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FREE site search that allow display of adsense
FREE site search that allow display of adsense
mydomainoffer

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 7:30 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Is anybody familier with FREE site search (except google adsense site search) that will allow ads display on top of search result.

 

Marcia

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 7:33 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Are you asking about showing above the listings in the SERPs or on regular websites? And - server side or browser side?

mydomainoffer

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 8:10 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

regular website and browser or client site.

i don't want to install swish-e for instance.

Marcia

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 8:22 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Client side browser means software or BHO that has to be installed on users' computers, doesn't it?

[edited by: Marcia at 8:23 pm (utc) on May 24, 2007]

nubbin

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 11:00 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Fluid Dynamics Search engine allows you to place ad blocks at top of your site search results. It's free and needs to be installed on your web server (I installed it a long time ago but from memory it was easy enough).

Eazygoin

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 11:32 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have programmed site search on my main website, and wrote to Google on this subject and they replied that it was OK to place Google Ads on the site search results pages.

It may be worth a quick email to Google if you wish to use a free search engine on your site, and add Google ads to the results pages. I would imagine some free search engines [ for integration into a website] may have some spyware in them, but Gogle will set you straight on the subject, and clarify if it's OK.

Marcia

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 11:32 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

>>Fluid Dynamics Search

Right, I've heard of that one for a long time. But it's server side, not something installed on the users' computer.

[edited by: Marcia at 11:34 pm (utc) on May 24, 2007]

inbound

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 11:37 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

You say you dont want AdSense Site Search, does this also exclude a Google Custom Search Engine?

It's maybe worth a look:

[google.com...]

You can restrict the search to just your site and link the AdSense earnings to your account. You can also boost URLs that match specific patterns so pages you think are of more value to your users are likely to be further up (maximum of 5,000 patterns).

mydomainoffer

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 5:49 pm on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

inbound you rock; i like your idea thus far.

gamiziuk

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 7:11 pm on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

You say you dont want AdSense Site Search, does this also exclude a Google Custom Search Engine?
It's maybe worth a look:

[google.com...]

Will this work on a site that Google-search has knocked out of the index?

Bddmed

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 8:02 pm on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

No it won't. However you can choose to go with a model that every site is included and you give a 'boost' to some (or only yours), or exclude everything but what you included.

Either way the sites must be indexed by G properly, or it won't work.

In my experience the income, when linked to your Adsense account, from the ads is about the same as for G site search. Big difference the flexibility you get when using G coop.

SEOPTI

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 10:23 pm on May 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

I run a site search service. It does not make sense to display ads on the results pages because the ads will not be targetted to the content of the search results page.

inbound

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Msg#: 3349018 posted 7:35 pm on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

I run a site search service. It does not make sense to display ads on the results pages because the ads will not be targetted to the content of the search results page.

That's correct for advertising that's contextual and not aware of the search string.

Running a Google CSE means Google serves advers based on the search phrase, this means the ads should be very relevant.

If you take the approach of running a site search with in conjunction with an XML feed for your adverts then you can also ensure the ads are as relevant as possible (limited by the relevance that the service that you rely on can get anyway). An example of this is using something like Sphinx for your site search and serving Overture adverts which are fetched based on the search string.

Running adverts on your own site search is not always the best option, but it can be helpful to users when you have few/no matching results so why not run the sites search and then decide whether to show the adverts based on the number (and relevance of site results).

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