While Facebook and LinkedIn duke it out to be your main profile on the Internet, a new player, bigsight.org, is creeping into their space with a completely different approach. Unlike the closed off nature of Facebook and LinkedIn, bigsight.org keeps all user information completely public and does it with style. All profiles use an attractive minimalist design that keeps your focus on what’s important, the user’s data.
Having a good design is nice, but what’s really important is how the bigsight.org profiles perform on search engines. The last few months have shown a giant leap in search engine performance for bigsight.org. In many cases, bigsight.org profiles are surpassing almost every other social network in the SERPs, including LinkedIn profiles. So, while Facebook may be the closed off service that let’s you control your identity in the social network world, bigsight.org is quickly becoming the service to control your identity on Google.
A case in point is my own vanity search. Doing a Google Search for Jon Henshaw (as of this writing) will return my personal website first, my company’s website second and then bigsight.org — bigsight.org surpassed both MyBlogLog and LinkedIn. I highly recommend that everyone stop by bigsight.org to setup their profile. If you’re busy (or lazy) like me, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that they have a Facebook Profile Importer that will do all of the heavy lifting for you!