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Google Profiles Get a Facelift; Mine Just Gets Schizophrenia

Google has announced the upgrade to Google Profiles. The only problem is, I have no idea what’s going on with my profile and why it has multiple personality disorder.

Take a look at the new profile that I see when I log in to profiles.google.com:

Nice, clean, certainly something I’d be happy to have show up in a reputational search for my name. Problem is, this is not the profile that others see in Google. This one is:

Notice that not all of the info from the first profile has made it over.

After digging around, I found how I can edit the second profile, but it’s basically a different interface to the one Google is pushing in its announcement. In other words, I technically have two different Google Profiles.

https://profiles.google.com/u/0/andybeal.marketingpilgrim/about
http://www.google.com/profiles/u/0/andybeal.marketingpilgrim

Seems to me that Google’s right hand is not telling its left hand what the heck is going on with Profiles. :-(

PS. I know that schizophrenia is not the same as multiple personality disorder–I studied psychology in college–but that’s not what the majority of the world believes. ;-)

  • http://www.frankthinking.com Frank Reed

    Gotta love those engineers! They have the pulse of how people actually think and do things don’t they? Hey let’s make two profiles in two places, that’ll work! It’s like how they handle Google Places. They say here’s how it works….you figure it out! Nice

    • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

      Interesting note, I only changed my profile pic on the new interface, but it populated on the second one too. I suspect that either one is technically not a Google Profile, or Google does indeed have two interfaces and forgot to close the old one. ;-)

      • Chris

        Google doesn’t show all your information. You control who sees what…

  • http://twitter.com/digideth B. Moore

    What was that? What did you just say?

    Did you just say Google has a duplicate content problem….?

    LOL

    • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

      Hah!

  • http://profiles.google.com/thomasmorffew Thomas

    Patience Grasshopper. The old profiles will gradually fade away.

  • dave

    More likely they are rolling out the new system first before deleting the old one.

    The reason I am using the word system is because I suspect behind the scenes there have been a lot of other changes which have yet to be made public or enable yet.

    I suspect the old profiles will be deleted once the new profile is fully role out an integrated into Google other products. Probably over the next 2 – 3 months.

  • http://pedromatias.co.uk Pedro Matias

    Haha “multiple personality disorder” I couldn’t put it any better.

    I just blogged about the issue, to see if I wasn’t alone and of course I am not. Sure they will fade out but in a mean time at least a link to switch between versions would be good huh.

  • http://www.klimaservis.net klima servisi

    Gotta love those engineers! They have the pulse of how people actually think and do things don’t they? Hey let’s make two profiles in two places, that’ll work! It’s like how they handle Google Places. They say here’s how it works….you figure it out! Nice