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.
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:
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
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.
People curate on ZEEF to help people find quality information and to build an online presence about their topic.
You can suggest links to each link block by clicking on the “+ Suggest” button, or you can suggest a completely new link block by clicking the “+ Suggest link block” button on the top right of the page.
In the dialog you can suggest a new link block with links which you think are useful to be included in the page. The expert will receive a notification and be provided the option to accept or reject it.
- If it’s accepted it will appear in the page
- If it’s rejected you will receive a notification with the reject reason
Read this excellent blog post about why and how to do this. In short: to do this you have to do two things:
- Add your Google Plus profile to your social profile on your ZEEF page.
- Add your page to the Contributed To section on your Google Plus profile
- Edit the Contributor To section.
- In the dialog that appears, click Add custom link, and then enter the URL of your page. (e.g. “photography.zeef.com”).
- If you want, click the drop-down list to specify who can see the link.
- Click Save.
You can now check if it works in the Structured Data Testing Tool by filling in the URL of your page.
Note: make sure both Google Plus profiles are the same! You can check this via the ID/number in the URL of your page.
You can display a picture in a block via following these steps:
- Create an image block
- Upload the image from your computer or copy paste the image url
- Click on save
- Congratulations, your picture is displayed in a block
When you add a link ZEEF will automatically retrieve the favicon from the website. When there is no favicon being displayed this means that the website does not have a favicon. If you are a website owner and would like to have a favicon, you will need to add the follow code to the <head> section of your HTML:
<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”PATH_TO_FAVICON” />
Where PATH_TO_FAVICON is the path to the location of your favicon file. Or just put your favicon.ico in the root of your website.
Yes you can share your page with other people and ask for feedback before you publish your page. Just click on the right button ‘share’ and a link will be generated you can send to people. More info about this feature can be read here.
You can import multiple links from a URL simply by using our curate panel. Just click on the curate panel (search bar image) on the right of your pages (Once logged in).
Once clicked just click on the URL tab of the panel and paste your desired URL into the bar.
You will then be presented with a categorized directory of links from that URL which you can drag and drop into the listings on your page.
You can also important all of the links from the URL into a new/existing box by clicking the ¨select¨ box.
Anyone who is passionate and knowledgeable about a subject can start a ZEEF page, be it about your hobby or your field of work.
ZEEF is free to use. It’s supported by commission based deals for product bought through one of our curators.
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.
You can view user ratings of curators, as well as the curator’s social media profile(s). You can see how you are connected to them through social networks.
A green link signifies a link that you have already visited. Blue is the default color of a link.
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.
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.
If you notice that a link is not working on a ZEEF page you can flag a link by sending the expert a message via ZEEF. In the future we will add the ability to mark a link with a red flag.
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.
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.
To be part of our ambassador program you need to manage a ZEEF page which receives up to 30 link clicks per month.
As you will be representing ZEEF,we want our potential ambassadors to have a strong passion and interest for our platform too.
For more information contact email@example.com for more info or click here to visit our ambassador page.
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.
Yes, we do prevent copycats by checking for the uniqueness of the ZEEF pages, thus preventing this kind of copycat behaviour.