We are currently focused on building the best possible search experience. We will explore monetization ideas in the future, and we look forward to your feedback in that process.
You.com has no ads at the present time. None of the results you see get preferential treatment due to advertising. We will never have targeted, privacy-invading ads. We will never follow you around the Internet or sell your data. We may have private (i.e. query-dependent) ads in the future. For example, if you search for an air compressor, you may see an air compressor ad, but it won’t be linked to you and it won’t invade your privacy.
You.com currently gets (a tiny amount of) revenue through affiliate links. We earn a part of the profit for some of the products in the Walmart app. Affiliate relationships do not affect the way we display or rank products in any way, and we plan to keep it that way.