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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
Developer Last Online: Jun 2018 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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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Old 16 Sep 2015, 17:52
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I am using it already.. i want to increase my earning more.
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Originally Posted by bosanci28 View Post
So this works with vb 4.2.3?

Thanks.
Yep, it should.

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Did you follow the setup procedure in Google. Did you upload gsearch.php to your forum directory?
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someone give me tip to incease my earning please
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Old 25 Dec 2016, 04:45
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I have just installed this and unfortunately I can't find the "show more" link
I have activated it for all user groups and unregistered.
I suppose that means there is a problem with my site?
It loaded the "see more" link on the bottom.

I was planning on purchasing the Pro version if all went well anyway, so would it be a good idea to purchase it and see if other locations for the "see more" link worked?

www.teambuick.com/forums

I am wondering if it has to do with https:

Thanks
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Old 13 Jan 2018, 10:06
khalled khalled is offline
 
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Originally Posted by rcull View Post
I have just installed this and unfortunately I can't find the "show more" link
I have activated it for all user groups and unregistered.
I suppose that means there is a problem with my site?
It loaded the "see more" link on the bottom.

I was planning on purchasing the Pro version if all went well anyway, so would it be a good idea to purchase it and see if other locations for the "see more" link worked?

www.teambuick.com/forums

I am wondering if it has to do with https:

Thanks
i have the same problem , i purchased the full version and it work good , but when i update to vb4.2.5 and install SSL certificates , the ""show more" link not appear

i hope the Developer solve this problem
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Old 13 Jan 2018, 20:24
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Originally Posted by khalled View Post
i have the same problem , i purchased the full version and it work good , but when i update to vb4.2.5 and install SSL certificates , the ""show more" link not appear

i hope the Developer solve this problem

ok i solve the problem by enable php-iconv in PHP Extensions
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