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DealerRater Hits The 2012 Inc. 500 List At Number 137

DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first vehicle dealer review website in the world. The company is the world's largest online resource for anyone seeking trusted third-party information on automobile dealerships. The site features more than 41,000 U.S. and Canadian dealers, more than 800,000 user reviews, and over 1 million cars for sale. The site attracts in excess of 9.5 million consumers annually.

Vehicle dealers are rated by DealerRater on several criteria including customer service, quality of work, friendliness, price, and overall experience. Additionally, DealerRater offers qualified dealers a Certified Dealer Program as a reputation management tool to help the dealers grow their online presence and achieve higher SEO rankings across the internet.

DealerRater announced today that Inc. magazine has ranked it number 137 on its 31st annual 500/5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest growing private companies. This list represents a comprehensive look at a key segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs. Even companies such as Microsoft and Oracle gained early exposure on this list.

Making the Inc. magazine is quite an accomplishment for DealerRater since the criteria for inclusion was so high. In order to make the list, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth, among other criteria. The president of the company, Chip Grueter, said the recognition "represents yet another strong validation of the importance of online consumer reviews in the automotive industry and effectiveness of the web-based that we've developed exclusively for our certified dealers."

For further information about DealerRater, please visit the company's website at www.DealerRater.com

For a look at Inc. magazine's 500/5000 list, please visit www.inc.com/500

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