How to Write Your Biography on Google

By Lisa Russell

Having your biography published on Google is easier than you might think. Writing your own biography is called an autobiography. When someone else writes your life story, it's a biography. So technically, any biography you write about yourself would be an autobiography, not a biography. Technicalities aside, having your biography picked up by Google will give you worldwide exposure.

Step 1

Begin by writing your life story in your word processing program. Web readers like short paragraphs, so make sure that each of your paragraphs has between 100 and 200 words for easy readability.

Step 2

Compile pictures into a folder and name them appropriately. "Jimsfirsttooth.jpg" is a more descriptive--and therefore better--name than "img-27.jpg."

Step 3

Publish your biography on one of the many available self-publishing websites such as Google Knols or (see Resources).

Step 4

Create an account on Google-owned Here you can customize your layout and graphics more so than on other sites (see Resources).

Step 5

Submit the URL (Web address) to the Google search engine. You might also want to submit it to the DMOZ biography section, because when people visit the Google Biography reference, it shows DMOZ results (see Resources).

Step 6

Wait a few days for your page to be "crawled" by the search engines, then search for your name on Google. If you highlight a few specific sentences in your article and use the "copy" and "paste" function to paste it into the search engine for an exact quote, you'll probably find yourself right at the top of the Google results.