Monday, December 21, 2009

GoodSearch is... GOOD!

Are you doing any research online? Perhaps you open up a google page one or more times a day?

Well, you can get your research done AND send some cash love to Scrapbook Royalty - all at once!

How cool is that?

Just change your typing a little bit... when you start the g-o-o, keep going with a -d-s-e-a-r-c-h and you might not even have to do that much typing!

I watch my keystrokes and with a modern browser, you could type in 'good' (once you've been there) and get a drop down giving you options, so pick from the list and save some typing!


Be sure to select Scrapbook Royalty (San Diego, CA) as your charity of choice and we'll get a little bit of green to help us keep working as an organization to help bring crafters and charities together!

I've been testing out the search engine and it works pretty darn well. I do a LOT of research online on any given day for all sorts of things. Are you like that too?

I was actually a little bit nervous about going to a different search engine. And when I saw powered by "Yahoo!" I thought I would never get the kinds of results I wanted..

I was totally wrong.

Once upon a time, search engines did different things and the "Yahoo!" type was a directory type of search engine... That wasn't going to work for most of my online research at all!

I was very pleasantly surprised to learn that my search results were JUST AS GOOD! as my google search results. They were practically identical in fact!

I must tell you though that only certain searches on will qualify as searches which pay out to Scrapbook Royalty.

The ones you do under the tab labeled "Web" will power the contributions to Scrapbook Royalty. The others seem to bring back with the results a small-print message letting you know that 'these searches' don't qualify!

And another caution, they clearly state: "Please use this site honestly. Fraudulent searches will result in your charity being delisted." which makes me a little nervous because I don't know exactly what that really means!

Because of that, I don't leave the tab open all the time like I usually do and I don't search for certain topics I'm not entirely clear are considered PG I guess you might say...

If I am doing a LOT of research at any given time, I'll transfer to a google search page after a little while. This is all very 'normal' for me. I'm just NOT SURE what they consider 'normal' usage so I'm quite conservative in my use sometimes of this particular search engine.

I do like it when they serve up links to items you can purchase with a little message stating that making a purchase that way will be additional benefit to our organization.

Overall, it's a very good way to get your work done and give to Scrapbook Royalty and I'm ever so happy to help any way I can - when it's this painless, why the heck not?

Got Research? GoTo:!

Pam Hoffman

p.s. still shopping for the holidays? pick and we'll get a piece of that action too!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Join us on Facebook

It's easy!
First, go to our Facebook fan page.
Here's what to do next: 1. Click the "Become a Fan" button above to join the community (Can't see a button? You're already a member!) 2. Head over to the Royal Wall to join in!