In August 2010 I had wrote a post on my first blog “DealerRater now in Canada, is your store ready” and at that time there were maybe 3 or 4 certified dealers. With some nice press in Canadian Auto Dealer and online reputation management being the buzz word at every conference, DealerRater should have no problem penetrating the Great White North. I will post the recent press release below this post which will give you the Canadian contact if you are a dealer that wants to learn what all the hype is about. To become a certified dealer is super cheap so don’t sleep on this!
Here are a few Canadian Dealers who have their Reputation Game together:
- Capital Ford – Regina – 30 reviews
- Wendell Motor Sales – Kitchener – 65 Reviews
- Turpin Saab Suzuki – Ottawa – 32 Reviews
- Windsor Chrysler – Windsor – 55 Reviews
- Streetsville Hyundai – Mississauga – 17 Reviews
DealerRater Press Release:
With the undeniable and growing significance of third-party online reviews across the World-Wide Web, DealerRater® addresses Canadian car dealers’ increasing needs for online reputation management by expanding into Canada and hiring a dedicated account manager for the Canadian market.
WALTHAM, MA – May 9, 2011 – DealerRater® today announced that it will extend its reach into Canada, making the company the predominant car dealer review web site throughout North America. As part of its expansion initiative, DealerRater welcomed a new Regional Account Manager, who will work exclusively with car dealerships throughout Canada to manage their online reputation, reach in-market customers and promote quality customer service.
“We are excited to expand our community and reach out to more Canadian dealerships,” said Chip Grueter, President of DealerRater. “As auto consumers increasingly rely on online dealer reviews when selecting a car dealer, building third-party reviews and defining a proven strategy to manage these reviews is critical for today’s successful car dealerships.”
As the first review web site dedicated solely to automotive dealerships, DealerRater has demonstrated unprecedented growth in the past two years in both the number of user reviews and web site visitors. In addition, a record number of dealers have embraced DealerRater as a third-party review site that is critical to their online reputation management efforts. The company maintains over 3,500 dealer partners through its Certification Program.
The DealerRater Certified Dealer Program is a certification program and reputation management tool offered to qualified car dealers. The program is designed to help car dealerships reach DealerRater community members while demonstrating an utmost commitment to quality service.
DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. With more than 400,000 people joining the DealerRater user community each month, DealerRater is fast becoming the world’s #1 online resource for anyone seeking third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features more than 38,000 U.S. and International car dealers, 300,000 user reviews and over 1,000,000 classified ads. DealerRater attracts more than 5 million consumers every year who visit the site to search for car dealerships, read current reviews, write their own descriptive reviews, and find car deals – all for free. Car dealers are rated on the criteria of customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price and overall experience. In addition, DealerRater offers qualified car dealers a Certified Dealer Program as a reputation management tool to help them grow their online presence and achieve higher SEO rankings across the Web. Today, over 3,500
Canadian dealers looking to speak with someone can contact:
Regional Acct Manager Canada
800-266-9455 ext 722 (office)