20,000 and Still Growing: Smart Car of America Reaches New Goals with its Internet Smart Car Forum

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Experts influence intelligent car development at the Smart Car of America Community Forum, offering up-to-date information on Smart Fortwo development.

Although just over a year old, Smart Car of America's (SCOA) Smart car community forum has already shattered goals by surpassing 20,000 registered members--an impressive milestone that rivals the largest and many corporate based automotive forums.

SCOA, the exclusive Smart Car social network, established its social forum community just over 12 months ago, providing a venue through which members not only share relevant information and advice, but also help shape the development of all intelligent cars. The forum goes beyond traditional website offerings, providing access to thousands of photographs, owner's manuals, and technical articles that range in focus from basic maintenance to performance enhancement. The forum registers thousands of unique visitors daily.

According to Ryan Porter, Marketing Director for SCOA, the forum aims to "make it effortless for visitors to locate and reveal information in a timely fashion." To this end, SCOA has focused on continually enhancing the forum and its offerings, fine-tuning this exceptional site. The forum currently promotes regional SCOA chapters, offers a buy-and-sell section, and allows members to display photographs of their clever vehicles. Visitors can join the forum for free or pay the low $30 annual subscription rate and receive SCOA membership with several additional perks, including a smart car email address and discounts from many Smart Car vendors.

SCOA's efforts have clearly paid off, becoming an extremely popular site for people interested in the Smart Fortwo as well as other alternative vehicles. Indeed, as of December 6, the forum boasted the registration of their newest member dgrafft, of Germantown, MD, SCOA's 20,000th Forum member. To say thanks the SCOA team will be giving dgrafft a unique and collectible timepiece, the Swatchmobil watch!

Smart Car of America, President S. L. Johnston credits the members, and Smart car itself, saying the dedication of those involved creates a positive experience for site visitors. "The SCOA Forum promotes a dynamic dialogue within the community, allowing users to share with their fellow smart car fans the information and tools they need."

With 15,679 threads and 167,257 posts, with up to 1,392 members online at any given moment the Smart Car of America forum is an exceptionally cost-effective tool as it provides members with advice and suggestions related to repair, maintenance, and modification for Smart automobiles, enabling members to save money. Moreover, to forum provides online space for aftermarket parts and services. SCOA's popularity has attracted the marketing industry as well as organizations seeking to promote their products and services to a large consumer base.

Johnston is not surprised. "Because of our grass roots methodology I anticipate our SCOA forum having in excess of 50,000 members this time next year."

Mr. Porter and the SCOA moderators spend a substantial amount of time each day answering questions and member messages. "We created the SCOA forum to assist our many members and others interested in greener and fuel-saving cars form a close-knit community." According to Alexa, a Web information company that tracks Internet data and trends, SCOA's community has consistently outranked its nearest competitors in reach, rank, and page views over the past several months.

About Smart Cars of America, LLC
Launched in 2001, SmartCarofAmerica.com is North America's most trusted "independent" Smart Car Internet Company and the leading and largest information and news portal dedicated to seeing smart vehicles in consumers' hands. The website's primary function has been to provide information and support for Smart Car enthusiasts. Smart Car of America enjoys a deep-rooted Internet identity and has grown to be the largest and fastest-growing smart site in the world among the premier smart car community. Visit http://www.SmartCarofAmerica.com and http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums for more details.

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