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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'Reviews' (53)

From the Trenches - A Better Way to Get Reviews

 

Would you write a review for a hairstylist while he or she was cutting your hair?



It's not enough to be against something; one must offer an…

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Added by Tom Gorham on April 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Our Friends at Amaral Puts Reviews to Work

From Lyndhurst, New Jersey, one family owned independent auto dealership is demonstrating true leadership in demonstrating how a customer-centric focus empowers them to cross the digital divide.

Since opening their doors, Amaral Auto Sales has always been committed to their customers. But what used to spread via word of mouth now travels at the speed of light over the internet in the form of online reviews.

Don’t Let Others Tell Your…

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Added by Erika Kay Simms on March 28, 2014 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

The Automotive Industry Deserves Better from Reputation Management Companies

Over the last couple of months, I've been researching reputation management companies in and out of the automotive industry. On one hand, I found a couple of shining stars that stood out from the competition. On the other hand, they were only the best but were still missing the boat when…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on February 5, 2014 at 3:54am — 2 Comments

Reputation Management is More than Just an Email

Online reputation has been a hot topic for a couple of years now. As solutions continue to emerge and the business of reputation management as a service expands, there's a dangerous trend that should be addressed.

Reputation management isn't about sending an email. It's not about filtering…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on December 20, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments

What Do You Expect From Your Reputation Management Service Provider?



Ryan Kenny, Automotive Reputation Management Specialist
by Ryan Kenny, Automotive Reputation Management Specialist…

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Added by Cobalt on November 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Handle Complaints on Social Media

There's a rule when it comes to handling complaints and bad reviews on social media. The same rule applies for compliments and good reviews, but those are easy. Handling the complaints can be challenging and you may not want to do it, but as a rule you must reply to everyone who…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on November 18, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Reputation Management is NOT About Getting Good Reviews

There’s a misconception that has been permeating across many industries over the past couple of years. It’s the thought that “reputation management” is about getting positive reviews on sites like Yelp, Google+, and Merchant Circle. While that’s a portion of it in theory, the practice of it has turned into a huge monster that is…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on October 12, 2013 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

From the Trenches - A New Path to the Sale

 

 

The traditional PATH TO THE SALE is so ingrained in the auto business, I was hesitant to even write the words A NEW PATH TO THE SALE.  I debated whether to make it a statement or a question.  Eventually, my unwavering belief in the future overcame my attachment…

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Added by Tom Gorham on October 10, 2013 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

The Real Relationship Between Your Customer Reviews & Your SERP Results



by Josh Escusa, Reputation Management Specialist…

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Added by Cobalt on October 4, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Google Changes Their Online Review Experience ... Again

For those keeping track, Google just recently made their second change to their Online Review experience in 14 months. These changes are important for you to be aware of as they have a huge impact on Google search results and how your business appears to shoppers out on the Internet. Below I have provided a summary of the changes and how they might be impacting your business. If you have any questions about these changes and how they might impact your business, feel free to email me,…

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Added by Vickie Gibbs on July 22, 2013 at 3:12pm — 2 Comments

It’s the Words, Not the Stars, that Make Impactful Customer Reviews

Strong Review

I'm "that guy." You know, the one who thinks that 4-stars is an amazing review coming from me, the one who hasn't rated anything a 10 out of 10 since my wife's Mediterranean pasta, the guy who wonders why his kid only got an "A" and not an "A+" on a test. There are more of us out there than you think, but there's a benefit to what I…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on June 17, 2013 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Google's Five-Star Rating System Reappears

Google Drops 30 Point Rating System In Favor Of Returning To Their 5 Point System

by Chelsea Shearer, Reputation Management Specialist…

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Added by Cobalt on June 15, 2013 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Facebook Secretly Adds Recommendation Star Rating to its Business Pages

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Consumers are quite used to the quick star rating when it comes to sharing our input on how we feel about a business’s customer service. Not only has it been available to us throughout companies feedback boxes for years in-store, it has been provided nearly everywhere online too. Heck, even movies…

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Added by Erin Ryan on May 11, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

From the Trenches - I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet.

 

In the year 2000, I said,  "I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet." to the dealership I was leaving.

 

 

I was talking about the Internet.

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Added by Tom Gorham on May 9, 2013 at 10:00pm — 18 Comments

From the Trenches - Authenticity = Customer Loyalty

 

Authenticity = Customer Loyalty

Do you feel that the Internet has destroyed customer loyalty? Many dealers do.

  • They don't like that the Internet gives…
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Added by Tom Gorham on April 22, 2013 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

2 Ways The New Yelp Revenue Estimation Tool Can Help Local Businesses

During social growth on the web, we have come to trust each other’s opinions. Our purchase decisions have long expanded from just being influenced by friends and family members, and now we rely on total strangers. Review sites like Yelp give consumers a respectable platform to express experiences, whether they are good or bad. They have no limitations on the types of industries which we can express our like or…

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Added by Erin Ryan on April 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Band-Aids don't cure Cancer!

This one isn't going to make me any friends, but I believe it wholeheartedly and feel that it needs to be said...

I was asked a couple days ago by two different prominent people in the industry the following question: Can you outsource your reputation to a vendor? I’m of the opinion that with a proper definition of the term “reputation,” the short answer is, “No.”

What is “Your Reputation?”

Merriam-Webster’s Learners dictionary…

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Added by Ryan Leslie on March 15, 2013 at 2:32pm — 9 Comments

Don't Fear Your Customers on Social Media - Embrace Them!

I've shared this story before but it's worth mentioned again. I was speaking to a client about their social media presence. Well, it was actually their lack of a social media presence. They didn't have a Facebook page, they didn't realize that they had a Twitter account that had been set to Tweet…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on February 20, 2013 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

How to Respond to Negative Reviews

We’ve all come across it, a negative review. It’s almost like a scarlet letter. You know it’s around but you really don’t want to address it. That’s probably the worse thing you could do, so the question remains -- how do you respond to a negative review?…





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Added by Ketty Colom on January 15, 2013 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

The stairs of today's "UP BUS" are paved with STARS...

There has been a lot of talk about how important reviews are to consumers in the past few months, but not a lot of real data to support the anecdotal claims.

I wanted to share a few numbers with you to help reinforce the importance of review collection and…

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Added by Ryan Leslie on January 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

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