GoodSearch FAQ


How do I raise money for Gospel for Asia through GoodSearch?

Last year, search engines generated close to $8 billion in revenue from advertisers. GoodSearch has developed a way to direct some of that money to Gospel for Asia. It's easy—every time you search the Internet through GoodSearch.com, GFA receives a donation The more you search, the more funds are sent to GFA. Add up the money generated from all your searches and those done by the others who use GoodSearch, and we can make a real difference for the lost in Asia.

How does it work?

On the GoodSearch homepage:
  1. Find the red box titled, “Get Started.”
  2. Type “Gospel for Asia” into the “Who You Want to Help” box and click “enter.”
  3. Signup with your Facebook or email account to track the donations you generate.
  4. Search the internet just like you normally would, and 50 percent of the revenue generated from advertisers on the sites you visit through GoodSearch will be donated to GFA.

Are the search results going to be as good as the search engine I am using now?

GoodSearch.com is powered by Yahoo! so you'll get high-quality search results!

How much money could this generate for GFA?

GoodSearch estimates that each web search will generate approximately one cent for the GFA (image, video, Yellow Pages, and site-specific searches are not included). It quickly adds up! Here's an example of how much GFA can earn:

Size:
Charity or School

Number
of Supporters

Average Searches
Per Day

Estimated Revenue/Year

Small

100

2

$730

Medium

1,000

2

$7,300

Large (GFA)

10,000

2

$73,000

And the sky is the limit! The more people use GoodSearch, the more funds will be directed toward GFA. There is no cap on how much money GoodSearch will direct to GFA.

Where does the money come from?

Search engines make most of their money from companies that pay an advertising fee when users click on links during a search. GoodSearch has developed a patent-pending way to track and direct these search-generated proceeds to charities. In other words, a portion of advertiser dollars (and not your own!) earned as a result of your search will be passed along to GFA.

Do the users ever have to pay anything?

No. GoodSearch provides people a way to support GFA at no cost. The money comes from the GoodSearch advertisers.

What percentage of revenue goes to GFA?

GoodSearch is a search engine with a unique social mission that involves generously giving back to charity with every Web search. They direct a minimum of 50 percent of revenues (this currently equates to about a penny per search) to the nonprofits designated by their audience.

Do all of my searches count toward donations?

All of your searches will count toward donations except for the following: 1) image searches; 2) video searches; 3) "search this site" searches; 4) searches for URLs (i.e., search terms ending in .com, .org, .net, .edu); 5) searches to sites for which the URL is well known such as HotMail, ESPN, MySpace, Facebook, GMail, AOL, etc.; 6) searches for stock quotes; 7) searches for word definitions; 8) Yellow Pages searches; 9) any searches generated from fraudulent use of the site.

What if I do not select a charity or school to receive my search donations?

Revenue raised by users who do not designate a specific charity will be used to fund GoodSearch operations.

How can I track the number of searches and revenue generated for GFA?

After you have entered “Gospel for Asia” in the red “Get Started” box on GoodSearch’s homepage, just click on the “Amount Raised” button. Here you will see in real-time the number of searches and money raised.

What stops people from clicking just to raise money for GFA? What is meant by fraudulent searching?

We ask that you use this site honestly. As long as you use GoodSearch just as you would any other search engine, it's never a problem.

Fraudulent searching includes, but is not limited to, repeated manual clicks, the use of robots or other automated query tools, etc. This will result in the user being blocked from the site and/or the charity being de-listed.

Will GFA automatically be chosen each time I search through GoodSearch?

If your computer allows cookies, the nonprofit you designated will remain chosen. Please note, any time you or your anti-virus software clears your cookies or temporary files, you will need to return to the GoodSearch homepage and re-select Gospel for Asia. Click here to find out how to enable cookies.

Another option is to link to GoodSearch with the following direct link, which includes your Charity ID and bypasses the "cookie": www.goodsearch.com/?charityid=25048. You may want to add this link to your Favorites.

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