The search engine for a better world
Search with GOOD and support solutions
that positively change the world.
- 100% non-profit
- Excellent data protection
Make a difference every day
with every search
With GOOD, you support projects that are positively changing the world with their solutions.
Greater data protection
and more privacy
We reduce your digital footprint. All search queries are anonymous and your data is protected.
We are a certified social enterprise. Your searches don’t leave any carbon footprint.
a better world
When you search with GOOD, you support innovative projects
that contribute to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a new project supported each month.
Current project funding
Your GOOD searches are supporting these innovative initiatives now and in the near future:
Our selection criteria
When selecting projects, it is important to us that they meet the following criteria:
- They solve pressing societal challenges
- They protect our environment and conserve natural resources
- They are innovative, inspiring and have the power to drive real change
- We can support effectively with our means
It’s that simple
With just a few clicks, you can set GOOD as the default search engine for your browser or install the GOOD smartphone app.
You install GOOD for your day-to-day Internet searches
2. Search the web
The ads shown among the search results generate revenue
3. Support projects
The funds we generate go to supporting projects that positively change the world
We want to shape
a better future with you
We are 100% non-profit
As a social enterprise, we work without the intention of making a profit. Our charitable foundation, GOOD Impact, holds 100% of the company shares.
Certified B Corporation
We work to the highest social and environmental standards and are part of the B Corp movement.
Focus on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals
All supported projects develop solutions that align with one or more of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have a direct impact on ensuring a liveable future for our planet.
We value transparency
We put 100% of our search engine income back into our project portfolio. We are transparent in terms of how much money is donated to support each individual project.
Thanks to you and many other users, we have already achieved so much!
»An excellent alternative to Google that lets you support amazing social projects while searching!«
Corinna K. / Social Innovation Lab Freiburg
Stronger together! Here is a selection
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How is revenue generated?
Every time someone clicks on an ad, this generates a little bit of revenue, with the amount varying depending on the search.
How is the revenue used?
When you search with GOOD, you support innovative projects that contribute to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a new project supported each month. So far, we have managed to use 100% of our revenue for these projects.
Who is behind GOOD?
GOOD is a search engine operated by the company Good Search UG and is registered in Berlin. The charitable foundation Good Impact holds 100% of the company shares. So, as a foundation, the social start-up operates independently and without the intention of making a profit. It also has close ties to the other companies and initiatives of the Good Family, such as Good News.
What technology is GOOD based on?
Search results and ads are provided by BING. Other components (such as browser extensions or mobile apps) have been developed by us or in collaboration with partners – often on the basis of open-source applications.
What is GOOD’s carbon footprint?
Searching with GOOD is carbon-neutral. Three factors are important here: GOOD is hosted on a zero-carbon platform. Search queries are processed through BING. The company introduced an internal carbon tax in 2012 and has been carbon-neutral ever since. In many cases, the projects supported by GOOD have additional carbon-positive effects.
How does GOOD protect my privacy?
GOOD is a search engine that offers excellent data protection and helps you reduce your digital footprint. To do this: (1) We do not create personal user profiles of you; many online services collect user data to sell on without the user’s explicit permission, whereas we do not collect your data or your search queries or sell these to advertisers. (2) We encrypt your search queries, protecting them from potential eavesdroppers. (3) Our mobile apps are equipped with ad blockers and anti-tracking features.