Why You Should Have an Up-To-Date Google Profile
Perhaps the most important page you will ever post to the Web is your Google Profile page.
Add Some Control to What People See When They Google You
If you are a doctor or an attorney your prospective patients or clients are going to Google you. If you are an educator, your students and their parents are Googling you. If you are engaged in any business your customers are probably Googling you. If you ask someone for a date nowadays, they're very likely going to Google you before they agree to go out with you. Are you thinking about applying for new job? You can bet the ranch that prospective employer is going to do a thorough Google search of you. You don't have to be a high-profile Hollywood actor or a well known politician to be concerned about what people see when they type your name into Google's search engine.
As a general rule, we have very little control over what people see when they google our names. One very important exception to this rule is our ability to have complete control over our Google Profiles. Creating a Google Profile is the best way for you introduce yourself to people who are searching for you on the Web.
It just makes sense for you to have an up-to-date Google Profile.
You'll need a Google account to create a Google Profile. If you have a Goolge Gmail account, then you have a Google account. If you don't have a Google account the easiest way to get one is to sign up for a Gmail account. To do that just type gmail into Google's search engine and then click on Sign up for a Gmail account. Once you've signed up for a Gmail account, go to https://profiles.google.com/ and start working on your Google Profile.
Don't worry about filling in all of the options on your profile page; you can leave some empty if you like. And don't worry about getting everything perfect the first time you create your profile because you can very easily edit your Google Profile at any time in the future.
Once you've created a Google Profile page, you can view it by going to https://profiles.google.com/ and clicking on View My Profile. Once you're on your profile page, just click Edit Profile button in the upper right-hand portion of the page to do more work on your Google Profile page.