Google Launches Search and Advertising Program in Spain

Continues Global Expansion With More Than 150,000 Advertisers Worldwide

Mountain View, Calif. – September 25, 2003 – Google Inc., developer of the largest performance-based search advertising program, today announced its continued global expansion with the opening of its Spanish office in Madrid. This important addition to Google’s growing number of European offices will bring Google’s performance-based keyword advertising program, Google AdWords™, to marketers and advertising agencies in Spain. Google now has 21 offices worldwide and more than 150,000 advertisers participating in the Google AdWords program.

Google, currently the No. 1 search domain in Spain, also announced the launch of, the country domain for Google Spain, and the Google Toolbar 2.0 in Spanish. The site and the Google Toolbar will enhance the search experience for Google’s Spanish users by enabling them to access information from Google’s index of more than 3.3 billion web pages, as well as to restrict their searches to find pages from Spain or just those written in Spanish.

“With our fast growing network, advertisers will reach more than 60 percent of the Internet population in Spain with relevant advertising that helps users find what they are looking for,” said Omid Kordestani, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations at Google. “Google’s expansion into the Spanish market represents our continued commitment to providing the best search experience for users and a high return on investment to advertisers and partners around the world.”

Google’s Spanish advertisers, who currently include El Corte Ingles, eBay, Kelkoo, Iberia, Banco Cetelem, Telefonica, and Fenix Directo Seguros, can use targeting options available on Google AdWords to target their campaigns to 250 countries, including those in the important regions of Europe and Latin America. Google’s partner network in Spain includes, El, as well as Lycos Europe, who are part of the Google AdSense™ program, which extends advertiser reach to content sites.

About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

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Google Inc.
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Google Inc.
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