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A DealerRefresh Update – What’s Been Happening?


Whats happening here on DealerRefresh?

Well, since the addition of the new Dealer Forums, we have been hard at work moderating and commenting on all the different threads.

Speaking of the new DealerRefresh Dealer Forums; have you read or commented on any of the latest threads

And of course there are the original starter threads that have turned out over 50 – 100 posts/comments…

Something a little unique to the DealerRefresh Dealer Forums that you won’t find anywhere else; we sometimes go a little Off Topic and we’re not always about “business”. Often, we have a few interesting threads that touch on technology or even make light of a few industry announcements and situations.

The forums have been a huge success with actual “car guys” (not just a bunch of vendors) signing up left and right. Not only are they signing up, we are starting new threads daily.

With all the action happening over in the NEW Dealer Forums, you might ask..what about here on the DealerRefresh Blog??

Well..plenty of action is happening here on the blog as well! If you haven’t had the opportunity to read some of the latest posts, you’re missing out!

Don’t miss out on…

Change Please – Who We Hire and How We Hire

Who’s Engaging More with Your Email Marketing

Kelley Blue Book’s Big Move?

Automotive Manufacturer Policies on Dealer Websites are too limiting and slow

I’m sure many of our frequent readers and contributors have also taken notice to a few changes and additions to the blog.

  1. We have added a “related posts” feature providing links to older and relative posts.
  2. You might have taken notice that when you comment on a post, you now have a few minutes to edit what you have written (just in-case you misspell a word).
  3. The obvious addition of the new orange tab in the top graphic linking you to the NEW DealerRefresh Dealer Forums.
  4. Fading Banner feature that allows us to showcase a message or promotion.

A few additional features to the admin that are not visible on the front end have also been added. We have several more enhancements slated for over the next few months, so stay tuned…

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Something you really like or maybe something you hate…please share and let us know!!

Founder of DealerRefresh - 20+ Years of dealership Sales, Management, Training, Marketing and Leadership.

Congrats on keeping the momentum going with so many valuable topics for the community...

@Eric - Thanks for your support! I'm looking forward to seeing you on the panel at JD. Looks like I'll be attending after all!
Rerun, Dewayne, and Raj - now those 3 guys would be great in the car business!
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    Andy Wright
  • September 23, 2009

I think DR is the best dealer blog/social network out there. Way to go! Keep up the good work!.


I make it a point to stop on here and read comments and articles atleast once a week. This is a great resource. I can say that after making the contacts I have through here and other social networking sites, I am a better ecommerce director now then I ever was.
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    Mike Keesee
  • September 26, 2009
Jeff thanks for all the content, I read this stuff every day, its a part of my routine. It's always good to slow down and reflect. Improvement is vital to the daily grind we all put in.

On a more personal note. I think I may have found a way to figure out who's coming in off my website or my vendors like Auto Trader.com or cars.com