CDK's purchase of Auto/Mate may create a major disruption in the dealer management system (DMS) industry. Here is our take. DOWNLOAD
In a recent meeting with my Cars.com account rep we were discussing the new Google+ Local pages. I was excited to be informed that Google will soon be linking Cars.com reviews to dealer Google+ pages. "More Reviews" found both on the quick view to the right of your dealership in search results and at the bottom of your Google+ page under your Google reviews. Most commonly you will find Dealerrater or Insider pages listed with the number of reviews found in parentheses beside them. This isn't as fantastic as them actually listing them like a Google review but definitely a boost for dealers.
As a lot of you probably already know Google has also made it mandatory to create/sign-in to a Google+ account to leave a review. This complicates the already difficult task in acquiring Google specific reviews. Cars.com has done a fantastic job campaigning for reviews for their dealerships thus bringing in a hefty amount of reviews. I wasn't given an exact date but that it would be shortly, within a matter of weeks. Since you can respond to all your reviews on Cars.com now would be a good time to make sure everything is tightened up and looking good with your reviews so your ready with the change goes in effect.