Google is web search around here. Below all the smartphones and IoT devices and Fiber and that kind of goodness, Alphabet makes money having Google put up advertisements to those who look for things on this here internet. But where that traffic comes from matters and with the introduction of full-scale ad-blocking on iOS 9 (which Google Play has previously shunned), we have some issues to chew over.
The big news comes from Amit Singhal, Google SVP of search, at re/code’s Code/Mobile conference:
This summer for the first time we are getting more searches on mobile devices than desktop, and that trend is going to continue.
Both platforms send over 100 billion requests a month, but no specific numbers were doled out. That means we don’t have any data from the company’s Android subset. The term “smartphone” was also qualified with a screen size limitation of six inches, so there aren’t any tablets in play.
Google’s been raking in dough from ad clicks on its own properties — up 30 percent for the quarter.
Source: Financial Times