Monday, June 22, 2009
HighGear Media Car Review Network launches Twitter Car Tweets & Facebook Connect Integration
Expert reviews and reports have added value when you're shopping around for your next car. Those annoying commercials, like the Toyota "Saved by Zero" just drive you crazy, and you simply want to find a reliable automobile. With the cluster of sites to choose from, the process can become tedious.
Thanks to High Gear Media, the process has been simplified. HGM is is the largest network of automotive sites on the Internet, with 38 communities. Whether you're hunting for a muscle car or going green, you'll find the make and model among HGM's network, which includes TheCarConnection, AllAboutPrius, Greencarreports, HondaReports, LexusReports, VolkswagenReviews and MustangBlog, and many others.
In the past six months, HighGear Media's site traffic has grown 40% and revenue by 50%. One innovative feature that caught my eye was Car Tweets: a real-time search on Twitter that aggregates relevant Tweets about every model/make car, which are then distributed across its network of 38 websites.
From thecarconnection.com, users can sign into Facebook with the Facebook Connect feature. When they post comments on any of the carconnection.com websites ,they can also post it to their Facebeook page and their friends Facebook home page, enabling them to extend their social network postings and share their experiences and opinions about cars they are most passionate about.
HGM's content partners include Businessinsider.com and two news sites you don't normally see together: Huffingtonpost.com and Foxnews.com. Based in Palo Alto, Ca., High Gear Media received Series A funding from Accel Partners and Greylock Partners. Visit High Gear Media's homepage to start your search today.
By Matt O'Hern at 01:21 PM | Comments (0)