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February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Last Chance: Podium to Present Webinar on Online Review Management

Register to learn about how online reviews can enhance your online reputation, get you noticed on top sites, and drive customer purchase decisions.

Tags: Dealerrater, Edmunds, Google, online reputation management, online reviews, Podium, Yelp

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

Reputation Butler to Shake Up the Online Review Game

The company’s directors say Reputation Butler tackles a problem that dealerships face almost daily: monitoring and keeping track of online consumer reviews on countless platforms.

Tags:, Customer Reviews, Dealerrater, Edmunds, online reputation management, reputation management, SureCritic, Yellow Pages, Yelp

September 16, 2014 - Industry News

Court Rules Yelp Can Manipulate Business Ratings

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This month, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Yelp. The suit claimed the company extorts advertising dollars from businesses in exchange for good reviews, a practice the federal court said is not illegal.

Tags: advertising on, Lawsuit, online advertising, Yelp, Yelp reviews

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

Digital Air Strike Names Winners of Social Media and Reputation Awards

The reputation-management company announced the winners of its second annual Social Media and Reputation awards, recognizing dealers and vehicle OEMs in 15 categories.

Tags: Awards,, Digital Air Strike,, google+, NADA Convention & Expo, National Automobile Dealers Association, online reputation management, social media, Yahoo! Autos, Yelp, YouTube

January 9, 2014 - Industry News

Yelp Reviews Not Protected by First Amendment, Court Rules

The Virginia Court of Appeals ruled this week that the names of seven Yelp reviewers must be turned over to the owner of a carpet cleaning business. The owner of the business said the reviewers, who made disparaging remarks online, were not real customers.

Tags: ruling, Virginia Court, Yelp, Yelp reviews

September 24, 2013 - Industry News

Yelp Takes On Law Firm Over Fake Reviews

Yelp filed another lawsuit against a company that allegedly posted fake reviews. This time, the complaint was filed against a law firm that successfully sued Yelp over its advertising practices.

Tags: Customer Reviews, Lawsuit, online reputation management, Yelp

August 15, 2013 - Industry News

Yelp Catches More Companies Buying Fake Reviews

This week, Yelp issued another round of consumer alerts, or pop-up messages warning customers that a business was caught ‘red-handed’ trying to purchase fake reviews.

Tags: businesses, Consumer Alert, Dealership, fake reviews, fraudulent, Kristen Whisenand, Lawsuit, reviews, Yelp

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

Yelp Filters More Reviews in 2012 Than 2011

Dealers and businesses may have continued to gripe about Yelp’s filtering system, but it didn’t deter the company from filtering a higher percentage of its business reviews in 2012 than in the previous year.

Tags: automotive, Dealer Review Sites, Dealership, filter, reviews, Stephanie Forshee, Yelp

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Va. Court: Yelp Can Maintain All Negative Reviews, Regardless of Defamation

A Virginia court sided with Yelp and consumer review sites last week when it decided to reverse an injunction against a woman who posted negative reviews about her home contractor on Yelp and Angie’s List, another consumer review site.

Tags: Angie's List, defamation, Facebook, social media, Virginia Court, Yelp

October 18, 2012 - Industry News

SOCIALDEALER Beefs Up Reputation Management System

SOCIALDEALER’s web platform now allows dealers and OEMs to monitor and respond to customer reviews in real time, and across multiple review sites.

Tags:, Google, online reputation management, review web site, SOCIALDEALER, Yelp

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