Presearch is a search engine just like Google or Duck Duck Go, what makes this search engine unique is that it is decentralized and when you do searches it rewards you with PRE, the Presearch token. So, in a nutshell, you get paid for using the search engine, which is not just a simple thing, can you imagine if Google paid us for every search we do in their search engine? Many would probably already be rich after so many years of use and searches, but Google rewarding its users is just a crazy dream. Although for the common user this is what attracts the most attention, receiving "money" while you search for things, there are a number of things to take into account and that are worth knowing before you start using it.
What is Presearch?
Presearch is a search engine that aims to decentralize the daily searches we perform, uses blockchain indexing and is driven by its community, protects your privacy and gives you results without influence or favoritism, while rewarding you when you search. It was born as an option to combat or compete against the power that Google currently has, who controls 92% of searches performed on the Internet, influencing movements in the economy, as well as in the trends of results. The main difference with other platforms is that this search engine allows private searches. Users personal data is not shared, which is a giant plus point.
- Users personal data is not shared.
- You earn rewards when you search, when you operate a node, and when you refer others to join Presearch.
- Community members can actively participate in the project using Presearch community chat groups, contributing open source packages to our source code repository, or simply as users or promoters helping build usage and awareness.
- Open and transparent ranking factors allow content creators access to a level playing field.
- Community-driven decision-making process ensures that everyone's interests are aligned and the best content is showcased.
- The ability to vote and fund development projects provides the ability to influence and improve the platform and earn tokens for contributing.
- The search engine runs on node servers operated by the community.
- Provides an additional layer of data through community packages which makes those results even better. For example, you can search Presearch for "Bitcoin" to see what the crypto package looks like. Over time, there will be additional results provided by a user-curated supplementary index.
- Advertisers can stake their PRE to a keyword, and whichever advertiser stakes the most tokens will have its ads displayed when a user searches on the selected term.
How to use it?
- The first thing to do is to create an account on PRESEARCH , for this you must put an email and a password. If you want a small benefit, join with the link I leave here and get a welcome bonus.
- You can enter directly to www.presearch.org , the search engine also has extensions for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Brave.
- Once started we will see the following interface:
- About will only take us to the main page of the project where we can see the project information.
- Buy tokens will take us to the Marketplace where we can buy Presearch tokens with USD, BITCOIN OR ETHEREUM. The minimum purchase value is 1000 PRE.
- Keyword staking will take us to the section where we will be able to do Keyword Staking and advertisements.
- Nodes will take us to the nodes section, where we can manage our nodes or register a new one.
- It shows the amount of PRE we have, if we click it will take us to where we will be able to withdraw when we reach the minimum of 1000 PRE.
- Our account and general options.
- From your main panel you are free to choose your preferred search engine, imagining that you select Google, then you will be shown exactly the same results that Google would have given you, so from one place you can search directly for products on Amazon, videos on YouTube, directions on Google Maps, information on Wikipedia, among others.
Enter whatever you are looking for and that's it.
- From this point on you start getting 0.12 - 0.25 PRE tokens for each search you do. But do not do searches just for the sake of doing them, you must do searches in a natural way, since certain actions may cause you to be penalized or not get PRE even if you have spent all day searching for the same thing over and over again, as a way to prevent abuse and obtaining unlimited tokens, you will only receive payment for your first 32 searches per day.
- If you want to change the search providers you must go to your profile icon and go to the search providers menu. Within this menu you will see all the providers and you can add new ones.
- If you go to your account menu you will see your level, the levels will determine the amount of tokens you will be able to withdraw and these in turn are based on your search activity. The platform implemented this system to distinguish between those who use it simply to collect tokens and those who are using it for what it was created for. In short, the more you search the higher level you will have and the higher level you will be able to withdraw more. Once you reach 1000 tokens you enter a review process in which they will check that you have used the platform.
Dsearch is a separate search engine available through Presearch that displays Presearch ads on its results page in exchange for being the default search engine within the Presearch platform. In addition to displaying ads, Dsearch purchases PRE tokens to reward users who are searching through it.
Dsearch currently provides 0.5 PRE per search, double the rate of other resources.
It does not reward tokens directly though, they are only accumulated when you search Dsearch through Presearch.
How to withdraw your PRE Tokens?
To withdraw your PRE Tokens you will only need to indicate an Ethereum address in your platform profile.
Keyword Staking allows token holders to stake their PRE tokens with specific words and multi-word terms. With Presearch Keyword Staking, you choose a keyword ("Bitcoin" for example) and then stake PRE you have bought or earned. You can then create an ad with the link to the website of your choice. While the tokens are staking you continue to own and control your PRE, but you cannot use them for staking in other words and you cannot remove them from the Presearch platform. You can unlock or remove them at any time , but your associated ads will not be displayed.
A user types in a keyword or keyword phrase, let's say it's "bitcoin to the moon." The ad server will look for any ad where the advertiser has used the exact term " bitcoin to the moon " as the trigger keyword. Then, it will see how many PRE tokens are in staking for the keyword, and will show your ad to the advertiser who has the most PREs in staking. Now, if there are no matches for the exact term "bitcoin to the moon", it will split the phrase into individual terms, so it will find ads with the keyword "bitcoin" or "moon" and select the ad that has the most PRE tokens.
(got this info from official page)
There are six main layers of Presearch's search engine architecture:
- Core services: advertising API, account management API, search rewards tracking, Keyword Staking, Marketplace and other critical Presearch services that are centrally managed by Presearch.
- Web Server: receives search requests from Presearch users and passes them to the gateway to generate results. It returns a final, rendered results page to the user.
- Node registry: manages the identity of all nodes, node statistics, and reward payments to node operators.
- Node gateway: receives requests from the web server, removes personally identifiable information from search requests, and passes the search to one or more nodes in good standing.
- Nodes: decentralized search "workers" that connect to the Node Gateway and perform search operations. Each node must have a unique public IP address.
- Search packages: open source plug-ins that return intelligent answers and information boxes in response to specific queries.
Presearch has initially targeted a network of as many nodes as possible, provided as cheaply as possible, as long as its network latency is low. When crawling becomes fully decentralized and node-compatible, the network's ability to crawl the web and update data will be tied directly to the size of the network and its growth.
There are many reasons why someone might want to run a node. They may be looking for financial reward or they may want to support Presearch's mission of providing decentralized community-driven search to the world.
If more server capacity is needed on the network, Tokenomics Engine will increase the current payout level to incentivize more servers to join the network. If there are too many nodes operating within the network and there is excess server capacity, Tokenomics Engine will reduce the aggregate rewards for node operators and increase the rewards for other behaviors within the Presearch ecosystem, such as those that increase the number of active users.
When node rewards are increased, this should lead to more nodes joining the network, and when node rewards are reduced, this should lead to nodes leaving the network.
While most node operators will likely keep their nodes operating continuously, as it will eventually be possible for nodes to receive higher payouts for providing more reliable uptime, Presearch expects that some nodes will also be configured to automatically scale up and down to get the best use out of periods of high reward payouts that correspond with the normal traffic fluctuations of users performing searches on the Presearch search engine.
There is a maximum amount of work to be performed by nodes within the Presearch network, and that amount of work is determined by Tokenomics Engine based on a combination of the current active user search volume and the amount of capacity that node operators are willing to provide for that level of Node Rewards.
Because the total Node Rewards payable is capped, this means that if too many nodes attempt to provide capacity to the network at any given time, there would not be enough demand for that server's capacity, and the PRE Rewards paid could drop to a level where all node operators would be operating at a loss.
To avoid that scenario, and recognizing that there is an upper limit to capacity demand and a lower limit to profitability for node operators, Presearch needs to prevent any situation where all node operators reach that limit at the same time and leave the network.
The project achieves this goal by using PRE staking to a node as our mechanism for efficiently allocating the amount of capacity each node is entitled to provide. Through Node Staking, node operators can reserve the right to provide a predetermined amount of capacity based on the size of their PRE stake. Ultimately, this allows node operators to also secure a predetermined allocation of node rewards for that capacity. This means that node operators who bid more PRE are going to be more profitable than those who bid less PRE. This provides a necessary mechanism for reliable node operators who are running fixed and expensive server farms to commit PRE as a stake to ensure stability in their Node Reward payments, while allowing anyone else to operate a node but receive potentially more variable Node Rewards.
While Keyword Staking provides more access to ad displays as the amount of PRE increases, Node Staking secures the right to provide server capacity and perform work, which is then compensated in PRE. Since there is no upper limit to the amount of PRE staked to a node, this provides a significant incentive for node operators to acquire and stake as much PRE as possible.
Minimum Stake for Node Rewards.
In order for a node operator to receive Node Rewards, he must stake a minimum number of PRE in his node. At the launch of the network, the minimum stake to receive Node Rewards was 1,000 PRE, which is the same as the current minimum withdrawal limit for PRE received from Search Rewards. This means that, upon achieving 1,000 PRE Rewards, any member of the Presearch community will also be eligible to run a node. The minimum threshold can be adjusted up or down over time.
Personal opinion and use
On a personal note, I'm 28 years old, I'm a school teacher and I'm one month away from finishing my engineering degree (Information and Communication Technologies, mostly programming and application development), I'm a crypto enthusiast and a video game lover.
All parts of my life, worker, student and personal always lead me to be glued to a browser and search engine, more so being a developer. That's why my interaction with the search engine is every day, so below I will show some examples of certain searches I have done and the differences with other search engines. I personally use Presearch and Dsearch every day for the last 1 month or so, so I am used to the search engine. But in this case I will use Google, Duck duck go and Dsearch through Presearch, to make some small comparisons.
- I have to look for a system for online meetings to use at the school where I work (and where I am also tech support), one of the systems I was asked to look for is the "jabra panacast".
The first thing it shows is an ad (or where an ad might be), Jabra's Latin America home page, which is pretty cool that it's the "first" thing to show when I'm looking for product information. Everything else are pages to buy the product which is also fine with me because only one is big (Amazon) and the others are miscellaneous stores.
It is concise, the first thing it shows is an Amazon ad and the following things you see are practically only pages directly related to the product and the brand, already until the bottom of the first page is where you can find two links to stores, Amazon and a store in my country relatively well positioned and well known.
Google is at another level with ads, ads in the header, after the header, on the side. 1 link that sends you to the product page, but not to the main one but to what seems to be a blog or subcategory. You have to scroll down 8 places to find the main page.
- Being a video game lover and crypto enthusiast I am very attracted to blockchain games, a few days ago I saw one that caught my attention and I looked for it. "alone with the gods: knights of the dawn".
It has shown an ad and followed by that the direct link to the playstore for downloading the game. Followed by game related videos and game related articles.
It was the worst of the 3, while it showed the direct link to the playstore, all the other content has nothing to do with the game, nothing. At least it didn't show any announcement of anything.
It has not shown any ad, the first thing you see is the direct link to the playstore , videos and articles related to the game, in this search google and dsearch have shown practically the same.
- I was teaching the kids to program, and something very typical happened to them in visual studio code, if they want to be future developers they will have to get used to look for errors and information all the time "error php.validate.executablepath".
In this case the 3 browsers were even in terms of information displayed, all 3 showed links to specialized forums where the question has been asked and show videos. Dsearch has the ad about ads and duckduckgo an ad to Amazon, Google does not show ads.
Unfortunately I could not replicate a bug or limitation that usually happens when using Dsearch and that is that when searching for certain more specific errors and copying and pasting the error into the search engine, sometimes Dsearch shows nothing but the ad that appears in all searches, but zero results, instead google shows me a large number of results related to the search.
But an example is:
(my mexbitz instagram, please add my new IG :) )
An example, although simple, is found when looking for my IG, which may be something silly but in DSEARCH it does not show me any results but GOOGLE does. Details this small are important as they are replicated to other types of results.
In conclusion, as a daily user of Presearch and Dsearch I have to say that I don't notice anything different from the other search engines and this is not a bad thing, but a very good thing. Every day I do searches and I don't notice any difference, I get the results I need quickly and directly, with just an ad at the top of the page and nothing else. So on that side it is an advantage that it gives you the same results as Google without having to give away your data, see lots of ads and results that in some cases are shown first other pages above the official pages, not to mention duckduckgo that sometimes shows things that have absolutely nothing to do with the search. If in a given case Dsearch has not shown me the desired result or has not shown me anything (as I explained above), thanks to the interface I can quickly click on the results of google or the other providers and that's it. So nothing is lost by using Presearch and Dsearch, instead we are taking care of our data, being part of a community with a voice and a vote and we are getting rewarded in the process. For now I don't plan to change it and I plan to keep it as my only search engine (except for those times I explained above) and I recommend you to do the same, or at least try it for a few weeks and see if it causes any cons in your life and if it doesn't cause any cons, why not use it every day if it will give us more than what google gives us?
My new youtube channel :
Im making a video for this post, in english and spanish, i don´t know if i´m going to make it in time, but you can check the video anyways after i upload it to my channel.