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Authorship in Google Results to Include Comments, Expanded Circles Features Authorship in Google Results to Include Comments, Expanded Circles Features
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Google continues to make changes to the authorship element it displays in search results. Yesterday, we reported on Google now letting you set it up by verifying your email address on your Google Profile, though this makes your email address …

Google Authorship By Email Google Authorship By Email

Google announced that you can now set up authorship for search results by verifying your email address with your Google profile. This is an extension of the authorship markup launched earlier this year. What this does is tell Google that …

Google Launches “Me on the Web” Google Launches “Me on the Web”
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Google has released a new feature called “Me on the Web.” It’s a reputation management tool accessible from the Google Dashboard, underneath the Account details. Google says the tool makes it easier to set up Google Alerts, and suggests search …

Google Profile Redesign – Part of Google’s New Social Strategy?
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Google announced a redesign for Google Profile pages, which has a somewhat familiar look to it (if you’re a Facebook user). There’s a big profile picture in the upper left-hand corner now in a column, and the user’s series of photos stretches across the top. Under that, there are sections for an introduction, employment info, education, places lived, etc. You can still connect the links you’re associated with, just like the old profiles. There is a separate tab for Buzz.

Is a Lack of Search on Google Profiles Hurting Buzz?
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Google’s Rick Klau points out that homepage for Google Profiles is missing a pretty obvious feature – search. While Google profiles are tied into your Google account as a whole, when it comes to Google Buzz, your Google profile is essentially your Wall. All your Buzz posts appear here, and so do any of your personal links you want people to see.

The Yahoo Profile Becomes the Social Media Profile
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Yahoo is highlighting some new features for its profile pages.The layout of the tabs at the top has changed, and a new one has been added that allows the user to access their account info. In addition, users can mouse over any of the tabs and easily see the options within each one. In other words, you don’t have to leave your profile to find your settings. If you want to use "profile settings," it is still there, but it’s been moved down beside the profile photo.

Integration – The Key to Google as a Social Network
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Google has or is working on pretty much all of the main ingredients for a really great social network. The problem (in my opinion) is that they are scattered and not integrated as well as they could be. Do you particiapte in any of Google’s social projects? Tell us which ones.

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Want to Get Your Google Profile Verified?
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Now that Google is putting Google Profiles in search results, you might want to consider getting verified. You have to go through a process to do this however.

"Should you get a verified name? Right now, it doesn’t influence whether your profile will rank better in profile results," says Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land. "But if you’re trying to convince people to trust that the page is really controlled by you, it probably makes sense."

Google Remembers it Owns YouTube

Beginning today, people who sign up for YouTube will be given a Google account. Given that Google has owned the popular video service since 2006, it is a little surprising that this happened in the past, but it certainly makes sense that they would do it sooner or later. Note: I am not yet seeing an indication of this news on the YouTube sign up page, but I assume it’s in the process of rolling out.

Google Promotes Profiles by Giving Away Business Cards

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 Profiles Go to the SERPs
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Google as a social network has been getting a bit more play recently as they have made certain moves like giving users the ability to create vanity URLs for their profiles.

One wild card that Google has that trumps all other social networks is that it is the largest brand on the web. Furthermore, it is the largest search engine.

Search Engines Indexing Google Profiles

It is true that Google Profiles serve as the main building blocks in acting as the foundation for making Google as the main social map in the whole web-world!

"A Google Profile is simply how you represent yourself on Google products — it lets you tell others a bit more about who you are and what you’re all about. You control what goes into your Google Profile, sharing as much (or as little) as you’d like." – Google