FAQ

What is Scooget?

Scooget is a community centered around member-generated information on tech products, where enthusiasts can come together to share their product collections and experiences.

We created Scooget to be the best place for gadgets and tech enthusiasts to explore and discover product information, that is organized and made useful by people collectively.

Who is Scooget for?

Scooget is created as a place for enthusiasts and experts to share their product collections and the story behind them. At the same time, users can discover and explore the collections of popular, tried-and-true products used by peers for related interests, hobbies and professions.

Our website is also designed for people who want to keep an online record of products that can be easily curated and organized into collections.

For creators, our fundamental goals are to provide a fair opportunity for their work to be discovered and a means to earn affiliate commissions when sharing their product expertise.

What should I post on Scooget?

Anything that’s related to products but with a bias towards tech stuff. You can post and share your collections that are related to your interests or profession; for example on gaming gear, photography kit or everyday-carry.

We also love to have you share with our community by posting on any interesting product topics, news, reviews, comments, and much more. However for specifics on what not to post, check out our community guidelines below.

As a content creator, how does Scooget benefit me?

Our goal for Scooget is to be a platform where the ranking of contents is determined only by people, and where everyone has an equal opportunity to be heard. It’s an alternative to algorithmically-powered platforms racing for attention that’s great for their profits but, are at times, bad for content creators.

Scooget enables content creators to aggregate all their product contents from anywhere online under one place, and link those contents directly to shoppable affiliate products. You can even add clickable product tags to the cover image of your collection, making it simply the best way for people to discover and shop. We believe it can help you as a creator to better engage and expand your audience, thereby improving the earning potential for your work.

What is a collection item, collection and product in Scooget?

Collection item is an online product curated by members under their Scooget collections. A collection item can be any product that a member wants to share with others, a shoppable affiliate product, or anything else besides those expressly forbidden (see Terms).

Collection is a container for collection items. Collections make it possible for members to organize and share their collection of products anywhere with a single link. You can also add clickable product tags to the cover image of your collection enabling others to discover and shop visually. It can serve as a showcase, inventory or organizer of your collection items, for example as a wish list, archives, projects, and many more. Each collection can be set to one of the three visibility levels: Public, Unlisted (default) and Private.

Product is any product listed by us under Scooget products page. Every product have a product detail page which collates useful information about the product under one place, displays related members’ collections, and may have shoppable links. We endeavour to list all newly launched and upcoming tech products, including relevant products suggested by members.

How do I curate products for my collections?

Our objective is to make it super easy by providing you a few simple options to curate your collection items:

  • From external sites:
    • On-site external search
    • For most members and Amazon associates, the Scooget on-site external search provides the easiest way to curate products due to the huge variety of products that are available.

    • Direct copy and paste of a product URL
    • When a product cannot be found under the on-site external search or when a direct link is preferred, you can simply perform a copy and paste using the external product URL. However do check out our policy on links cloaking under Community Guidelines below.

  • Within Scooget:
    • On-site product search
    • Using search on Scooget-listed products allows you to find newly-launched and interesting products without having to leave the site. As users ourselves, we aim to make Scooget a one stop place where all newly-launched tech products are listed. It also enhances discoverability as collection items curated this way are internally linked to Scooget products under related collections.

    • Create your own collection item
    • Simply create your own collection item in exactly the way you want on its own by uploading your own product images and providing the details without any internal or external links. This option is displayed when you click on the right arrow icon under search within Scooget section.

How to earn affiliate commissions?

First of all, you need to sign up or already have affiliate accounts which you can then put your affiliate tracking codes for programs we support to immediately monetize their recommendations from those retailers. The affiliate programs we currently support are Amazon’s affiliate programs in the US, UK, CA with more to come. To input your affiliate codes, simply go to collections tab under your user profile and hit the monetize button.

If there’s an affiliate program that we don’t currently support, you can still make money from your partnership with that retailer. All you have to do when adding the item to your collection is to paste in your affiliate-tagged product link and you will earn your normal revenue from the program. And that’s it!

What’s more, 100% of earnings generated go to you because we stand by creator-friendly policies.

How does Scooget make money?

We earn money from collection items where members do not have or choose not to put in their affiliate codes, and also from affiliate products listed by Scooget. Instead of you paying more, a little less money will be paid to the seller so that a small portion of it can be used to help provide this site service to you.

We do not rule out having sponsors in future that are relevant to the subject matters being read but we will never do personalized ads that are based on tracking users. The most important thing to us is the quality of our site and we will never take that experience away from the users by having intrusive ads like sidebars, popups, video ads. Without sponsors, it is unlikely we can make the site free for users forever.

Do affiliate commissions make you or content creators biased?

Scooget disincentivize content creators from blatantly promoting their affiliate products without contribution of any value to the community. We believe our users are able to detect (from a mile away) of any such attempts and not let them surface to prominence with a voting system. In the long run, content creators need to earn the trust of users in order for users to support their work and it does not make much sense for them to be biased. If users return their purchases because they’re dissatisfied or the recommendation is bad, they make nothing.

For us, the most important thing is the trust we have from users. We do not rate or recommend any products we listed ourselves and we also do not have our own products to promote. There’s no incentive for us to be biased and we think that’s a pretty fair system that keeps us committed to serving our users first.

Community Guidelines
THE SHORT VERSION
  • Submissions must be related to tech products or gadgets.
  • Keep discussions civil and respectful! Comments should be on-topic and contribute to the conversation.
  • Don’t be a jerk, call people jerks, or react to jerks. We’ll remove bad stuff when we see it.
  • No spam or self-promotion. Do not submit links to sites that you are affiliated with. Native advertising and "advertorials" are also not allowed.
  • Collection items must only be linked to retailer sites that users can purchase directly from, or otherwise to their official product sites. Any other sites, including affiliate associated sites, are not allowed.
RULES

Here are things that will get your comment or post removed and quite possibly get you banned. Note that this is not a comprehensive list. Our moderators reserve the right to remove anything we deem inappropriate.

  • Spam: Zero tolerance, of course! If it comes from a human or a robot, spam will be deleted. This includes self-promotion. Generally speaking, promoting your projects here will be treated like any other spam.
  • Vote cheating and vote manipulation: The other big no-no is to try to manipulate voting by any means. We're not going to post an exhaustive list of forbidden tactics but some major ones are using multiple accounts, asking other users to vote or being part of a “vote ring”.
  • Personal attacks: Don’t attack or insult another user. It’s not helpful and it doesn’t make The Verge a friendly place. This includes calling other members trolls.
  • Doxxing: Don’t reveal someone else’s personal information.
  • Illegal activities:  Posting links to illegal downloads, ways to steal service, and other nefarious activity is not OK here.
  • NSFW material: Nope, not allowed. Even images or links that could be considered borderline are not acceptable. A good rule of thumb is that anything beyond PG-13 will get you in trouble, but we reserve the right to remove any post we deem offensive. This goes for pornographic material, vile language, gore and generally gross stuff.
  • Racism, sexism, and other discrimination: Attacking entire classes of people is just like attacking a single person: we’ll ban you for it.
  • Trolling: ”Trolling” is a big, messy term, but we know what trolls are and we won’t tolerate it. If you’re abusing the good conversations here at The Verge, we will take your comments and posts down. This includes taking a thread off-topic, by the way.
  • Spreading misinformation: We are not a platform for spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation, and will remove posts promoting obvious falsehoods.
  • Complaining about coverage: We cover a wide array of topics, not all of which are easy, comfortable, or reflective of your personal views. This applies doubly to review scores. While we’re not against discussions of our coverage, plainly stated accusations of bias are usually an indication that you’re not trying to be a productive member of the community.
  • Commenting on someone’s physical appearance, voice, or style: Let’s keep discussion to the content, please. Even if you’re writing what you consider a compliment, it will be removed.
  • Multiple accounts and throwaway emails: We don’t allow multiple accounts per user. Using a disposable email address signals to us that you might not be here for the right reasons. You also may not create accounts designed to impersonate another person.
  • Cross posting: Don’t make duplicate posts across different forums — it clogs things up and fractures the conversation.
  • Links cloaking: We do not allow any form of links cloaking as they reduce transparency. The exceptions are for smart link Geni.us as they may serve a useful purpose and for link shorteners from widely known product sellers like amzn.to or bhpho.to etc.

Above all, we endeavour to keep conversation here friendly, engaging, helpful, and productive. If we feel a comment or post is harming that endeavour, we’ll take action.

See any of the above? You can help us out by flagging inappropriate comments and posts. Any comments that are a reply to spammy / inappropriate / trolling comments will also be deleted with the original comment, so don’t reply — just flag!