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9:55 am on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hello! I'm a new member of this forum, nice to meet you. I'm also a new member of adsense.

I want to ask that, can I earn money from the adsense for search? If it can, how?

In addition, why are there only public service ads in my web?

Thank you!

1:23 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi Jacky, and welcome to Webmasterworld.

First of all. Browse around here for a while, use the search feature, read up on old posts and you will find many different answers to your questions.

I want to ask that, can I earn money from the adsense for search? If it can, how?

Well, I can't. None of my expremiments with AdSense for Search has worked out very well. Either because there aren't very many performed searches, or because people tend to search for stuff that won't bring up ads. Both CTR and eCPM are low, and I now only show the AS search box when I cannot find any results with my own on-site search feature.

As for your second question, about PSAs there can be a ton of reasons, from your account bein too new, the Google Mediabot being locked out from your pages (check your robots.txt file), your pages bein in a topic where there are few advertisers, your pages not displaying enough text for Google to be able to target ads...

As I wrote above. Browse around. Read a lot, and you will probably find the accurate answers.

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Thank you very much! You helped me a lot!
4:19 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I want to ask that, can I earn money from the adsense for search?

Yes. On my site, the CTR and effective CPM for AdSense search ads are extremely high. (Unfortunately, not too many of my visitors use internal search!)

If you have a lot of search traffic, you might be better off using your own search tool with regular AdSense ads on the results pages. Some publishers have reported good results with that approach.

5:00 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I make small amounts (a few percent of total AdSense income) out of the AdSense for Search but do also have AdSense on my normal internal search results.

Rgds

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9:01 am on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thank you very much!

In addition, how long do we usually have to wait for google to get rid of the public service ads from my web? Because I am looking forward to get earnings from the real ads in my web!^^ ( I've checked that I have no problems in my robots.txt)

8:20 am on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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using your own search tool with regular AdSense ads

For a site search tool? Or a web search tool?

For either, the mediapartners bot would need to visit each page which is created for each search query, right?

2:43 pm on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I believe from the Adsense TOS, you're not supposed to put regular adsense ads on search results pages, whether they're internal to your site or not. That's why they gave us adsense for search.
3:32 pm on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I believe from the Adsense TOS, you're not supposed to put regular adsense ads on search results pages, whether they're internal to your site or not. That's why they gave us adsense for search.

That used to be the rule, but it was changed a number of months ago.

However, the program policies do include a definition of "competitive ads and services" that's worth noting:

"If you have elected to receive Google search services, this would include other search services on the same site and non-Google query-targeted ads."

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So if I have my own internal site engine, I can display AdSense ads on those results pages?
10:11 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have the exact same question that gengar56 posed, can anyone share their experience on that?
10:42 pm on Feb 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I display adwords on the serps on my internal search engine. It works pretty well, it seems most of the ads are targetted to the theme of the site instead of the specific query. Further, I have a link at the bottom of the SERP that says something like "try your search on Google" which is a Google adsense for search box.