Presearch, a decentralized search engine, is now live and available for all users. Presearch is a search alternative to the dominant platform Google. Presearch also aggregates the diverse universe of search options to offer a user a wide range of alternatives when looking for information. This includes Google, of course, but Presearch has an interesting monetization model that competes directly with Google and others by leveraging digital assets.
According to Presearch, there are over 65 million PRE tokens staked that may be used to bid on keyword searches. The keyword staking platform was launched as a one-year free traffic offer that has now been extended. PRE tokens are also used to reward searchers for running their searches through Presearch. Currently, you can earn 0.25 PRE tokens per search or up to 32 searches per day (8 PRE tokens).
Perhaps the best part about Presearch is that it is a privacy-first search offering – unlike Google where the user is the product. To quote Presearch:
“In addition to better results, Presearch also protects your privacy because it does not track you or store your searches, and queries are handled by a decentralized network of node servers processing anonymized queries.”
Privacy concerns have risen in importance as a broader segment of the population has become aware of how platforms like Facebook and Google are monetizing not only your direct information but information culled from other sources.