DoGreatGood

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Do Great Good was a search engine that allowed users to help support charitable causes by conducting online searches. Do Great Good was founded in May 2009 by InfoSpace, a well-known search company which also owns Dogpile, WebCrawler, MetaCrawler and Nation. The site has closed in August 2010 redirecting visitors to Dogpile.

History[edit]

InfoSpace, which created Do Great Good, has a history of charitable-giving programs through its flagship search engine, Dogpile. In December 2007, Dogpile users and InfoSpace raised $25,000 in donations for The Humane Society of the United States. In November 2008, InfoSpace launched the Search & Rescue program on Dogpile to raise money for animal rescue. According to the company, InfoSpace raised over $200,000 for charity through the program by the year’s end. In 2009, InfoSpace expanded the program to become Do Great Good, a search engine devoted entirely to supporting charities of all kinds while searching the Web. According to the company, the combined programs have already raised over $400,000 for charity.

Donations[edit]

Like other leading search engines, Do Great Good makes money when users click on sponsored links and advertisements, all of which are clearly labeled on the search results pages. 50% of net revenue generated by search is then donated to various charities. Charities who’ve received funds so far include: • Petfinder.com Foundation • Alley Cat Allies • American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (AKCCHF) • American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) • Animal Charities of America • Animal Legal Defense Fund • Best Friends Animal Society • Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) • Missing Pet Partnership • National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) • Seeing Eye Inc.

Because InfoSpace intends to honor the commitments made through its Search & Rescue program, Do Great Good donations have primarily benefited animal rescue organizations. However, the program will soon expand to include charities of all kinds.

In June 2009 – Big Brothers/Big Sisters has been added, along with Boys and Girls Club of the Puget Sound.

Metasearch Technology[edit]

Like all InfoSpace search engines, Do Great Good is powered by metasearch technology. When searchers enter a query, they receive top-rated results from Google, Yahoo !, Live Search and Ask all at once.

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