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People don't immediately know who you are, and sometimes, that's all in how you filled out your profile. Here's a quick, under 2 minute, fix to help you with that.
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Interesting, thanks for sharing... even if I am not sure if this will give "any more followers" to anyone... ;)
 
This is really helpful Chris. I think there might be an issue though if you update the tag line under your name as well. Sometimes it's the field you identify and other times Google uses the other. I wonder if Google is just pulling from what was most recently updated. A workaround I'm guessing is to update both with the same info.
 
Cool! I didn't know this. Awesome tip! :)
 
Great tip, thank you. Have edited and saved profile. Then refreshed. Does it take a little while to update? As my description is still just saying company name?
 
Did it. Done.Thanks for that Chris. Who knew?
 
Nifty trick, Chris. Thank you kindly!
 
Gary, you're running into the same issue. The refresh should be instant. See my comment above for the workaround.
 
Yes, good tip Chris. The hovercard has a priority order depending on what's in each field. Here's what my small-scale sampling revealed: http://youtu.be/8p0NX3XlXHQ +Dane Sanders


1) Tagline trumps all unless it is more than 25 characters
2) Assuming tagline greater than 25 characters, your hover will display in the following order:
a - Current Employment - If "current" box isn't checked then...
b Education
c - Current Location - If "current" place isn't identified then...
d - Occupation - If occupation is blank then...
3) A tagline of any length shows up if the above 3 are not included
 
Chris, you think having a better description causes folks to follow you more?
 
Thanks, it's good to revisit these things periodically. Changed!
 
+Chris Brogan - It was pointed out in your last post regarding this issue that it's not the employment that autofills that box. +Louis Gray said it was your tagline (the first sentence under your name on the about page) as long as it is under 25 characters. If it is more than 25, then it moves to employment.
 
I had trouble fixing this a few months ago. Perhaps it's because I have three job titles that are "present." I had to delete and re-organize them in order to make the one I wanted show up in the hover. It wasn't a pretty fix, and still isnt exactly right, but it's better than it was. 
 
+Monique Sherrett is all over this. What is revealed in the "hover" mode changes depending on many things. She has revealed these dependencies.
 
Thanks +Chris Brogan for pointing the way and +Monique Sherrett post was fantastic. Her further detail helped explain the sequencing. Now, I have no tag line (left intentially blank) and use current employment to craft the message I want as hover detail. Marvelous stuff so thanks!
 
+Chris Brogan Absolutely! It's what I'm enjoying about G+. The key, I find is to read the comments of the post as well. Scan over the "at a boys/thanks" and find the additional posts that add good content (like +Monique Sherrett did here). The additional insights add to the learnings!
 
Hey CB - thanks so much for hipping us to this. My popup was totally lame before - hopefully now it'll make someone laugh!
 
Thanks for the tip! I wonder how it works if you set it to circles only though? Does it still list the first job to everyone and only the history is hidden?
 
Going to share this for all the new people circling me. I have no idea about who they are or what they do.
 
great tip, implementing right now!
 
I'm curious why this isn't working for me? When I hover, I get the text from other entries, like occupation. Deleted that short entry, and it defaulted to the line under my name. Deleted that box, then it defaulted to my location. Deleted all those boxes, and now only my name comes up? Odd.
 
Nice catch Josef! Did not have that box checked. Did that and now it works. Da.
 
+Chris Brogan - When you search "Chris Brogan" on Google, results show "Massachusetts Business, Communications, and Technology strategy and advisory services for mid- and larger-sized companies." as your profile description, which is different that your hover when in G+. Maybe +Monique Sherrett can shed some light on this piece of the hover puzzle.
 
I've tried all the workarounds mentioned in the comments and can't get it to show more than the company name. Could it be my Mac? Any ideas Chris. This is such a great tip and I want to take advantage.
 
+Elfie Hayes (AMP) See an earlier comment of this post from +Monique Sherrett on how to tackle this problem.

"Monique Sherrett - Yes, good tip Chris. The hovercard has a priority order depending on what's in each field. Here's what my small-scale sampling revealed: http://youtu.be/8p0NX3XlXHQ +Dane Sanders

1) Tagline trumps all unless it is more than 25 characters
2) Assuming tagline greater than 25 characters, your hover will display in the following order:
a - Current Employment - If "current" box isn't checked then...
b Education
c - Current Location - If "current" place isn't identified then...
d - Occupation - If occupation is blank then...
3) A tagline of any length shows up if the above 3 are not included"
 
+Grant Wickes You could still add a tagline for people who visit your profile. Just make it longer than 25 characters so that your Employment field will override the tagline and show in the hover card. You can see my profile for an example.

+Json Marruffo Your search for "Chris Brogan" on Google illustrates the personalized search results that appear for you. I don't see this at all, but I do see things Chris has shared publicly (no G+ link though).

Location, whether you are logged into Google, who you've friended or interacted with: all of that is affecting search results now--and not just the order the results appear in but what shows up. There are a ton of things affecting search, here's my run down of the latest 5 as of mid January. http://www.boxcarmarketing.com/blog/item/the-evolution-of-google-search-results/ +SEOmoz also keeps a running commentary of what's changed, as do the various webmaster blogs written by Google. (Ha, that's a long answer for saying, there are too many factors to guess why that's what you see when searching for Chris.)
 
Thanks +Monique Sherrett When I went to add you to my cirlces, I noticed your tag line still there, so suspected this is what would happen, so thanks for the confirmation. I added my tagline back (over 25 characters) and volia... thanks again!
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