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Adsense on Custom Search Engine (CSE)
smartpricing? epcm? anyone playing with this yet?

 9:09 pm on Oct 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is anyone playing with the Custom Search Engine that Google just launched?

You can run your Adsense pub id on it . .

any comments on
smart pricing?

how is the epcm vs. the Adsense for SEARCH product?



 9:30 pm on Oct 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Interesting piece of info by BBC regarding use of AdSense on Google Custom Search Engine.

The search engine does not disclose the exact amount users will receive. However if an "earned balance" is less than $10 (5) Google will not pay up.


 2:46 am on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

anyone try this with Adsense on it yet?

I am wondering if the payout will be better then Adsense for Search


 5:13 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

I just set up one today as a test. What I don't know is how it shows up in my AdSense account as regards my normal site and search earnings. There doesn't seem to be the ability to assign a channel to it, so how does it keep track? Anybody? ASA? I went searching through the AdSense docs AND the Coop docs, and couldn't find any mention.


 7:28 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've been running it on one of my sites for a few days. I don't have AdSense for Search for my site, so all the clicks for the custom search engine are listed under AdSense for Search in my reports.

With the caveat that three days data is probably indicative of nothing significant, about 8% of my site visitors use the custom search engine and about 8% of them click an ad. I'm sure many of my site's visitors haven't quite figured out what it is yet.

I know my site doesn't cover the total breadth of its subject matter. Let's just say no site ever will, it's a pretty large subject. My custom search engine is set up so my site's visitors can find information from other sites on this subject. I'm liking it for my own research. It's a service for my site visitors first, and if puts a few dollars in my pocket in the process, that's cool beans.


 7:53 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

thanks wrgvt
Great info

Any comments on EPCM vs. your regular adsense for content -
you don't have to be specific $ wise

percentage of change would be great!


 8:14 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

Not being able to separate this out from my other AdSense for Search is a *major* issue.. I hope ASA or someone comes along to address it quite soon.


 8:17 pm on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

I am playing with. its very usefull and fits my site well, but I have yet to record a click. I AM NOT GOING TO CLICK IT though.


 5:32 am on Oct 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

I tried linking my adsense with my new custom search engine. But i started gettign errors in the result pages saying it violates the ToS. Not sure what it means.

Thanks for any help. I have another thread here [webmasterworld.com] in this regard.


 5:35 am on Nov 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

Any more comments / earnings observations on adsense on google custom search?


 2:36 pm on Nov 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have tried it on one of my sites, no clicks so far. You cannot open the CSE search in a new window like Adsense for search.


 9:15 pm on Nov 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

I started playing with it, but looks like a fair amount of work for the niche I'm in. I'm considering getting a new domain just for this feature though and working on getting traffic seperately.

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