During the pandemic over the past year-plus, life has shifted. People who previously went to the office began working remotely, doing everything online. People who used to go out for entertainment -- to the movies, for instance -- started finding entertainment online. Though we all already used the internet frequently, the pandemic made this use soar as people simply needed to stay home to slow the spread of the virus. This change had a massive impact on ad revenue. Google was already a successful company and the world leader in search traffic, but the company set brand new sales records over the previous year and in the first quarter this year.