Mike, I just edited the ads in adsense for search and there is no box now in my settings, yet the box is still there...
If you visit my site here: http://www.paintingsandprints2.co.uk/
and look just on the left for the search box, type in anything and do a search you get the results page.
My problem is that in the Joomla component settings I have to put the full partner-pub- ID in to work, if I remove the text, partner-pub-, just leaving the alpha-numeric characters, the search results don't appear.
Now in the instructions for installing the component it says 'you must remover the text, partner-pub-', enter just the alpha-numeric characters that follow it..
Now I wondered if it's this that's making the box display problem that looks awful.
I'm confused, how to set-up the component to work properly, with the text or without it..
Do you have the text included in your component configuration Mike?
Hope this makes sense, sorry...