Search Engine Generates Funds for Tsunami Relief

    January 3, 2005

To generate funds for the Southeast Asian Earthquake/Tsunami relief effort, PPC search engine has launched with all proceeds going toward the cause. earns revenues on a pay-per-click basis when users click on search results generated from the site. All click revenues generated from these searches will help fund the victims of the Earthquake/Tsunami disaster.

“Users can continue performing searches on the web as they normally would, only proceeds from their activities on will help the cause,” said internet entrepreneur Benjamin Padnos who launched the site. “So, we’re encouraging users to use the search engine instead of Google or Yahoo!

“In fact, the results are the same as Yahoo’s Sponsored Results’, so users will have an extremely similar experience that they’re used to,” Padnos added. “The goal is 1 million searches in the next 30 days, hopefully more”. Padnos estimates each click is worth roughly 10-15 cents toward relief efforts.

A week after one of the world’s worst natural disasters, an unprecedented global aid operation is gathering steam to help in relief efforts. The exact death toll from the December 26, 2004, disaster will likely never be known, however the United Nations is estimating the number of people killed may approach 150,000 from a deep-sea earthquake which registered 9.0 on the Richter scale and triggered the tsunamis which pummeled the Indian Ocean coastlines.

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