Scour

Scour LogoI just found a new search site (launched two days ago) which seems promising. The name is Scour and it it is a  search aggregator for Google, Yahoo and MSN which pays you for searching.

The way it works is that you earn points for searching, voting and commenting on the results and thus you help improve them. Once you earn enough points, you can use them to get a gift certificate. I won’t go into details but suffice to say that it’s an interesting concept. Since it aggregates the most popular searches, doesn’t bother you with adds and might even give you a small bonus for doing what you’re already doing, why not use it?

The page provides a small toolbar to use it but since I hate installing stuff for searching, and I also hate installing toolbars, I discovered the Firefox search engine. Why they don’t have a firefox plugin or something, I don’t know…

In any case, If you like the concept, you can register and start earning those points. Even if you don’t use them, you have nothing to lose and two months from now you may find out that you’re eligible for a gift :)

Found via LifeHacker


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