How to Add Google Custom Search Box in Website?

How to Add Google Custom Search Box and Make Money from it?

Google Custom Search Engine page offers you to create a Search box and then integrate with your AdSense account. Here we discuss step by step involved in creating a custom search box for your site.

Click here to go Google’s custom search engine creation page and select “Sign in to Custom Search Engine”

Google Custom Search Box Creation Sign in
Google Custom Search Box Creation Sign in

Once you logged in with your Google account, the overview screen automatically shows all the search engines created using custom search and AdSense account. You have an option to edit your search boxes created using your AdSense account by clicking on the control panel.

List of Existing Search Boxes
List of Existing Search Boxes

Create a New Custom Search Box

Select New Search Engine option and follow the three step process to create your custom search box for your site.

Step1:

The first step is to Setup your site engine by providing Name, Description, language and mention your site details in “Define your search engine” box. The sites you provide here will only be used for the search and you can add as many sites as you want one URL per line.

Add New Custom Search Box
Add New Custom Search Box

Select “Standard Edition” for free custom search box and click on Next.

Step2:

In the second step, you can select the style of your search box and customize it according to your site. You can also try out the search results to check the display of search results for any particular keyword. Click next to go to the last step.

Customize Your Search Box
Customize Your Search Box

Step3:

The last step is to get the HTML code and place it in a suitable place in your site to display your search box.

Get HTML Code for Custom Search Box
Get HTML Code for Custom Search Box

Custom Search Box Customization:

In the overview tab under control panel, you can see innumerable options to customize your Search box. The key features are:

  • Under Basics > Set Keywords, Set Transliteration and enable image search
  • Under Sites > include or exclude site pages for the search
  • Look and Feel > Customize your Search box by choosing layout and style

Further Customize Your Search Box
Further Customize Your Search Box

Make Money With AdSense from your Custom Search Box

Under Make money section of the control panel you can integrate your AdSense account.

Make Money With AdSense from Custom Search Box
Make Money With AdSense from Custom Search Box

Select New AdSense user to create a new AdSense account and Google will review your site and send the confirmation to you, If you already have an AdSense account, select that radio button.

New AdSense User - Google Custom Search
New AdSense User – Google Custom Search

Existing AdSense User - Google Custom Search
Existing AdSense User – Google Custom Search

Provide your details and submit. This search box will be integrated with your AdSense account. You can increase your AdSense revenue when users click on an ad they see in your search results.

Google also offers “Custom Search” option in Google Webmaster Tools account under “Labs” tab as shown in the below picture.

Custom Search in Google Webmasters Tools
Custom Search in Google Webmasters Tools

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