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Discusses what others here already aware of:
- competition via Yahoo & Microsoft (with investment in the billions of dollars)
- lease of new office space (500,000 square-foot complex)
- Yahoo's purchase of Inktomi and Overture meaning an eventual drop of Google search at the portal.
[edited by: homegirl at 4:51 pm (utc) on Aug. 4, 2003]
We'll see... :)
The logic is simple:
if you earn money the first year, you may be lucky.
ifyou earn again second year, then well... it is
more believable. But if you earn positive netincome consecutively for three years
and with growth, then that can't be luck. W
hen that happen, and you have to do IPO, do it.
From news reports, 2001, Google have 10 millions netincome.
In 2002, they have 100 millions netincome.
For year 2003, the outside estimate for revenue is below 1 billion. I am more optimistic, I would say the revenue is around 1.2 billion with the last 3 months earning higher than their expectation. Given their high profit margin
33%, it is translated into 400 million netincome.
Yes. 2004 will be the year they do IPO because
the investos are not that 'patient' any more.
By the year 2004, the economic situation will
be better. Less risk. Both ventual capital firms
will gain 200+ folds of their investment without
However, IPO will be a challenge for google since
it will transform them from private to public.
Many things will change.
And the article "forgets" that Yahoo also got stock for their deal in 2000. ;)
Tough for the main stream press to really get me interested in reading these days, since they often forget some cruicial details.
>>>$2 billion market size for 2003 in paid listings?
That doesn't seem right - Overture alone market - share wise, 1 billion in revenue. Add in Google, at their "projected" 2003 revenue of 1 billion, and you already have $2 billion.
Then you've got LookSmart, Ask Jeeves, and Yahoo (the stuff that doesn't come from Overture). Like directory listings & what not.
Surely there is about a hundred million through all that...then let's not forget SEO services & related link purchases *cough*.
I'd say this years market closer to 2.5 billion, in actuality, but again, it's impossible to get an accurate figure.
... & related link purchases *cough*.
what's that? is that what teoma is doing? selling related link keywords?
"It's way too powerful," said Daniel Brandt, a fierce Google critic who started a Web site to air his misgivings. "It's scary because if Google drops you, you could be out of business in no time."
how much money can google make if they tax every site it indexes at a penny/page per day? or a penny a click?
the GOOGLE tax!
atleast $10,950,000,000 dollars a year minimum.
Yea, this next year will prove very intresting for google for sure ;-)
Those that have been on the web for some time will no doubt have a "vested" intrest in more than one way, weather they pluck there dollars down on the ipo or not.
Also note the company "Roxio" have just recently purchased the name and rights to "napster". I purchased just over a grand in that company yesterday while the stock is still below $10. Roxio is planning on launching paid online music site later this fall using the napster name. Should be intresting to watch this stock as well over the next 6 months to a year.
God Bless private Google!