Each month, we host an internal #allhands meeting to announce some of our most impactful enhancements over the past four weeks. While we’re really good at making sure our employees know what’s going on with the DealerFire products, we haven’t been so good at making sure our customers are informed. This is why we’re starting Spark Notes – a monthly email newsletter that dives deep into our product enhancements from the previous month. As well as a brief snapshot into the upcoming initiatives that we’re really excited about.
Does the initialism GMB mean anything to your dealership?
If not, you’re going to want to investigate. GMB refers to Google My Business, the information listing that is offered up by Google from information you provide about your business. If you aren’t interacting with it weekly – or worse, haven’t even claimed it – you’re going to want to make that happen quickly.
So why exactly is GMB so important for dealerships? There are many reasons.
DealerFire is Continuing its Long-Running Relationship with Toyota North America
2011. That was the year that DealerFire earned its first OEM certification for websites with Toyota Motor Company. Back then, OEM certifications were still being fleshed out, with many requirements in various forms of completion, as well as web services, integrations, and compliance. Toyota really jumped on the opportunity though, developing great processes to ensure vendor success. It was especially important to us, as we were a small, scrappy web development company that had no OEM relationships up until that point. We had something to prove, and Toyota gave us an amazing opportunity to show what we had been working on for almost a decade.
Now that the dust from NADA San Francisco has settled, it’s onto the spring automotive digital gauntlet – starting with Digital Dealer 26 in Orlando. While DealerFire has always had a nice booth presence at the show, we’re especially excited to announce that we’ll also be sponsoring a featured speaking presentation!