Internet Footnote #6 – GoodSearch

Want to help charities, while at the same finding the answers to all your burning questions?

www.goodsearch.com is the place to go!

From the About page:

So, what if we could raise money for our favorite charities and schools by doing something we do every day — searching the Internet?

That’s the question Ken Ramberg (the former founder of JOBTRAK, now a division of Monster.com) and JJ Ramberg (an MSNBC anchor and the former Director of Marketing at Cooking.com) asked themselves a few years ago. After realizing what a fraction of the $8 billion generated annually by search engine advertisers could do if it were directed towards organizations trying to make the world a better place, they launched GoodSearch in 2005.

GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50-percent of its revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users.

The homepage is pretty spiffy. There is a Charity of the Day link, another link for celebrity names and their charities, as well as charity success stories  such as:  The ASPCA has earned $25,000! & The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has earned $11,000!

First, you type in the name of your charity, hit verify. Once that is selected, you can start searching, and half of all profit are delegated for that selected charity. The search engine is powered through Yahoo!, so you will get quality hits. I’ve already done a few searches, and I’m really happy with my results (Librarian approved!)

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