giving a lot of knowledge about them but whenever you search for a least famous person or not so much famous at all. Do you get the relevant information? The answer to this question is a big “NO”. So, what should be done, because there are so many entrepreneurs, freelancers, influencers, etc who are least famous and are in the struggling phase of their career and for them, it is essential to come upon the search result pages. So, for them, the only solution is Google People Card, as using this, users can highlight themselves on the top of search result pages, and eventually, it will aid their presence on the internet.
Also, if you are a new businessman and do not have your own website or social media handle, do not worry as a Google People card can easily solve your problem. It is designed to help the upcoming business professionals who lack a digital presence and want to have it in a single shot.
How to Create Google People Card?
After knowing enough details about the Google People card and its need. It is time to know how to create one for himself? So, let us start with the steps to create a people card.
Step 1: First of all, open up the Google Chrome browser on the cellphone
Step 2: Now, you are required to enter the keyword “add me to search” in the search box as shown below in the image
Step 3: Google will show you some results and click on “Get Started”, as shown above in the photo
Step 4: Now, it is the time to log in to your Google account, if you have not.
Step 5: A new window will come up asking you to verify the phone number. So, enter the phone number and also select the country code from the dropdown, later on, choose the “Next” button. Get the idea from the below-mentioned image.
Step 6: Now, you can enter all the details one by one. You can add social media handles, website links, etc. Once it is done, click on the preview button.
Step 7: If you are satisfied with the preview, you may proceed ahead and click on the “Save” button.
So, by following the above-mentioned steps, you may have the people card created successfully. If you are still not able to create a card for yourself, get the below-depicted requirements done before you start with the procedure, these are:
- Devices that are permissible for card creation are phone, tablet, iPhone, or iPad.
- The browser used for this purpose should be either a mobile browser or Google Chrome. Here google chrome is used.
- Google account is also needed
- The “Web & App Activity” feature should be turned on.
How to Edit Google People Card?
If you have mistaken something in the card while entering the details and now you are looking to modify it. Do not worry as the procedure to correct the entered information is given below.
Step 1: Take up your cellphone in hand
Step 2: Open up Google chrome web browser on your cell phone
Step 3: Log in to your Google Account by entering the correct credentials
Step 4: Now, enter “Edit My People Card” in the search box of the web browser
Step 5: You will see the edit option on the top right corner of the Google People Card, click on it.
Step 6: Now, all entered details will be shown on the screen, proofread and modify them.
Step 7: Once done with it, click on the preview button to check all the entered details.
Step 8: Now, in order to save the details, click on the “Save” button.
That’s it. Now your Google People card has been modified and updated. So, soon enough you will get to see the updated card. Have patience.
How to Delete Google People Card from Search?
After creating the People Card, Now, if you are willing to remove it from Google search and do not want to continue with it. Follow the below steps
Step 1: Open up the Web browser on your smartphone and log in to your Google account
Step 2: Type the keyword “Edit My People Card” on the search box
Step 3: Go to the edit option of “People Card”
Step 4: Once, the card details are opened up, scroll down and locate “Remove my search card from Google”. Click on it.
Step 5: Now, a confirmation pop-up will come up, confirm it and all your details will get deleted from the search engine.
This way, you will get the Google People Card deleted from the search engine.
So, these were the details about Google People Card and if you are a novice or have very little knowledge about it, you will find the information mentioned above in the passage useful. In addition to the creation of cards, its various segments like editing and deletion, etc have also been covered.
January 28, 2022