AdSense for Search now Powered by Custom Search

AdSense today announced that their search feature is now featured by Google’s Custom Search.

This means that those using AdSense for Search get access to a few new features including:

  • Site Search
  • Improved indexing of your pages
  • Vertical search
  • Tuning search results and ads with keywords
  • Selecting ad location
  • Quick and easy updates

You can see a full explanation of each one at the announcement on the AdSense blog.

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  1. Killer Picke says:

    I always thought I didn’t have enough control on my custom search. I’m glad they are pushing forward with this

  2. suresh says:

    Very glad to hear this and we will be having more control.

  3. Muscle Post says:

    I just started using Adsense for search last week and thought it could use some improvements. I’m glad they are doing this!

  4. Joe says:

    Sounds great, Darren. I just wish the look were a bit more customizable so it could fit in all blogs. More control is always good though, hopefully it increases earnings!

  5. David Shaw says:

    This is great news!!!!

  6. Syed Balkhi says:

    Darren, should bloggers incorporate this feature in the blog ? will problogger incorporate this feature ??

  7. jhay says:

    This is wonderful news. Perhaps a post on how to take advantage of this new development would be a good one.

    Oops, I forgot about the Skribit widget on your sidebar. :P

  8. Frugal Dad says:

    I always wondered why Google didn’t merge the two so Adsense search could be a bit more customized. Thanks for heads up!

  9. teamray says:

    good new format

    it great news for target search

  10. Del Sauzo says:

    Good news

  11. Mitch says:

    I just hooked up with it for one of my sites, but I couldn’t figure out how to set it up so people could either search just my site or the internet in general. There used to be that option; oh well,…

  12. Luis Gross says:

    I’ve always had problems implementing a seach bar on my site, as I had mininal control over it and there weren’t many features. I’m glad they have updated they’re search bar, this is definitaly a step foward for AdSense for search.

  13. Ryan McLean says:

    Why are there no other ad publisher programs out there that can even come close to adsense?

  14. Daniel says:

    Hi Darren,

    You are truly a veteran in this field. You always have fresh and relevant content in your posts. I personally take you as my esteemed Blog Mentor.

    Keep on the good work! Hope to ‘graduate’ soon and get the ‘coveted Blog Degree’ !


  15. Thanks for this info. I havent yet implement Adsense for search but does it pay as well as Asense for content? And would it detract users from clicking you Adsense for content?