Google profile pages have been around since 2007, allowing users to share personal info, pictures, websites and contact information, but since Tuesday, when Google launched its new “Profile Results”, they now appear at the bottom of their search engine results pages for matching queries. See below for an extract from Google’s Blog:

“It’s no secret that from time to time many of us have searched on Google for our name or someone else’s. When searching for yourself to see what others would find, results can be varied and aren’t always what you want people to see — whether it’s someone else with your name, or the finishing time from that 5K you ran back in 2002. We want to make that better and give you more of a voice.

To give you greater control over what people find when they search for your name, we’ve begun to show Google profile results at the bottom of U.S. name-query search pages. These results offer abbreviated information from user-created Google profiles and a link to the full profiles. We’ve also added links so it’s easy to search for the same name on MySpace, Facebook, Classmates and LinkedIn.”

Read the full entry here

Tug, creative search marketing agency, also hears that links from these profile pages will not add any extra link juice just because they reside on, see here for a comment from Matt Cutts.