Google AdWords Turns 15: A Look Back At The Origins Of A $60 Billion Business
AdWords launched with 350 advertisers in 2000. Today, more than 1 million advertisers generate tens of billions in revenue for the company.
AdWords, a funky auction system for selling Internet ads that transformed a scrappy search engine called Google into a $400 billion-plus behemoth, is 15 years old. Happy birthday, AdWords! Many people in Silicon Valley are grateful that you exist.