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The Make money tab lets you earn money with your search engine from the ads that are served with your search results. You can connect your Custom Search Engine account with a Google AdSense account and get paid whenever someone clicks on an ad in your search results.

If you already have a Google AdSense account, we can connect your Custom Search Engine account to your AdSense account immediately. If you don't already have a Google AdSense account, you can apply with a few pieces of information.


If you already have an existing AdSense account, don't create a new one, even if you create multiple search engines. Google automatically associates your search engines with the same AdSense account. Creating another AdSense account might result in the termination of your AdSense account.

Connect your Custom Search Engine account with Google AdSense

  1. On the Custom Search home page, click the search engine you want.
  2. Click Setup, and then click the Make money tab.
  3. 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. If you're linking your AdSense account to a Google Site Search engine (paid version), no ads will appear in your search engine results until your AdSense account is processed.


Connect your CSE account with an existing Google AdSense account

  1. On the Custom Search home page, click the search engine you want.
  2. Click Setup, and then click the Make money tab.
  3. Switch I have an AdSense account to ON.
  4. Enter the email address, postal code, and the last five digits of the phone number associated with your AdSense account.
  5. Click Submit.

Google Site Search: Google Site Search Enterprise support does not provide support for AdSense. If you've enabled AdSense for Google Site Search, and need help, visit the AdSense Help Center.