We all use the internet and to use the internet we use different browsers. We have many browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera Browser, etc. Don’t you ever think that why all of these browsers are free? I mean how Google Chrome earns money or the safari browser of Apple earns money. What is the phenomenon of the earning of these browsers? So today I am here going to discuss how google chrome earns money and other browsers also.
I have heard about something before and I have observed that and it turns out to be true in the world of internet and all that scenario is going like free apps, free this, free that, free, free, free whatever we usually use in mobile phones. If you are getting anything for free so just make it understand to you that you are a product yourself. Here comes the complete scene, which means if you talk about web browsers, it means they have very fierce level earnings. There are a lot of things which you can see in front of your eye but we never pay attention to that.
#1 Google Chrome
For example, if I will talk about Google Chrome, Now what is in Google Chrome whenever you use google chrome on Desktop, Mobile, or anywhere else. So that the default search engine is of Google only. Let’s suppose if you search anything there, and the search results you get, do you get ads left or right. So google earns money through those ads. And as such if you look that you get the recommendation of many Google Products, for example, there will be a link for Gmail or shortcut for YouTube, or for example, I talk about google maps or talk about google drive. So all these complete products and services offered by Google, there also you will get ads somewhere or somewhere they have paid plans like for google drive, Gmail, etc.
Except that if you go to any website, for example, you searched anything on google, there you had already seen ads but you click on any website and you navigated ahead to that website. And all the ads you will see there, it is possible that Google is hosting ads on that website also. Basically the whole scene came out from the ads. And we don’t even pay attention to that and we even don’t have to face any problem. So that’s how google chrome earns money.
#2 Apple Safari
Now how the safari of apple earns money? That is also a free browser that you get in every iPhone device. And you can download it and install it separately. So buddy, what is the safari’s default search engine? That is google only. It means whatever you search on Safari it shows your search results on Google. And for only this thing Google pays money to Safari. As per the last deal between Apple and Google, in 2019 Google paid $12 Billion to Safari just for setting up google as their default search engine. Technically just imagine how much money Google is earning through safari that he is paying $12 Billion. Google knows this thing that there are numerous people who use Apple devices and most of them use Safari and their search results open up on the page of Google, for this only google paid $12 Billion.
#3 Mozilla and Microsoft Edge
This same thing is done with Mozilla Firefox by google just like Safari.
And if I talk about Microsoft Edge this same pattern follow by Bing, If you search anything on Google the default search results are shown on Bing and there also you get to see ads.
So I hope you are understanding the main source of earning money and what all is the phenomenon.
#4 Opera Browser
Now If I talk about Opera Browser with you, If you open the Opera Browser and on the very first page you get many shortcuts of various apps and websites. For example Amazon, Flipkart, eBay, Facebook, etc. So they all pay money to Opera to give their shortcut on the main front page. If there is a shortcut to Facebook and the visitor opens up Facebook and he/she reach out to Facebook, it might be possible the visitor is not the Facebook user, but he/she can sign up on Facebook and that’s how Facebook got one more user. And like these Opera earned money from that.
#5 Other Browsers
And now if I talk about other browsers where you get to see much different content on the homepage whether it is in the form of ads, shortcuts. Technically from that also a huge amount of money can be earned.
Basically from the user point of view, We feel that browsers are free to use which we all are using for free. But still, some of us are not aware of the different placement of ads, there are many different ways of designing stuff that results in earning a lot of money.
If you are a user of UC Browser so there also you will see a lot of banners and other stuff like they are proper ads but we used to think that we are using it doesn’t matter a lot. But the revenue model of UC is very unique. This same thing is with Mi Browser and such browsers. And this is how other browser earns money.
So this all was a thing that how to google chrome and how other browser earns money, how Microsoft makes money, how safari earns money. All these ways seem to be legit but some use many unethical ways that are not good. Well, I hope you all got that the web browser which we took as granted, using Google Chrome, using Mozilla Firefox, or Opera and etc. how they all make and earn money.