Good timing Google! Adding search functionality to my site was on my To Do list for this month and Google has just announced a new AdSense for Search feature. It allows website owners to add a search box to their site and potentially earn some pocket money with ads that display with the search results. In the email Google sent me, they had an interesting turn-of-phrase:
"AdSense now offers the ability to monetize web and site search! WebSearch plus AdSense for search combines Google's powerful search with monetized and customizable search results pages. Simply placing the code on any web page that meets our program criteria will generate a WebSearch box, allowing users to search without leaving your site, and providing additional revenue for you."
Monetize?! Eh? Anyway tonight I added Google Search to my blog, in the header bar. I doubt I'll be "monetizing" much out of this, but I did need Search functionality so this is very handy. You can search my weblog or the World Wide Web. Give it a try :-)