From Google Profile to Possible Partnership

How can a Google Profile help your small business? Well, let me share a story of mine with you…

Two days ago I created my Google Profile. It took me about 15 to 20 minutes because I wanted to make sure I filled it out as completely as possible. I added links to all of my social media profiles, as well as, a link to the Catalyst Marketers home page. Once it was complete, I saved everything and then promoted it on the Catalyst Marketers Facebook Fan Page and on the Catalyst Marketers Twitter account. I was hoping that my prospects and customers would discover my profile and use it to get in touch with me. Well, it worked…

Jeff Sheehan, of Atlanta, Georgia saw my tweet, checked out my Twitter profile, and began following me. It ends up that he is also a Bentley College alum, like myself. He then linked out from my tweet to my Google Profile to read more about me and Catalyst Marketers. After Jeff determined that my company was relevant to what he’s trying to accomplish, he then sent me an email message from my Google Profile. His unaltered message is above, to the left (thanks for letting me include it Jeff).

Now, I’m not posting the message to toot my own horn. I posted it to show you the power of social tools. Within 24 hours of creating my Google Profile, it had already helped me connect with Jeff. Now, less than 48 hours later, Jeff and I are connected on Twitter, email, on LinkedIn, and Skype. I also just got off the phone with him. From social relationship to real world relationship in less than 24 hours…pretty remarkable, huh?

If you don’t already have a Google Profile, I’d suggest you take the time to create one. It may not generate results as quickly as the story above, but it will generate results. Be sure to include information about you and your business, as well as, links to all of the sites associated with your business.

Have you experienced any successes similar to my story? If so, please share them with us in the comments section of this blog.

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