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Add Me To Search: How To Create Your Google People Card

The fastest and easiest way to gain a presence in Google is by typing in the query: **Add Me to Search**.

If you live in India, Kenya, Nigeria, or South Africa, this command will prompt you to create a people card for Google Search.

All you need is a mobile device with access to the internet, a personal Google account, and Web & App Activity turned on in your account settings.

A people card is like a virtual business card that shows up in Google when your name is searched for.

This article will walk you through the steps to get listed in Google in minutes with your very own people card.

What is a Google People card?

Google always tries to invent something new, different from other competitors, which can hold the potential to make people feel happy and encourage them to spend their time on the internet directly or indirectly. But this time, Google has recently launched something new to encourage people to comment, advise, and create and show off their internet presence with the People card, which leads to today’s topic How To Add Yourself On Google Search”.

People cards let anyone spotlight themselves on search engine result pages (SERP) like never before. This new thing is just another limited launch only in India. Then, look at how you can create a “People Card” for you and your friends in some steps.

Do people outside of India can take advantage of these People Card?

Then the answer will be yes and no, both! People looking to create a presence on Google are not small; thus, it will be tough to get visibility online with individual efforts. Not only that, but it is only visible to Indian users, and rolling out to users in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa., so people from outside of India, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa can’t take real benefit from it. 

However, If you are a marketer or are selling something good, you might benefit even after getting little visibility. And for those who are outside of India can use VPN to create a “People Card.” However, it will be no use to you if you are not looking for Indian Customers.

This “People Card” was Originally designed for small business professionals, influencers, freelancers, job trackers, and anyone striving for little online presence. Based on the privacy settings that you made up, if someone searches for you, then they will see your name, Profession, and Location, and if you are allowed to show your Phone no and Email, then that will appear right below the location address; on “People card.” 

How to Create Your People Card on Google Search

Follow the steps to create your own card that will appear on Google search results.

  1. Open Google app on your smartphone and type “add me to search”
  2. At the top of the search results, you’ll find the option to “Get started”, click on this.
  3. Now, it will ask you to fill in your basic information such as Name, Location, About, Work, Education, Email, Website, and more. These all are required fields and you’ll have to proceed further. Make sure to fill them correctly as Google will show it on your card.
  4. You can also link your social media handles such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram, and Pinterest to your card.
  5. After filling in the email and phone number, Google will ask you if you would like to show it on your people card. 
  6. Once you fill in all the required information, you can check the preview to see if all the information is correctly displayed. Once checked, save the card. Your Google people card will be live instantly and can be found online if you search for your name and information.

How to Remove a People Card from Search

If you do not wish to continue with your Google People Card and want to remove it from search results, here’s how to do it.

  1. Open Google search and type “Edit my people card” in the search bar, make sure that you are logged into your account.
  2. Go to the edit option on the top right corner of the card and click on it.
  3. Scroll down in the edit section, there will be a “Remove my search card from Google” option. 
  4. Click on it, a confirmation pop-up will appear, click on Delete and your card and all the information will be removed from Google Search.

Tips to make your Google People card effective

To get the best results from your People card, you need to make it effective. Google has a few conditions which ensure that a People card is effective and hence it will prove to be a great tool to make new networks. Here are a few things you should keep in mind while filling in information on the People Card menu to get the best results.

Add Me To Search: How To Create Your Google People Card
Add Me To Search: How To Create Your Google People Card
  1. Make sure the information that you are filing must be your own only. Google can remove your card if it finds the information that you’ve provided on your card doesn’t match the work that you actually do. 
  2. You should use the suggestions for fields such as “Hometown” or “Profession” to make your People card more effective. Although, you can write any field in the section.
  3. You should regularly update your information in the People card otherwise it could be assumed as inactive by Google and removed from the search index.
  4. Your Google People card should properly describe you and your profession. You cannot use unclear or someone else’s pictures. Other people should be able to recognize you when they see the image in the Google People card. 
  5. Your People card should not relate to some form of advertisement. Words such as “best” or “affordable” cannot be used in your Google People card.
  6. You should not use language that is demeaning to your previous places of employment or supervisors. It must not be derogatory or vindictive towards other people or organisations.
  7. The People card must not incite violence or promote hate. Profane, vulgar language will not be entertained on the People card and it will be removed from the results.
  8. Intellectual property, as well as privacy rights, must be respected on your Google People card. You cannot claim a position or business as your own if you are not the proprietor of said business. Moreover, you cannot upload images that you don’t have the right to use or claim.

If you are confused about how Google will be able to validate your claim on the People card then you should know that Google uses other users and its own algorithmic signals to validate the claims made by the user. Hence, it will remove the People card in case of any misinformation or violation of its rules.

What Are Google People Cards?

Gaining a presence in search results as an individual can prove to be challenging, especially for those who aren’t famous or share the same name with many other people.

For searchers, it can be challenging to find information about specific people if they don’t have a strong online presence.

General Guidelines For Google People Cards

Once your people card is created, keeping it up to date is necessary in order for Google to continue showing it in search results.

Google may stop showing your card if a long time has passed since the card was updated or verified.

You can edit and change what’s shared in your people card at any time from your Google Search contributions page, or by searching for “edit my people card.”

It generally takes up to a few hours for your people card to be shown in search results. However, Google doesn’t guarantee everyone’s cards will be shown.

The more info you provide the more likely it is your card will be shown in search results. So, if it hasn’t shown up after a few hours, try editing it to include more details.

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