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Google Q2 Profit Jumps 110%
Brett_Tabke




msg:3016422
 8:29 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

110% up [money.iwon.com].

Google reported revenues of $2.46 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, an increase of 77% compared to the second quarter of 2005 and an increase of 9% compared to the first quarter of 2006. Google reports its revenues, consistent with GAAP, on a gross basis without deducting traffic acquisition costs, or TAC. In the second quarter of 2006, TAC totaled $785 million, or 32% of advertising revenues.


 

walkman




msg:3016437
 8:44 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

weird how the stock went down today, and even more (although not as much) in AH trades. [finance.yahoo.com...]

Either way, few can argue that Google isn't fairly valued a ~$120 billion

sem4u




msg:3016443
 8:51 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Impressive figures again.

The company said it paid out traffic acquisition costs of $785 million, or 32 percent of advertising revenues, to affiliated Web sites that drive customers to view Google ads.

I wonder how that is broken down into AOL, Ask and content sites?

ashear




msg:3016447
 8:53 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's going back up in after hour trading.

gregbo




msg:3016459
 9:15 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

My impression was that GOOG traded down today (with most of the NASDAQ) due to uncertainty over the US Fed's position on interest rates.

softwareengineer99




msg:3016468
 9:23 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

It has started to go up (+4.71) in AH

hdpt00




msg:3016469
 9:26 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

It looks like "screw the publishers" is doing well for profits.

hunderdown




msg:3016476
 9:35 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

The $785 million paid out is 32% of revenues from the content and search network combined. Presumably it is, once again, around 70% of revenues in the content network.

Who's being screwed? I never made much money from my site until AdSense came along.

europeforvisitors




msg:3016550
 10:24 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google's full press release on 2Q 2006 earnings is at:

[investor.google.com...]

As for publishers being screwed, the "traffic acquisition costs" payout to AdSense partner sites was just over 78.7 percent (about the same as in other recent quarters) or $62 million higher than in the first quarter of 2006.

TypicalSurfer




msg:3016646
 12:08 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Borderless ads increase clickthrough 100% and accounts for most of the "growth", making cash off accidental clicks.. Go GOOGLE!

hermes




msg:3016662
 12:31 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I havent seen the option of borderless ads with adsense - am i missing something? Can anyone put up a weblink?

jcoronella




msg:3016748
 3:14 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

For the noobs [webmasterworld.com]: $8 Million a day [google.com] is possible.

TypicalSurfer




msg:3016763
 3:45 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

I havent seen the option of borderless ads with adsense - am i missing something? Can anyone put up a weblink?

From the adsense blog:

What is your most important optimization tip for AdSense publishers?

Try to blend your ads by removing the border and using the same color as the background of your page. With this simple measure you can avoid ad blindness and also considerably boost your revenue.

trick users into thinking the ads are part of your navigation!

europeforvisitors




msg:3016854
 6:15 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

TypicalSurfer's point about user confusion is well taken, but it's a big stretch to suggest that blended AdSense ads are the reason for Google's revenue growth. In my opinion, his post is nothing more than an attempt to find an audience for his complaint by piggybacking on a high-profile thread.

priidik




msg:3016884
 7:02 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

wow :-)

"Sales from Google's partner sites generated through its popular "AdSense" program rose 58 percent to 997 million dollars."

almost a Billion!

hdpt00




msg:3017019
 10:21 am on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

europeforadsenseclicks: nice defense, I doubt the borders did it all, it's probably the MFAs sending people from click to click as well as click fraud and don't forget loweing AS % paid to publishers oh and a little bit of crappy SERPs mixed in.

Sounds like a profit cocktail!

MovingOnUp




msg:3017170
 1:03 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

With a 9% increase from Q1 to Q2, that's only a 41% annualized growth. With growth slowing, GOOG will be hard pressed to maintain a high P/E ratio.

TypicalSurfer




msg:3017221
 2:04 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

TypicalSurfer's point about user confusion is well taken, but it's a big stretch to suggest that blended AdSense ads are the reason for Google's revenue growth. In my opinion, his post is nothing more than an attempt to find an audience for his complaint by piggybacking on a high-profile thread.

The example provided by google that showed an improvement after ad "blending" by a publisher showed a doubling of clickthrough on adsense ads, that is a significant increase and no doubt in large part contributed to the revenue growth. Although it worked this quarter, that kind of growth is not sustainable, users adapt and will simply apply less trust (and clicks) to the publishers using sneaky ad presentation.

related: GOOG down a few points this AM after the "blowout", apparently the street is not fooled either.

[edited by: TypicalSurfer at 2:06 pm (utc) on July 21, 2006]

rohitj




msg:3017291
 2:50 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Now if they can eventually diversify their revenue, and actually monetize things other than search, they'll be a very good company to invest in for the long haul. To me, however, as soon as the "good times" in advertising fall back, Google will feel the pain.

hdpt00




msg:3017320
 3:15 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

Now if they can eventually diversify their revenue, and actually monetize things other than search, they'll be a very good company to invest in for the long haul. To me, however, as soon as the "good times" in advertising fall back, Google will feel the pain.

Actually no matter what, as of now, GOOG is a TERRIBLE company to invest in. In fact it isn't investing, it is speculating. GOOG gives you no voting power and no dividend, so what do you get? Man, you don't even get certificates anymore, worthless "investment."

Web_speed




msg:3017815
 8:54 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

europeforadsenseclicks: nice defense, I doubt the borders did it all, it's probably the MFAs sending people from click to click as well as click fraud and don't forget loweing AS % paid to publishers oh and a little bit of crappy SERPs mixed in. Sounds like a profit cocktail!

You bet!

"Sales from Google's partner sites generated through its popular "AdSense" program rose 58 percent to 997 million dollars."

Yah right.....where is all that money? Dismal daily earnings are all I (and many many other publishers) can see since the beginning of this year. Personally, going from an average of $120 per day to $20-25 p/day i read these reports and laugh. Carfully crafted Bull crap if you ask me.

[edited by: Web_speed at 9:03 pm (utc) on July 21, 2006]

wmuser




msg:3019399
 8:09 pm on Jul 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

I guess all those "Google search sucks" and similar comments doesnt mean that Google will start going down,at least from the point of revenue.

Adwords/Adsense must have made them a lot of money and probably is one of the "110%" reasons

bostonseo




msg:3020690
 10:25 pm on Jul 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

This news did nothing to help their declining stock price. Too easy to just say the stock is down because the 'Market' is down. Analysts know Google isn't doing as well as they'd like you to believe, nor will they continue these profit numbers.

NevF




msg:3025776
 1:36 pm on Jul 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well Google have made some smart decisions and the way they implemented AdSense into their services...

...I would consider them well advised. Though, I wouldn't exactly consider them very honest and their privacy policy problems would turn away many more users.

I gotta say $120b is nice business to be holding onto....

AjiNIMC




msg:3028300
 1:08 am on Jul 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

They will keep growing for sure.

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