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August 19, 2019Cart

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by Fairfield County Business Journal
by FCBJ

Google says CT reaped $5.43B in economic activity from its search engine

Connecticut businesses, website publishers and nonprofit organizations generated $5.43 billion in economic activity in 2018 thanks to Google, according to data released by the search engine company.

Google’s 2018 Economic Impact Report also claimed that it provided $3.3 million of free advertising last year to Connecticut nonprofits through the Google Ad Grants program. The company also stated that 12,000 Connecticut businesses, website publishers and nonprofits made use of its advertising solutions Google Ads and AdSense in 2018.

Among the states, Connecticut ranked 15th for total economic impact driven by Google’s services and 29th for the number of entities using Google’s digital tools. At a national level, Google said that its search and advertising tools helped provide $335 billion of economic activity for more than 1.3 million businesses, website publishers and nonprofit in 2018, and more than 35 percent of clicks for U.S. businesses advertising on Google came from outside of the country.