s to do a fact check....TrueCar claims sales in December '11 alone to have been over 30,000 vehicles?????Articles like this unfortunately, is where dealer principles and owners get most of their information I suspect. Underestimating the threat and impact of TrueCar is what TrueCar banks on....try 150,000 million in revenue.....all collected from the dealers bottom line.From CNNMoney article:".......which it claims already accounts for some 2.8% of all retail auto sales. That proportion would translate to about more than 35,000 sales a year or about $10 million in revenue for Truecar."
king link to the left of and next to each comment's "Reply by [name]" is a "Permalink" to that specific comment. So for example, Alex's Thank You comment has a permalink URL of http://www.automotivedigitalmarketing.com/xn/detail/1970539:Comment... which brings the user to that exact comment within the page location... Cool huh? Anyways, let's get some of the other consulting pros out there to sign up for the GoToMeeting session that Eddie Cole posted at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/447776322…
that comments posted on their own site or a site controlled by the dealership don't have the same impact or "credibility" in the mind of the customer as a comment on an impartial third party site, like CarFolks.
Classic Auto Group in the Cleveland area has a site called www.TellJimBrown.com which allows customers to enter feedback on their transactions. While this provides good feedback the comments are kept internal and not posted on the site for other consumers to read. They used to post all the comments until some negative ones came in. They didn't want to have any negative comments showing so they chose not to make any comments public. This is a good dealer group and its great to see them asking customers to share their dealership experience with the owner of the dealership.
On Carfolks we help dealers share good comments and when negative comments appear we encourage the dealers to quickly fix the issue and turn that negative into a strong positive. Consumers like to see dealers who stand behind their products and services.
There is not just one way to leverage good customer feedback, so dealers need to try many activities to help build their brand and protect their reputation.…
t the social proof you desire (since the comments get posted to your wall as well) while still interacting with your readers. Here's a tutorial for integrating Facebook comments into a WordPress blog. Someone with modest skills can get this done in about an hour. …
Comment by Tom Gorham on July 24, 2014 at 9:49pm
Steve, nobody thought you were a hater. Brian just likes to bully people and you got in his way. And Brian, the reason I chose to only comment on part of YOUR comment in the first place was because I couldn't force myself to get through the whole thing. And I have seen your site. And there is nothing new school about character assassination and personal attacks. I'm sure you've been doing it all your life.
Of note, here’s a copy of Steve Duff’s follow-up to my being erased from ADM. (I’m no genius, but I think a monkey could read this and see that Steve didn’t have problems with what I’d previously posted to him, that is, if monkeys could read.)
Comment by Steve Duff on July 26, 2014 at 9:03am
I am sorry to see Brian's comments removed. I thought he brought a lively element to the conversation. Is there no way to restore his comments and reinstate him?
Tom, I’d suggest you take the old advice that “When you find yourself in a hole you want to get out of, quit digging.” In respect to ADM and our fellow members, I want to stop this exchange right now! What I plan to do is not read any of your future comments and you might consider not reading mine. In fact, I’d prefer it. Honestly, I think you’re somewhat contrary to the free exchange of ideas ADM permits its members to participate in, and I think words like “hater” have no place here.
I’ve never used any derogatory name-calling like that and never would, and I know because I write my comments in Word so they are easily accessible and then place them in the comment box. Please, just let this go. The main thrust of my previous comment was that any member who ever found themselves deleted from ADM should immediately alert Ralph. I think you'd probably agree with that. And, of course, they’d possibly save themselves some disappointment if they actually considered who they “friended” before they did. …
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