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|by Kayla Henricks, Reputation Management Specialist|
Have you tried to look for new ways to get connected to the Yelp community?
Of course you’ve already polished up your…
Car shoppers are 5.3 times more likely to convert to a lead when dealerships have positive, consumer-written online reviews. This conclusion is the result of a research study released by DealerRater and Dataium. Let's take a look at the details from their joint press…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on December 20, 2013 at 3:00am — No Comments
|by Ryan Kenny, Automotive Reputation Management Specialist…|
Added by Cobalt on November 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on November 18, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
|by Josh Escusa, Reputation Management Specialist…|
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,…Continue
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…Continue
by Chelsea Shearer, Reputation Management Specialist…
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…Continue
Added by Erin Ryan on May 11, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments
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.
Authenticity = Customer Loyalty
Do you feel that the Internet has destroyed customer loyalty? Many dealers do.
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…Continue
Added by Erin Ryan on April 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue