Google CSE Does Not Auto Renew

We use Google’s CSE (Custom Search Engine) for our website and blog.  Today I used the search feature and found ads on our site!  That did not make me happy.  It turns out that Google does not auto-renew your subscription for CSEs, you have to pay manually.  They say that they will notify you a month before the subscription expires, but they did not do that.  I looked through all emails including spam folders and found nothing.  I guess Google think they’ll make more money off of ads than they will my $100 yearly subscription to an ad-free CSE?  I marked my calendar next year to remind me to renew the subscription.  If you have a CSE, you should too.

Google Does Not Auto Renew CSE