March 01, 2009 | | Comments 2

Incorporating Adsense for Search on WP-Vybe Themed Blogs

Hi All:

This post is only meant for bloggers, and aimed particularly to those who uses the WP-Vybe theme on their site.

I received an email today asking me how I implemented Adsense for Search on chowtimes.com using the WP-Vybe theme. Instead of responding directly to the one person by email, I thought I write this up and make a post for the benefit of all users of the WP-Vybe theme. The instructions below are meant for implementating Adsense for Search on WP-Vybe theme but conceptually it works the same for any WordPress theme.

By default, WP-Vybe implements the search capability from WordPress. It looks like this:

defaultwpvybesearch

Before I begin, I suggest you take a few minutes and check out how the Adsense for Search worked on Chowtimes.

The advantage of incorporating Adsense for $earch is pretty obviou$, so I won’t go into that but jump straight into the how-to. I am assuming here that you already have an Adsense account and had implemente Adsense for Content already somewhere on your blog. So I won’t go into what Adsense is on this guide.

Here are the steps:

Step 0: Before We Start …

We need to understand how it all works. There are TWO separate pieces of codes you need to implement:

  • You need replace the Search Box with one from Google’s Adsense for Search
  • You need to create a new WordPress Page (NOT Post) to house the search results.

That is all there is to it. Simple.

Step 1: Create The PAGE to House The Search results.

First thing first. You need to create an empty PAGE (not Post) to house your Search Results.

I name my page as “Google Search Result” and the resulting URL is as shown below highlighted in yellow. Take note of the URL as you want to use that to tell Google Adsense where to send the search results.

Leave the body of this page empty … for now.

creatingsearchresultpage

Step 2: Get Your Adsense for Search Codes from Adsense

Login to your Google Adsense account. Navigate to AdSense for Search as shown below.

adsenseforsearch

When you get to the Adsense for Search Page, just follow the notes I had peppered throughout the screen below. If it’s too small to read, click on the image to see it in full.

theadsensescreen

You’re almost there. You now have all the codes you need to put into your blog. Here are two sets of codes you want to use … one for the Search Box and one for the Search Results Page.

thecodes

Step 3: Pasting Your Codes To The Search Results Page

This step is a no-brainer really. You just need to paste the Search Results Code from Adsense to the HTML view (not Visual view). Publish the Page.

searchresultpage

Step 4: Pasting Your Codes on the Search Box.

The instructions here are very specific to WP-Vybe. In this step you will need to replace the default Search Box on WP-Vybe with Google’s Search Box. The codes are found on the header.php file of the WP-Vybe theme. To get to the file, navigate as follows:

Appearance > Editor > Header (header.php)

Look for the lines highlighted in red below … comment those out. Note, I had also commented out the RSS button as I find that extraneous as you also get the same RSS button on the top of the main body of the theme.

editingheaderphp

Finally, paste the Adsense codes (marked on green). Save the file … and you’re set.

I might miss a step or two but do let me know and I’ll update this post with additional info if needed. Hope you find this useful.

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  1. acnecare says:

    i am a beginner in monetizing my blog with Adsense. i still need to learn more about the tips and tricks on Adsense. hopefully i might be able to earn a decent amount of cash on Adsense.

  2. melatoninplus says:

    i really love Google Adsense. i could earn a decent amount of cash with this make money online program from Google.

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