Vic Gundotra

Vivek "Vic" Gundotra (born June 14, 1968 in India) is an India-born businessperson, who served as the Senior Vice President, Social for Google until 24th April, 2014. Prior to joining Google, he was a general manager at Microsoft.
Posts about Vic Gundotra
  • 10 Key Factors That Will Determine the Future of Google+

    … are failures, too. This argument, by itself, is a non-issue. 2. Google+ is a ghost town From my time on the network, I can tell you this is not entirely true. There is a lot happening on Google+, and not just among digital marketers. The last shared numbers from Google were 300 million active monthly users, theoretically making it larger than…

    Eric Enge/ Copybloggerin Social Google- 12 readers -
  • Review of Search Predictions 2014 and Search in 2015

    … Enge was also correct in his prediction last year that “Guest Posting Takes a Visible Hit”. Guest blogging in the format it used to be has certainly changed. Eric mentioned there will be more action against sites that use rich anchor text and low relevance posts will also be affected. , but it is now more of a brand building exercise. People…

    Jo Turnbull/ State of Digitalin SEO- 18 readers -
  • Google Plus Marketing Case Study Teaser

    … can safely say that myself and PYB have already helped hundreds of thousands of people learn about Google+. Cool, huh? So, this is how we did it... Using Google+ for Social SEO - full article here. Well targeted outcome as a desired Search position i.e. 'What is Google Plus?', with a back up of 'What is Google+?' Secondary benefit of ranking…

    Martin Shervington/ Plus Your Businessin Social SEO Content Google- 6 readers -
  • Google+ Says It’s Thriving But Refuses To Give User Figures

    … Google+ is alive and thriving, says Google’s head of social David Besbris, serving a devoted base of users who love the emphasis on privacy, the top-notch photo tools and the state-of-the-art multi-party video conferencing. Besbris, in an interview published today by Re/code, said hundreds of millions of people are using the Google+ mobile app…

    Martin Beck/ Marketing Landin Social Google- 10 readers -
  • Why You Should Care That Google Ended Its Mandatory Google+ Integration

    Google has quietly done away with the mandatory integration of Google+ for new Gmail users, adding fuel to the fire that is the speculation of the social network's demise. Back in 2012, Google made the adoption of Google+ mandatory for all new Google service users. When you signed up for a new account for YouTube, Gmail, AdWords, or another Google product or service, you wer ...

    MarketingProfs- 6 readers -
  • Google lets new users say ‘no thank you’ to Google+

    For the past few years, Google+ has been building up the user numbers the easy way – by requiring people to have an account if they want to use Gmail, YouTube or other Google service. It’s been an issue for many, especially when they hooked their wagon to YouTube and forced people to use their real names on their video uploads.

    Cynthia Boris/ Marketing Pilgrim- 1 readers -
  • Four Reasons Google+ Might Still Be Alive After All

    Between Google shutting down its authorship program and Senior Vice President of Engineering and head of Google+ Vic Gundotra leaving the company, many believe the future of Google+ is in question. Instead, here are four recent events that hint at a bright future for the controversial social network.

    Dan Cristo/ Search Engine Watch- 3 readers -
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