October 2, 2014

ZEEF – Search Results Curated by Real People

Savvy Internet marketers know how to game the system when it comes to search engine rankings. As a result, it’s becoming more difficult for everyday Internet users to find relevant content when they search online. ZEEF is a platform that uses experts to develop curated search lists with reliable links and information.

At its core, ZEEF is a link directory that’s filtered by real people. Take advantage of the work that’s already been done by more than 390 curators by visiting ZEEF the next time you have a query and using its search platform rather than Google or Bing. Search for a topic, and you’ll find a subject page with all the information you need to know. ZEEF also has company pages, which include relevant business information like the products a company sells and its financial information, all in a single view.

If a particular topic hasn’t already been covered on ZEEF, then the company encourages you to do the work yourself. People who are passionate about specific subjects can share their passion by creating subject pages on ZEEF. Not only are these pages useful for fellow ZEEF users, but they can also become a source of income for curators who are able to make money through affiliate links on their ZEEF subject pages.

Practical Uses:

  • Research a company before showing up to a job interview
  • Brand yourself by creating a personal page on ZEEF
  • Find out everything there is to know about any topic
  • Earn money by creating a subject page with affiliate links

Insider Tips:

  • Track the number of views, clicks, and leads your pages have generated
  • ZEEF offers built-in support for Google Authorship
  • Use affiliate links to generate revenue from the ZEEF pages you create
  • Multiple curators can work on a single subject

What we liked:

  • ZEEF relies more on social collaboration than algorithms
  • Curators are rewarded for their work with commission-based pay
  • The ZEEF platform is completely transparent
  • SEO experts haven’t manipulated ZEEF’s search results

What we didn’t like:

  • ZEEF’s subject pages are still fairly limited


Company Info:

  • Launched: July 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Founded by: Rick Boerebach, Robin Eggenkamp, and Klaas Joosten
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. Dear Stephanie Miles,

    Where did you find out about ZEEF? I wanted to twitter this article but could not find your twitter account.
    I like your article very much, I could not have written a better article and summary!! We have added the article to our company page on


    Klaas Joosten

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