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Upvote these proposals for new features

ZEEF wouldn’t evolve in the right direction if we didn’t listen to our user’s feedback. We have been collecting many ideas and now is time for you to decide which ones should we take into account. Have a look at our forum and upvote your favorite proposals for new features.

Long lists appear contracted by default on a ZEEF page, showing just the first 8 links. Some of you have requested to be able to show these lists opened. So what about enable the curator to decide which lists appear contracted/ expanded in the page? Upvote

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You would be able to select and delete more than one link at once. This little adjust would be especially handy for large pages. Upvote

3. Page Sectioning

Being able to add subcategories in a page in order to better organize the different lists. Upvote

4. Horizontal widget

Customize your widget in a horizontal format. This way it can be easily adapted to any kind of website. Upvote

Horizontal widget

Users and visitors would be able to upvote/ downvote links inside a list. We can open a discussion in this matter. Would you consider their votes to re-arrange your own ranking, or would you rather see them on a separate ranking? Upvote

Upvoting

6. Organize lists using a grid on edit mode

This could be a quick sketch of a very simple way to organize lists while you edit your page. If you have any other suggestion about how a grid can look like, don’t hesitate to comment on this post. Upvote

ejemplo grid

7. Personalized emails/newsletters from the curator to their followers

As a curator, you care about helping other people find filtered information about the topic you like the most. Every week, the ZEEF Team sends an email with your updates to all your followers. Why not sending a personal message instead? You would have the chance to explain the new links you added, why you changed a ranking, or ask for feedback in a more personal way. Upvote

 

If you have more ideas don’t hesitate to add them to our forum or reach us through our Feedback button in ZEEF.com. Let’s improve ZEEF together!

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4 Tips to gain traffic in ZEEF

Once your ZEEF page is published, it is time to share it with the world. There are multiple channels, many different audiences to reach and many formulas to attract potential visitors.

Consequently, it is not always easy to figure out what’s the most effective way to share your content. Besides our Sharing Guide, we would love to lend you an extra hand! Here are 4 simple tips that have proved to be useful for us and some of our top curators to gain more visibility:

1. Mention the Twitter accounts of the users/companies that appear on your list

 They will be likely to retweet it to their followers. Give Twitter a try it!

2. Post your page in Facebook groups about the topic

It’s one of the easiest and most direct ways to share your page. Everyone appreciates useful information, don’t hesitate to explore Facebook in search of the perfect group to contribute to.

 

There are endless Communities about a large range of topics in Google + , therefore you can easily find your target audience. Besides, linking your page in one of these groups helps to rank higher on Google Search.

4. Embed a list on your blog

It is also a great idea to suggest other bloggers to include it on their websites as a Widget.

These steps are a good way to start receiving traffic in your page. Everyone will appreciate that you share your quality content. For instance, Backpacking Europe gained hundreds of views after being shared in Facebook groups and Google+ Communities about traveling.

As a concrete example, look what a great start had CryEngine by Arjan Pronk right after shared with the 2000+ members of CryEngine Developers Facebook group. Even not being a large group, the page received attention and this was clearly reflected in its statistics. It is very easy to measure your performance, just have a quick look at Top Traffic Sources in Dashboard> Statistics. This way you can ponder which media is the most adequate to share your page.

Remember to choose relevant communities and be natural, sharing is caring! If you’d like to learn more about how to showcase your page in Social Media, check out our Sharing Guide.

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Page Star Rating

At ZEEF, we believe that people are the best assessors of quality information. Consequently, they should also be considered as the best judges.

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We have been discussing what makes a quality page and which human engagement indicators we should take into account when considering this. Over the last month, the Golden ZEEF Award has provided us with new insights about how users perceive the quality of ZEEF pages and how our algorithm performs in terms of evaluating different pages. At the moment we are taking two inputs into account to rank the contestants:

But what about the whole ZEEF community?

During the last phase of the Golden ZEEF Award, we are previewing a new feature: the Page Star Rating. We would like to increase the amount of human input to our quality score through a quick and intuitive way to rank the pages where any user can participate.

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Since the contest is going through its last stage, we are not going consider the Page Star Rating results when determining the winner of the Golden ZEEF Award. With extra human input from the Page Star Rating, we’re keen on improving the page quality score model.

Currently, the Page Star Rating is only available for Golden ZEEF Award Pages. Should it become a new feature? We are very excited to test this method and to hear your feedback about it.

Start ranking the Golden ZEEF Award pages!

 

 

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