Google Remains Strong Through Q1 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Despite all of the negative media about Google in the past few months regarding its privacy policy, the search giant has just reported $10.65 billion in revenues through the first quarter of 2012. That’s a 24% increase from Q1 last year. The main driving force behind Google’s revenue increase was the 39% increase in aggregate paid clicks. As pay per click internet marketing continues to grow, expect Google’s pockets to continue expanding. According to the infographic below, as of March 2012, Google holds 66.4% market share in the U.S. Perhaps Google’s dominance in the search industry is a signal that internet marketing is here to stay.

Along with the financial reports, Google also announced that their board has unanimously approved a stock dividend proposal “designed to preserve the corporate structure that has allowed Google to remain focused on the long term.” The two-for-one stock split will issue shareholders a new class of non-voting stock for every share they currently own, thus doubling the number of shares. The move was intended to maintain voting rights for the two co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Do you think there is still room for Google to grow in the next 5 years, or will the company finally reach maturity?

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