Have You Deleted Your Google Search History Yet?

In what way does “deleting” your history prevent Google from from selling it to advertisers? Is it explicitly stated in their terms of service that “deleted” history is not sold? Because surely “deleting” your history only hides it from you and DOES NOT remove it from Google’s servers. If this is untrue, I would be very glad to hear it. But if not, this article runs the risk of being misinterpreted by users, encouraging them to participate in a practice that does nothing to actually protect their data from being sold.