Adding Google Search is against Adsense Policies

Adsense     06 November 2009     9 Comments

Are you using Google Search Box or planning to use it on your website or blog. If yes, then you must read this post. Google Search adds you extra income from Google Adsense. But before adding it on your site, you must at least once go with Adsense Policies of Google. I have seen many blogs which do implement the Google search code on their sites, violating the Google policies.
As per Adsense policies for Google-Search,

AdSense for search: A maximum of two Google AdSense for search boxes may be placed per page. Also, a single link unit or a search box, but no other Google ads, may be placed on pages with AdSense for search results.

You can read this here at Google Adsense Policies

So, if you are using Google Search on your blog, be sure that search results page do not contain any other ads except the search-ads. However, you can place a single link unit, but I do prefer not to use any other ads. People do generally forget about header ads. They do make separate page for search results but if their header contains Adsense or any other ads, those ads are still being shown along with Search-Ads.

If you too have made this mistake, correct it now before Google sees you.



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9 Comments so far

  1. Nihar says:

    Thanks for this.

    I have to check whether my search results page have google ads or not.

  2. Avinash says:

    Thanks Atul, for pointing this out, I’ve fixed it on my blog.
    Here’s how one can do it.Place this code around the ads, where 123 is the page id

    Google Adsense Code

  3. wow, i just know this. Luckily, i do not use google search yet.

  4. Rajesh Kanuri says:

    Hey i was not knowing abt this thanks for the info..

  5. I am having a single Link unit on the Page of my Google search results. So its not a problem! Anyways, thanks for bringing this topic to notice!

  6. Raj says:

    Hey, I didnt know this, Thanks for the info 🙂

  7. do you mean to say that we can’t have linked unit and search box in a single page?

  8. I’m not aware about this and thank you for sharing about it. I’ve better remove my search bar for safety.

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