What is my personal counter?
To help you understand your impact with Ecosia, we give you an estimate of how many trees you have helped us plant over time. This estimate takes into account how many searches you've done, and how many people have started planting trees with Ecosia thanks to your invitation.
How do searches increase my personal counter?
Like other search engines, Ecosia gets paid by advertisers to show ads next to your search results. We then use that revenue to plant trees. Our recent estimate is that it takes between 30 to 100 searches on average to plant a tree, depending on when you search, where you search from, and what you search for. This is an average of all our markets and users. We regularly reevaluate this range to more accurately represent your impact.
How does inviting friends increase my personal counter?
By inviting your friends and family to use Ecosia, you are multiplying your impact in a couple of great ways. First, you're helping us spread the word about Ecosia, which lets us spend less on doing that ourselves and thereby dedicate more funds to planting trees. Second, your friends will start to contribute to planting trees themselves, thanks to you!