Waltham, Mass. – DealerRater®, the world’s premier car dealer review website, continues its explosive growth by attaining two key company milestones, which include welcoming the 4,000th customer to its Certified Dealer Program and gaining its 400,000 car dealer review posted by consumer members. Such milestone achievements represent 100% growth in both DealerRater’s Certification membership and total car dealer reviews as compared to just nine months ago.
“We are excited to reach these two important milestones simultaneously,” said Chip Grueter, president of DealerRater. “With a larger community of Certified Dealers and the number of car dealer reviews spiking at nearly 30,000 each month, it’s a win-win for both consumers and dealers. Our Certified Dealers gain access to an ever expanding market of potential customers, while consumers can rely on a growing repository of third-party information when choosing a car dealership.”
As the first review web site dedicated solely to automotive dealerships, DealerRater has demonstrated unprecedented and persistent growth in the past two years in both the volume of user reviews and web site visitors as well as the number of dealers that have embraced its Certification Program.
“Given this recent surge in Certified Dealer partners, it’s evident that an increasing number of dealers are acknowledging the need for a comprehensive online reputation management strategy,” said Grueter. “Certified Dealers understand that in addition to building positive reviews across the Web, they need to be able to truly manage and leverage their reviews to close more business and gain a competitive edge.”
DealerRater’s Certified Dealer Program is designed to help car dealerships grow their online presence and achieve higher SEO rankings across the Web and reach DealerRater’s five million web site visitors while demonstrating an utmost commitment to quality customer service. Through Certification, dealers gain various point-of-sale tools as well as best practices training to help position the dealership for a successful online reputation management strategy.
DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. With 500,000 people joining the DealerRater user community each month, DealerRater is the world’s #1 online resource for anyone seeking third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features more than 40,000 U.S. and International car dealers, 400,000 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, 4,000 dealers are members of DealerRater’s Certification Program. For more information, visit www.DealerRater.com or call 800-266-9455.