Rest easy knowing each business listed on Rooplex has been fully vetted by our dedicated staff on a yearly basis and then given their own freephone 0800 number. Now you can have confidence knowing you’re contacting a trusted and reliable business without paying a penny to contact them. It’s all part of our effort to make your life just a bit easier.
A freephone 0800 number will mean your business gets more calls from interested customers. In fact, an 0800 number can mean your business will receive as much as 3 times more calls than your standard local number. Customers on rooplex.com are looking for trusted and reliable local businesses that are completely free to call.
None of the businesses listed on rooplex.com are listed for free. Each one has been manually and individually verified to confirm they are legitimate businesses and each has paid an annual fee to have their business promoted on our website.
Most online business directories will offer any business a free listing without taking the time to verify their eligibility. This method will effectively grow a directory, but often times results in a low quality of listings and a lot of spam for visitors. Our goal is to provide our visitors with the highest level of quality information, which is why rooplex.com will never offer a business a free listing. Just another way that rooplex.com is redefining online business directories.
Yes. And no. Rooplex.com is another business directory but we’re slightly different to all the others. We manually verify each listing before we allow them to advertise on our website and we provide each business with their very own freephone 0800 number. This means it is completely free for our visitors to contact local businesses and business owners can measure the response they are getting from rooplex.com by the amount of calls they receive.
Rooplex.com is a premium quality online business directory. We do not, and never will, offer any business a free business listing. This helps us maintain a business directory that is both trustworthy and useful for our website visitors.
Not at all! We charge a maximum of 8ppm for calls from a mobile phone. Landline call charges cost a maximum of 6.5ppm which means even if your business receives 600 minutes (that’s 10 hours!) of calls per month the maximum you would pay would be £48. Imagine how many new customers you’d receive from that volume of calls…!
Good question… After all, there are plenty of other, more established business directories out there! Firstly, we’re new. This means we can quickly adapt according to our customers (both business and general public) needs. We’re investing a lot of time and money into rooplex.com to ensure we deliver a first class experience for all our users. Research has shown that businesses benefit from providing a freephone 0800 number and that customers will actively seek a freephone number over a geographical one. In fact, a freephone number can increase inbound calls to a business by up to 185%! So, businesses benefit from increased calls and customers benefit from not being charged to call their local business of choice. Win win. Another reason to use rooplex.com is that all businesses listed on our website are manually verified. We don’t allow free business listings as these offer no value to our website visitors and aren’t always who they say they are. Verified listings means greater trust between buyers and sellers and reduces the amount of spam on our website overall.
Since launching in February 2018 we’ve had an average of 18,500 visitors per month with more than 50,000 page views per month during this period (July 2018 saw over 31,000 visitors view more than 80,000 pages). As more businesses join rooplex.com these numbers will increase further and our online and offline marketing strategy will help businesses listed on rooplex.com get seen by more customers 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
We currently offer 3 advertiser packages for businesses. Starting from £195 per year for the basic package which provides local businesses with one listing category, 2 locations (nearest city and local town) plus up to 5 keywords. Our advanced package allows a business to promote themselves in up to 5 categories and 5 locations with up to 10 search terms and costs £295 per year. Finally, businesses on our premium package can promote themselves in up to 15 categories and up to 15 locations with up to 25 keywords and costs £395 per year. Compare these costs to local newspaper or radio advertising and you’ll see our rates are extremely competitive and last a whole year!
We manually verify each business we add to rooplex.com by visiting them at their premises and asking a series of questions to check a business is suitable to be listed. If a business fails our checks we won’t list them on our website. We carry out these checks for each business evey 12 months to help ensure our directory provides up to date information that our customers trust.
We manually vet each business that is listed on rooplex.com. Applying is simple. Just complete the short form on our business application page and we’ll contact you to arrange a consultation. This process ensures we only promote the very best local businesses and helps maintain the quality of businesses we are associated with.
Yes! Back in July 2015 changes were introduced making freephone 0800 numbers free to call from mobiles as well as landline numbers.
There’s no need to install another phone line at your premises. All 0800 numbers are diverted to an existing phone number. This can be a fixed line or a mobile. Please ask us for more details.
Of course! By using a rooplex 0800 number you can track how many calls your rooplex.com listing is generating but you can use your existing 0800 number if you prefer.
Most people will turn to Google or a search engine of their choice when they’re looking for something online. By being listed on rooplex.com your business has a higher chance of being seen in these search results thanks to our search engine friendly website. From less than £6 per week your business is much more likely to be found online if it’s listed on rooplex.com.