Things have been going so well for Google
After a free 30-day trial, Salesforce customers can pay $300 a month to continue the service, which manages paid-search campaigns while also tracking potential leads. With nearly 25,000 corporate clients and more than half a million subscribers to its hosted applications, Salesforce -- which provides online services for employees to track customer leads, accounts, marketing campaigns -- is no slouch.
If successful, Salesforce.com's service has many implications. Obviously, if its blue-chip client list takes to the application, it makes Google a more attractive route for generating leads than other contextual advertising heavies like Yahoo!
To a lesser extent, if customers see Salesforce as a one-stop shop for their paid-search needs, it may bite into the business of interactive marketing boutiques like aQuantive
Rich Smith recently dug into Salesforce's quarterly report. With yet another revenue stream worth tapping, one can only imaging how big this fast-growing company can get.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz is a huge fan of Google, and it would be his homepage if it weren't for Fool.com. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy.