I set up a “profile” on Ziki.com about a month ago. I wasn’t real sure what it was then, and to be completely honest, I pretty much forgot about it. But over the last week or so, I notice in the blog visitor stats a few folks coming over from my Ziki profile.
Then today I get an email from Jody Raida on the Ziki team. It read:
Hi Jay, I’m Jody, from the Ziki Team. I noticed that you are a guru of the real estate industry and was wondering if you might be able to help Ziki in a small way. We’re expanding and looking to get new members in the US and one of the groups we’re targeting is real estate. Was wondering if you might be up for writing about Ziki in your blog or passing the word on to your friends/colleagues in the business.
Thanks so much!!
Well heck, anyone that’s nice enough to call me a “guru of the real estate industry” can have just about anything they ask for. Especially one that assumes I have friends! (or at least friends that will listen to me…)
So what is a Ziki? May as well just let the Zikians (Zikites?) explain it:
A ziki is a place where members can:
– gather all their personal information and digital content published over the Internet (blogs, photos, podcats, videos, ..), – gather their various profiles (Linkedin, Viaduc, OpenBC, MySpace 6nergies”¦) on one page, * describe their personality, center of interests, skills, and talents with their own keywords to efficiently network with other members.
It is fast, simple and easy. Each member can create a personal ziki, a company ziki or a ziki group (any formal or informal group). (for more)
Right now, there are 6,532 Ziki’s in existence. Be one of the first 10,000 to sign up, and Ziki will sponsor your name for free on the Big 3 search engines. Personally, I’m not sure I get the point in this, but it’s sort of cool. And it’s legit, here’s a snip of the Google Sponsored Links for “Jay Thompson”:
It looks to me like most of the 6500ish Ziki’s are from folks in Europe (almost 2,600 in France alone). Only about 1,000 in the US, and very few from the real estate biz (so few that I know most of them!). Here’s a chance to jump in early on something that has who knows what potential.
Jody from Ziki says that they want to increase their US based membership and are targeting real estate. It’s another web page with your name, URL, and other info to have out there on the big ol’ Internet. And it’s free. Why not do it?