Ziggs is a personal branding tool. It is designed to provide a simple way to manage an online brand as well as communications. Users can increase search engine visibility, track profile visits, assist with domain acquisition, list in professional directories and more. This application is a tool for Internet marketing as well as for networking in communities.Show more screenshots »
Ziggs was founded in November of 2003 by Tim DeMello.
Ziggs’ big difference is the tracking option. If a user’s name is searched online and from that search their Ziggs profile is accessed, the user will receive an alert. The alert informs the user of the time and location of the contact, as well as what search engine was used and the keywords that led to the profile. This information allows users to evaluate self-marketing efforts.
The application is easy, but tedious to use. There are many sections that may be completed at the discretion of the user. The more information entered, the higher the likelihood that a profile will be targeted by a search engine. Aside from a profile, users may enter a biography, keywords, quotes, background, interests, and more. There’s even a customized self-interview section in which questions are chosen from a list.
Groups are available for various professional and leisure activities. Private groups may be formed for communication restricted to certain contacts. Directories list Ziggs users by keywords for easy networking. The job section allows searches by keyword or location and link to Indeed.com listings.
Messaging and chat options are available on-site, as are online discussions. An integrated PayPal application allows users to make easy payments through Ziggs.
Registering for Ziggs requires a full name, city, state/province, and country of residence. An email address and password are also necessary. Account activation email is sent to the address provided.
Ziggs is free to use. Fees are associated with purchases made through Ziggs to Starbucks or other vendors.
Professionals who want to promote themselves online may find value in registering at Ziggs. By joining, they can monitor how effective their marketing strategies are with the search alert portions. The various networking options, along with groups and directories will be beneficial to building businesses.