How To Create AdSense For Search Ads (2023)

Google Adsense is one of the best ways to monetize your blog. For any bloggers, one can quickly add various ad types and AdSense for search.

Adsense for search helps to boost your earnings, and at the top of it, it helps your readers to find content on your blog. Even if you are not using Adsense for search, you should have a search box on your blog to ensure that your readers can find content within your blog. Moreover, showing search results within your blog will help to lower down bounce rate.

In this tutorial, I will be sharing how you can create Adsense for search and show the results on your blog page.

You can earn money with Google Adsense for Search then why not Migrate to it?

Want to migrate?

Read this tutorial!

I know, most of you will know about Google Adsense for search but it’s not bad to let people know who don’t know that they are losing a handsome amount of money from their search results.

How to Setup AdSense for Search ad unit:

Go to your AdSense dashboard, click on Ads > Overview > and select by Ad unit

  • Save

Select the “Search engine” option.

On the next page, you can start configuring your AdSense search engine unit.

  • Save

Give this ad unit a name. Ex: ShoutMeLoud Search box

What to search?

Add your site domain name here in the format shown above.

You can add any of the following:

You can add any of the following:

  • Individual pages: www.example.com/page.html
  • Entire site: www.example.com/*
  • Parts of site: www.example.com/docs/* or www.example.com/docs/
  • Entire domain: *.example.com

Once you are ready, click on create and it would display the code that you have to use on your website for showing the search box.

Simply copy the code snippet, place it on your website, and now you for an AdSense-powered search box.

Many Adsense publishers claim that search box helps them to generate good revenue. You can always configure ad placement for search while setting the ad or edit the already created channel from the dashboard.

Do let us know if you are using Adsense for search and if are you showing search results on your blog page, or are you letting your readers move away from your blog?

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

54 thoughts on “How To Create AdSense For Search Ads (2023)”

  1. Stéphane - Sport Chez Soi

    Hi Harsh,

    I really enjoy your articles and your clear explanations even if I’m French 😉
    I’ve got some incomes from Adsense, not huge but quite interesting and progressing every month. I’m going to give a try to the search ad. But I haven’t noticed any Adsense ad on this blog. Any reason for that? Or maybe I’m blind…

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Stephane,

      Thank you so much. The reason we don’t run Adsense ads is that we have targeted traffic. We prefer direct ads and affiliate marketing. They give better returns.

  2. Jaison

    Hello Harsh I tried this tutorial steps to integrate adsense’s google custom search into my wordpress blog.But i miserably failed many times to do the same. Finally I integrate Google custom search to my wordpress using a plugin named WP Google search with custom search engine’s code . Will i get adsense income through this custom search ? Pls reply.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Jaison
      Unfortunately with that plugin you will not earn AdSense income.

  3. TodoMePasa

    I guess this post is old. This 2017 I’ve tried to create this search but Adsense has a new appearance (anyways I’m new to it) so I can’t find the proper links.

  4. Harpreet Kumar

    Again Shoutmeloud has helped in a serious issue. Thanks Harsh Sir for providing here helpful information and specially with search box setup guide. All at one Place 🙂

  5. suprakash mishra

    Hello harsh i using genesis theme can i implent the custom search engine on genesis theme search bar because no one wants two search boxes in one theme

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Supraksh
      Yes, you can!

  6. vicky

    Hi, I’m not able to do find html editor in word press dashboard mentioned in 8th step. could you please elaborate ?

    1. Shweta Rani

      Hi Vicky,
      On each page or blog there are two tabs on top right of the area where you write content. By default “visual” tab is selected where you write blog and just right of it you will see another tab – “html”. After clicking on “html” tab you can paste any html code in content area. I hope it helps.

  7. yuvatalents

    hi harsh thanq very much for given information good news for me today we got approval from adsense blog yuvatalents.com

  8. Jason

    How did you get the Google Search in your nav menu, and the results to show responsively?

  9. Sarvesh

    Thanks for sharing this best tutorial.I had seen this AdSense ad format on lots of websites but don’t know how to implement.After googled,now I am here.

  10. Rakesh

    Already iam using adsense ads (side bar ads 3) can i use again adsense for search box. kindly help me out from this.

  11. Sudipta

    I have no Advance account till and have just add Google Custom search in my blog with plugin and add the search engines ID from login Google cse there, also work fine. Is it OK or need to change as mentioned above with code and page.

  12. Vidur

    Do we earn from google custom search if we add our blog address to search ?

  13. Renee Shanley

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! It was the most helpful one I could find! I am new at this and my site is brand new. It isn’t easy trying to figure out how to navigate and add these features, even with their step by step. You really made it easy. Thanks again!

  14. Paras Dewangan

    Thanks Harsh Sir, I have created my search engine on my wordpress site. It will definitely generate some revenues for me.

  15. Kumar Mritunjay

    Hi Harsh,

    Thanks for sharing this Tutorial on google custom search;..How to use this search box in Blogger (Blogspot) ?

  16. amit

    Hi Harsh,
    thank you for your detail tutorial. In my Adsense, Custom Search Engine Tab is not showing in “my ads”
    In “my ads” column “ad style” comes after “content” . SEARCH option is not available ….. so, please show how to get the option of SEARCH –> “custom search engine” in my adsense.
    Is this available for whole world or selective country?
    plz rply, I am feeling serious tensed moment for all this!!

    1. Mohit Arora

      Hi Amit,

      Did you try checking ‘Other Products’ under ‘My Ads’ ? From there you will have to create ‘New Custom Search’ then you will be able to see ‘Search’ in your ‘My Ads’. Let me know if it works for you.

  17. Monsur Bakare

    This procedure has kinda changed now. It now gives you 3 codes requiring some j query stuffs. Mind updating that? I spent time wondering what to do next

  18. Shubham kapoor

    Thanks. This worked for me and i did it very easily with your help. You are awesome. Thank you once again.

  19. manindra gautam

    It’s not worked now, Open your Adsense account, click on “My Ads”, select “Search” from left, click on “Custom Search Engines” and Click “New Custom Search Engine”.

    In Google Adsense, Custom Search Engine Tab is not present yet.

    1. Anubhav

      If it does not shows you there, then go to your google adsense and then go to other products and select custom search option from there. Now go to your my ads option you will see the custom search option

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