Google co-op - Create Your Own Search Engine
Guess what you can also make money with this. It lets you earn money with your search engine from the ads that are served with your search results. You connect your Co-op account with a Google AdSense account and get paid whenever someone clicks on an ad in your search results. Once your AdSense account is connected, you will start making money. For more details, see the documentation on Making money with your search engine. I am bit skeptic on the way adsense channels work for this to track the hits from this search engine.
You can collaborate with others to contribute to your search engine. There are two options for this too. You can choose to let everyone change and contribute to your search engine or you can let only those who got an invitation from you to change the search engine.
The concept looks good with the money part(though it is not expected that Google will let you know what percentage is that you are getting). But the problem is that there is no shortcut to remember your CSE's(Customized Search Engine) address. For mine it is some thing like this htp://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=009382753893031486944%3Ajg6fslmalde. With this huge string I certainly can not pass the word of mouth to promote my CSE. But there are already a lot of CSEs which are quite popular and helpful too.
This service from Google is still in beta.
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