In case you haven’t heard Google made a change a few weeks back to the Google Places page and decided to remove all 3rd party review “snippets” and only allow Google reviews to be seen, see this blog and this blog. For dealers this was a major blow considering the popularity of 3rd party review sites such as Dealerrater.com, Yelp, Yahoo, Google places reviews and the newcomer Cars.com. Now out of the main players I know for a fact that majority of dealers focused on Dealerrater.com and had a good number of reviews on that site so to remove those reviews from their Google Places page is huge. Now Google wants everyone to focus on Google Places reviews written by Google users. So if you are a dealer that was focused on 3rd party review sites that did not include Google reviews how do you plan on shifting the focus to get reviews there?
Let us know your Google Reviews Plan!