Back in September of 2007, Google launched AdSense for Mobile. It was a great way for developers and webmasters to allow advertising on their mobile sites… and make a little coin while they were at it. Today, Google has added to its offering, launching Google AdSense Mobile Search. It will allow mobile publishers to embed a Google search box on their mobile site. Search results pages are hosted by Google, and these pages can be customized with your logo, and custom footer links.
More from Google on the Official Google Mobile Blog:
Today, we’re happy to announce a new AdSense product for both mobile network operators and mobile website owners across the globe. AdSense for mobile search is a quick and easy way for carriers and mobile publishers to embed a Google search box on their mobile portals and web sites. Whether they are day-dreaming of Hawaii or trying to find the perfect Valentine’s day gift, mobile phone users will get instant access to Google search including comprehensive web search, local, image, and news results — all formatted for their phones. Mobile operators and website owners share in the ad revenue generated by searches originating from their sites.
AdSense for mobile search is a Google-hosted solution, which means users will experience the same speed, reliability, and innovation that they’ve come to expect from Google. And even though the results pages are served by Google, the pages can be cobranded with publishers’ logos and linked back to their sites. See the mock-up on the left.
To get on the beta test list, click here. If you fill out the form by February 13th, you may even receive an invite to a private information session all about AdSense for Mobile Search at Mobile World Congress.