JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, announced today that it has acquired Scoot, a leading local online directory company in the United Kingdom.
"We are very pleased to announce our global expansion through the acquisition of Scoot, which has an established sales and customer service infrastructure with extensive small business relationships," said David L. Brown, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Web.com. "Web.com and Scoot began a partnership last year to offer Do-It-For-Me solutions directly in the UK market. As we worked together, it became apparent that combining the companies would create an exciting opportunity to better serve small business customers in the UK."
"The acquisition of Scoot gives Web.com a foothold in the UK market as we begin to build our knowledge base and a platform to serve the international markets. The internet landscape for small business is changing at a tremendous rate of speed, not just in the United States but around the world. We believe the acquisition of Scoot will allow us to expand our international customer base and offer a broader range of market-leading online solutions to customers globally," Brown concluded.
Scoot is one of the UK's leading online business directories and offers users a fast and easy way to find information on over 2.6 million businesses. The Scoot network (which includes Touch Local and Central Index) operates the largest online only business directory network in the UK with over 400 websites.
Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including domains, hosting, website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products and eCommerce solutions. For more information, please visit web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit forum.web.com.
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