Excite and Scoot team up for local directory searching.

Web search engine Excite is to include a more localised search facility for UK users, featuring business and entertainment listings. It has linked up with Scoot (formerly Freepages) to provide a ”comprehensive and easy-to-use” service which has been branded as ’Excite Scoot’. Launched at the end of November, it will draw on over two million records, divided into 2,300 key words and covering more than 20,000 locations across the UK. It will allow internet users to find, for example, local Chinese takeaways, late-night chemists and emergency plumbers. There will be advertising opportunities and the company claims online transaction technology will be incorporated in the ”near future”.

Web search engine Excite is to include a more localised search

facility for UK users, featuring business and entertainment listings. It

has linked up with Scoot (formerly Freepages) to provide a ”comprehensive

and easy-to-use” service which has been branded as ’Excite Scoot’.

Launched at the end of November, it will draw on over two million records,

divided into 2,300 key words and covering more than 20,000 locations

across the UK. It will allow internet users to find, for example, local

Chinese takeaways, late-night chemists and emergency plumbers. There will

be advertising opportunities and the company claims online transaction

technology will be incorporated in the ”near future”.



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