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Common Benefits. What can Zakta do for me?

Zakta is a personal and social Web search engine.

Zakta enables you to find information better from the Web. Here's how:

  • Get organized results for the topics you are searching for. This is useful to bring some structure and order to your search results.
  • You can explore related topics very easily. This is useful when you are looking for information on a topic you are not familiar with.
  • You can edit results and keep only what you want, the way you want it - you can delete results, reorder them, leave notes and tags on results. Everything is automatically saved to your Zakta account.
  • Sometimes, you have to do multiple queries to find what you are looking for. You can efficiently save results from multiple queries in one place using the ClipPad.
  • You can share what you find easily with others in the form of Zakta Guides, so others can benefit from what you found rather than having to start from scratch by themselves.
  • You can invite trusted people and you can collaboratively find and organize information on topics with them using Zakta Guides.
  • You can share your knowledge or expertise on topics with others using Zakta Guides.
  • You can connect with others on Zakta who are sharing information on topics of your interest, and benefit from what they know.

Zakta puts you and people you trust at the center of the search process.

Zakta is very useful for people in all walks of life, including YOU!




I am an Academic Professional. What can Zakta do for me?

As a school teacher, college professor or high level academic researcher, high quality information on the topics you teach is important to you. As the Internet increasingly becomes the preferred source of information, you need to find ways to steer students to good quality information online.

Supplement classroom resources with high quality online information on specific topics or issues with Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • Collect, organize and share relevant, high quality information sources in the form of Zakta Guides.
  • Share these Zakta Guides with your classroom or students, providing them with one-click online access to useful information.
  • Leverage natural social behaviors of students by encouraging them to new information sources that are useful on the topics.
  • Encourage good online research behaviors with Zakta, which has a rich set of tools for efficient online information research.

The benefits for you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for online information relevant to what you are teaching in class.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your classroom online page, and made easily accessible to your students.
  • You can even invite trusted colleagues or even students interested in the same topic to co-edit and maintain your Guides, so you get the benefit of multiple passionate people getting the best online resources together in one place.
  • Students can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how academic professionals are using Zakta:

If you are a school teacher or college professor using Zakta to enhance the learning experience of your students, please click here to share your story with us and we will share it with the world.

If you are an academic researcher and have found Zakta useful in the academic research process, please click here to share your story with us and we will publish it for the benefit of others.




I belong to an Advocacy Group. What can Zakta do for me?

As part of an advocacy group, you are passionate about the cause, idea or issue your support and wish to promote awareness of the same with a broader audience.

Increase awareness for the cause supported by your advocacy group with Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • Collect, organize and share relevant information about the cause, issue, idea, problem or challenge of your group in the form of Zakta Guides. Bring all relevant articles, Web sites, blogs, videos and more into one seamless, organized collection. Share information about how people can get involved with the cause your support.
  • Publish your Zakta Guides, and link to them from your Web site, blog or online group.
  • Encourage your members to link to these Guides from their social network profiles or personal blogs, or share these Guides with friends via email (all the tools needed to do this efficiently are included in Zakta)

The benefits for you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for online information relevant to the cause supported by your advocacy group.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your Web site, blog, online group, or social network page.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them, and from them to your advocacy web site, blog or group as well. This increases exposure to your work with very little incremental ongoing effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work.
  • You can invite trusted colleagues or members in your group to co-edit and maintain your Guides, so you get the benefit of multiple passionate people getting the best online resources together in one place.
  • Interested users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your blog / web pages - so visitors to your blog can interact with these Guides in the context of your blog.
  • Over time, we plan to deliver more organizational capabilities within Guides to make them more powerful and helpful in organizing and delivering topically focused information in the areas you blog already!
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how Advocacy Groups are using Zakta:

If you run an advocacy group, or a member of an advocacy group using Zakta to enhance the awareness of your cause, please click here to share your story with us and we will share it with the world.




I am a Blogger. What can Zakta do for me?

As a blogger, you already passionately share your knowledge, expertise or opinion with the world through your blog. You strive to keep on top of interesting information and share it with your readers.

Complement your blog with Zakta Guides! Here's how:

  • Offer more value to your readers by organizing the best Web resources on the topics you blog about, using Zakta Guides.
  • Instead of just filing one-off links in posts that get buried under the growing weight of more and more blog posts not only on your blog but elsewhere on the Net, Zakta Guides offer a perfect complement through their stable, organized, living container for those resources, which take very little extra effort to file new resources as you find them. This not only benefits you, but countless others who are surely exploring those very topics on the Web each day. i.e. Think of a Zakta Guide created by you as the anti-link-dump!
  • Guides created by you, build incremental value every time you update them -- this is what will make them excellent resources for others to learn the topics / spaces you know so well, and help these others find you and connect with you and follow what you do. i.e. Your Guides add to your credibility and make you a trusted person to more people on the topics you cover online. Zakta Guides extend your expertise, making it more available and valuable in new settings including "search".

The benefits for you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking at the topics you track and cover in your blog. In this way, your knowledge helps more people in new ways.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your blog, and thus can be additional value offered to your current readers, or new ones who find specific blog posts via search engines. Your Guides extend the value and credibility you have to offer.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them, and from them to your blog as well. This increases exposure to your work with very little incremental ongoing effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work.
  • You can even invite trusted colleagues or friends interested in the same topic to co-edit your Guides, so you get the benefit of multiple passionate people getting the best resources together in one place.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your blog / web pages - so visitors to your blog can interact with these Guides in the context of your blog.
  • Over time, we plan to deliver more organizational capabilities within Guides to make them more powerful and helpful in organizing and delivering topically focused information in the areas you blog already!
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how bloggers are using Zakta:

Datamining blogger, Matthew Hurst, is deeply knowledgeable and passionate about sentiment mining, among other topics. Here is his Zakta Guide on Sentiment Mining.




I am a Book Author. What can Zakta do for me?

As an author, you research a lot of background material for your book, and also provide references to online and offline resources for your readers to follow.

Provide organized resource collections to accompany your book with Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • Make your research more efficient, and collect a living bibliography as well as online references in the form of one or more Zakta Guides.
  • Publish these Zakta Guides to share useful follow on reading, as online companions to the book.
  • Link to your Zakta Guides from your book Web site or blog.
  • Update your Guides periodically with the latest information relevant to your topical area.

The benefits to you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking at the topics you track and cover in your blog. In this way, your knowledge helps more people in new ways.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your book web site or blog, and thus can be additional value offered to your current visitors.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them, and from them to your book web site or blog as well. This increases exposure to your work with very little incremental ongoing effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work, bringing more exposure to your book from Web searchers.
  • You can even invite trusted colleagues or friends interested in the same topic to co-edit your Guides, so you get the benefit of multiple passionate people getting the best resources together in one place.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your Web site or blog - so visitors can interact with these Guides without leaving your Web site or blog.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how book authors are using Zakta:

An Author's Guide: The David Mapstone Series Zakta Guide by Jon Talton, author.




I am a Business Marketer. What can Zakta do for me?

As an business marketer, you are probably responsible for marketing your company's products or services using the evolving set of online tools and methods.

Enhance outbound marketing for your products and services with Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • Create an information-rich Zakta Guide for each of your products and services, providing users with all the information they typically look for in learning about a product or service. Bring together descriptions, specifications, reviews, articles, white papers, testimonials, support information, videos, FAQs, relevant blogs or online communities or groups, and more into an organized, cohesive collection within a single Guide for each product or service.
  • Focus on providing valuable information to your users. Engaging information such as backstories, history of the product etc. will make your Guides more compelling.
  • Publish these Zakta Guides and link to these Guides from your online Web site, social network pages, or blogs.
  • Update your Guides periodically with the latest information.

The benefits to you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking at each of your products or services.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your online Web site, blog, social network pages etc. and thus can be additional value offered to your current visitors.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them, and from them to your Web site. This increases exposure for your products with very little incremental ongoing effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work, bringing more exposure to your products or services from Web searchers.
  • Promote social engagement with your Guides, using the ability for users to comment, recommend and pass along these Guides to others.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your Web site or blog - so visitors can interact with these Guides without leaving your Web site or blog.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how book authors are using Zakta:

If you are a business marketer using Zakta to enhance the online marketing your products or services, please click here to share your story with us and we will share it with the world.




I am a Hobbyist. What can Zakta do for me?

As someone interested in a hobby, or as someone passionate about an art, craft, game etc., you probably have a lot to share with others about your passion.

Share your knowledge and passion about your hobbies or interests with Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • Share background information, ideas, new techniques, information about new products or services relevant to your hobby or interest in the form of Zakta Guides. Bring together relevant articles, videos, blogs, books, products and more into one or more organized collections.
  • Publish these Zakta Guides and link to these Guides from your online Web site, social network pages, blogs and relevant online groups / communities.
  • Update your Guides periodically with the latest information.

The benefits to you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking for information about the hobby or interest.
  • If you offer any valuable products or services in the context of the hobby or interest, your Guides can be excellent vehicles to increase awareness for those products or services.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your online Web site, blog, social network pages etc. and thus can be additional value offered to your current visitors.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them with no additional effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work.
  • Enable people to find you through your Guides, and connect with you for their shared interest in the same hobby or on the same topic.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your Web site or blog - so visitors can interact with these Guides without leaving your Web site or blog.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how hobbyists are sharing their passion and interest using Zakta:

Sock Monkeys: An American Craft Zakta Guide by Susan MacDonald

The Wild Divine Project: A New Genre of Video Games based on Biofeedback Zakta Guide by Grant Gist

Sushi Zakta Guide by Palol Gabriel




I am an Independent Consultant. What can Zakta do for me?

As an independent consultant, you are an expert and have much to share with others who can benefit from your knowledge and expertise.

Establish industry knowledge and credibility, and increase awareness of your expertise with Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • Share valuable information, ideas, relevant to your area of expertise or industry in the form of Zakta Guides. Bring together relevant articles, videos, blogs, books, products and your own opinions and knowledge into one or more organized collections.
  • Publish these Zakta Guides and link to these Guides from your online Web site, social network pages, blogs and relevant online groups / communities.
  • Update your Guides periodically with the latest information.

The benefits to you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking for information about those topics.
  • Your Guides automatically link to your online profile on Zakta, promoting awareness for your contributions. Enable people to find you through your Guides, and connect with you for their shared interest in the same hobby or on the same topic.
  • Encourage people to recommend, share and pass along your Guides, extending the reach of your useful information.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your online Web site, blog, social network pages etc. and thus can be additional value offered to your current visitors.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them with no additional effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your Web site or blog - so visitors can interact with these Guides without leaving your Web site or blog.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how independent consultants are sharing their knowledge and expertise using Zakta:

Think like an Entrepreneur Zakta Guide by Andrea Conway, Small Business Coach

Managing Stress and Enhancing Life Zakta Guide by Chris Douglas, Consultant




I am an Information Researcher. What can Zakta do for me?

As an information researcher, your daily work probably involves finding and working with information. Whether you are a marketer charged with research on a market, a venture capitalist researching an investment opportunity or a new market trend, a competitive intelligence professional, a financial investor investigating a new opportunity, a product developer exploring new tools and services to aid your work, a parent exploring information about a disease or medical condition, or just an individual trying to find the right product for your needs -- whatever your specific role or need might be, you are always on the lookout for efficient ways to find the information you need.

With Zakta, you can vastly improve your experience in finding the information you need. Here's how:

  • Use Zakta's rich collection of tools for finding, editing, organizing, saving and sharing information easily like never possible before.
  • Benefit from full spectrum information research tools in Zakta built for researchers like you: Broaden your research with the best search engines using Zakta SearchPacks, make your browsing sessions more productive with the Zakta Plugin for Firefox browser, and explore the best information on topics you already know with Zakta's Expert Guide Creator.
  • Searching needn't be the typical lonely experience anymore with Zakta. You can invite trusted others -- colleagues, family members, business associates, friends -- to search, collect and organize relevant information on topics of common interest. Zakta Guides are ideally suited for this kind of collaborative search and organization process.
  • Share what you find with others using Zakta Guides, and benefit from others doing the same on other topics. Get recognition publicly for the knowledge you share in this process.

The benefits to you?

  • Streamline your research process with powerful tools designed to support different methods you might adopt to find information on different topics or needs.
  • Vastly increase the efficiency with which you can find information, and eliminate the frustration that typically accompanies online information research efforts.
  • Deep personalization in Zakta means that you can return to your searching process at any time -- all your personal changes are retained for your automatically and you can start from where you left off easily at any time.
  • Deep information sharing in Zakta means that you can collaboratively search and share information with others and benefit from others' help in this process in a way not seen before.
  • Any Zakta Guides you publish and share become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking for information about those topics.
  • Your Guides automatically link to your online profile on Zakta, promoting awareness for your contributions. Enable people to find you through your Guides, and connect with you for their shared interest in the same hobby or on the same topic.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your online Web site, blog, social network pages, corporate intranets / wikis etc.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them with no additional effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your Web site or blog - so visitors can interact with these Guides without leaving your Web site or blog.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how information researchers are sharing their knowledge and expertise using Zakta:

If you are an information researcher, and benefited from Zakta in finding information, please click here to share your story with us and we will share it with the world.




I am a Journalist. What can Zakta do for me?

As a journalist, you are probably facing a deluge of new information all the time.

Streamline your research process and enhance reader experience with Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • You can use Zakta's powerful information research tools to efficiently find and organize research materials on specific topics that you cover.
  • With little extra effort, you can publish and share Zakta Guides containing relevant organized information on topics you are familiar with and are frequently writing about.
  • When publishing a new article or column, you can provide links to these Zakta Guides to enhance the readers' experience, especially those interested in pursuing deeper information or getting more context to the article you published.
  • Update your Guides periodically with the latest information.

The benefits to you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized topical collections of information, not just for you, but for your readers.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your online articles or columns.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them with no additional effort, and from the Guides to your online articles as well.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your Web site or blog - so visitors can interact with these Guides without leaving your Web site or blog.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how hobbyists are sharing their passion and interest using Zakta:

Gay Marriage in the United States Zakta Guide by K.M. Schwartz, journalist




I am a Librarian. What can Zakta do for me?

As a librarian, you are passionate about information, and have the knowledge and expertise to help others find the information they need fast.

Organize and share your own information collections for patrons. Organize the Web in areas of your interest and expertise to help others. Here's how:

  • Use Zakta's rich collection of tools for finding, editing, organizing, saving and sharing information easily like never possible before.
  • Benefit from full spectrum information research tools in Zakta built for information experts like you: Broaden your research with the best search engines using Zakta SearchPacks, make your browsing sessions more productive with the Zakta Plugin for Firefox browser, and explore the best information on topics you already know with Zakta's Expert Guide Creator.
  • You can create and share topical Zakta Guides bringing attention to collections you already have within your facility.
  • OR, you can share what you know on topics of your interest or expertise with others using Zakta Guides. Get recognition publicly for the knowledge you share in this process.

The benefits to you?

  • Vastly increase the efficiency with which you can find information, and eliminate the frustration that typically accompanies online information research efforts.
  • Any Zakta Guides you publish and share become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking for information about those topics, whether they are meant for your local patrons, or Internet users from anywhere in the world.
  • Your Guides automatically link to your online profile on Zakta, promoting awareness for your contributions. Enable people to find you through your Guides, and connect with you for their shared interest in the same hobby or on the same topic.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your blog, social network pages, corporate intranets / wikis, online Web sites etc.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them with no additional effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your Web site or blog - so visitors can interact with these Guides without leaving your Web site or blog.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how librarians are leveraging Zakta:

If you are a librarian, and benefit from Zakta in finding or sharing information, please click here to share your story with us and we will share it with the world.




I am with a Non-Profit Group. What can Zakta do for me?

As part of a non-profit group, you are passionate about the cause, idea or issue you support, and you wish to promote awareness of the same with a broader audience.

Increase awareness for the cause supported by your advocacy group with Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • Collect, organize and share relevant information about the cause, issue, idea, problem or challenge of your group in the form of Zakta Guides. Bring all relevant articles, Web sites, blogs, videos and more into one seamless, organized collection. Share information about how people can get involved with the cause your support.
  • Publish your Zakta Guides, and link to them from your Web site, blog or online group.
  • Encourage members of your non-profit group, as also well-wishers and supporters to link to these Guides from their social network profiles or personal blogs, or share these Guides with friends via email (all the tools needed to do this efficiently are included in Zakta)

The benefits for you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for online information relevant to the cause supported by your non-profit group.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your Web site, blog, online group, or social network page.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them, and from them to your non-profit Web site, blog or group as well. This increases exposure to your work with very little incremental ongoing effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work.
  • You can invite trusted colleagues or members in your group to co-edit and maintain your Guides, so you get the benefit of multiple passionate people getting the best online resources together in one place.
  • Interested users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your blog / web pages - so visitors to your blog can interact with these Guides in the context of your blog.
  • Over time, we plan to deliver more organizational capabilities within Guides to make them more powerful and helpful in organizing and delivering topically focused information in the areas you blog already!
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how Advocacy Groups are using Zakta:

Education Videos a fledgling Zakta Guide bringing attention to educational issues, by Azim Premji Foundation, a non-profit organization in India with a focus on education reform and innovation.

If you are with a Non-Profit group, and are using Zakta to enhance the awareness of your cause, please click here to share your story with us and we will share it with the world.




I belong to an Online Community. What can Zakta do for me?

As an operator of an online community, or an avid participant in online communities, you are already aware of the power of enabling people to get together and exchange information and ideas on specific topics of interest or passion.

Complement your online community with Zakta Guides! Here's how:

  • Online communities, in the form of discussion forums, message boards, online groups, blogs or social networks, harbor a lot of topic-specific knowledge. However, this knowledge is spread out, piecemeal, across hundreds of individual threads of discussion, articles or blog posts. Zakta Guides are an ideal companion to these communities, like yours, where passionate moderators, users and members can easily create Zakta Guides around specific topics, themes or ideas discussed typically by the community.
  • Collecting and organizing useful and relevant information in one centralized place, benefits your entire community.
  • Collectively, you can engage members of your community to not only use these Guides, but collaboratively edit and enhance them, keeping them updated, current and freshly relevant always.

The benefits for you?

  • Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking at the topics you track and cover in your blog. In this way, your knowledge helps more people in new ways.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your community, and thus can be additional value offered to your current readers, or new ones who find specific blog posts via search engines. Your Guides extend the value you have to offer.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them, and from them to your community as well. This increases exposure to your online community with very little incremental ongoing effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your community.
  • You can invite trusted community members to co-edit your Guides, so you get the benefit of multiple passionate people getting the best resources together in one place.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your community Web site - so visitors to your blog can interact with these Guides in the context of your community site.
  • Over time, we plan to deliver more organizational capabilities within Guides to make them more powerful and helpful in organizing and delivering topically focused information in the areas you blog already!
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how online communities are using Zakta:

The Museum of Advertising is an online community, passionate about the history of advertising, and is working on Guides related to Advertising History such as these:




I run a Small Business. What can Zakta do for me?

As a small business owner, you are passionate about your company and its products or services, and are always on the lookout for creative ways to build awareness for the same.

Enhance awareness of your products and services, as well as your specialty or expertise with Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • Create an information-rich Zakta Guide for each of your products and services, providing users with all the information they typically look for in learning about a product or service. Bring together descriptions, specifications, reviews, articles, white papers, testimonials, support information, videos, FAQs, relevant blogs or online communities or groups, and more into an organized, cohesive collection within a single Guide for each product or service. Focus on providing valuable information to your users. Engaging information such as backstories, history of the product etc. will make your Guides more compelling.
  • You can also create Guides that showcase your specialty or expertise as a small business, sharing relevant information about the same.
  • Publish these Zakta Guides and link to these Guides from your online Web site, social network pages, or blogs.
  • Update your Guides periodically with the latest information.

The benefits to you?

  • Boost visibility of your products or services using these Zakta Guides - Your Guides become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking at each of your products or services.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your online Web site, blog, social network pages etc. and thus can be additional value offered to your current visitors.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them, and from them to your Web site. This increases exposure for your products with very little incremental ongoing effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work, bringing more exposure to your products or services from Web searchers.
  • Promote social engagement with your Guides, using the ability for users to comment, recommend and pass along these Guides to others.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your Web site or blog - so visitors can interact with these Guides without leaving your Web site or blog.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how Small Business owners / Entrepreneurs are using Zakta:

The Rossiter System Zakta Guide by Richard Rossiter, pain relief expert and blogger

CafePress; Making money has never been this much fun! Zakta Guide by Tom Crowder

Hooping: Exercising with the Hula Hoop Zakta Guide by Diane Meyer, licensed massage therapist




I am a Student. What can Zakta do for me?

As a student, you are on the look out for tools to save you time in doing your research for projects, papers etc.

Zoom through research for your papers or projects with Zakta. Here's how:

  • Use Zakta's rich collection of tools for finding, editing, organizing, saving and sharing information easily like never possible before.
  • Benefit from full spectrum information research tools in Zakta built for people like you: Broaden your research with the best search engines using Zakta SearchPacks, and make your browsing sessions more productive with the Zakta Plugin for Firefox browser.
  • Searching needn't be the typical lonely experience anymore with Zakta. You can invite fellow students to search, collect and organize relevant information on topics of common interest. Zakta Guides are ideally suited for this kind of collaborative search and organization process.
  • Share what you find with others using Zakta Guides, and benefit from others doing the same on other topics.

The benefits to you?

  • Streamline your research process with powerful tools designed to support different methods you might adopt to find information on different topics or needs.
  • Vastly increase the efficiency with which you can find information, and eliminate the frustration that typically accompanies online information research efforts.
  • Deep personalization in Zakta means that you can return to your searching process at any time -- all your personal changes are retained for your automatically and you can start from where you left off easily at any time.
  • Deep information sharing in Zakta means that you can collaboratively search and share information with others and benefit from others' help in this process in a way not seen before.
  • Any Zakta Guides you publish and share become excellent, organized starting points for other students looking for information in those topics.
  • You can link your Guide from your social network profile pages and share them with friends who might benefit from them.
  • Your Guides automatically link to your online profile on Zakta, promoting awareness for your contributions. Enable people to find you through your Guides, and connect with you for their shared interest in the same hobby or on the same topic.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how students are benefiting from Zakta:

AP European History Zakta Guide by Gaby C, high school student

French Horn Zakta Guide by Palol Gabriel, high school student

New Seven Wonders of the World Zakta Guide by Huyen Do, high school student




I am a Traveler. What can Zakta do for me?

As someone interested in travel, you are looking for good information on places you are planning to visit, and eager to share your own experiences with others.

Share your knowledge or experiences about places with others using Zakta Guides. Here's how:

  • If you are researching places before your travel, you'll find Zakta's powerful search tools to be incredibly useful in finding what you need faster. In the process of searching, you can share the results of your research with others in the form of one or more Zakta Guides.
  • After your travel, you can also create or enhance your Zakta Guides with information on favorite attractions, hotels, restaurants, activities, adventures and more.
  • Bring together relevant articles, videos, Web sites, blogs, books, products and more into one or more organized collections.
  • Publish these Zakta Guides and link to these Guides from your social network pages, blogs and relevant online groups / communities.
  • Update your Guides periodically with the latest information.

The benefits to you?

  • Your Guides about these places become excellent, organized starting points for new people looking for information about these places.
  • Your Guides can be linked from your online Web site, blog, social network pages etc. and thus can be additional value offered to your current visitors.
  • Your Guides will automatically be indexed by popular search engines and bring in relevant traffic to them with no additional effort.
  • Your Guides will get top placement on the Zakta search engine where they are relevant to user queries, and as Zakta traffic grows, they will bring new users to your work.
  • Users can subscribe to your Guides in Zakta and remain on top of updates, thereby benefiting from your ongoing additions easily.
  • Soon, we will turn on an automated service to check and report on broken links in your Guides, so with very little incremental effort, your work can be completely fresh all the time.
  • Soon, we will turn on a facility to embed Guides within your Web site or blog - so visitors can interact with these Guides without leaving your Web site or blog.
  • Click here to see additional, common benefits in using Zakta.

Examples of how travelers are sharing their passion and interest using Zakta:

Boston Zakta Guide by Sundar Kadayam

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