Chitika eMiniMalls search tab is compatible with AdSense

If you have disabled your eMiniMalls search tab in order to comply with AdSense terms and policies, you can re-enable it. Because it is not a web search tool, but only a product search tool within eMiniMalls, publishers are permitted to run AdSense on the same page as eMiniMalls with the search tab.

This is the line you can remove:

ch_nosearch = 1;

Do remember you still must turn off contextual targeting to comply with AdSense, if you plan to run both on the same page.

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8 comments to Chitika eMiniMalls search tab is compatible with AdSense

  • I’m curious Jen — did you hear this directly from Google AdSense? There has been so much controversy over this.

    We’ve seen no evidence that the Search tab violated Google’s TOS, but we haven’t seen anyone confirm this yet with a direct answer from Google. Thanks.

    Audri Lanford

  • Chitika’s code builder has been building placement code as “Adsense compliant” by default for at least the last two days.

    A sensible move on their part, I think.

  • In the comments of your earlier post –

    – Darren said that “I can confirm that you need to disable the search tab if you’re using Adsense search.” Please clarify your source of this information. Thanks.

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  • Kevin,

    Your site hyperlinked in your name in the comment above displays both Adsense and TargetFirst ads. If the TargetFirst ads are contextual, then Google will not be pleased with it being on the same page. I’m not familiar with how TargetFirst determines ad content, but it appears to be contextual.

  • I emailed Google Adsense and asked for confirmation about using Chitika Search on sites running Google ads. Google gave me the all-clear. Below is a copy of the email content they sent me…

    —Start of email—

    Hello Kathy,

    Thank you for your inquiry about Chitika eMiniMalls search tab. I can confirm that the Chitika eMiniMalls search tab is permitted to be displayed with AdSense for search.

    For additional questions, please visit our AdSense Support site at or feel free to reply to this email.

    …(other non-Chitika comments)…


    The Google AdSense Team

    —end of email—

  • Florin Neagu

    With this guess Google violate his own TOS, even if its not a web search tool can be for sure named “query-targeted ads” and that are not allowed. Other thing its why G agree this Chitika as a parner and not other programs too.