How Much Do Search Engines Make From Adware/Spyware? (GOOG, IACI, MSFT, YHOO)

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Includes: AABA, GOOG, IAC, MSFT

Adware and Spyware legal expert Ben Edelman has attempted to estimate the profits made by Google and Yahoo from clients who peddle Adware and/or Spyware via screensavers. Ben did a study of pay-per-click ads for "screensavers", most of which are supplied by Adware or Spyware vendors. His results:

Every time a user clicks through a search engine ad, the search engine gets paid. Google doesn't ordinarily say how much advertisers pay. But Yahoo (which does) charges about $0.25 for a “screensavers