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December 14, 2005

Google logo no more - AdSense for Search available logo-free

Google took a huge step when they released new AdSense for Search options today, some which no longer show the branded Google logo in the search unit implementation but instead uses the words "Google Search" in the button.

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I have never had much luck with AdSense for Search (in fact, I only know a handful of publishers - mostly with similar types of sites - that have had much success with this product from AdSense), and part of the problem was the bulky implementation of the search box that publishers are required to use. I will have to start testing this one again.

Other features added to AdSense for Search inclue the ability to choose the country/territory that will be used for results (ie. using Google.ca or Google.co.uk instead of Google.com, for example)

Posted by Jenstar at December 14, 2005 12:50 AM

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Comments

actually Jen, the possibility of selecting a specific geo Google (ie google.co.uk or google.ca) has always been an option, but it is definitely cool that you can remove the google logo now.

Posted by: anonymous at December 14, 2005 08:12 AM

Search box is still "bulky" when you select Google SiteSearch option. Colors of submit button need to be customizable as well.

Posted by: hoover at December 14, 2005 08:31 AM

Jen, you mentioned that a certain type of site is successful with Adsense for Search. Care to ellaborate?

Posted by: Mitchel at December 14, 2005 09:56 AM

Hello,

I think this is absolutely great news. Now I can move the google search box from the bottom of my site to the top where it will enjoy more attention.

Thanks!

Posted by: Seun Osewa at December 14, 2005 01:49 PM

I tried to post a very short comment about customizing Google SiteSearch for individual web sites, but this system keeps telling me my comment is denied for questionable content.

Posted by: Steve at December 15, 2005 01:00 PM

This site uses a customized google link. How did they do it?

Blingo
http://www.blingo.com/friends?ref=YN4Im8FubWtYJ13vpRjZaRMHLs8

Posted by: Dougee at December 16, 2005 04:38 PM

As noted by hoover, one still can't have a compact 'site search' system using the google solution. Too bad. It's funny how theyinsist on making site search so bulky when clearly this is the number one reason why people want adsense for search on their sites.

Posted by: Seun Osewa at December 17, 2005 10:10 AM

Success of AdSense for Search can also be tied to how search is integrated into the site. Adding it to a custom 404 page is a great option, and placing the search box in a prominent location makes sense . . . that is, if your visitors rely on search to navigate your site.

Posted by: Ed Kohler at December 20, 2005 11:11 AM

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Posted by: home equity loan at December 27, 2005 02:15 AM

how come the image that you posted looks so nice!? the one available in the Google control panel is just a boring square search box with no round edges :)

Posted by: Jumble at January 10, 2006 01:13 AM