Thursday, March 6, 2008

GoodSearch - A search engine that gives!

In doing some web-surfing the other day (I was on I found this search engine that will donate money to specified non-profits for every internet search you do. I put in a charity we've supported before and put the search engine on my web browser toolbar. Easy to use, powered by Yahoo!, and helps fund charites, schools, churches, etc. Yeah. Sounds like a no-brainer to me. If you are interested, here's some info about it from their website:

GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50-percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users. It's a simple and compelling concept. You use GoodSearch exactly as you would any other search engine. Because it's powered by Yahoo!, you get proven search results. The money GoodSearch donates to your cause comes from its advertisers — the users and the organizations do not spend a dime!

How do I raise money for my favorite charity or school through GoodSearch?
Last year search engines generated close to $8 billion in revenue from advertisers. We've developed a way to direct some of that money to the causes you care about most. It's easy ... every time you search the Internet at, your charity or school earns money and the more you search, the more they make. Add up the money generated from all your searches and those done by the millions of other people who we hope will use GoodSearch, and we can make a real difference to the people and causes that need funds most.

How does it work?
* On the GoodSearch homepage, choose from thousands of organizations or add your favorite cause to our list.
* Search the Internet just like you normally would — the site is powered by Yahoo!, so you'll get high-quality search results.
* Fifty percent of the revenue generated from advertisers is shared with the charity, school or nonprofit organization of your choosing.

Are the search results going to be as good as the search engine I am using now? is powered by Yahoo! so you'll get high-quality search results!

How much money could this generate for my charity or school?
We estimate that each Web search will generate approximately $0.01 for the designated charity or school (image, video and site-specific searches are not included). It quickly adds up! Here's an example of how much your organization can earn:
Charity or School Size: Small / No. of Supporters: 100 / Ave. Searches Per Day :2 / Estimated Revenue/Year:$730
Charity or School Size: Medium / No. of Supporters: 1000 / Ave. Searches Per Day :2 / Estimated Revenue/Year:$7,300
Charity or School Size: Large / No. of Supporters: 10,000 / Ave. Searches Per Day :2 / Estimated Revenue/Year:$73,000

The sky is the limit. The more people use GoodSearch, the more money will be directed towards causes. There is no cap on how much money we will direct to charities.

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