Be visible online with Vizibility

What is the name of the site and URL?

Vizibility. http://vizibility.com/

A brief synopsis of the website / application?

Vizibility helps people get found online. With the first SearchMe Button for Google we help people take control of their online identities by allowing them to control what people find about them online. Our users can customize their top five Google search results into one free and permanent SearchMe link that can be put on a resume, profile site, business card – anywhere someone wants to get found online.

When a Vizibility SearchMe button, link or QR code is clicked, accurate search results are displayed in one-click helping people make a killer first impression. We also display the search query right in Google, so the person doing the searching can be confident the information displayed is accurate and authentic.

Why did you start this company?

james alexander

James Alexander - CEO

If you have a common name, it’s difficult to find yourself in Google. I know that first hand. I’m the guy with two first names. I was frustrated when I couldn’t find myself in search results so I started playing around with Google’s advanced search features. It took me a couple of hours, but I was able to create the perfect search query that returned accurate results about me. I realized that there were likely other people like me who would probably benefit from a personalized Google search result. Thus, Vizibility was born. Thanks to our product, I am consistently one of the top three search results in Google, which basically eliminates mistaken identity and raises my overall online presence.

Was your company started on a shoestring budget or funded?

Vizibility is angel-funded and we run the business on a shoe-string budget. We closed our first round in 2010 and are currently working on our second round of funding.

Who is your competition, and what do you do better?

Vizibility was developed out of a real problem that did not have an easy solution. If someone is willing to spend the time and has an in-depth understanding of Boolean logic, then Search engines would be our competition. However, even Google admits that less than 5% of people use their advanced search features. What is unique about Vizibility is the ability to curate personal search results, and then share these results through a simple button, link and QR code. You can also buy your name in Google. We make it easy to find the right information online. We supply the tools to control and manage an online brand, and we deliver it through our partners who embed Vizibility into their offerings. Companies or individuals can also purchase a subscription direct from Vizibility.

Why would a small business, entrepreneur, freelancer, etc use your product?

Millions of people want to be found online for professional or personal reasons. But if there is someone like me with a common name, potential clients or customers may never make it past the first or second page of Google search results to discover the real me and what I have to offer. Even people with unique names, which are often difficult to spell, are affected by this problem. We are just invisible. Not being visible online can have a significant economic impact on individuals and businesses.

We live in a Google society. People will immediately judge you from what they see online, accurate or not. Search engines like Google don’t do enough to verify the correct search results, so a service like Vizibility allows you to be in control of who sees what about you online.

Small businesses, lawyers, entrepreneurs, or just about anyone who wants to take control of their search results would benefit from Vizibility since most people will Google a product, service, or even a person as part of the buying process.

Having a SeachMe link, button and QR code also communicates something about the individual; it shows that the person is tech-savvy and understands the importance of crafting an online brand with impact.

For the first time with Vizibility, users can proactively take control of their online brands by providing the right information in one click. If you are a Vizibility Premium subscriber, you can also buy your name in Google making it even easier to be found online.

How could you effectively use these tools?

There are many different ways to use Vizibility. For example, job seekers would create a SearchMe link, button, and QR code and then place it on resumes, cover letters, a LinkedIn profile, etc. Lawyers can put Vizibility on their business cards, presentations or e-mail signatures. The beauty of Vizibility is that your customized SearchMe Button, link, or QR code can be placed on virtually any online or printed material. It’s completely up to you. It is easy to set up and easy to maintain.

Vizibility also allows anyone to share business card details and social links through their QR code. If your information changes, you never need to update the QR code or reprint business cards. Simply sign into Vizibility and update the information any time, and the next person who scans your QR code will find your current details.

A short bio of your company.

Vizibility Inc. (http://www.vizibility.com) was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Manhattan, NY. Vizibility delivers the world’s first SearchMe button for Google, which instantly returns the right results in one click. Vizibility pioneered PreSearch, a proactive strategy where businesses and individuals pre-select the information they want displayed in search results. The company’s SearchMe buttons, links and QR codes can be shared easily and placed anywhere. The popular service is being integrated into professional and personal social networking sites where it adds innovative functionality that can increase customer loyalty. Vizibility, Vizibility Meter, PreSearch and SearchMe are trademarks of Vizibility Inc. U.S. Pat. 7,831,609. Other patents pending. Find us in Google at http://vizibility.com/news.

Do you offer free online or offline tools?

Our basic online services for individuals and businesses are free, which includes the PreSearch Wizard, a SearchMe Button and link, QR code, social networking updates, and support. Users have the option to upgrade to Vizibility Premier or Premier Pro which includes services like alerts when you’re being searched and buying your name in Google.

Are there different pricing levels?

Yes. Our basic services are free. To learn more about upgrading for individuals and businesses, please click here and here, respectively.

Do you have a blog that keeps users updated?

Yes, our blog can be found here.

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Youtube watch video URL?

YouTube

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How long have you been in business?

Vizibility Inc. was founded in July 2009.

Number of current users? Estimated yearly growth?

We ended April with 50,000 accounts on the system, up from 4,000 at the end of 2010.

Any Patents Pending?

Vizibility was awarded U.S. Pat. 7,831,609 in November 2010. The company currently has three additional patents pending.

 

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