Do you want to boost your Adsense earnings by helping your readers to find content on your blog, In guide I will show you how to Create a Custom AdSense For Search Ads & Show Results Within Site.
On-site search on any website is a crucial piece of technology since it allows users to search for content inside your website and helps reorganize your content.
If you are on WordPress, it has a default search bar that adds basic search functionality. But it is lacking in many desirable search features such as auto-complete, more control over the search UI, and location of the search box.
This is why I will should you how to Add Google search bar to your website using Google custom search and also help to lower down bounce rate and fetch you more cash.
Steps To Create AdSense For Search Ads & Show Results Within Site
Creating a Google custom search using (programmable search engine)
- Sign in to Control Panel ↱using your Google Account (get an account if you don’t have one).
- The name of your search engine will be automatically generated based on the URLs you select. You can change this name at any time.
- In the Sites to search section, add the pages you want to include in your search engine. You can include any sites you wish to, not just the sites you own. You can include whole site URLs or individual page URLs. You can also use URL patterns ↱.
- Once you’ve created your Programmable Search Engine, you can add the Programmable Search Element to your site.
- Click Setup in the sidebar, and then click the Basics tab.
- In the Details section, click Get code. Copy the code and paste it into your page’s HTML source code where you want the Google search bar to appear (Here on speedyminds it in placed using a widget).
- You are done!
Adding AdSense For Search Ads & Show Results Within blog page
Now that you have created a Google custom search using programmable search engine is time to make some cash.
- Click on Ads tab you will see Search engine monetization
- Toggle the option to “ON” just like what you see in the image below.
- You are done now sit back drink a glass of chilled water and watch your Revenue increase!
If you are already using AdSense you can do the above by simply signing in to your AdSense account, go to > Ads > Overview > Ad unit > Search engine > configure and place it on you blog page.
Keep in mind that, although Google has changed the way publishers can create Search engines, if you don’t see the option in your AdSense account, you might not be eligible to serve this ad type right now.
Disadvantages of using google custom search
While you are so happy boosting your Revenue here is the bad thing happening on the other side.
- Ads- You can lose your website visitors to competitors.
- No control over what is indexed or when
- No control of search results
- No support
- Minimal UI customization options
- It can be shut down or changed at any time. Google is known for killing products ruthlessly without considering the user base.
Do let me know if you are using Adsense for search and are you showing search result on your blog page, or you letting your readers move away from your blog?
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