Earnings Preview: Google?s 1Q Report To Answer Growth Concerns (click for full article) "When Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), the most popular search engine, announces first-quarter results after Thursday's market close, the biggest question will be about overall revenue. Last quarter, Google's traffic was lighter than expected. Revenue rose only 25 percent to $10.58 billion, about $300 million below estimates. The miss also clipped earnings. The result caused shares of the Mountain View, Calif., search, media and information giant to swoon. They fell 8.4 percent on Jan. 20, to close at $585.99. Since then they've regained ground, closing on Tuesday at $626.86, down $3.98, or about 0.6 percent. In the past 52 weeks, Google shares have gained 8.4 percent. Here are some key guideposts: "