GoodSearch.com is the search engine that helps you raise money for your favorite charity with every search.
DOING GOOD, ONE SEARCH AT A TIME
What if even a fraction of the $8 billion generated by search engine advertisers* was distributed to organizations trying to make the world a better place?
That is the concept behind a new search engine, developed by Internet entrepreneurs and brother sister team Ken and JJ Ramberg. GoodSearch.com – powered by Yahoo – donates 50% of its revenue, approximately a penny per search, to the charities designated by its users. You use it exactly as you would any other search engine and the pennies add up quickly – just 500 people searching four times a day will earn around $7,300 in a year!
More than 40,000 nonprofits are now actively generating revenue via the site and more than 100 new charities and schools are registering daily. GoodSearch has quickly spread via word-of-mouth and the blogger community. For example:
• The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has earned more than $4,500.
• The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, the country's largest habitat refuge for endangered elephants has raised over $4,300.
• The Bubel/Aiken Foundation which supports children with disabilities increased from 431 searches in April to 25,000 in September. To date, it's earned more than $4,200.
The site is also quickly gaining traction on college campuses, often a leading indicator of technological trends.
• The Penn State Dance Marathon, which helps thousands of children and families fight pediatric caner, has raised over $3,200 and is widely promoting the site on campus.
Internet users have found GoodSearch to be a compelling idea. Lisa Perry, an attorney in Los Angeles, uses GoodSearch as many as 10 times a day in support of Heal the Bay, a nonprofit that helps preserve coastal waters from polluters. "Why wouldn't you use it?" asks Perry.
Using GoodSearch is simple. Because the site is powered by Yahoo, users are assured of high quality results - but each time you search, money is generated by the advertisers for your favorite charity or school.
"We know there are a lot of people who want to do good but may not have the time or the money to help out." said Ken Ramberg, Co-Founder of GoodSearch and former President of MonsterTRAK, the largest online career site for college students (now a division of Monster.com). "GoodSearch makes it as easy as possible. We've taken something people do every day -- searching the Internet -- and have turned it into doing good."