Are you making money from Google search box?

I do. When it was first introduced a few months ago, I already started making my own search engines. You can create your own by going to Google Co-op.


Just an example, I do get a few dollars per day just from searches. The above figure is a screenshot I took for the last 10 hours. (today means 3pm Malaysian time)

So, what is Google Co-op?

Google Co-op is a platform that enables you to customize the web search experience for users of both Google and your own website.

Create your own search engine
Harness the power of Google search technology to create a free Custom Search Engine that reflects your knowledge and interests – and make money from the resulting traffic.

What I did was to create a few versions.

One for my two food blogs.

One for my parenting site.

and one which I call it as my empire.

So, I took the codes and paste it on my individual sites. When people wants to search, they will be drawn to the search box and key in their keywords.


They will then be lead to a page dedicated to only posts on our own domains. Of course, you can include your friends’ blogs as well if you are feeling generous. Some relevant Google ads results will appear on top of our searches and if people click on those, then, kaching! If not, they will still be running around our domains. Now, isn’t that neat?


Can we use the search box? I don’t know. I do use it but I never click on the sponsored ads on the top.

Now, have you make use of this search box? Do try it. I get decent income sometimes. As you can see from the first screenshot, there are only 10 queries and a few clicks have earned me USD2.89. LOL, I know USD2.89 is peanuts but it is a lot to me.

Post Author: lilian

11 thoughts on “Are you making money from Google search box?

    Vedis Teh

    (June 7, 2007 - 1:49 am)

    Thanks for the informative tip again..;D I can make use of it so as to monetise my blogs…hahaha..


    (June 7, 2007 - 2:44 am)

    *slaps head* Now why didn’t I think of this before? Time to merge my Kerajaan MENJ!

    – MENJ


    (June 7, 2007 - 8:57 am)

    You definitely can use the search box yourself – just don’t click on the ads that show up. This is similar to the link units – can click on them also, just not on the next page of ads. :)


    (June 7, 2007 - 10:34 am)

    Since I already have the default search in my blog, I might as well replace it with the Google search. Not sure if I can make anything out of it but it’s worth a try. Thanks for the tips.

    KennyP's Technology Blog

    (June 7, 2007 - 12:28 pm)

    Great tips, I never know it can earn such high income, I will make a try on it soon, thanks

    Vedis Teh

    (June 7, 2007 - 3:24 pm)

    Hi, Lilian..

    Yeahoo.. I have withdrawn money (RM400) from my VMI card ..;D so happy.



    (June 7, 2007 - 3:34 pm)

    I used to use google search but it was pointless for me
    I don’t think I will use it again
    Wasn’t a big success

    Andrew Ooi

    (June 8, 2007 - 7:47 am)

    Not peanuts at all!

    I checked my last month’s Adsense for search and made on ly 3 cents. I guess I’ll start making those customised Google Search pages on all my other blogs. Thanks for highlighting this seemingly unimportant monetizing channel everybody seem to overlook. Every cent made piles up ..


    (June 8, 2007 - 2:47 pm)

    i made less than 3% of my adsense income from google search


    (June 12, 2007 - 4:39 pm)

    Eh? I tried but my search engine does not show ads wor…


    (July 4, 2007 - 4:50 pm)

    Hmm one thing that is not a good thing is that I couldn’t blend the ads with the theme I am using right now.


    Might check on again.

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