How To Get Yourself A Verified Google Knowledge Panel?

Bhavik Sarkhedi
5 min readApr 4, 2024

We all want social media and Google to notice us, along with new technologies like ChatGPT and AI.

As a writer, I might not care much about validation, but at the end of the day, I need to make a living, right?

Every writer dreams of being featured in the Google Knowledge Panel. It’s like winning an invisible award that shows you’re someone important in your field.

Back in 2017, I started noticing Google paying attention to my writer profile. You can just search for ‘Bhavik Sarkhedi’ to see what I mean.

Over time, as I kept writing and publishing new articles, Google started liking me more.

My profiles on platforms like LinkedIn and Medium got better, and even my books, which nobody noticed before, started getting attention. Google began showing my profile in snippets, in the Knowledge Panel, and in lists of top writers and digital marketing experts in India.

I’ve been on this journey since 2013, so I’ve got about ten years of experience under my belt.

I may not be a pro, but I’ve definitely learned a lot along the way. Those screenshots I shared give you an idea of why Google seems to like me and why my name pops up in so many searches.

Basically, what I’ve figured out is that being consistent, putting out quality stuff, and a little bit of luck can really help you stand out online.

It’s all about knowing how things work, staying ahead of the game, and most importantly, giving value to your audience.

So, even though I might not always care about getting validation, at the end of the day, I’ve got to do what I can to make sure my work gets noticed.

Curious about my journey to gaining recognition online, aren’t you? Well, let me tell you, it wasn’t exactly a cakewalk, but it wasn’t exactly brain surgery either.

The real secret? Consistency. You will see 100s of profile under the name ‘Bhavik Sarkhedi’ when you google ‘Bhavik Sarkhedi

Let’s delve into it a bit more.

1. Establishing a Strong Online Presence: To kick things off, you’ve got to lay the groundwork. Take a peek at my journey on Medium; it’s all about building a solid presence by consistently putting out content and engaging with your audience.

2. Delivering Top-Quality Content: Next up, quality is key. Want Google to sit up and take notice? Serve up articles packed with value and insights, just like I did on Medium. Keep your readers hooked with content that leaves them hungry for more.

3. Optimizing for SEO: Make sure your content is search engine-friendly. Sprinkle in those keywords, tweak your metadata — just like I did on Medium — and watch as Google gives you a nod of approval.

4. Structured Data Markup: ? It’s a game-changer. By organizing information about yourself in a neat format, you make it easier for Google to understand your credentials and showcase them to the world.

5. Verifying Your Google Profile: Now, this one’s crucial. Claim and verify your Google My Business listing. Trust me, when I got that verification badge, it added a whole lot of credibility to my online persona.

6. Getting Featured in Reputable Sources: Aim high, my friend. Get yourself featured in respected sources within your niche. Collaborating with big names or getting published on renowned platforms — like I did on Medium — can work wonders for your credibility in Google’s eyes.

7. Active Social Media Engagement: Don’t underestimate the power of social media. Engage with your audience, join relevant conversations — just like I’ve seen on Medium — and watch your online presence soar.

8. Encouraging Positive Reviews: Your audience’s feedback matters. Encourage positive reviews and endorsements — they not only boost your credibility but also catch Google’s attention.

9. Networking with Influencers: Rubbing shoulders with the who’s who in your field can do wonders. Collaborate with influencers, get their seal of approval — it’s all about building your reputation, just like I did on Medium.

10. Monitoring Your Online Presence: Keep tabs on your online presence. Stay on top of Google search results, and make sure your information is accurate and up-to-date. It’s all about maintaining that squeaky-clean image.

11. Making Waves in Top Listicles: And here’s the icing on the cake — getting featured in those top listicles. Trust me, it’s a game-changer. Aim to be among the top names in your niche, and watch as Google starts seeing you as the authority you truly are.

One of my short stories got published in The New York Times

So, there you have it — my recipe for success.

Follow these steps, and who knows?

Maybe you’ll find yourself gracing the coveted Google Knowledge Panel sooner than you think.

It’s all about making your mark and boosting your visibility on Google. Believe me, it’s worth the effort.

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Bhavik Sarkhedi

2000+ Published Articles | Author of 8 Non Best Selling Books | Writer to 35+ Reputed Magazines | Connect with me at https://bhaviksarkhedi.com