Category Archives: Social Media


Aug

18

2014
Foursquare Check-Ins Are Dead–Or Are They?

Foursquare Check-Ins Are Dead–Or Are They?

How the company is reinventing its platform with an all-new app and an all-new look On Thursday, July 24, Foursquare, as you’ve always known it, officially retired its check-in feature—sort of. Actually, the company shifted all check-in activity to a new app called Swarm while unveiling some substantial updates to the Foursquare app proper. With recent notable partnerships like that between Yahoo! Local and Yelp, splitting services into two doesn’t necessarily…

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Aug

06

2014
View from ADMIN account that has banned a user (that’s you)

Banned Anyone Lately? What You Might Not Know about Facebook’s New Banning Policy

Previously, when managing a Facebook page, the option to “Delete and Ban User” was a solid defense against malicious and unwarranted posts. When you banned a user, Facebook took the comment down and prevented the user from posting on your page anymore. But beware, this is no longer the case under Facebook’s most recently instituted banning policy. Moving away from previous social media dynamics (at least for reviews and comments), Facebook now functions more like a review site and limits admin…

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Jul

21

2014
Is Your Dealership Making These Four Common Social Media Mistakes?

Is Your Dealership Making These Four Common Social Media Mistakes?

With multiple social platforms vying for your attention and new ones rising in popularity daily, it is very easy get overwhelmed and miss opportunities. You aren’t alone and not all is lost. To help, we’ve pulled together a guide to four of the most common social media mistakes our 3 Birds team sees and how to fix them. 1.) Outdated or Mis-Sized Cover Photos Cover…

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Jul

02

2014
Top 3 Tips for Shoring Up Your Dealership’s Online Reputation

Top 3 Tips for Shoring Up Your Dealership’s Online Reputation

Did you know that a Cone Influencer Tracker study found that 80% of people change their mind after reading a single negative review? As consumer review sites like Yelp, Yahoo Local, and Google+ become increasingly popular, maintaining a positive online reputation is more important than ever. Today, we’re revealing three top tips from our reputation best practices files to help get your online reputation dialed…

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Jun

06

2014
News Roundup: New-Car Transaction Prices Get a Bump, Large Car Sales Lose Traction, Pinterest Users Don’t Mind Ads, and More

News Roundup: New-Car Transaction Prices Get a Bump, Large Car Sales Lose Traction, Pinterest Users Don’t Mind Ads, and More

Five stories from June 2-6 that have us talking New-Car Transaction Prices Climb More Than 2 Percent In May 2014, According To Kelley Blue Book (Kelly Blue Book) The average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States rose from $31,654 in May 2013 to $32,307 for the month of May 2014, while new-car prices have increased by $653—a 2.1 percent increase over the…

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May

30

2014
News Roundup: A Closer Look at Women’s Dealer Reviews, Honda’s New Ordering System, Instagram Tops Social Media for Teens, and More

News Roundup: A Closer Look at Women’s Dealer Reviews, Honda’s New Ordering System, Instagram Tops Social Media for Teens, and More

Five stories from May 23-30 that have us talking Women’s Reviews – Accelerating Sales at Your Dealership (DealerElite) Women-Drivers.com, a leader in data regarding women’s dealership experiences, found that women utilize car dealer reviews 50 percent more than men. According to JD Power, women also report leaving higher scoring dealer reviews than men. Marketing on price alone is unlikely to attract the majority of woman…

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May

16

2014
News Roundup: Chrysler’s Gift to Moms, Used Inventory Online Statistics, Manufacturer Warranties, and More

News Roundup: Chrysler’s Gift to Moms, Used Inventory Online Statistics, Manufacturer Warranties, and More

Five of our favorite stories from the week of May 12-16 Chrysler Brand Launches “Mom’s Day Off” as Part of Town & Country’s 30th Anniversary Celebration (PR Newswire) Chrysler is promoting the new Town & Country and celebrating its history of minivan firsts by providing a chauffeur for the day for one deserving family. Family and friends can nominate anyone who helps transport family members…

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Apr

28

2014
Breaking News: Changes to Google+ Listings Appearing in Search Results Today

Breaking News: Changes to Google+ Listings Appearing in Search Results Today

A quick search today reveals that Google+ is taking a page out of Yelp’s book and showing grouped reviews based on terms.  This concept will be familiar if you’ve ever looked at a restaurant or other listing on Yelp, which will typically aggregate all of the comments/reviews that mention a specific dish or drink. Google is taking that concept and putting it front and center. …

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