Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Mozilla gets money from Google when somebody searches in Google through Firefox and then clicks an ad.

If people search on your own website with Google, you also get a share if they click an ad in search results.

But is it possible to search the web with Google from your website and still get a share just like Mozilla does?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Yes. The Google Custom Search Engine that you can create for your own site can be made to search the web in general (in fact, I think it's the default option).

However I believe Mozilla has a special deal with Google to use their search (which actually sends the user direct to Google, not to a proxy site). It's unlikely you would be able to do any similar deal unless you were getting a huge number of searches with your site.

share|improve this answer
Regarding Mozilla, it will be interesting to see how their relationship with Bing works out... – Mike Hudson Nov 6 '11 at 21:50

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.