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Yes we are number 1,004,001. We have build ZEEF to help you find the best websites.

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ZEEF is a place where you find and create lists of links about your favourite topics. What does ZEEF mean, it means to sift.

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You can find lists on ZEEF, lists that have been created by you or by other people.

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Anyone who is passionate and knowledgeable about a subject can start a ZEEF page, be it about your hobby or your field of work.

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Content curation is the art of finding, selecting, personalizing and ranking relevant information, in context, on a specific topic. That means all of our links have been checked and ranked by people who know the topics best.

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No. We filter the search engines with the help of people. Search engines uses algorithms to select the best websites, we use people like you.

Search engines are fantastic if you know what you are looking for. But if you’re searching on a topic you know little or nothing about, it’s better to ask somebody who knows what they’re doing. People who already know the topic inside and out. These trusted curators can be found on ZEEF. They have done the searching and filtering for you, so you don’t have to

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Good question, we have done our homework and the following points makes us different from the other competitors:

  1. Ranking – curators rank the best sites based on quality.
  2. Multiple curators – a little healthy competition ensures that our curators stay on their toes.
  3. Widgets – ZEEF lists can be embedded into other websites (just like YouTube videos). Maximum exposure for the best content.
  4. Collective overview – Curators can utilize ZEEF to cut through the noise of the web and provide you with everything you need to know through ZEEF lists
  5. Social – we are creating a network of people where you can find information. The best thing is that you can invite your friends to join making the information very trustworthiness.

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  1. The healthy competition keeps our curators sharp.
  2. Our users have the freedom to find the curator they like best.
  3. It prevents one curator from controlling all the information and using that power for evil instead of good.
  4. It gives us the opportunity to do a little ranking of our own. We’ll tell you who our most popular and most ‘clicked’ curators are, so you can see at a glance who’s opinion people value most.
  5. It allows a different perspective to be applied to a topic

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Yes even if there are 10 people making lists about the same topic, you can still join and create your own list of links.

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Well if you think you can create a better overview of about a topic you can compete.

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Our investors believe in our vision and the platform we are building. But yes we have thought about a business model. When you create a lists on ZEEF you can have two roles:

  1. Curator
  2. Publisher

Only the people with a publisher role can generate revenue on ZEEF through the use of affiliate links. These people receive a commission when a visitor buys a product or service via one of their links on ZEEF.  We share this commission 50/50 between the publisher and ZEEF.

 

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A publisher is somebody who earns money with using ZEEF. These people can be bloggers, freelancers or experts. Basically anyone who would like to monetize their knowledge and social influence when using ZEEF.

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ZEEF is free to use. It’s supported by commission based deals for product bought through one of our curators.

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We have several metrics on which curators are ranked such as performance and activity of the curator on the platform. In the future curator the ranking of the curators will also depend on whether you have any social connection with the curator. 

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We believe in competition and that it increase the quality of ZEEF as an information platform. It stimulates people to deliver quality contributions, competition fosters diversity and excellence.

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Competition between curators will safeguard the quality and integrity of information on ZEEF. Consumers aren’t stupid and will spot it if a curator has decided to ‘sell out’. We believe they will then favour a different curator, who is loyal to quality information rather than pure commerce. Also, a curator’s name and reputation are attached to their ZEEF page.

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A green link signifies a link that you have already visited.  Blue is the default color of a link.

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No, it is not allowed to create an anonymous page. When creating a ZEEF page you must provide a profile picture and a social account so we can verify you are a real human being.

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We do not support ‘no follow’ on ZEEF. But if you would like to have your link be removed you can contact the curator maintaining the ZEEF page. You can contact him via sending him an email through the ZEEF platform. However, the listing of your website on a ZEEF page will only contribute to a higher ranking in Google:

1) Content related – high relevancy
The ZEEF page on which the link is listed is related to the content of your website.

2) Selected by an expert
The links on the ZEEF page are selected by a curator.

3) SEO optimized
All the ZEEF pages are SEO optimized through using the right keywords, url and subject descriptions.

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We advice you to select a specific name for your page. Try to avoid titles with the words such as ‘best’, ‘free’ or ‘top’ in the title.  The shorter your title, the better it is. You can always request an alias if you think your title is not fully covering your subject.

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Yes, we do prevent copycats by checking for the uniqueness of the ZEEF pages, thus preventing this kind of copycat behaviour.

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A curator on ZEEF is somebody who finds, selects, contextualise, personalise and illustrate relevant information items on a specific topic and for a specific audience.

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A curator can be anybody who finds, selects, contextualise, personalise and illustrate relevant information items on a specific topic and for a specific audience. These people like you me and for example Ed Alkema, curate on ZEEF for free because they are passionate about their topic.

 

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Build thought leadership
Once you have published a page about a certain topic, people will start seeing you as an online authority on that topic. When people are searching for you, they will find your ZEEF page and know what areas of expertise you have. Conversely, if people search for a topic, they’ll find your name. Instant reputation building and career support. (could be worded better)

Help people
It’s human nature to want to help others. At least, it’s the nature of humans we like best. People contribute to Wikipedia for just that reason. Helping people find better content is a reward in itself.

High ranking in Google
Have you every googled your name? When joining ZEEF you will be found in Google on the topic you are knowledgeable about. This will help you drive traffic to your profile.

Bookmark your links
With ZEEF you can easily bookmark your favourite links about the topics you like. Everyday when you browse the internet you find interesting links you want to share with people. With ZEEF you can easily bookmark these links and make them available for people.

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People curate on ZEEF to:

  1. Build online authority
  2. Bookmark their favourite links
  3. Help people find information

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ZEEF checks if all the links in the system are still valid links, to help our curators keep their page as up-to-date as possible. We’ve made many improvements to our checks, but unfortunately in some cases it may not be possible to properly detect if a link is still reachable or not. In these cases a link may be marked as broken while it still seems to work when visited in a browser.

The broken links we found are marked in red on your page when you are logged in, your visitors won’t see this. If we marked them, but the link does work, you can mark these links as “not broken” using the checkbox:

Mark as not broken

We will use this information to improve the link verification, your collaboration is appreciated a lot!

Some examples of reasons for marking a link as broken:

  • Webpage (temporarily) not reachable from the public internet
  • Webpage is not found
  • Webpage redirects to an invalid location

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Yes you can write content but we recommend to minimise this. You can write both content and categorized links on your ZEEF page. You can determine yourself where you’d like blocks of text or links to be displayed through easy dragging-and-dropping. We recommend to focus on links, and keep text blocks to a minimum.

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When you think your page is good enough you can request our approval for publishing. Please pay attention to having met the following criteria:

  • Add a minimum of 30 links,
  • Add at least multiple link blocks of high quality content and links,
  • Add at least one social profile,
  • Provide profile picture and description,
  • Subject description,

Don’t be afraid to publish your page. Mistakes are natural. Our moderator is happy to provide you with feedback.

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Blogger (2)

  1. Select the list on your ZEEF page you would like to embed on your
  2. Choose your list and press the embed icon
  3. Customize the list to make sure it blends in with your blog’s design
  4. Copy the embed code and paste it into your blog

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As a blogger you can create lists of links on ZEEF and use these list of links on your blog. These links are automatically changed into affiliate links. When a visitor buys a product or service via one of your links you will receive a commission from us.

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