Saturday, January 5, 2008

Amazing Google

Google will always be a special company. The Google idea was conceived and started less than 10 years ago and today its one of the world's most admired brand and company. There isnt a day that goes by that online users are now using Google. We are either searching on Google, checking our emails on Gmail, writing a business proposal on Google Doc or chatting on Gtalk. The big "G" is everywhere and how can we not admire them.

Here are some stats why Google is an Amazing company :
• Google is the “fastest growing company in the history of the world.” – Times of London, 1/29/06
• Google controls 65.1% of all searches in the U.S. at the end of 2007 and 86% of all searches in the UK, according to measurement company Hitwise.
• Google was searched 4.4 billion times in the U.S. alone in October, 2007 (three times Yahoo), says Nielsen. Average searches per searcher: 40.7.
• Google’s sites had 112 million U.S. visitors in November, 2007, says Nielsen.
• Google’s traffic was up 22.4% in 2007 over 2006, according to Comscore.
• Google earned $15 billion revenue and $6.4 billion profit in 2007, a profit margin of 26.9%. Its revenue was up 57% in the last quarter of 2007 over 2006, says Yahoo Finance. As of late 2007, its stock was up 53% in a year. The company has a market capitalization of $207.6 billion.
• Google controls 79% of the pay-per-click ad market, according to RimmKaufman. It controls 40% of all online advertising, according to web site HipMojo.
• Google employed almost 16,000 people at the end of 2007, a 50% increase over the year before.
• Google became the No. 1 brand in the world in 2007, according to Millward Brown Brandz Top 100.

Not that we didn’t know this already. But the stats still amaze me and I m sure you find it amazing too and believe me, Google aint stopping here and 2008 will be another year where Google will continue to amaze all of us.

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