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Ranked #1 in Dealer Satisfaction, eXtéresAUTO wins awards in both Reputation Management and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Categories 

Riverside, CA – February 8, 2012eXtéresAUTO has received the “Highest Rated”  Reputation Management and “Highest Rated” Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Awards in the fourth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards, presented at a special event in conjunction with the 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo. eXtéresAUTO received the highest dealer satisfaction ranking in the Reputation Management and SEO categories, as determined by the thousands of auto dealers who are part of the community.

“First and foremost I must thank our clients for helping eXtéresAUTO achieve the Highest Rated distinction for the fourth year,” stated eXtéresAUTO CEO, Richard Winch. “Our employees work very hard to ensure our clients dominate the digital landscape and on behalf of all of them, I’d like to thank our extraordinary clients for their past support and continued loyalty.”

By combining online reputation management tools with search engine optimization, eXtéresAUTO’s exclusive Search Asset Management (SAM) Solution provides clients with the most powerful page 1 visibility on the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.  The absolute backbone of any strong online presence is advanced search engine optimization (SEO) combined with the power of online reviews, and eXtéresAUTO is the clear automotive industry leader based on the responses from satisfied customers.

“We congratulate eXtéresAUTO, on receiving the ‘Highest Rated’ Reputation Management and ‘Highest Rated’ SEO Provider Awards, an accolade we consider to be one of our industry’s highest because it comes directly from dealers,” said DrivingSales CEO and Founder, Jared Hamilton. “With so many hundreds of vendors offering a multitude of products and services, we are proud to offer dealers with access to vendor information that will help them be more profitable, while also providing the dealer community an opportunity to single out products and services like eXtéresAUTO who are leading the pack in innovation, performance, and customer service.”

The DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards measure dealer satisfaction with vendor products and services, and are based on cumulative ratings tallied and verified over the calendar year (January – December) at Vendor Ratings. Vendor Ratings is the industry’s only neutral, comprehensive vendor rating forum featuring real-time peer reviews and honest competitor comparisons, and provides dealerships with important information from actual customers who have hands-on experience using vendor products / solutions in their stores. Each rating is verified as coming from an actual dealership employee.

Full award results are available online at Award winners are showcased in the Q1 2013 issue of the DrivingSales Dealership Innovation Guide. For more information on the Dealership Innovation Guide, please visit:

About DrivingSales Vendor Ratings

DrivingSales Vendor Ratings is the industry’s only neutral, comprehensive vendor rating forum featuring real-time peer reviews and honest competitor comparisons “searchable by category, company or rating” and is one of the most popular features of Dealers are asked to rate their vendors on a 1-5 star scale, including whether they would recommend the vendor product to colleagues, and why they would or would not recommend the product.

About eXtéresAUTO

eXtéresAUTO is a leading provider of Digital Marketing Solutions for the automotive industry. Its proprietary Search Asset Management (SAM™) technology integrates advanced SEO, Online Reputation Management, and more. AutoSuccess named eXtéresAUTO as one of the "Best of the Best Companies" for 2011, and their SEO and Reputation Management solutions have ranked #1 in dealer satisfaction from 2009 through 2012. Founded in 2006, the company is headquartered in Riverside, CA.

About DrivingSales

Founded in 2008 and dedicated to the dealer community, DrivingSales is a business intelligence and performance improvement company that delivers unbiased*, profit-building information to make automobile dealers more successful through three distinct channels: DrivingSales Data, DrivingSales University and DrivingSales Media. DrivingSales Data houses the largest database of cross-vendor, dealership performance data in the North American auto industry and provides dealerships with the most statistically accurate performance benchmarks and metrics for their marketing and technology investments. DrivingSalesUniversity is a fully interactive online university that offers advanced profit-building strategies to automotive professionals through hundreds of classes taught by world-leading experts. DrivingSales Media connects dealers to peers and information through its global media assets, including, the world’s largest automotive social network; The DealershipInnovationGuide, an industry leading quarterly publication; DrivingSalesExecutiveSummit, the top automotive conference for progressive dealers, and DrivingSalesTV, Web TV covering everything car-dealer related. Approximately one in every three dealerships in the United States has a registered member in the DrivingSales community.

*Vendor Neutral Policy: Dedicated solely to making dealerships more profitable, while also providing benefit to automakers and the industry as a whole, DrivingSales adheres to a strict vendor neutral policy through each of its channels. This means the company only provides unbiased information, not ‘pay-to-play’ follow up services -- and never accepts payment in exchange for media coverage or lets potential advertisers dictate messaging or create bias in any of its channels.

eXtéresAUTO Media Relations:
Kari Cierley, 866-475-5553,

DrivingSales Media Relations:
Melanie Webber (, mWEBB Communications, 949.307.1723
Angela Jacobson (, mWEBB Communications, 714.454.877

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