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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: 281
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 19 Jun 2014, 21:38
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Excellent mod, I like it very much.

Only preg string is not correct. My partner ID is 013849763082920131497:b_pcqr4_9q0. Also, I needed to add partner-pub- prefix before mod started to work. When I look in custom search link, I don't see that prefix. Please, clarify explanation in your mod for others.

As I had already included custom search in my site I needed to change template (removed search code completely, as I had to searches active), but it's probably not relevant to others.

What if the link to see more threads is under every post? Would this help or not? Not sure on this one...

And yes, sign this mod as working with all vB4 versions, it works with vB4 versions other than just vB4.2.2.
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Old 19 Jun 2014, 22:21
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
Excellent mod, I like it very much.

Only preg string is not correct. My partner ID is 013849763082920131497:b_pcqr4_9q0. Also, I needed to add partner-pub- prefix before mod started to work. When I look in custom search link, I don't see that prefix. Please, clarify explanation in your mod for others.

As I had already included custom search in my site I needed to change template (removed search code completely, as I had to searches active), but it's probably not relevant to others.

What if the link to see more threads is under every post? Would this help or not? Not sure on this one...

And yes, sign this mod as working with all vB4 versions, it works with vB4 versions other than just vB4.2.2.
Thanks for the feedback! I was unaware that a pub id could have letters in it. I'll get that fixed shortly.

I'm not sure that adding the link under every post would be effective. Honestly, it would probably just add clutter.
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 02:38
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1.0.1 corrects an issue with verifying the google ID. If you didn't have this issue there is no need to update.
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 04:47
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
1.0.1 corrects an issue with verifying the google ID. If you didn't have this issue there is no need to update.
did you update the pro version? I'm having that issue that alan is having
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 14:27
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Originally Posted by puertoblack2003 View Post
did you update the pro version? I'm having that issue that alan is having
I just updated the package. Download it again using the same link you were given.
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 15:18
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Nice mod is there a setting to pick usergroups to show it to? I don't show advertisements to my Senior members. If it has that I will buy it.
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 16:00
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
I just updated the package. Download it again using the same link you were given.
same issue with updated package.

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Old 20 Jun 2014, 16:10
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Originally Posted by lapiervb View Post
Nice mod is there a setting to pick usergroups to show it to? I don't show advertisements to my Senior members. If it has that I will buy it.
I'll look into adding this option

Originally Posted by puertoblack2003 View Post
same issue with updated package.

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Can you confirm that you downloaded 1.0.1.zip? If so, can you PM me your partner-pub code?
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 16:14
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Originally Posted by tpearl5 View Post
I'll look into adding this option



Can you confirm that you downloaded 1.0.1.zip? If so, can you PM me your partner-pub code?
yes pro package say 1.0.1. sending pm now
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 17:00
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Originally Posted by lapiervb View Post
Nice mod is there a setting to pick usergroups to show it to? I don't show advertisements to my Senior members. If it has that I will buy it.
This has been added to the pro package!
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 23:04
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Dear / Tbarlkh
very special hack, Installation was successfully
But the hack did not work anywhere in the forum
What is the problem
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 23:10
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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
are you running a custom skin on your forum?
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 23:21
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Originally Posted by puertoblack2003 View Post
same issue with updated package.

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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.

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
Do you looking at your site as a guest? Free version shows this link only to guests, so I too check if it works in other browser where I'm not logged in.
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Old 20 Jun 2014, 23:43
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
Do you looking at your site as a guest? Free version shows this link only to guests, so I too check if it works in other browser where I'm not logged in.
Dear
I already use Forum as a guest
I've experience on explorer browser, Google, Firefox
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