Google Profiles are a new and, in my opinion, underused resource. Perhaps you didn’t like it because of the unfriendly URL, but you can now get your very own vanity URL with your Google username.
And wait! What’s that? Adding links? And these links are crawlable?
Google Profile lets you add links with whatever anchor text you decide – and as of right now there is no rel=nofollow attached to those links. They do give you some guidances – “Examples: Online photo albums, social network profiles, personal websites” – as a fallback, I would assume, for those who
For now, I’ll going to sit back and wait to see how Google Profiles rank, and what kind of link juice their passing along.