GoodSearch is a charitable search engine powered by Yahoo!, which donates one cent per search, approximately half of generated profits, to a charity of the user's choice. As of January 17, 2013, GoodSearch has raised $9,536,097 for 108,688 charities. Acceptable organizations include nonprofits, schools, and religious groups.
For a charity to receive funds, it must raise at least $10.00 from October 1 through September 30 the next. Otherwise, funds raised will be distributed among eligible charities. If the goal is met, a check is mailed the following November.
GoodSearch considers various behaviors as "fraudulent," including "repeated manual clicks." In practice, this means the GoodSearch system can detect if an IP address performs more than about 100 clicks, or raises about $1.00, during a 24-hour period. The limit reachable seems to vary based on the rapidity of searching and the time searches are spread over. Detected addresses are blocked for a period of a few days on the first offense, and are blocked for progressively longer periods until the IP address in question is blocked permanently. However, there is no limit to the amount that can be raised from one address over time when moderation is used.
Select Participating Nonprofits
- Race Realist
- Immigration Restrictionist