To make money from your Custom Search Engine, you can join Google's AdSense for Search program, which places contextually relevant ads on your Custom Search Engine's search results pages and shares a portion of its advertising revenue with AdSense partners. The cost per click on an ad is determined by advertisers who compete for placement on search results pages.
Connect your Custom Search Engine account with Google AdSense:
- On the Custom Search home page, click the search engine you want.
- Click Setup, and then click the Make money tab.
- Click the option that applies to you, and follow the instructions.
Note that if you create a new AdSense account, you'll receive a confirmation email that you can use to activate your account. You won't start making money until you have completed this activation process. While your AdSense account is being processed, no ads will appear in your search engine results.