Google Voice Contact Import

Project: Importing Google Voice Contacts

Contact: Stan Bush

Contact Phone: (478) 227 - 4SEO

Company Name : Sales Training And Networking

Contact Two: James Bush

Contact email : stanbush@gmail.com

Description: I needed to import some of my contacts into Google Voice. Mainly because I wanted to have them there and see what I could do with them

Project Goals : Import into Google Voice all my contacts from WR Supply and current customers.

Steps

  1. Copy the list of customers from the GeorgiaWebs.org customer list… or see if you can find them on this machine
  2. Go thru the current contact list… mark the ones you want to export…and export them to csv
  3. Export Family into CSV
  4. Export Friends into CSV
  5. Login to Google Voice
  6. Import the GeorgiaWebs List
  7. Import Outlook File
  8. Import Family
  9. Import Friends
  10. Enjoy

Issues

  1. Ok.. This wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. … but I did decide to import my the whole Outlook DB and sort it out later. There were just too many contacts to go thru at one time. Very simple…
    1. Go to contacts
    2. File export… export as file…export as windows file.
    3. Login to Google Voice… go to contacts.. .click import… browse to the file and import
    4. Fix what you can find
  2. Staying focused… After I created the Google Voice Profile… I decided I would publish it and make it public. You can view it at http://www.google.com/profiles/stanbush . While it may take only a few minutes to setup the profile when you're just 'trying to get through it'… if you're going to try and get any benefit from the time you spend on it, then it would be a good idea to spend the time necessary to get all the information that you want to be public into the profile. I spent over 45 minutes on my profile, and still didn't finish. I don't know if it's a good or a bad thing yet, but I did list about half of the sites that I work on, thinking it probably won't hurt in the search engines. The reason that it's so hard to stay focused is because before I could make my profile public, and therefore 'findable' in the Google indexes I had to 'verify my name'. Once I did this it took me to Knol.com and a bunch of other places that I really didn't want to spend any time with…but once I got there I found them interesting.
  3. Steve Burge had a KNOL.com article. I didn't comment on his article, but it looked like standard fare SEO tips for beginners. Good article Steve… just in case you ever find this post.

    This is the second day of my Google Voice Activity… and I'm just basically rambling about my experiences with it, and then posting it to my blog. If you have any questions about it… just comment below this article and I'll be sure to answer it as soon as I can.


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Stan Bush's (Me) passions are marketing, music, research, reading, writing and listening. I provide various consulting services, as well as hands on implementation for proof of concept. I began writing Surfin With Stan in 1994 and was published in various Knight-Ridder newspapers. I am self employed. Sales Training And Networking on Google+