Learn How It Helps, How to Change Settings
Brand Thunder is the world leader in interactive browser themes and we strive everyday to make your Internet experience a more enjoyable one – from the brands we represent to the leading technologies we incorporate.
WebSearch+ is built into the browser theme to raise money for theme development, in a way that benefits you through savings and benefits charity when purchases are made.
WebSearch+ and How We Keep the Browser Themes Free
These free browser themes have a team of designers and developers behind each one, and the brands featured get compensated for the use of their brands. It’s expensive to give away a free product.
We pay our way by earning affiliate revenue when and where it makes sense – usually with sponsored links in search, but also through affiliate links on shopping sites. Our intent is to deliver an optimal web experience which also happens to earn some revenue, but never in an overbearing way. All the details and your ability to control them follows.
WebSearch+ offers three add-on experiences to your web browsing.
- WebSearch+ Savings Offers
- WebSearch+ Search Enhancements
- WebSearch+ Shopping Assistant
Knowing that our default experience may not be your ideal experience, we always give you the ability to modify it to your liking through your themes options or preferences. Full details are below.
Savings When You’re Ready to Buy
WebSearch+ Price Comparison instantly shows pricing from around the web for the products you’re interested in, and discreetly shows them to you in the footer of your browser. If you’re ready to buy, you can click the offers to immediately get the best deal – a simple solution to significant savings. This also allows us to provide an affiliate code on commerce sites, helping us pay for our product without interfering with your Internet experience.
Here’s how it works.
Affiliates help charities. This is a bonus reason to love the shopping experience from Brand Thunder. We rotate among leading charities like PackH2O, which eases the Water Crisis for 1 BILLION people worldwide who lack in home safe water access, giving a percentage of qualified purchases to the charity. It’s an easy way to do some good in the world.
Helping You Find What You’re Looking For, Faster
As more of your search results go to the highest bidder and not the most relevant result, WebSearch+ Search Enhancements add contextual relevancy to your results. For searches where a relevant result can be returned to help you find what your looking for faster, you’ll see a small layer with the result and a notation that it’s provided by WebSearch+ via its partners including Save Valet and Kourl. For queries that we don’t feel we can improve, you’ll get the standard results. It’s that simple.
“See Similar” Products, Find Better Prices
WebSearch+ Shopping Assistant uses Superfish, and other leading providers, to bring you instant price comparisons and relevant savings as you search and shop. Any time you see the “See Similar” button, just hover your cursor over it and you’ll be presented with similar items and prices from hundreds of different stores across the web (US only). The instant scan of the Internet for the best prices around will ensure you buy with confidence knowing you made the wisest choice at the best price.
How to Turn it Off
Support, Settings and More for Search Enhancements
If questions arise or you want to ask the Brand Thunder team more about our products and programs, please join the community discussion at support.brandthunder.com.
Despite our best efforts to offer a world-class browsing experience, we know these enhancements won’t serve everyone’s needs. You may adjust your experience under the Settings icon (the “gear” on the right side of the browser, for Firefox and IE. For Chrome, type chrome://chrome/extensions/ in your address bar, then select Options under your browser theme.) For example, to turn off the search enhancements, click the Settings icon, then choose Preferences, click the Search tab and uncheck the “Enhance search results with WebSearch+” box.
In this same area, you can customize your theme with other buttons to popular websites. Firefox offers the most control because of the openness of the platform. Chrome and Internet Explorer settings control on this granular a level is still in development.
Thank you for using Brand Thunder themes!