Google Promotes Profiles by Giving Away Business Cards

    May 1, 2009
    Chris Crum

Google has been directing a lot of attention toward Google Profiles lately. They begin offering a vanity URL feature for them, and began displaying them in search results. Now they are actually offering business cards for them. The company is giving away  10,000 sets of 25 Google Profile business cards for free.

Google Business Card

To get them, users can follow these steps: 

– Confirm the information on the card

– Fill in their shipping and email information (this info is only used for confirming and sending cards)

– Cards should be delivered within 10 to 12 business days.

The offering comes in partnership with iPrint is a personal online printing service that lets you customize printing materials and have them delivered to your doorstep.

The business cards probably aren’t the greatest thing for branding (except for Google of course), but it is actually to promote yourself as an individual if you are utilizing your profile to its potential.

The profile allows you to put any personal links up that you wish, so if you want to let people know how to find you anywhere online (such as on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Your Site, etc.) it can be quite useful for that.

They are free anyway, so it’s not like you’ll be wasting your money on this batch. The offer is apparently only available in the continental United States.