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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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Old 20 Jun 2014, 23:44
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Ok, I don't know what to say, if you used prefix partner-pub- before your partner ID I don't have any more ideas.
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 23:54
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
You didn't read carefully first post and instructions that come with this mod.

You need to put prefix partner-pub- before your partner ID for this mod to start working. Even if preg string check marks it incorrect, saving this option that way (partner-pub-YourPartinerID) will work. Your image shows you didn't used it.

But, without using prefix partner-pub- mod doesnt' work.

It could be solved so we need enter only partner ID and this prefix is already put in link by mod's code. Or, by us manually inserting prefix partner-pub- as it is now.
Thanks for the input, already resolved.
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 23:54
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
Ok, I don't know what to say, if you used prefix partner-pub- before your partner ID I don't have any more ideas.
Thanks for your help
I've disabled the hack now , In waiting for a response coder
Best regards
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Old 21 Jun 2014, 00:08
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Originally Posted by Emad ELsayed View Post
Dear / Tbarlkh
very special hack, Installation was successfully
But the hack did not work anywhere in the forum
What is the problem
So you're not seeing anything after the first post in a thread? Even if you didn't enter your Google id in properly the link should still show up as long as the modification is turned on.
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Old 21 Jun 2014, 00:27
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
So you're not seeing anything after the first post in a thread? Even if you didn't enter your Google id in properly the link should still show up as long as the modification is turned on.
Hello Dear
I added a code example
partner-pub-0741762618947392:7904377153
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Old 21 Jun 2014, 04:12
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Originally Posted by Emad ELsayed View Post
Hello Dear
I added a code example
partner-pub-0741762618947392:7904377153
See Attachments
Honestly, I have no idea why it's not showing unless you have some caching going on for guests. The only thing I can think is there is something different with right to left or character encoding with the thread title that I'm not accounting for, but that shouldn't matter.
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Old 21 Jun 2014, 09:07
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Thank you Dear
And it's bad luck
beautiful hack, but I have not worked
I hope work the hack
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Old 22 Jun 2014, 13:53
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Why is it when I go to this suggested link it locks up my computer?

https://www.google.com/cse/create/new
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Old 22 Jun 2014, 14:08
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Originally Posted by Emad ELsayed View Post
Thank you Dear
And it's bad luck
beautiful hack, but I have not worked
I hope work the hack
Unfortunately there isn't much I can do without having access to your admincp. If you want to PM me a temp login I can take a look.

Originally Posted by lapiervb View Post
Why is it when I go to this suggested link it locks up my computer?

https://www.google.com/cse/create/new
Uh, I don't know. Something is up with your browser/computer.
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Old 22 Jun 2014, 14:15
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I have purchased and followed all install directions however the "see more" is not working. Any suggestions?

Last edited by lapiervb; 22 Jun 2014 at 14:32.
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Old 22 Jun 2014, 14:32
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Originally Posted by lapiervb View Post
I have purchased and followed all install directions however the plugin is not working. Any suggestions?
Can you be a little more specific? Are you viewing your forum as a guest? The See More link isn't showing? The gsearch.php page isn't working? Do you have a modified style? What do you have "Location of the See More link" set to?

Edit: responded to your pm
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Old 22 Jun 2014, 14:36
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
Can you be a little more specific? Are you viewing your forum as a guest? The See More link isn't showing? The gsearch.php page isn't working? Do you have a modified style? What do you have "Location of the See More link" set to?

Edit: responded to your pm
The forum is setup so all members view it and I'm viewing the forum as admin.

Yes the "see more" link isn't showing.
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Old 22 Jun 2014, 20:42
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FYI, anyone having issues with the See More link not showing up, try this:
Admincp -> Plugins & Products -> Plugin Manager - > Edit "See More Postbit", change Execution order to 10.

I found that this is conflicting with other plugins that do something with the postbit. I'll release this fix in the next update, but until then this is the solution if you can't get the link to show up.
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Old 25 Jun 2014, 13:54
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Apparently not all Google ID's have 'partner-pub-' in front of them. If you don't then just enter your ID, and click save. Right now it will throw an error - don't worry about that. It'll be fixed in the next release.

Also, if you're experiencing a lag when loading the search results on the search results page, then open up the 'see_more_gsearch' template, find gcse.async = true; and change it to gcse.async = false;
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Old 25 Jun 2014, 18:45
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not working for me too
the gsearch.php file working well, can search and suggestion and show links

but I can't see seemore link after the post (and see it as gust)
try it with default style, also no luck
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