Google’s future beyond advertising is starting to become clearer

Mike Murphy | July 26, 2019

Alphabet’s cash cow has always been Google, and Google’s largest revenue driver has always been, by far, advertising. As Alphabet reported its second-quarter earnings today (July 25), some signs of weariness for its tried-and-testing revenue stream are beginning to emerge. Alphabet reported $32.6 billion in revenue from Google’s advertising business, a jump of about 16% over the same period last year. But the cost of getting that revenue, which Google refers to as traffic acquisition costs (TAC), continues to be an issue. TAC for the quarter was $7.24 billion roughly 12% more than it was in the same quarter last year and accounted for 22% of Google’s ad revenue.

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