It doesn’t sound as good as Google it!, right? Yes, it’s true; but it’s just a matter of sounds because searching into the web with Ecosia is actually much better than with the other search engines, and I explain you why.
The one major difference is that Ecosia uses the profit maken from our searches to plant trees, based on their specific tree planting projects.
Note: EcoAds appear for all kinds of products and services — not just the sustainable ones. The designation EcoAd only means that a few cents per click are donated to Ecosia.
A click on one of the more lucrative keyword ads may finance multiple trees at a time, others may finance a fraction. Taken into account that not every Ecosia user clicks on an ad every time they search, Ecosia states that they earn an average of 0.5 cents (Euro) per search.
As a proof of transparency, Ecosia publishes its monthly financial and business reports.
What is the search counter all about? And, do I contribute to the planting, even if I don't click on ads?
You can use Ecosia on your desktop, laptop or on your mobile.
In addition, it’s good to know that if you search with Ecosia you not only get quality results (search technology from Bing enhanced with Ecosia’s own algorithms), your privacy is also respected since Ecosia doesn’t sell your data to advertisers and have no third party trackers, unlike most other search engines. I am personally using Ecosia as my main search engine for about two months and, so far, I am very satisfied with its results. Originally, i used to compare what came out from Ecosia with the results from Google until i stopped doing it when i realized it was useless. Ecosia provides me with what I am looking for as easily as Google would do.
Last but not least, while searching with Ecosia we also help the environment and many communities all over the world contributing to the Ecosia tree planting programs, which means less CO2 in the air, more sustainable jobs, educational opportunities, healthier people and environmental security for local communities. So, why not?
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