Now the so called stats. According to ComScore research , people around the world searched about 67 billion times in a month (August 2007). Share of Google in that is about 37 billion individual searches. Now I am not a fin geek, but if we assume that the figure above is the average in a month, then about 444 billion searches are done in a year for Google. Now Google's financial results shows that 2/3 of their revenues comes from search and rest is from other means (likes of adsense, adwords etc). Now the figures may get a bit hazier. Google's valuation is $195 billion. Out of which (going by 2/3 principle of Google), i.e. about 64% is coming from searches i.e. about $124 billion. Now if you do some crappy calculations, then you will find that your each search is about 27 cents. Amazing!!
So each time, you google something, you are actually adding 27 cents to Google's valuation. (P.S.- Did you know that you can get all this calculations from google search too).
Now some of the points which we may have forgotten in between.
- How much does Google incur to provide all these- I guess not much because of the fact that marginal cost will diminish every time.
- Remember Kevin Roberts - Now he's the CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi. He places Google in top rank of his concept called lovemarks i.e. Loyalty beyond reason. Now do I have to explain you further that where am I going.
- Noise of clicks- Now how about this: 31.5 million seconds of search clicks in a year i.e. about 14,000 searches every second @ 14 kilohertz. Yikes. Just think about the sound of all those clicks.