Zorbabook (Zb) is a Social Media Platform focusing on Greek and Cypriot Gastronomy.
 
 
 
Aspires to create the biggest data base and unique global meeting point of Greek & Cypriot Gastronomy Products/Service Providers and Chefs with Zorba food lovers.
 
You No Longer have to spend time searching…
 
 
 
Zb is your tool for open and focused discussion on Greek & Cypriot Gastronomy and business opportunities.

 

CONTENT GUIDELINES IN ENGLISH

 

Landing page of Zorbabook

A visitor (with no account created yet) can browse Zb information, services & offers.

  • Zb virtual community attracts :

o   Fans of Greek & Cypriot (G&C) cuisine and products

o   Businesses (such as restaurants, bars, hotels, retail shops selling G&C products)

o   Suppliers producers & manufacturers of products related to G&C gastronomia & related services (wineries, oil producers, restaurant accessories, haloumi, feta etc.)

o   Chefsuploading G&C cuisine recipes

o   Associations both Greek Diaspora and Professional (such as representing wineries, restaurants etc.)

  • Terms of use, Privacy, Social Media Moderation and other important information.
  • You can browse Businesses, Suppliers, Chef and Community Recipes but you cannot comment, like, write reviews, participate in groups, accept offers or search for events.
  • You log in as a user, if you have already created an account.
  • You can create one or more accounts. By creating an accountas an individual you become a member of Zb community with your own Personal Profile Page and canenjoy services & benefits offered.

 

Creating an account (signing up/registering)

To create an account as an individual you need:

  • an active e-mail address,
  • to set a password and indicate your location (City and Country),
  • to state your interests.

Providing above information ensures you are informed about events, offers etc., basis your location and/or interests.

When creating an account, you are given two options:

  • Register as a Fan (even if you are a Business, Supplier, Association).
  • Register as a Chef, if you are a Professional Chef, in order to be able to upload Chef Recipes.

 

Creating an account (signing up/registering) using your Facebook account

You can create an account in Zb Community using your Facebook account.

  • Log-in to your Facebook account,
  • open a new tab or window in your browser,
  • type www.zorbabook.com to enter the Landing page,
  • choose LOGIN,
  • click on the blue button “Sign in with Facebook”,
  • follow the instructions.

 

If you already have an account in Zb Community you can link it to your Facebook account.

  • Log-in to your Facebook account,
  • open a new tab or window in your browser,
  • type http://www.zorbabook.com/members/settings/general and enter,
  • log-in to your Zb Community account,
  • click on the blue button “connect”,
  • follow the instructions.

 

Your Personal Profile Page

By creating a Zb account as an individual (Fan or Chef) your community Personal Profile Page is automatically created. You can edit your profile anytime (by adding/updating your photo and other information).

Once you have your own Personal Profile Page, you can then create or claim one or more Professional Pages, if you are

  • owner or official representative of a Company (Business or Supplier),
  • professional Chef,
  • official representative of an Association.

 

Logging in (signing in)

  • You need the e-mail address and password used when creating your account.
  • You can also log-in with your facebook account (if set so). Just click on the blue button “Sign in with Facebook”. It is faster.

 

What is for free and what you should pay for

  • Creating an account as an individual (Fan or Chef) is for free.
  • An individual with a Zb account can create one or more Professional Pages as Supplier or Business (Chefs and Associations are considered to be Businesses) following one of the Subscription Packages. All new Suppliers or Businesses can benefit from the Three Month FREE Trial Silver Package. After three months you must choose one of the other Subscription Packages.
  • After the free three months trial, to keep online your Professional Page as a Business you can choose the Free, Silver or Gold Subscription Package.
  • After the free three months trial, to keep on line your Professional Page as a Supplier you can choose the Silver or Gold Subscription Package.
  • Associations & Chefs are considered as Businesses therefore they follow the relevant Subscription Packages, Free, Silver or Gold Subscription Package.
  • Advertisements are payable depending on the relevant Ad Package of your choice.

If you own or represent a Group of Companies or a chain of restaurants, retail stores etc. you can create a Professional Page for the Group of Cos or the whole chain. In this case you will pay only one subscription. If you wish each unit within the Group or chain to appear separately, you should pay subscription for each unit.

 

Payment Method

 

Zb uses one of the largest global online payment processor to accommodate all the different payment systems and currencies. It is globally well known, safe, trusted and accepted payment method.

 

  • All payments are made through PayPal.
  • Zb platform does not keep any records of your cards or accounts.
  • Buying a service from Zb you are automatically prompted to use the safe environment of PayPal.
  • If you already have a PayPal account, you type your e-mail address and password and use any of your already registered accounts or cards.
  • If you do not have a PayPal account, you will be asked first to register with PayPal your card along with your details.

 

Your Home Page

When logging in, you will automatically go to your Home Personal Profile Page.

In your Home Page you can

  • see/edit your profile
  • check for updates
  • upload posts-photos-video links
  • browse members
  • send/accept friend requests
  • invite your friends
  • many other actions.

 

Businesses section

By clicking on BUSINESSES button.

  • Business Home

o   create your own business Professional Page

o   view the Business of the week

o   view Hot Offers by Businesses

o   browse Businesses by Location, Category etc

o   browse Gold or Silver Package Businesses

o   click on a specific Business to view its Professional Page where you can follow, request to join the Business or get information about the business

o   view the Most Followed, Liked, Commented Businesses

o   view the Most recently viewed Businesses by you or your friends

o   view the Most Popular Business TAGS (Keywords)

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Browse Businesses

o   create your own business Professional Page

o   browse Businesses by various criteria (i.e. Alphabetically, Location, Category and others) browse Businesses in LIST, GRID or MAP view

o   click on a specific Business to view its Professional Page where you can follow, request to join the Business or get information about the business

o   “like” or “unlike” a Business

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Pinboard

o   browse Businesses by Location, Category etc

o   click on a specific Business to view its Professional Page where you can follow, request to join the Business or get information about the business

o   “like” or “unlike” a Business

o   comment a Business

o   share a Business

o   tell a friend about this Business

o   print Business details

o   post the Business on your Facebook, Twitter, Linked IN or Pin It account

  • Browse Locations

o   browse Businesses by Location, Category etc

o   view the location(s) of Business(es) on the map

o   click on a specific Business to view its Professional Page where you can follow, request to join the Business or get information about the business

  • My Businesses

o   view your own Businesses created

o   browse Businesses by Location, Category etc

o   browse the Businesses you like

o   create a New Business

  • Create New Business

create a New Business Professional Page.

You first choose a Subscription Package and then provide additional information.

!VERY IMPORTANT!

The SEARCH ENGINE of Zb Community draws information from

o   the Name of the Business

o   the Location of the Business

o   the Tags (=Keywords).

Tags are extremely important for users to find your Business and are keywords separated

by commas.

They indicate some important characteristics of your Business such as

food or drinks served in a restaurant or if delivery service, takeaway, e-booking is available etc.

For example you can add Tags as follows:

…,feta,seftalia,ouzo,delivery,take away,…

You can Edit your Business details any time.

  • Claim a Business

claim an already existing Business Page in the platform.

Acceptance of your claim request needs Zb Administration approval.

  • Offers

o   browse available Business offers basis various criteria

o   get an Offer

o   browse for SELL OFFERS – refers to % discount offers

o   browse for BUY OFFERS – refers to “gift” business offers (i.e. on Valentine’s day every couple will have a gratis bottle of wine with their meal)

o   view the Most Popular, Commented, Viewed or Liked Offers

o   view the Latest posted Business Offers

  • Polls

o   browse Business Polls

o   vote for a Poll

o   “like” or “unlike” a Poll, share, comment it

o   view the Most Commented, Viewed, Liked, Voted, Recent Polls for Businesses

 

Suppliers and Products section

By clicking on SUPPLIERS button.

  • Suppliers Home. This is Suppliers Pinboard

o   browse Suppliers by various criteria

o   click on a Supplier to view its Professional Page

o   “like” or “unlike” a Supplier

o   comment a Supplier

o   share a Supplier

o   tell a friend about this Supplier

o   print Supplier’s details

o   post the Supplier on your Facebook, Twitter, Linked IN or Pin It account

  • Browse Suppliers

o   browse Suppliers by various criteria (i.e. Alphabetically, Location, Category and others)

o   browse Suppliers in LIST, GRID or MAP view

o   click on a Supplier to view their Professional Page

o   “like” or “unlike” a Supplier

o   view the Popular Locations for Suppliers

  • Products Home

o   browse Products by various criteria

o   view Top Rated Products

o   view Recently Viewed Products by your Friends

o   browse Products in LIST or GRID view

o   click on a Product to view details, photos, post comments, “like” or “unlike”, Suppliers for the specific product, tell a Friend, share etc.

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Browse Products

o   browse Products by various criteria

o   browse Products in LIST or GRID view

o   view Recently Viewed Products by you

o   click on a Product to view details, photos, post comments, “like” or “unlike”, Suppliers for the specific product, tell a Friend, share etc.

  • Products Pinboard

o   browse Products by various criteria

o   click on a Product to view details, photos, post comments, “like” or “unlike”, Suppliers for the specific product, tell a Friend, share etc.

  • My Suppliers

o   view the Supplier Pages created by you

o   browse Suppliers you like

o   open a New Supplier

  • Open a New Supplier

create a New Supplier Professional Page and the relevant Product Page.

You first choose a Subscription Package and then provide additional information.

!VERY IMPORTANT!

The SEARCH ENGINE of Zb Community draws information from

o   the Name of the Supplier

o   the Location of the Supplier

o   the Tags (=Keywords).

Tags are extremely important for users to find your company and are keywords separated

by commas.

They indicate some important characteristics of the Supplier such as bio, thyme, honey etc

For example you can add Tags as follows:

…,agiorgitiko,merlot,organic,…

You can Edit your Supplier company details any time.

  • Claim a Supplier

claim an already existing Supplier Page in the platform.

Acceptance of your claim request needs Zb Administration approval.

 

Groups

By clicking on GROUPS button.

  • Browse Groups

o   browse Groups by various criteria

o   click on a Group to view its details

o   create a New Group

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • My Groups

o   browse Groups created by you

o   click on a Group to view its details

o   create a New Group

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Create New Group. Here you can create a New Group (i.e. Ambrosia tavern Munich fans)

 

Events section

By clicking on EVENTS button.

  • Events Home

o   browse Events by Location, Date, Distance, Category etc.

!WARNING! By default, the system gets your IP address and searches for Events near your place. Remember to change it if you want to check for Events far from your place.

o   browse Events in LIST,GRID or MAP view

o   create an Event (when creating an Event it is important to place TAGS=keywords, to facilitate users search)

o   click on an Event to view its details, add it to your Calendar, read reviews, optionally accept or deny attendance etc.

o   view the Most Followed, Liked, Commented Events

o   see the Recently viewed Events by your friends

o   view the Most Popular Locations

o   view the Most Popular Event TAGS (Keywords)

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Browse Events

o   browse Events by Location, Date, Distance, Category etc.

!WARNING! By default, the system gets your IP address and searches for Events near your place. Remember to change it if you want to check for events far from your place.

o   create an Event (when creating an Event it is important to place TAGS=keywords, to facilitate users search)

o   click on an Event to view its details, add it to your Calendar, read reviews, optionally accept or deny attendance etc.

o   view the Most Popular Event TAGS (Keywords)

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Locations

o   browse Events by Location and a few more criteria

o   view on the map the Event location

o   click on an Event to view its details, add it to your Calendar, read reviews, optionally accept or deny attendance etc.

  • Events Pinboard

o   browse Events by Location, Date, Distance, Category etc.

o   click on an Event to view its details, add it to your Calendar, read reviews, optionally accept or deny attendance etc.

  • My Events

o   view Events you or your friends created, you are hosting, you attended or wish to attend, you liked etc.

o   edit Events you created

  • Create New Event

create the page for a New Event.

!VERY IMPORTANT!

The SEARCH ENGINE of Zb Community draws information from

o   the Name of the Event

o   the Location where the Event is taking place

o   the Tags (=Keywords).

Tags are extremely important for users to find your Event and are keywords separated

by commas.

They indicate various important characteristics of the Event.

For example you can add Tags as follows:

…,Halloween,wine taste,Santorini,…

You can Edit any time your Event details.

  • Event Categories

o   browse Events by Category and/or Subcategory, Date, Most Joined, Most Reviewed etc.

o   browse Events in LIST, GRID or MAP view

o   click on an Event to view its details, add it to your Calendar, read reviews, optionally accept or deny attendance etc.

o   see Recently viewed Events by you

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Calendar

create a calendar for Events you are interested in

  • Editors

review the Event Editors

  • Diaries

o   browse for Event Diaries by various criteria

o   create a New Event Diary

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

 

Chefs section

A Chef Recipe can be posted only by someone who created an account in Zb Community as a Chef.

By clicking on CHEF RECIPES button.

  • Chef Recipes Home. This is the Pinboard for Chef Recipes

o   view Chef of the week (the Editor/Chef who posted most Chef recipes during the last 7 days)

o   browse Chef Recipes

o   click on the Editor (Chef name) to access his Personal Profile Page

o   click on the Chef Recipe to see more details on this Chef Recipe such as reviews, photos, comments etc. You can comment, review and rate this Chef Recipe

o   view Top Rated Chef Recipes

o   compare, “like” or “unlike”, comment, share, tell a friend, print, post on your Facebook or Twitter or Pin It account a Chef Recipe

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Browse Chef Recipes

o   browse Chef Recipes by various criteria (i.e. Category and others)

o   browse Chef Recipes in LIST or GRID view

o   view the Most Commented, viewed or Recently viewed by you, Recent, Liked, Rated Chef Recipes

o   view the Most Popular Chef Recipes TAGS (Keywords)

o   click on a Chef Recipe to see more details on this Chef Recipe such as reviews, photos, comments etc. You can comment, review and rate this Chef Recipe

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Top Rated

o   browse Top Rated Chef Recipes by some criteria (i.e. Category and others)

o   browse Top Rated Chef Recipes in LIST or GRID view

o   click on the Chef Recipe to see more details on this Chef Recipe such as reviews, photos, comments etc. You can comment, review and rate this Chef Recipe

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Categories

o   browse Chef Recipes by Category

  • Browse Reviews

o   browse Chef Recipes Reviews by some criteria

o   see review Statistics

o   share or report a review

o   click on a review for details where you can comment the review or review and rate

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Favourites

o   browse Favourites Lists of Chef or Community Recipes by various criteria

o   browse Favourites Lists in PINBOARD or LIST view

o   “like” or “unlike”, “follow” or “unfollow” a Favourites List

o   Create a New Favourites List for Chef or Community Recipes

o   browse Chefs (=Editors) of Chef Recipes

  • Editors (=Chefs posting Recipes) within the Favourites Lists

o   browse Editors (=Chefs posting Recipes)

The following two buttons can only be seen by Chefs

  • My Chef Recipes

o   browse your own Chef Recipes as an Editor (=Chef who posts Chef Recipes)

o   create a New Chef Recipe

  • New Chef Recipe

create a New Chef Recipe

When posting a New Chef Recipe the TAGS (=Keywords) are extremely

important for users to find your Recipe and are keywords separated by commas.

 

Community Recipes section

A Community Recipe can be posted by any Fan.

By clicking on MORE/Community Recipes button.

  • Community Recipes Home. This is the Pinboard for Community Recipes posted by non Chef Editors (Fans)

o   view the Cook of the week (the Editor who posted most recipes during the last 7 days)

o   browse Community Recipes

o   click on the Editor (Fan name) to access Personal Profile Page

o   click on the Community Recipe to see more details such as reviews, photos, comments etc. You can comment, review and rate this Community Recipe

o   view the Top Rated Community Recipes

o   compare, “like” or “unlike”, comment, share, tell a friend, print, post on your Facebook or Twitter or Pin It account a Community Recipe

  • Browse Community Recipes

o   browse Community Recipes by various criteria (i.e. Category and others)

o   browse Community Recipes in LIST or GRID view

o   view the Most Commented, viewed or Recently viewed by you, Recent, Liked, Rated Community Recipes

o   view the Most Popular Community Recipes TAGS (Keywords)

o   click on the Community Recipe to see more details such as reviews, photos, comments etc. You can comment, review and rate this Community Recipe

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Top Rated

o   browse Top Rated Community Recipes by various criteria (i.e. Category and others)

o   browse Top Rated Community Recipes in LIST or GRID view

o   click on a Top Rated Community Recipe to see more details such as reviews, photos, comments etc. You can comment, review and rate this Community Recipe

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • My Community Recipes

o   browse your own Community Recipes as an Editor (Fan)

o   create a New Community Recipe

  • New Community Recipe

create a New Community Recipe

When posting a New Community Recipe the Tags (Keywords) are extremely

important for users to find your Recipe and are keywords separated by commas.

  • Categories

o   browse for Community Recipes by Category

  • Browse Reviews

o   browse Community Recipes Reviews by some criteria

o   see reviews Statistics

o   share or report a review

o   click on a review for details where you can comment the review or review and rate

o   view Advertisements (Ads) or create one

  • Favourites

o   browse Favourites Lists of Recipes by some criteria

o   browse Favourites Lists in PINBOARD or LIST view

o   “like” or “unlike”, “follow” or “unfollow” a Favourits List

o   create a New Favourites List for Recipes

o   browse Editors (Fans posting Community Recipes)

  • Editors (=Fans posting Recipes) within the Favourites Lists

o   browse Editors (=Fans posting Community Recipes)

 

Advertising section

By clicking on MORE/Advertising button.

  • My Campaigns

browse campaigns

  • Create an Ad

First choose the Ad type.

There are two types of Advertisements:

o   Community Ads = We give you the opportunity to promote in Zb your Company or Service or your site or any other online application

o   Sponsored Stories = Ads increasing your Company visibility and brand awareness through your Zb Community Page

Second step is to choose an Ad Package.

All Ad Packages

o   are based on the number of clicks

o   without any time limit

o   can be targeted on age group and/or location

Final step is to create your Ad

o   for a Community Ad you need to add a text and a photo

o   For a Sponsored Story your Company or Event Logo is automatically displayed (drawn from Zb platform)

  • Reports

view reports on your campaigns basis running period and other parameters.

  • Help and Learn More

o   get assistance in the form of FAQs

o   create a New Ad

Note: All Ads can be renewed, if you wish so, to avoid uploading again texts, photos etc.