Google says ‘goodbye’ to a lot of things. Well, I guess that’s to be expected when a person or organization experiments a lot. If you made Helpouts a part of your marketing mix, I feel for you. You need to understand that that type of integration is always a risk, so learn from this is the best thing I can tell you right now. As Susan Finch says, you can’t put all your eggs into one marketing basket [click here]. Share your comments on the Google+ thread by clicking the link. What better place to discuss this than Google+? 🙂 Some comments are there already about Google wanting 20 percent of Helpouts participants’ profits. Could Helpouts have been made viable if Google wanted a lower cut, etc.?