News Brief

Google Doubles Ad Sales, 'AdWords' Outpaces Outside Sales

Google's revenue, virtually all of which comes from online ad dollars, nearly doubled in the second quarter of 2005, totaling a record $1.384 billion--representing a 98 percent year-over-year increase from last year's second quarter, the search giant reported Thursday. AdWords advertising on Google's own sites, including the main search page, local search, and maps, grew faster than off-site advertising on the Google AdSense network, although the two revenue streams are still divided fairly equally. -- Shankar Gupta