The magicians engineers are cooking up a cool new Chitika ad unit – the Chitika search unit.  

As you can see, your users will have the ability to search your site, or search the web, all without leaving the page (results are displayed inside the unit).  We will have 2 separate tabs – 1 for sponsored results (which you get paid for clicks on), and 1 for results from your domain or the web.

This unit is extremely cool for 3 main reasons:

  1. It is a search box that actually generates revenue for you.
  2. It keeps your users on your page.  Many search boxes display results on a different page, and a high percentage of users don’t end up coming back to your site because of this.
  3. Many of our publishers have expressed disappointment that we cannot provide Premium ads for all of their traffic (since Premium will only display to search engine traffic).  This unit will increase Premium impressions, thus increasing your revenue.

What do you think about this new offering?  Is this something that you would use on your site?  Are there features missing that you would like to see added?  Let us know in the comments below!