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Google 1Q profit rises 69%. My profit is 69% down
Is there any link between Google's profit and my loss?
Januuski



 
Msg#: 3316233 posted 9:38 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 (Reuters) - Google Inc. reported on Thursday its quarterly net profit rose 69 percent, topping expectations, driven by market share gains in its Web search business, sending its stock up 2.8 percent after-hours.

Net income rose to $1.0 billion, or $3.18 per diluted share, from the year-earlier quarter's $592 million, or $1.95 a share. Excluding stock-option expenses, profit was $3.68 per share versus $2.29 a year before.

Gross revenue rose 63 percent to $3.66 billion, including traffic acquisition costs of $1.13 billion paid out to affiliated Web sites that act as billboards for Google ads.

[reuters.com...]

Google 1Q profit rises 69%. My AdSense profit is 69% down.

Is there any link between Google's increasing profits and my losses?

Please dont give me the SmartPricing BS and dont tell me the share for adSense publishers is still the same

[edited by: engine at 11:33 pm (utc) on April 19, 2007]
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newkid2005

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Msg#: 3316233 posted 10:39 pm on Apr 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

Reuters link:

[reuters.com...]

potentialgeek

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Msg#: 3316233 posted 3:28 am on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Is there any link between Google's increasing profits and my losses?

It's certainly possible. Because secrecy is so important to Google, and so are profits, it has the motive and opportunity to dip its hand in the cookie jar whenever it feels like it. The further it dominates and virtually monopolizes the market, the more it knows we have nowhere to go if it takes a bigger piece of the pie.

I'm not saying Google is doing this now, or did it for the last quarter; all I'm saying is there's nothing to stop it from doing this one day. It's more likely to do it when earnings are not going as planned, in a particularly tough quarter, and it needs a sudden boost of juice. We could be a few years from that type of scenario. Who knows how long this "miracle" can last.

I don't know of any other industry where one player has the right to slide the scales. I understand we agreed by contract, but where else do you see contracts where there's no commission percentage set in stone? You have to question the ethics of the secrecy, especially when it is so one-sided. What is the benefit of the secrecy to publishers?

p/g

europeforvisitors



 
Msg#: 3316233 posted 4:56 am on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

Please dont give me the SmartPricing BS and dont tell me the share for adSense publishers is still the same

1) Smart pricing is a topic for the AdSense forum, so why would anyone want to "give you the SmartPricing BS" here?

2) Instead of speculating on the overall share of AdSense revenues that's paid to AdSense publishers, you can read Google's 1Q 2007 press release and do the math.

Angelis

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Msg#: 3316233 posted 7:56 am on Apr 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

I understand we agreed by contract, but where else do you see contracts where there's no commission percentage set in stone?

If you could see the commission percentage you would be able to work out what people are paying on PPC which would screw things up there.

I am sure there are reasons for the secrecy, if anything untoward was going on I am sure it would be out in the open soon enough.

fischermx

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Msg#: 3316233 posted 6:38 pm on Apr 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

If you could see the commission percentage you would be able to work out what people are paying on PPC which would screw things up there.

And so what? There are other programs out there that even tell you _exactly_ how much is the advertising paying and how much exactly is you share from that!

europeforvisitors



 
Msg#: 3316233 posted 2:07 am on Apr 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

And so what? There are other programs out there that even tell you _exactly_ how much is the advertising paying and how much exactly is you share from that!

OK, why not use them? :-)

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