Recently I came across search engine called scour, which claims that users will get paid to search on their search engine. I was bit of confused about this idea of getting paid to search so i decided to give it shot.
What’s new in scour?
Scour combines search results of google, yahoo, msn and display it when you do the search query. It asks you to comment on the search result. It asks you to vote as “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” for the search results you get. This way they improve their search quality & users get better results for the popular keywords.
How it works?
You’ll get point for every search query you do in the search box, and the points are reflected in the top-right navbar.You’ll get points when you vote either positive or negative against the search result. You can maximum vote 4 times on given search queries to get your points counted. If you voted more than 4 times to help the scour search engine then that system will not count your points. Also whenever you write comment for the search query you’ll be rewarded with the point.
How scour makes money?
Your voting & commenting on search results work like Digg for scour. This filtered search result is valuable for any search engine as it saves their time to index the whole internet. Such data can be used to improve existing algorithm as well as for commercial use it is good as well. Any searh engine company will make lot of money with such a data. Because, they get better filtered search results, this filtered results are much more valueable as they can sell this resultset at much higher costs than they pay to their users for using their service. Search engine like cuil, google or any other search engine will definitely be interested in scours data.
How good it is for the users to earn money?
Where’s the referral link?
I could have given the referral link and can earn worthy points but No, sorry i don’t want to direct others to such a service. You can check it out for yourself at scour.com for more information.
Do let me know what you think about scour?