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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Google Custom site search


If you want to do something more along with Adsense for content so you can consider something which is handy too but you need to understand  Google Custom site search product ,  before using it and adding it into your website for more revenue  specially called Google custom search Adsense  - a search mechanism or a search text box by Google once enabled just placed on your site for finding content - you don't need to write any functionality for finding pages uploaded on your site,

Implement  Google Custom Site Search:
Use this ready made fabric Google custom site search - it's easy to implement  just do some tweaking inside your custom search interface and you are done- before starting with AFS you need to enable this feature into your Adsense account interface, so lets do one thing first and login your Adsense account and click on myads link on top navigation- and then  on left hand side you will find navigation saying Google product search  inside your Adsense account area and choose search as product. Once you enable that then Adsense will send you an email confirming it to you are suppose to enable this feature with your Adsense account for one of the your websites.

Site Wide Search or Searching the entire glob:
You just confirm this email and login to Adsense account and point your location to myads and Adsense for search link on left navigation will be there click on it and provide name of the search engine - you will see two more option there - whether you want this search engine to search your entire site or entire web. If you want only your site then search engine will only search content inside your site.

Next step will ask you to define text box style - you can define what type of text box you want on your site - define its width  color etc and then define ad style on next step.

Keywords for relevant ad for AFS
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You also can define keywords - this option tells you how relevant add could be displayed if you mention keywords, for example if you want ad related to Microsoft should be displayed with your search results then mention keyword Microsoft in this section.


AFS Integration with your website
After this configuration it will ask you to define how you want to display result on your web site - you can select one of the following options there.
  • Display result  in  same windows
  • Display results in new window
  • Display result on my own site using IFrame
If have some html background then you could go with the last option because you need to create that html page where you want to display search results and once you have created that then copy past the search engine code in that page.

Tips to add Adsense for code script into blogspot/blogger:
If you have setup your blog on blogspot then you could consider adding blank page in navigation area of you blogspot template- once you created a blank page then you just have to copy and past the search engine code and then publish that page and you are done with Google search text box in your blog with separate page option.

Before finishing and getting code of defined configuration of Adsense for search you remember few things.
  • In any case you are not allowed to per-populate Adsense for search box
  • Do not create links to AFS results.
  • Do not frame AFS results.
  • Do not remove or make change in Google logo.
If you have considered all above points so you are ready to fly with ready made custom search powered by Google. Grab Adsense search engine script  and past it into your website.


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