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"See More" Google Custom Search (Lite) - Increase Adsense revenue!
Mod Version: 1.2.3, by tpearl5 (Coder/Designer) tpearl5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 39
Released: 19 Jun 2014 Last Update: 16 Sep 2014 Downloads: 284
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files External Content Is in Beta Stage  

ForumSetup.net’s “See More” Google Custom Search will allow visitors to easily find similar content on your site and increase your Adsense revenue! Many sites that have this modification installed have also reported a bump in pages per visitor and a decreased bounce rate as well!

How does it do this? A “See More” link is inserted in the first post of a thread. If a user is coming from a search engine, the keyword they used to search will be used to link to a Google Custom Search to find more similar content on your site. If the modification cannot get the keyword or a user is browsing your site, the title of the thread will be used instead. The free version of Google Custom Search inserts relevant ads, increasing your Adsense revenue at the same time.

Features:
  • Displays search results within your site (does not go to Google)
  • Statistics in Google Analytics
  • Customize the See More font and link
  • Change “See More” text to whatever you want
  • Change the HTML around the See More link
  • Option to show popular queries & the time period they are from

Pro only features:
  • Option to show the See More link to members or specific usergroups
  • Turn off showing the thread title as the See More link
  • Choose from 4 different locations for the link (before/after first post, before/after signature)
  • Replace the default vBulletin search box with Google Custom Search
  • Option to show the replaced search box to members or specific usergroups
  • Removes link to ForumSetup.net in footer

Case Studies & Reviews

Case Study: cellphoneforums.net
Cell Phone Forums saw a number of different positive metrics immediately after installing See More Google Custom Search. The See More link is set to display just below the first post content and thread titles are turned on.

  • Bounce Rate decreased by 5.5%
  • Pages/Session increased 12%
  • Avg. Session Duration increased 10%
  • Search page RPM: $15.88
  • Adsense revenue: 64% increase


Case Study: nikonites.com
Nikonites also did well and saw better numbers with See More Google Custom Search installed.
  • Bounce Rate decreased by 2%
  • Search page RPM: $9.39
  • Adsense revenue: 23% increase

Review: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...2&postcount=89
Review 2: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...1&postcount=86

Results will vary depending on site traffic and subject matter.

Installation

Google Custom Search Setup
  1. First, you'll need to set things up with Google Custom Search if you haven't already. We are already assuming you have a Google Adsense account setup and it is linked with Custom Search
  2. Go to https://www.google.com/cse/create/new
  3. Enter all information and click Create
  4. Under "Edit search engine" go to "Look and feel"
  5. Click "Full width" and click Save
  6. Go to "Setup"
  7. Click the "Make money" tab, and make sure "Search Engine Monetization" is on and your AdSense account is hooked up
  8. On the "Basics" tab under the Details section click - "Search engine ID"
  9. Take note of your Search Engine ID


See More install & setup
  1. Once you download the package, unzip it
  2. Upload gsearch.php to your forum root
  3. Install the product xml under the admincp. Plugins & Projects > Manage Products > Add/Import Product (at the bottom)
  4. Go to Settings > Options > "See More" Google Custom Search
  5. Insert your pub id as noted in the last step of the previous section
  6. If you wish to change how the results page looks the template is named see_more_gsearch
  7. That's it!

Release Log
  • 6/18/14 - 1.0 - Initial Release
  • 6/20/14 - 1.0.1 - corrected issue with Google ID verification
  • 6/28/14 - 1.2.1 - Added option to display popular queries on search results page & choose the period of time they are from – Caching of search page template – Fixed validation error with Google Search ID - Fixed an issue where links were not appearing for some setups – Removed search page centering – Added support for different character encoding.
  • 7/24/14 - 1.2.2 - Fixed character encoding issue - Added Who's Online location
  • 9/16/13 - 1.2.3 - Fixed another character encoding issue - Added mobile style support

The lite version adds a link to ForumSetup.net to the footer of the search results page and thread pages. The pro version does not have this and adds some other features. To learn more, please see this page.

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  #151  
Old 27 Dec 2014, 02:56
kemraj kemraj is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
Thanks for purchasing!

You can modify the template 'see_more_gsearch_form'
Thank you very much, it looks better now.
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Old 27 Dec 2014, 03:43
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Originally Posted by joeychgo View Post
I am associated -- the only thing is the revenue doesn't show under the custom channels like was said earlier, it shows under the Products tab
To get a custom channel I believe you have to set things up initially in Adsense. There is no way to do it from the CSE control panel.
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Old 27 Dec 2014, 03:43
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Originally Posted by kemraj View Post
Thank you very much, it looks better now.
Great! Glad to hear you figured it out.
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Old 27 Dec 2014, 09:23
khalled khalled is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
You can ignore this as long as the ID is correct


You can't add additional ad units on the search results page, no. The ads that are displayed should already have your ads displayed, so you really don't need any more ads.
very thanks for your reply , what if i want yo edit gsearch.php and insert ad code to be as part of the page is it possible
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Old 27 Dec 2014, 16:03
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What ads are you talking?

It already has one ad in navbar and one ad in footer. This is standard Google AdSense integration within vBulletin. You can also made money from integrating GCS with AdSense.
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Old 27 Dec 2014, 20:06
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
What ads are you talking?

It already has one ad in navbar and one ad in footer. This is standard Google AdSense integration within vBulletin. You can also made money from integrating GCS with AdSense.
The result of of search appear in gsearch.php page , what i mean how i can edit this page to make anther unit of adsense appear in this page in addation to ad appear by defult by google search engine
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Old 27 Dec 2014, 21:02
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Actually, results are shown in template see_more_gsearch, gsearch.php file serves to create this template. You need to edit see_more_gsearch to make changes you want to make, but this template already includes navbar and footer, "usual suspects" for showing AdSense ads in most configurations.

If you don't use navbar and footer for this, than you can manually enter AdSense code in this template on place(s) you like.

Just don't forget that by AdSense TOS you can have up to three ads on one page. That don't includes GCS ads.
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Old 28 Dec 2014, 10:31
khalled khalled is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
Actually, results are shown in template see_more_gsearch, gsearch.php file serves to create this template. You need to edit see_more_gsearch to make changes you want to make, but this template already includes navbar and footer, "usual suspects" for showing AdSense ads in most configurations.

If you don't use navbar and footer for this, than you can manually enter AdSense code in this template on place(s) you like.

Just don't forget that by AdSense TOS you can have up to three ads on one page. That don't includes GCS ads.
Very thanks for your help , i try to edit and insert code in see_more_gsearch to make code appear in first of search result or end of it but not successed can you help me to where to insert code
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Old 28 Dec 2014, 17:18
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You can't place code inside search results, only outside. And, if everything is as it should be, as I already said two times, it is so by default (navbar and footer). You don't need to do anything.

If you don't see ads, something isn't setup as it should be. I can't say what.
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Old 28 Dec 2014, 19:14
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
You can't place code inside search results, only outside. And, if everything is as it should be, as I already said two times, it is so by default (navbar and footer). You don't need to do anything.

If you don't see ads, something isn't setup as it should be. I can't say what.
Very thanks
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Old 29 Mar 2015, 11:30
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I have purchased and followed all install directions however the "see more" is not working.

the gsearch.php file working well, can search and suggestion and show links
but I can't see search - http://take.ms/WLvyu
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Old 01 Apr 2015, 19:08
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Originally Posted by iiioroh View Post
I have purchased and followed all install directions however the "see more" is not working.

the gsearch.php file working well, can search and suggestion and show links
but I can't see search - http://take.ms/WLvyu
It looks like you have a custom style. This may be interfering with how things are inserted automatically. Are you seeing the "See More" text under (or where you've specified) the first post?
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Old 02 Apr 2015, 14:20
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
It looks like you have a custom style. This may be interfering with how things are inserted automatically. Are you seeing the "See More" text under (or where you've specified) the first post?
Yes - http://take.ms/Loifx
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Old 02 Apr 2015, 15:42
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Originally Posted by iiioroh View Post
So, you need to modify the template that includes the search box on your custom style to include what is in the added see more search template, not to be confused with the seemore_gsearch template.
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So this works with vb 4.2.3?

Thanks.
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