About.me has just announced the first version of about.me premium, which may make it a useful tool to lawyers for reputation management or even as a core web presence.
The major difference between regular About.me and About.me premium is custom domain mapping. In other words, you can display your About.me profile on yourname.com.
This is make it much more likely to appear prominently for searches related to your name. Of course, if you share your name with someone famous (or into internet marketing), it probably won’t compete with other well-established web presences.
Nonetheless, here’s what you get for $4 per month:
- Custom Domain Mapping
- Removal of About.me Navigation Bar
- Google Analytics
As an example, you can see About.me founder Ryan Freitas premium page at ryanfreitas.com
If you head over to About.me’s announcement, you can view a bunch of other examples to get ideas using it for your professional web presence.
About.me has always been on a short list of profiles worth creating and optimizing for professional web presence. Now, with About.me premium, it might even be a decent option as a core web presence. In other words, if you don’t spend a lot of time and money online, this is one of those affordable options that can help both prospective clients and existing clients find information about you.
Obviously, About.me’s functionality is limited. It’s not a website. It’s not a blog. It’s a profile page. Albeit a nice one, but a profile page nonetheless.
If you aren’t using your “name domain” elsewhere, About.me premium is an easy and affordable way to help control what people find when they search for you by name.
If you’d like to learn more about using About.me premium, or anything else, to help build your professional web presence, don’t hesitate to reach out.