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Google Keeps 49% Of AdSense Revenue

For the first time, Google has released its Revenue Share breakdown for Adsense, They are sharing the revenue shares for “AdSense for content” and “AdSense for search.”. For Adsense for Content, They pay 68% of the revenue that they collect from Advertisers for Publishers, and for AdSense for Search they pay 51%.

Here’s the significant part in Google’s Post about “AdSense for content”

AdSense for content publishers, who make up the vast majority of our AdSense publishers, earn a 68% revenue share worldwide. This means we pay 68% of the revenue that we collect from advertisers for AdSense for content ads that appear on your sites. The remaining portion that we keep reflects Google’s costs for our continued investment in AdSense — including the development of new technologies, products and features that help maximize the earnings you generate from these ads. It also reflects the costs we incur in building products and features that enable our AdWords advertisers to serve ads on our AdSense partner sites. Since launching AdSense for content in 2003, this revenue share has never changed.

And about “AdSense for search”

We pay our AdSense for search partners a 51% revenue share, worldwide, for the search ads that appear through their implementations. As with AdSense for content, the proportion of revenue that we keep reflects our costs, including the significant expense, research and development involved in building and enhancing our core search and AdWords technologies. The AdSense for search revenue share has remained the same since 2005, when we increased it.