Goodbye, Google Authorship…

Google shut down Google Authorship. They said few authors were using it and it didn’t matter much to users. What was it? The idea was for Google to be able to know who was a valid author. There are too many sites that offer fake content or texts written by...

Google’s Dead Products

95 Dead Google Products Google, one of the world’s largest marketing companies, doesn’t believe in marketing. They launch product after product without any marketing, only to watch them sink. When Google shut down Goggles, they said it was “due to...

Google+ Is Now Google-

Not looking good for Google+. Vic Gundotra, head of G+, quit today. Most of the G+ team is being assigned to other teams. The obligatory G+ login ID will disappear from several tools. Google may change it from a product to a “platform” (“No,...

Google’s Bad News for Content Marketing

A friend saw my blog postings about content farms. She had read my content marketing book. She asked me what this all meant. The following is based on my email reply to her. Google and and Bing’s strategy over the last five years is clear in their actions....

Google+ or Google?; Is Anyone There?

Good article at Yahoo Finance about Google+, with lots of details, stats, etc. Brands are putting their effort in FB, Tw, etc. Nike, Pepsi, Dominos, and others ignore Google+. It’s Google’s fault: it looks like Google pretty much doesn’t care if...

Innovation, Disruption, and the Google Car

Chunka Mui wrote a series of articles about the Google Car in his column at Forbes. It’s a very good analysis of how disruption happens. His analysis can be applied to nearly any industry. Fasten Your Seatbelts: Google’s Driverless Car Is Worth Trillions The...