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hooloovoo22

1:02 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Along with additional channels, a preview tool, additional language support, a new ad layout and some other account changes you have to agree to.

Same as before you see everything once you login and agree to terms.

Anxiously awaiting Jenstar's recap ;)

Chndru

1:10 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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more here: [google.com...]

Jesse_Smith

1:12 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Nice. It's a blank page. Google needs better programmers that know how to make a web site work with Netscape.

blaze

1:13 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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sweet!

I think that free service I was about to offer might be profitable now..

richmondsteve

1:15 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The main AdSense page is blank for me too. Blank source. Mozilla FireFox 0.9. Had to load IE to access.

robjones

1:16 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know if you can modify the search box to your liking?
This will be very useful if I can change it to fit in with my sites.

alika

1:17 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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you can customize the colors and put in your logo. i think that's about it with regards to customization.

CalArch90

1:18 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing a blank screen too. Maybe a system overload, too many people trying to access the site.

blaze

1:22 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Check out the gif if you can't get it to load.

[google.com...]

robjones

1:22 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I saw that I can change the results pages but there's no options to modify the actual search box though?

clearvision

1:31 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Okay...I logged in and can't find the actual place to create the script...or even "apply"...any clues?

ChrisKud5

1:36 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Go into your account, click on account information - programs, edit, and then you can "subscribe" to the websearch program.

blaze

1:36 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Go to your account information and subscribe to the service.

Couple things I really do not like:

The Google Logo is clickable and goes to "Google.com" .. no doubt you do not get any credit for anything found if they search from there.

You can't seem to change the size of the Search box. It's waaay to big for certain circumstances.

Though I wonder if they'll let you change the HTML.. hmm!

[edited by: blaze at 1:38 am (utc) on June 18, 2004]

steven mheakyle

1:38 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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wow! adsense is getting better everyday :)

regarding the Gsearch could we modify the layout? change colors? change the size of the search bar? (modification)?

i want to make the search mix with my design.

depiction

1:39 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You have to activate Web Search first. When you login, click on the account information tab. Then click on the Products link.

You will see:

WebSearch plus AdSense for search

Subscribed to this product: no

Click on the Edit Information button to subscribe or activate it.

CalArch90

1:42 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Does it say anything in the TOS about customizing the search box? Is it allowed?

steven mheakyle

1:43 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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i hope Jen or somebody give a recap (summary of the donts and do in the new tos) more specific with the search box (its good news to us, earn us more revenue)

Swash

1:44 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I also want to make the input box shorter. ASA please chime in on this one!

Also anyone know where or how to set the logo image? Can't find that anywhere.

blaze

1:44 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[google.com...]


Code Modification
Any AdSense ad or search box code must be pasted into Web pages without modification.

Dang!

blaze

1:45 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Why not just read the policies and get it from the horses mouth.. That's all Jen does..

[google.com...]

weela

1:49 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I really really wish the search box could be shortened, pretty much unusable for me in its current state.

steven mheakyle

1:51 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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shortened! thats what i wish for a long search bar dont have a sense. its the char count in that box.

esllou

1:51 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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can you check stats for search channels...I activated search, then added a search channel too to get the code but front page channels don't include my newly created search channel.

will it be possible....presume so, but how?

blaze

1:53 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, there are numerous problems with this

a) you can't shorten or edit the Search Box HTML
b) The Google logo targets "http://www.google.com"
c) The search doesn't target a new window, it takes over the entire web page

Yuck.

robjones

1:55 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The options for customisation of the search pages is found in
[google.com...]
[google.com...]
and the channels:
[google.com...]
I've modified the search box to my liking now and if it's allowed, I'll deploy it out to the rest of my pages.
This is a really great idea by Google, and from my first tests of it it works very well :)

robjones

2:00 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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[google.com...]

Code Modification
Any AdSense ad or search box code must be pasted into Web pages without modification.

Dang!


Oh, that's really too bad :(

alika

2:03 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I will wait until others report how this websearch thing is contributing to revenues. My current search program provides a detailed stat of what my users are looking for within my site -- an invaluable tool for guiding the editorial focus of my site.

I hope G can ad something like this to let us know what our users are searching on our sites.

steven mheakyle

2:04 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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i bet there is no chance we could modify the layout of the searchbox :( a week from now ill give a try

blaze

2:04 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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All search queries must originate from individual human end users inputting data directly into a Search Box on Your Site(s).

Dang dang dang..

roxah

2:19 am on Jun 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

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im not completely shure, but to my understanding, you get money for every search someone makes on your site?
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