Microsoft has just release their Live Search Box which can be added to your own web site. It allows website owners and bloggers the ability to add customized search capability to their sites. The search box enables visitors to search your site, the Web, or any other locations you define.
From the Live Search Blog:
When the user enters a query, the search box dynamically builds a floating <DIV> on your page to display the search results. You can customize the query in the first tab to search your site, your macro or anything else, while the second tab will return general web search results. The floating <DIV> will position itself appropriately, whether you decide to place the box on the left, right, top, or bottom of your Web site.
The search box also comes in a pure-HTML flavor:
The HTML version is a simple <Form> element that you can paste into your site and which will redirect search results back to the http://www.live.com/ page. You can customize this search box to search either a specific Web site or the entire Web.
I guess it is cool that you users can search your site and not leave your pages as with other search boxes but Microsoft is not giving web site owner’s any piece of the action as far as PPC ads go. From the example above they are indeed displayed but the web site owner is not able to earn any percentage of click-thru fees as you would be able to do with AdSense.