aleksl - 12:22 am on Jul 18, 2008 (gmt 0) Last one is excellent trend. U.S. is in a big recession
"Google said paid advertising clicks - the number of times that Internet users clicked on paid advertisements - increased 19 percent over the second quarter of 2007. Still, that was a 1 percent decline from the first quarter of 2008." Google-owned sites generated revenues of $3.53 billion, or 66% of total revenues. This represents a 42% increase over second quarter 2007 revenues of $2.49 billion and a 4% increase over first quarter 2008 revenues of $3.40 billion. Google Network Revenues - Google's partner sites generated revenues, through AdSense programs, of $1.66 billion, or 31% of total revenues, in the second quarter of 2008. This represents a 22% increase over network revenues of $1.35 billion generated in the second quarter of 2007 and a 2% decrease over first quarter 2008 revenues of $1.69 billion. Traffic Acquisition Costs, the portion of revenues shared with Google's partners, decreased to $1.47 billion in the second quarter of 2008. "Google is also benefiting from its reach overseas. In the first quarter of this year, the company said its revenues from other countries had surpassed its U.S. sales for the first time. In the second quarter, Google said overseas sales amounted to [$2.80 billion or] 52% of total revenue."
Last one is excellent trend. U.S. is in a big recession