Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th May 2010 23:17 UTC
Google Google has explained on its blog where it gets its money from. Sort of. "Today, in the spirit of greater transparency with AdSense publishers, we're sharing the revenue shares for our two main AdSense products - AdSense for content and AdSense for search."
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RE: Profit margins
by npcomplete on Tue 25th May 2010 01:38 UTC in reply to "Profit margins"
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Not sure I see that. When I think of "fat" margins, like Apple-fat margins, I think of 100 - 200% easily (i.e. on hardware).

Google's Adsense content publishers, the most critical, get 68% revenue share

While search partners, get 50%

So Google's 32% profit from each publisher seems reasonable to me.

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