What is Gozoof?

Gozoof lets you find the best stuff on the Web: websites, web pages, news articles, blog entries, pretty much anything, as added and recommended by other people. For example:

You get the picture! And if you know of something great on the web, add its link to Gozoof now to help other people find it.

What does it cost to use Gozoof?

Gozoof is a free service supported by discreet advertising. You do not have to pay to use Gozoof.

How do I get started?

Getting started on Gozoof is simple. Browse the New page to see great links recommended by Gozoof members. Or, use the Search box to enter what you are looking for. The results will show you the best pages on the web. If there are no recommendations from Gozoof members, check out the Google search results. Or, add your own.

How do I recommend something?

It is simple to recommend anything you want on Gozoof:

  1. Click the "Add" link (at the top-right corner of the page). If you're not signed in already, you'll be prompted to sign in or set up an account.
  2. Type the web address (URL), a title, and a description of the web page you want to recommend.
  3. Add the word or phrase you think people might search on for which your link is most relevant, and rate it.

And you're done!

How do I recommend something under multiple topics?

Follow the steps above. Instead of clicking on the "Done" button, click on the "Add" button to add and rate another topic. Repeat, until done. Or, if you want to rate all topics the same, simply enter them at once separated by commas.

Do I need an account to use Gozoof?

You do not need an account to browse or search Gozoof. Set up an account only if you want to rate stuff on Gozoof, or add your own recommendations. Creating an account also lets you add your friends to your Favorites and check out what they are recommending.

How to I set up my account?

It takes less than a minute to create your account. Pick a Shaycom ID and a password. Enter your email address. And answer a security question in case you ever forget your password and need it sent to you. Make sure you read the Privacy Policy, which explains what we do to protect your personal information, and the Terms of Service, which explains what you can and cannot do on Gozoof. If you agree to them, your account is ready for use!

What's a Shaycom ID?

The Shaycom ID is a unique name that you use to identify yourself on Gozoof. It can be any combination of letters, numbers and underscores. It does not have to be your real name although you can choose to use your real name as your User ID. Please note however that once you set up your User ID it cannot be changed.

Do I have to show my real name? Or where I live?

No, Gozoof does not require that you disclose your real name or where you live. However, if you wish to include that information, you may do so on your profile by going to your "Account" page and making the changes there. In that case, all your Gozoof entries will show your real name rather than your User ID. You may remove your real name and location at any time. However, you may not change your User ID (so please choose your User ID name carefully).

What can I use as my Shaycom ID?

You may use any combination of letters, numbers and underscores. And you may not use the words "Shaycom" or "Gozoof" in your Shaycom ID (only Shaycom or Gozoof employees may use "Shaycom" or "Gozoof" in their Shaycom IDs).

What can I use to create my password?

Your password should be between 6 and 50 characters long. It may include any combination of letters, numbers and special characters.

What should I do if I forgot my password?

Go to the Gozoof home page at www.gozoof.com and click on Sign in. Once on the Sign in page, click on the link that says, "Forgot your password?" Then type in your Shaycom ID to receive a new password. You may change your password once you have signed in by going to your "Account" page.

Why can't I sign into my account?

There are several reasons why you might be getting an error message: "Please check the Shaycom ID and password and try again." Here are some suggestions that might help you sign in if you're continuing to have problems:

  1. Are you sure you're entering your Shaycom ID (not your email address) and the correct password, and your Caps Lock key is not pressed down, for instance? The password is case sensitive so you need to enter it exactly the way you chose it originally.
  2. Are browser "cookies" enabled? For example, to reset your cookie options in Internet Explorer, go to Tools and choose Internet Options, then click the Privacy tab. Click "Default".
  3. Is your browser set to check for new versions of pages? For example, in Internet Explorer, go to Tools and choose Internet Options, then click the General tab and click "Settings". Ensure that the "Automatically" button is highlighted.
  4. If you think you might have forgotten your password, please click the "Forgot password?" link on the Sign In page, which you can reach by going to www.gozoof.com and clicking on the Sign In link on the top right.
  5. Please try deleting your cookie files. If your cookie is not being accepted correctly, you will be logged out of your account as soon as you move to a different page. This may be blocking your ability to log in or stay logged in. To delete your cookies, close all browser windows, find the "cookies" directory, and delete the cookie files inside. As always, make sure that you have selected the proper files before deleting.
  6. At times it's necessary to clear your browser's cache. The cache is the memory your browser uses to store content of the web pages that you visit. Storing that content lets your browser load those same pages more quickly the next time you visit them.
  7. To keep from having to sign in each time, you may wish to check the "Keep me signed in until I sign out" check box.

If you're still having problems, please request a new password. After you receive your new password, you can change it.

How do I close my account?

Gozoof members can remove their account information from Gozoof by contacting us.

What is Favorites on Gozoof?

This is the page that shows you all the Gozoof members you have added to your Favorites page. You may add any Gozoof member to your "Favorites" page by clicking on their Gozoof name and then clicking on the link "Add to Favorites". This allows you to see what your favorite people may have added or rated on Gozoof.

What should I do if I forgot my Shaycom ID?

Please contact us to obtain your Shaycom ID.

How do I search on Gozoof?

Use the Search box on the Gozoof site to enter any word or combination of words (the topic) you are interested in finding the best results for.

What's a topic?

A topic is any word or combination of words (a phrase) that is relevant to links that have been recommended by Gozoof members.

How do I view comments?

Click "View comments" under the link. If there is no such link, there are no comments.

What can I add to Gozoof?

You can add anything on the Web that has a URL or web address. You can find the web address for any website, web page, blog or news story in your web browser's address field.

What do the ratings mean?

Gozoof members rate each recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with 1 star standing for "I hate it" and 5 stars standing for "I love it!". Ratings reflect what Gozoof members think is the most appropriate result for a topic.

Who comes up with the stuff on Gozoof?

Gozoof members enter the great stuff on the web that want other people to find.

Do you edit the content on Gozoof?

We do not edit any of the content submitted by Gozoof members unless it is a violation of the Gozoof Terms of Service.

What does Gozoof mean?

Gozoof is just a name for our new service that helps people find the best stuff on the Web. Gozoof is all about helping people find the best results.

How long has Gozoof been around?

The preview version of Gozoof was launched on August 26, 2006. Please let us know what you think -- we would love feedback on what works for you and what doesn't.

Who owns Gozoof?

Gozoof is a service of Shaycom Corp., a Silicon Valley company developing innovative services for customers on the Internet. Shaycom is based in Palo Alto, California in the United States.

How do I contact Gozoof Customer Service?

Email us here.