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Message 1256114 - Posted: 5 Jul 2012, 23:35:58 UTC

It's been so long since my last post about Goodsearch at the $1100.00 level that the thread has auto locked....

But, I am proud to report that we have now reached the $1500.00 mark for donations raised for Seti just by websearching using Goodsearch.

Please keep it in mind folks....
All those little clicks DO add up!!

Use Goodsearch when you can.

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Message 1256132 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 0:00:41 UTC

I have it in my toolbar.

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Message 1256163 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 1:25:34 UTC - in response to Message 1256132.

what is goodsearch? got a link?

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Message 1256166 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 1:28:01 UTC - in response to Message 1256163.
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what is goodsearch? got a link?

For your benefit and that of any others who were not here when this was first started......

The Goodsearch search engine...

You don't have to register to use it for Seti unless you wish to keep track of your totals.
Just select 'I support University of California - SETI@home' to send a penny per search to the Seti project.
If you do not register, just keep an eye on it once in a while to make sure your selection cookie has not expired.

I am at $8.40...that's 840 searches that I would have made anyway using Alta Vista or Google. But making them with Goodsearch brings pennies from heaven...well, maybe not heaven.

And......
Goodsearching!
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Message 1256217 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 4:56:34 UTC

I'm solidly in 12th place in the earners bracket. I just bought another $55 gt 430 for my P4/PCI through GoodShop. Costs me no extra and makes maybe another $.50 for SETI. Add in searches and it's easy to give. Thanks for setting this up Mark!!

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Message 1256287 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 7:16:12 UTC - in response to Message 1256217.

I'm solidly in 12th place in the earners bracket. I just bought another $55 gt 430 for my P4/PCI through GoodShop. Costs me no extra and makes maybe another $.50 for SETI. Add in searches and it's easy to give. Thanks for setting this up Mark!!

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I did not actually set it up.....
I believe Eric did.
I've just taken the ball and run with it.
Credit where credit is due.

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Message 1256376 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 12:40:01 UTC

I did not actually set it up.....
I believe Eric did.
I've just taken the ball and run with it.
Credit where credit is due.


True - and Eric credited Blurf for the suggestion. 6,095 supporters as of now.

There's a lot of potential in GoodShop for those who buy computers, components, software, and lots of other stuff. Participating vendors include Amazon, NewEgg, Buy.com, the Apple store, CompUSA/Tiger Direct, Best Buy, etc. See the list on the GoodShop webpage. Most have coupons so check them out when you go shopping. Each vendor has a page that describes what purchases qualify.

Make sure you initiate the purchase from the GoodShop site or their toolbar. Amazon has a couple of special provisions. From their Vendor page:
For sales initiated through the GoodShop.com website: 1.5% donation on most goods.

For sales initiated through the GoodShop toolbar: 1% donation most goods.

Don't know if any other vendors make that distinction.

From the GoodShop FAQ

Please know that Amazon is unique in that their technology does not provide us the ability to display earnings within our user accounts. Amazon purchases will still earn donations for your cause, but will only be displayed in aggregate at the cause level.

That explains what happened to a couple of my purchases.
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Message 1256791 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 3:56:00 UTC - in response to Message 1256376.

True - and Eric credited Blurf for the suggestion. 6,095 supporters as of now.


Thx for the credit...yes I passed the original idea to Eric.
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Message 1286576 - Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 8:49:29 UTC

Newest update......

Folks, you have been forgetting to use Goodsearch, I think. It's been moving rather slowly these days.
But, the kitties are happy to announce that we are just a few pennies shy of reaching......ta daa........
$1,700.00 for Seti using the simple clicks of Goodsearch.

Let's all keep it in mind. It does work.

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Message 1308421 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 18:15:39 UTC

Another kitty update and shameless plug.
Wish I could issue them more often. But,.....

We have now reached $1,822.00 raised for Seti by using the Goodsearch search engine.
Please don't forget to use it when searching the 'net.

Those pennies DO add up, folks.

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Message 1308444 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 18:49:35 UTC - in response to Message 1256166.
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what is goodsearch? got a link?

For your benefit and that of any others who were not here when this was first started......

The Goodsearch search engine...

You don't have to register to use it for Seti unless you wish to keep track of your totals.
Just select 'I support University of California - SETI@home' to send a penny per search to the Seti project.
If you do not register, just keep an eye on it once in a while to make sure your selection cookie has not expired.

I am at $8.40...that's 840 searches that I would have made anyway using Alta Vista or Google. But making them with Goodsearch brings pennies from heaven...well, maybe not heaven.

And......
Goodsearching!


Goodsearching now!

I did not know about this, but now do I know. And now I do use it.

Thanks for Your Kitties :)
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Message 1308491 - Posted: 21 Nov 2012, 20:19:02 UTC - in response to Message 1308421.

Another kitty update and shameless plug.
Wish I could issue them more often. But,.....

We have now reached $1,822.00 raised for Seti by using the Goodsearch search engine.
Please don't forget to use it when searching the 'net.

Those pennies DO add up, folks.

Meow!

Indeed they do, particularly if you remember to use GoodShop too when you're buying something. My searching and shopping accounts for $18.83 or slightly more than 1% of the total. It could have been more but I forgot to use GoodShop a couple of weeks ago when making an Amazon.com purchase.
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Message 1308660 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 7:34:39 UTC - in response to Message 1308491.

Another kitty update and shameless plug.
Wish I could issue them more often. But,.....

We have now reached $1,822.00 raised for Seti by using the Goodsearch search engine.
Please don't forget to use it when searching the 'net.

Those pennies DO add up, folks.

Meow!

Indeed they do, particularly if you remember to use GoodShop too when you're buying something. My searching and shopping accounts for $18.83 or slightly more than 1% of the total. It could have been more but I forgot to use GoodShop a couple of weeks ago when making an Amazon.com purchase.
Joe

Good to hear, Joe.
Not buying much here these days, but I'll try to remember to start with GoodShop if I do. Might need a few cables from Tiger soon, I'll have to check if they qualify.

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Message 1309158 - Posted: 23 Nov 2012, 8:17:08 UTC
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I was unaware of this and I make tons of searching using google. Now I have moved to goodsearch (will still occasionally use google cos of its diverse options). Thanks for the information.

Just out of curiosity, is the donation made through goodsearch listed or shown anywhere in Seti donations list?

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Message 1309266 - Posted: 23 Nov 2012, 14:58:27 UTC - in response to Message 1309158.

I was unaware of this and I make tons of searching using google. Now I have moved to goodsearch (will still occasionally use google cos of its diverse options). Thanks for the information.

Just out of curiosity, is the donation made through goodsearch listed or shown anywhere in Seti donations list?

I am not aware of any place it is listed on the Seti sight.
I just monitor it from my Goodsearch home page.
If anybody else sees it shown on Seti, please advise.

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Message 1309634 - Posted: 24 Nov 2012, 7:12:18 UTC

There was a comment a long time ago that the first lump of money had arrived, and that the next lot was expected "in a year's time". The trouble is I can't recall when that message was posted (and it wasn't in any of the usual threads, so looking back through them won't help).
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Message 1310383 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 4:30:05 UTC

The question was raised about the amount we have actually raised for Seti using Goodsearch.

In particular was brought up the following part of the Goodsearch terms.....
"Fifty percent of the revenue generated from GoodSearch is shared with your cause."

I have good news.

I emailed Goodsearch asking for clarification on this issue and got the following response this afternoon.
"Thanks for your email. The "amount raised" on the goodsearch site is the amount you will receive."

Sooooo, the figures I have been using are indeed correct. Whatever Goodsearch takes off the top is before the amount shown on their site, and at the time of this writing, we have raised $1,834.95 for Seti using Goodsearch.

Keep on Goodsearching.

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Message 1310388 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 4:39:11 UTC

That is indeed good news. It would also be great if there was a section under the donations page where it shows the amount received from goodsearch, just as a confirmation.

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Message 1310483 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 15:02:58 UTC - in response to Message 1310388.

That is indeed good news. It would also be great if there was a section under the donations page where it shows the amount received from goodsearch, just as a confirmation.

I'm sure if you read all of the fine print on the goodsearch site they may tel you how it functions.
One way I have seen sites like this work is that they pay out once a month. Provided the minimum payout, such as $100.00, is reached. If the minimum payout is not reached funds carry over each month until the amount is reached.
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Message 1317250 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 18:41:01 UTC

Another update.
Just reached the $1,900.00 milestone for contributions to Seti generated by all of your searches on Goodsearch.

Please do keep it in mind when making inquiries, and we shall continue to turn searches into pennies into dollars for Seti in the coming New Year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Mark and the kitty crew....Squirrel, Tigger II, Bandit, and Purrball.
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