Replace Google with Presearch and Get Paid to Search (Is this the new "Gateway to Crypto?")
I'M LOVING Presearch so far - the decentralized search engine.
You may have heard already that you can switch from Google (MSN, Yahoo, etc) to make it your home or start page / default search engine, and you'll literally get paid - in crypto - for every search.
You can even set Presearch to just return normal Google search results (without the spying) if you prefer Google's results. Duck Duck Go is also one of the available presets, as are Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and many other sites that come as "factory settings". Meaning you can enter a search term (like a book or item) and just search Amazon's results, without first typing Amazon.com for instance.
But the "get paid to search" feature just might be the driving force to Presearch's rise, and also why I believe it could also ultimately usher in untold numbers of "first-timers" to the crypto world (like Steemit has) as it's popularity spreads.
In case you didn't know already, you automatically earn 25 Presearch tokens just for signing up (current value about 6 cents each acc to CoinMarketCap)
Then you continue to earn 1/4 Presearch token every time you search - up to 32 times, or eight tokens, daily. (Eight tokens times six cents is 48cents per day, at current value - wayyyy more than any "Bitcoin faucet" you can find now.)
Also a very attractive incentive is that Presearch pays you 25 new tokens for every referral that utilizes them as well. (Note that it takes a little while to get paid...)
"You become eligible for your 25 token bonus, per referral, once each referral has earned 100 search reward tokens, and has been active 60 days after their initial sign up."
I'm not really a "serial referral link spreader" but this one is worth telling people about, imho. Not only as a "decentralized alternative to Google" - which I personally believe has tremendous value in itself and is worth switching to on that basis alone ... but also - as I started with - Presearch is a really low key and uncomplicated way to introduce one's non-crypto friends to the world of cryptocurrency!
The pitch is simple actually... by giving friends a really solid way to get out from under Google spying you're already doing them a favor. And showing them the CoinMarketCap page for Presearch can help them wrap their minds around the idea that they're earning real-world value daily for using Presearch.
I'm just telling my non-crypto friends that they can be earning daily without even thinking about it. Then maybe two or three years down the road - when Bitcoin and crypto in general has become more mainstream and easier to use - they just check their balance on Presearch and see how much they're worth!
So I could be wrong, but I tend to believe that simply earning a tiny bit of crypto daily - easily! - would serve as "the gateway" many people might use to becoming interested in cryptocurrencies in general. We all know how it goes... once you have a little crypto you check it regularly, then you research other cryptos, you become more and more educated on "how to", the light bulb goes off and slowly but surely we change the world for the better as our evil overlords' grip on our daily lives lessens :)
In case you're wondering, the Presearch token is not on a lot of exchanges yet :
so that non-crypto question of "So how do I convert that to real dollars" is still going to be sticky for awhile. The answer is the same tho - in a few years it will be simple.
And just like Bitcoin or Steem, when the time comes, they won't want to!