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Google international stability masks 7% fall in Google US revenues

Google’s has reported turnover for the first quarter of 2009 at 3% down on the previous quarter globally – but international revenues actually grew by 0.49% from $2,850 billion to $2,864 billion disguising a significant 7.23% fall in US turnover. UK turnover was $733 million compared with $684 million in the previous quarter – an increase of 7.16%. The fluctuation compared with the previous quarter – see chart below – is partly due to a 2.79% or $154 million benefit in the total turnover resulting from currency management – which probably relates largely to the performance of sterling during this period and partly explains the UK figure. However, that does not change the US performance figures.

What is clear is that these figures demonstrate how important international success really is to Google – and why many companies are looking to globalisation as a route to shore up their balance sheets.

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Andy Atkins-Kruger

CEO at Webcertain
Andy is the CEO of Webcertain. He is a trained linguist with 20 years of experience in international marketing, having helped major brand leaders with their advertising and public relations projects on five continents. Webcertain has been operating multilingual search marketing campaigns for over 15 years and is one of few agencies which only deal with international campaigns; the company doesn't deal in single market projects. Andy speaks regularly at conferences around the world.

4 Responses to Google international stability masks 74 fall in Google US revenues

  1. King says:

    Does anyone know Google’s revenue in Switzerland?

  2. PB - BayshoreBlogger says:

    Thank you for the information. I had heard that Google has lost a little Market Share in the US, but this just proves Google is still King of Search Engines, whether in or outside of the US.

  3. Wil Reynolds says:

    Great post, thanks for sharing this info!

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