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If you get a phone from Scoot trying to sell you advertising ... run a mile!!!The Scoot Sales team are nothing short of criminal in the mis-selling of advertising and NetTrackz. They tell lie after lie to gain their commission.I spent 12 months recovering my money back via my bank, after the reality of their useless services fell well below their promises. Save yourself the hassle I went through, stick with the free listing for web-site pingback SEO, and say 'No' to paid advertising or any of their other products. Even now, they still call me spouting the same Sales BS.
I normally use www.yell the online Yellow Pages, to find business's and well known companies in my area. However, I find that yellow pages, is really slow, and it can take ages to find what you are search for. I heard about Scoot, so I thought I'd try it, the first thing I noticed was how quickly the pages loaded, within half a minute the home page was fully loaded. The lay out is very simple, at the top of the page, you can find business's in any area, so for example if you wanted to find a plumber in Skegness, it would come up with all the plumbers in that area. You can also search by company name, so for example if you wanted to find an Argos store in Ely, it would come up with results. If you are searching for well lnown companies, there will usually be more information about the shop, and there is even a handy map that you can print out to aid you on your journey. You can also find cinema's, there is a direct link to LOOT the best online and off line free ads. Scoot is great if you want to find a known business quickly, and it will certainly come in handy around Christmas time, when stocks have run out in your local store. Just recently my local Focus Do It All had run out of their stocks JMC 301 piece drill set, and I was able to locate another store quite near me with stock. Scoot is not as in-depth as the yellow pages, and I would reccomed yellow pages if you are after a more specialised business, but for quick popular searches Scoot is the best.
Wow! Now this site I like a lot...and it was only through wandering around dooyoo earlier that I found out about it. In some ways it is very similar to Yellow Pages being, as it is, a listing of local businesses and services in your area, but it has some extra features which make it far better - and its not a pain in the a$$ like the yell.com site... Scoot allows you to search for businesses in your, or any other area simply by entering in the name of the location you are at, and the type of business you are looking for. For example, I am in Dagenham(briefly) and am looking for a Japanese restaurant, so I type in Japanese restaurant and Dagenham and it comes up with a list of matches in my area. BUT, you do not only get a list of companies and their telephone numbers/addresses, but by clicking on more info. get access to a wealth of other useful information. Depending I guess, on how much the business had paid the site, you get varying degrees of information, but the best include such things as road maps, facilities listing, opening times, what credit cards they accept, reviews, etc as well as links to the companies own website and anything else which may be useful to know. You also have the option to send the details to your Vodafone if you so wish, or email them to someone by simply entering their address. There are also some additional features which are rather useful including: ~Cinema Finder~ Which allows you to search for a particular movie at local cinemas. It lists the showing times at all returned results and also gives some user reviews of the movie as well which may be useful as well. ~Loot Auctions~ Loot's own auctions, for which you must register to participate. This is not exactly bursting with items but worth a look no doubt. ~Loot Buy & Sell~ Loot users offering various items up for sale. Maybe a great place to pick up a bargain...or get burned whatever your view i s on these things. I always steer clear, don't need the hassle. Everything is organised inot relevant categories which is good because my experience with the search facility was less than satisfactory. A search for "camera" came back with 2012 Ads...for holidays, jewellery, fridge freezers...and ummm...no cameras on the first two pages. t does however let you do searchs by price and location so, its not all bad...maybe. You can also place your own ads here to appear on the webiste if you register should you so wish. All in all, this is an extremely useful site. Kind of a cross over between Yellow Pages and Loot, Scoot combines the best elements of them both and then adds that FREE word which we all like and the EASY one too which is another favourite of mine. Definitely another one for my favourites list.
This will only be of interest to those promoting websites. One day when I was out and about looking for ways to promote my website, I stumbled upon Scoot. They were offering a three month free trial of their services, and, not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I signed up. They phoned me, they said they could get me six hundred pounds worth of trade in that time - which would make their fee of two hundred pounds a year well worth paying. I read the small print, filed in the direct debit form and waited. And waited. And the I waited for a bit. About a month later a letter arrived telling me that they had got my details and that they would write to me when they had added me to their site. And I waited. And another month has passed. So, wondering what, if anything was going on, I emialed them, twice in fact, explaining who I was and asking if they could tell me what was going on. I have heard nothing. This does not fill me with joy. It usually takes a while to get listed, but when you are trying to encourage someone to pay you, making them wait two months is not a good start. I do not like the fact that they have not even got in touch with me to tell me what is gign on - that initial enthusiasm seesm to have dried up altogether. Two hundred pounds a year ranks Scoot alongside yahoo for costs, but research on the internet as showed that they most certainly do not rank alongside yahoo in terms of numbers of users. They do make themselves available to those using the internet via mobile phone or TV, but I doubt people will be so keen to buy online via those mediums - it costs too long on mobile phones for a start. Then six months later totally out of the blue, they sent me a letter telling me that I owed them two hundred and thirty five pounds - not an invoice, but a letter tellign me I was in debt. I phoned them, to little avail. I visited their website, and found that I am not in fact listed on it. They are trying to charge me for a service they have not perfomred. Today (30th November) an invoice turned up, again for the same sum of money. I have attempted to phone them, but just got stuck in a never ending queue. I emailed them. It would be fair to say that I am a long way short of impressed. They had not told me that my site was listed, they certainly haven't listed it, but they expect me to pay anyway. I am certainly never going to list with these people, and on principle am never going to use their website for anything, regardless of how useful it is. I am not impressed with how Scoot have treated me. would reomend that anyone with a site to promote thinks carefully before doing what I did. These people clearly cannot be trusted.
‘Fast, easy and comprehensive’, this makes Scoot the UK's leading business directory with over 2 million business listings. Cinema Guide – This lets users, both telephone, and Internet to listen or read the cinema listings at whatever cinema in the country you want to go to. They also give you the address and telephone number to the cinema you want to go to. Loot – The website for the newspaper style advertising company. Company Name – Search for company names, and they will display the nearest match, with address, telephone and fax numbers. People Finder - Track down old friends and look up lost numbers from the listings of more than 17 million residential addresses and telephone numbers. Auctions – This is associated with the Loot site. Not bad, easy to use. General Search, business finder – Make a general search for businesses, which again displays addresses, telephone and fax numbers. Scoot is very easy to use, fast and efficient. Whether on the phone or Internet. *****On the Phone***** When you call, you will be asked which business you with to search for, when the business has been found, the Address and phone numbers will be sent directly to your vodafone mobile, or listen to the number. *****The Internet***** If you where to type in FOOTBALL and LONDON in the ‘What’ and ‘Where’ boxes you will be supplied with a list of London football clubs. Overall a great site, and very useful. The telephone service is also very good especially if you are on vodafone (it’s free).
Scoot.co.uk is a result of the Freepages Group PLC (the company that ran 0800 192 192) and an alliance with Vodafone in 1996. It is basically an online version of the Yellow Pages, you can search for different business by either name, type or location. It also has a people search and a cinema search facility. Scoot isn't just an online service but a free service avaiable from land-lines and by dialing '333' from a Vodafone handset. It is very useful if you are a Vodafone customer, not only is it free but they also send the details of the business to your handset in the form of a text message, all for free. Scoot is well known for its marketing campaign with it's purple headed man. It has achieved huge growth over the past couple of years, with services expanding to Holland and Belgium. More recently, scoot has now been made avialable through digital TV too, so it's quickly become a household name in business finding and I would imagine is having a negative effect on the demand for the classic Yellow Pages. You can register your business with scoot for free, if a business of your own type hasn't already been listed in your area. You can also choose to pay £200 and receive a one-page website, a description and a map on your listing on their site. If you compare that to the cost at Yellow Pages, it's very cheap advertising. But for most of us, scoot is a handy business directory. It cover's the whole of the UK and beyond and is becoming very accessable by us all. With so many ways to access their database, through digital TV, the internet, mobile phones and by landline phones, there service can only move from strength to strength. An excellent service, well worth using as an alternative to the Yellow Pages.
I only ever use scoot if i need to find a place near to where i am (or will be). Scoot's main advantage is that when you search for a company, the results are listed in order of how near they are to the place you requested. I normally use yell.com or thomweb.co.uk if i need to find an adress or telephone number because both of these sites have complete listings. By this I mean that supposedly they list all companies (although there tend to be some missing - usually the ones i want!). Any company that wants a greater presence on their site has to pay for an advert (it works the same with their paper directories). Scott however, seems to work in a different way. Companies must have to pay just for a mention on this site because there seem to be a limited number of listings. On the plus side though, the site had recently been redesigned to give ease of use and a quicker search. Anyway, if yell or thomweb can't help your search, give scoot a go!
Scoot is a brilliant site, not only does it offer you access to loads of phone numbers to business in the UK, it also offers you maps, addresses and web sites to that business. With scoot, you type in the type of business you want to find, i.e. builders and then the place where you would like to find them. It then gives you a list of matches, the top one being the closest builders to the place youhave searched under, it will then give you matches to builders a bit further away, it even shows you how many miles away the business is, but i have found this too be pretty uselss as the mileage is nearly always wrong! If you want further info on that business, you can get it, including maps of where it is, address, mobile, fax and telephone number, e-mail address and web address. You can also use a people finder, but not many people have registered their details, so your pretty unlikely to find the person your looking for. The design is good, it is very easy to navigate and anyone should be able to use this site with ease. It is fast and very informative. I would say it is better than yellow pages due to its ease of use. " You can also ring scoot free if you don't have access to an internet connection, so unless you are trying to find residential numbers, it wipes out that huge charge for ringing directory enquiries - number: 0800 192192 I would definately reccomend this site over yell.co.uk and ringin directory enquiries.
Scoot is one of the best online directories. Why? Well say you want to find an UK business just type in what you are looking for, and the area you wish to search and Scoot returns concise results in seconds. That’s not all, it has a people finder, so you can look up the names and addresses of old friends. The best thing is the product finder, it has a menu of popular things like books, music, games etc. Click on the link and it tells you all the best shops on the web, to buy your chosen product. Scoot is way ahead of other online directories.
As a GNVQ leisure and Tourism student, I often need to find and contact leisure and tourism organisations, and I have found that Scoot is the best way to do it. The search facility is fast and easy to use, you can view a map of the surrounding area or the results, you can have the phone number send via text message to your mobile phone (vodafone only??) and if the company has a fax number, you can send them a fax directly from the scoot website totally free! Also, if the company has registered with scoot, you can even pull up extra information on it, and there may be the email address, website and other details there! You can search the businesses by type and area or name and area. The people finder is great too. Its just like a searchable phone book of the entire UK (there are also Dutch and belgian versions of the site, but these are obviously in dutch and flemmish!). They clain to have over 7 million names which cant be bad!! Theres a cinema listing section where you can find out what is on at your local cinema and have it emailed to you every friday! It's like a mega online yellow pages, phonebook and whats on guide!! :o)
www.scoot.co.uk is a useful little site if you're trying to hunt something down, either locally, or further afield in the UK. It's a bit like yellow pages only better! It has various methods of searching ie. by business type, company name, people finder, cinema guide or product finder. All you have to do is type in what and where, so for example, camping equipment in Ashbourne and it then gives you a large list of suppliers in order of distance from Ashbourne. So it may say that supplier number one is 1 mile form Ashbourne and gives you the name, address, phone number and website address (if applicable) and also offers a fax messenger service. It also gives you a street map. I have have used this facility both for products in my vicinity to restaurants etc further afield. With restaurants you are offered 41 differing types (!) from every nationality to organic and vegetarian. An amazing find is that my nearest Lebanese restaurant is 35 miles away, Welsh - 65 miles and organic just 3 miles! I think it'll be organic tonight!