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Comment by Aj Maida on March 28, 2012 at 5:02pm

OH yeah...I forgot this:

Comment by Aj Maida on March 28, 2012 at 5:00pm

Criss, I too read and re read my review responses...opps I mean my owner does...since he signs them all???...we are using Dominions Prime product so we get alerts whenever and where ever we get a review. It's just easier on me then Google alerts. 

Manny, I agree you need to agregate your reviews across multiple sites. We have a page on our website plus a website that sends people to multiple sites depending on what "weight" I place on them. We give the people the option of Google, yelp, Yahoo, Dealer-rater, and Super Pages or "let Us Pick"m which is our distribution page. Just one little piece of advice here; when sending people to Google use the mobile URL; they don't have to sign in with a Google account.

Comment by Keith Shetterly on March 28, 2012 at 2:26pm

Anybody putting all their reputation eggs in one basket is just doing it wrong. As far as reputation goes.  Texas Direct Auto, for example, cares about their eBay reputation (it makes them about $500million a year) and not much about else.  Success sometimes breeds inattention to the essentials...

Comment by Stan Sher on March 28, 2012 at 2:14pm
@Criss but this should be the dity and responsibility of the dealership's social media or marketing manager.

Comment by Aj Maida on March 28, 2012 at 2:07pm

Criss, I love the term "Webutation manager". Now I have a name for another of my 100 jobs!!!! What you are saying rings so very true. I used to just "set it and forget it" when it came to reviews. Hence didn't have many. Half of what we had were not very good and worse they went unanswered, making us look like we didn't care (we do). In the last 4 months since I have been proactive with a hands on approach by myself and another manager we have gone from about 20 reviews to over 160 and ratings of 4+ stars. As it says on the Home page of our website..."Not Perfect, But better then the other guys."

Comment by Keith Shetterly on March 28, 2012 at 1:45pm

The customer-facing reviews on Google are 2.5 stars, on Yelp 2 stars, on Insider Pages 3 stars, and on Citysearch 3.5.  In other words, Paragon of Queens' online reputation, by nearly everyone who posts here and elsewhere, is in need of attention to more of the positive experiences they surely render.

Their Business Rater site did not appear in a search of "Queens", but it did come up in Page 1 SERP (though below the fold) using their actual town "Woodside".  I was confused that "stars" were showing on SERP page list from Yelp, Citysearch, etc. but not BusinessRater? Clicking on the BR link took me to a page with 199 reviews at 5 stars.

Anyway, my point would not be that the dealership is awful by any stretch.  I'd just say that some stronger efforts need to be made for the other rating sites (especially Google) that populate the SERP1 "paragon honda woodside" and likely "paragon honda queens".

Comment by Stan Sher on March 28, 2012 at 1:29pm
Manny, in the defense of Brian Benstock and in all reality when your Honda store pushes out 700 units per month new and used you will have some angry customers. Look I know people that bought cars and had amazing experiences and I know people that did not have an amazing experience at all. One thing for sure is that they are a well oiled machine. You need to see this operation for yourself. They are as sharp as can be. Understand we are in the car business and we have all been plagued by a bad review here and there. You are looking at 2 reviews out of the hundreds or maybe thousands that they have.
Comment by Dan Weik (pronounced wick) on March 28, 2012 at 10:16am has become a business standard for Kearny Pearson Ford KIA

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Comment by Dan Weik (pronounced wick) on March 27, 2012 at 12:26pm

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Comment by Dan Weik (pronounced wick) on March 26, 2012 at 9:53am

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