SearchScene is a charitable search engine that donates 95% of its profits to charity.
Like most search engines, we make money from advertising. However, unlike most search engines, we donate 95% of our profits to charity. We focus on supporting a small group of major charities that help fight climate change and alleviate the suffering caused by climate change. These are mostly international charities, reflecting the international audience that we have. You can choose the charities you wish to support by clicking on the heart-shaped charity icon at the top right of any page and ticking the boxes next to each of your chosen charities.
Every search you make counts as a vote and that vote is divided up between your chosen charities. At the end of each year, we take the aggregate votes for each charity on our list and divide our charitable contributions between them accordingly. Read more about our charity voting system.
We aim to be transparent and so will publish donation receipts from the charities to whom we donate at the end of each tax year. We are currently in our first year of service so have nothing to show right now, but check back here to see the links to our charity receipts after our first year of being online.
By using Bing as a basis for the majority of our search results, we are able to give our users a truly first-class search experience. We also enhance our search results with our own algorithms and relevant data from other sources, such as Wikipedia. This gives you the enriched search experience that you would normally only get from Google or Bing, comprising a mashup of the latest web results, top stories, image results, video results, instant answers and topic summaries.
Who said search engines have to be boring? Apart from Bing, SearchScene is one of the only search engines to provide stunning background wallpaper images on its homepage that change daily.
Not only do you get a first-class search experience, but you can also slowly discover the world's most beautiful places via SearchScene.
If you want to keep today's wallpaper in place every day (instead of having it change daily), you can "Pin It" by selecting the Pin icon at the bottom right of the homepage's footer. Simply select it again to Unpin it and revert to the daily changing wallpaper image.
You can change your wallpaper image resolution within Settings. If you prefer, you can use switch off the wallpaper images completely and use the blank version of SearchScene, located at blank.searchscene.com. This results in a faster loading homepage.
You can also set your own homepage wallpaper by choosing an image from your computer or mobile device. Want a wallpaper image of your children, cat or favourite football team? No problem. Just select your own image using the button in the side menu of the homepage. It is worth noting that this image will not be uploaded to our servers, it will just be set locally on your device.
Set SearchScene as your default search engine or install one of our browser extensions and give it a try - even if it's just for one week! We guarantee that you will have a first-class search experience and you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that you'll be helping to fight climate change and alleviate suffering and poverty in the world's poorest regions with every search you make. If, after one week, you decide you don't like it and want to switch back to your old search engine, then our browser extensions can be easily uninstalled.