• http://www.timacheson.com/ Tim Acheson

    Google paid her. I thought this was common knowledge. It’s been public knowledge for months that Google’s strategy was to pay for celebs and try to buy friends. It’s desperation.

    This has nothing to do with Google’s anti-competitive exploitation of their monopoly in search, and there’s no basis for the conclusion implied by the author’s tweet linking to this today.

    #GFail

  • http://www.facebook.com/barrymaurice Barry G. Maurice

    Google+ is shit and will always be shit. They are trying to be facebook and it’s fucking sad. Google+ will end up exactly where buzz ended up.

  • http://www.timacheson.com/ Tim Acheson

    Lady Gaga jumping on board is simply part of Google’s well-known “Celebrity Acquisition Plan”:
    http://www.itworld.com/software/184773/google-celebrity-acquisition-plan-idiot-acquisition-plan 
    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-07-19/tech/google.verify_1_google-profiles-twitter-profile-pages 
    http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-07-20/tech/29996209_1_google-celebrity-twitter 

    Everybody has a price. Celebrities are an excellent way to attract large numbers of mindless mindless numpties.

    Google+ Marketing Plan: Newspaper Ads + Celebs
    http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/10/24/google-marketing-plan-newspaper-ads-celebs/ 

    Google Testing New Celebrity Endorsement Advertising Program
    http://searchengineland.com/google-testing-new-celebrity-endorsement-advertising-program-92835 

    This is how Google operates.

    Google demotes its own Chrome browser search rankings after site is caught paying bloggers to hype it
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2081978/Google-caught-paying-bloggers-promote-Chrome-browser–breaking-rules.html 

  • 278

    Source please? All I see here is prejudice.

  • 278

    Says someone on the internet… how come facts are showing otherwise? Keep the delusional going.

  • http://www.timacheson.com/ Tim Acheson

    Source for what? I don’t think you’re questioning the existence of Google’s well-known Celebrity Acquisition Plan, are you?

    I don’t think you’re doubting the existence of Google’s well-documented Celebrity Endorsement Advertising Program, either, are you?

    I like sources, too. Can anybody find me a good source to support the claim made in the headline that Lady Gaga joining G+ has anything whatsoever to do with “Pimping Google+ In Search” as the headline claims?

  • http://codingstrategist.com Coding Strategist

    If Google is paying Lady Gaga for this profile, they should be close enough to help her prevent 404 errors? If you look on her about section of her + profile the link to het site is spelled: 
    http/www.ladygaga.com. The missing /: does not help her marketing efforts I would say.

  • http://www.selfstorageinvesting.com Self Storage Investing

    Whether they are paying them or not, it will take a while for them to reach Facebook’s status.

  • http://jeffdownerbailbonds.com/ Jeff Downer Indianapolis IN

    Lady Gaga is half the battle.  If Justin Bieber goes too, it’s over.  Google+ wins.

  • Anonymous

    hmmm