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Timothy Martell
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  • Winchendon Springs, MA
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  • Wikimotive
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Timothy Martell liked Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - The Decline of Email Leads
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Timothy Martell commented on Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - The Decline of Email Leads
"Hey Tom, I'd love to take a look at your analytics if you'd be willing to share them. Shoot me a PM. No agenda here. Just always interested in looking at more data to see what others are experiencing. I'd be happy to share my findings…"
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Timothy Martell commented on Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - The Decline of Email Leads
"Hey Tom. Nice article. I think your anecdotal experience is not representative of the whole and you allude to that yourself by contrasting your experience against the industry as a whole.  The larger issue we've seen that I believe…"
Jul 16
Timothy Martell replied to Micah Birkholz-1:16Digital Media's discussion 3 Year PPC Agreement are you on crack?
"Wikimotive - No contracts, no commitments - Just Results.  Our slogan really says all that needs to be said..."
Jul 16
Timothy Martell commented on Mark Frost's blog post The 5 Rules of Social Media Etiquette for Car Dealers
"Love it when our people write awesome articles! Great job, Mark!"
Jul 16
Manny Luna commented on Timothy Martell's blog post Fiverr for Digital Marketing?
"Alexander "Matt Cutts" Lau BAM!   "
Jul 2
Alexander Lau commented on Timothy Martell's blog post Fiverr for Digital Marketing?
"Although, you should be using a tool like SEMRush, this service doesn't sounds bad: http://www.fiverr.com/youngceaser/do-professional--keyword-research--for-you-niche-to-drive-more-profit-to-your-site"
Jul 2
Alexander Lau commented on Timothy Martell's blog post Fiverr for Digital Marketing?
"Alles Gute zum Geburtstag baby = Happy Birthday B*tches! ;-)"
Jul 2
Alexander Lau commented on Timothy Martell's blog post Fiverr for Digital Marketing?
"Also, used this guy to help me with Bootstrap Tab System, I couldn't get to work properly. Voila! http://www.fiverr.com/tanvirmahbub/write-responsive-html-and-css-code-for-you"
Jul 2
Alexander Lau commented on Timothy Martell's blog post Fiverr for Digital Marketing?
"Also, not bad, if you're looking to find more leads via Facebook. http://www.fiverr.com/wonderkidpvt/give-you-fb-lead-chef-software-plus-my-personal-licence"
Jul 2
Timothy Martell commented on Jason Turner's blog post How Social Media Can Help Sell More Cars
Jun 13
Timothy Martell commented on Jason Turner's blog post How Social Media Can Help Sell More Cars
"So a couple things. The advise in the article comes across really horribly. A look at their website: http://motors.lotvantage.com/product/social-media.php suggests posting inventory to Facebook. This is a terrible idea and is not social at…"
Jun 13
Timothy Martell replied to Ken Beam's discussion Hey ADM Community - Need advice in regards to a PPC Ad using our company name.......
"Wow, what a great free commercial for Tier 10. You should get some commission, Ken. "
Jun 13
Alexander Lau commented on Timothy Martell's blog post Site Speed and Conversions
"Nice article! This is exactly what every application and website needs to have done @ http://www.nngroup.com/consulting/design-review-ia-analysis. User-centric, expert analysis of your interface and/or information architecture that…"
Jun 11
Timothy Martell liked Mark Frost's blog post Great Content Serves a Purpose. Is Your Dealership Trapped in the Cycle of Crappy Content?
Jun 5
Chris K Leslie commented on Timothy Martell's blog post I'm Sick and Tired of Incompetent, Self-Serving Automotive Website Providers! Who's with Me?
"Almost just called you when I realized that you are the other side of the country. haha. I'll call tomorrow. "
Jun 3

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978-212-9454
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tim@wikimotive.com
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(508) 561-1945
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http://www.youtube.com/wikimotivellc
Select All DIGITAL MARKETING or DEALER WEBSITE PROVIDERS you use
ADP Dynamic Websites, Reynolds Web Solutions, The Cobalt Group, Liquid Motors, Dealer.com, Dealerskins, TK Carsites, DealerFire, eCarList, DealerOn, Clickmotive, Xi Group, Ford DealerConnection, DealerTrend.com, VinSolutions.com, Wordpress, DealerInspire
INTERNET LEAD Suppliers You Have Experience Using
Dealix, Autobytel, AutoUSA, iMotors, Liquid Motors, Reply, Automotive.com, Jumpstart, Cars.com NewLeadsPlus, CarsDirect.com, Next Phase media, United Auto Finance
DEALER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DMS) You use
ADP
Used Car Inventory Management Solutions You Use
HomeNet, vAuto, vinSolutions, Liquid Motors

Timothy Martell's ADM Blog

I'm Sick and Tired of Incompetent, Self-Serving Automotive Website Providers! Who's with Me?

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 9:30am 114 Comments

Dealers, there’s something fishy going on with the major automotive website providers.

Problems that affect search results are popping up left and…

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Urgent! Review Your Google Places!

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 10:00pm 7 Comments

Today's post is less about educating, and more about being a digital marketing public service announcement. You need to log in to your Google Places account and make sure everything is up do date and submitted to Google.…

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Google Brings Big Videos to Search

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 6:00pm 6 Comments

Google is always changing, we say that darn near every day on this blog. The thing is, usually those changes are so small, or so buried on the backend of the whole shebang that the world at large doesn’t notice. It’s not often they bust out the big, forward facing guns (the carousel being the last example I can think of offhand) but when they…

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20 Trends for 2014

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

When I was a younger man I used to dismiss statistics in the marketing world.

It’s easy to have an arrogance when you are young, isn’t it? I would find myself resenting the experts and thinking that I knew best, even when I had very little to base…

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Keep Your Old Site Fresh

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

A lot of people wonder how long it takes to get a new site indexed and ranked, but people do not often consider the flip side.

Namely, how do you keep an old site fresh in Google's eyes. Of course, lots of old sites rank just fine. In fact, some old sites are low quality and still rank well through sheer number of backlinks pointed at them.…

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At 12:33pm on May 21, 2014, Cathy Nesbit said…

Thank you. I enjoy reading your blog posts. 

At 3:12pm on March 2, 2009, Ralph Paglia said…
Tim,

It is great to see you have joined ADM... I am in my home office in Gilbert, AZ getting ready for my trip to Los Angeles tomorrow and wanted to check in on the happenings at ADM. This is a great distraction from the writer's block that just hit me while working on a car company proposal... And, I already checked in online for my SWA boarding pass (A16 Yes!)...

On behalf of both myself, and the rest of the over 2,000 member ADM family, welcome to our online community, best practices exchange, car guy (unisex) debate club, networking resource and file sharing repository... We are very happy to see you have joined our community of automotive Internet sales and marketing professionals.

Please take a moment to share some more information about yourself and your professional role. More information website links, some photos, videos and maybe a few blog postings with PPT, XLS, DOC and PDF files attached are particularly welcome. And of course we all love to see and listen to your music, photo and video uploads. We are paying extra hosting fees for additional server storage capacity and any valuable content you upload to make use of it is appreciated.

You can upload documents into any blog post, forum discussion, group, comments and other sections for ADM members to download. There are already hundreds of PowerPoints, Excel Spreadsheets, Word Doc's, PDF files and more... We would be thrilled if you upload a few of yours to share with the community.

VERY IMPORTANT - All of us at ADM very much appreciate that you took the time to complete your member profile section by uploading a photo of yourself. Most ADM members would like to put a face with your name and profile... Based on what I have seen since starting the ADM Professional Community at the beginning of 2008, I can promise that you'll get more out of ADM when members see that you have uploaded a profile photo!

I love seeing more and more automotive professionals and auto industry colleagues like yourself join the ADM community... When I checked the membership section a moment ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see that as of today, and thanks to your enrollment we are now up to over 2,100 automotive sales and marketing professionals who have joined the ADM Community... ADM was created on January 6, 2008 and with help from automotive marketing professionals like yourself, we broke the 1,000 member mark on the 4th of July, 2008!

We get an amazing amount of grass roots support from all levels within the auto industry... Makes the aggravation of flying around the country with a guy sitting next to me sticking his elbow into my ribs, somehow worth it!

One of the greatest features that ADM provides is that you have full access to your very own blog web site within your personal profile section (here) of the ADM community. You can also upload your Outlook Contacts list or import your web based email lists to invite new members who will be connected to your profile. So feel free to get into the swing of things and use this website and the resources you get at no extra cost (because the ads here pay for them), as a means of sharing information, files, updates, proposals, photos, videos, etc.with your associates, customers, clients and friends!

Ralph Paglia
rpaglia@gmail.com
cell: 1-505-301-6369


Here's an article as an example of a file attached:
DigitalDealer-April2007-RalphPaglia-CoverStory..pdf
At 9:23am on February 25, 2009, Todd Mathews said…
Hello Tim,
Just wanted to invite you to our new group. http://www.automotivedigitalmarketing.com/group/onlinenegotiation
Please feel free to join us in this new discussion, we would love your feedback.
Best,
Todd
At 9:02am on February 21, 2009, Todd Mathews said…
Hello Tim,
I wanted to reach out and welcome you to the community and give you a report on what is happening at www.rontonkinhonda.comand introduce Widestorm. We have created the industries first online negotiation system (www.widestorm.com) and we are seeing some pretty amazing results in our stores (www.rontonkinhonda.com).
Widestorm update:
Dealership: www.rontonkinhonda.com
Results: 5 online negotiated deals in 8 days avg. gross profit per copy $1800.00
Lead Conversion: Ron Tonkin Honda dealerships website lead conversion increased 50% over sister store (6.4 miles away) after we installed Widestorm.
Closing ratio: 15% on negotiation opportunities.

PS: All we did was turn it on. No marketing etc.
If you are interested in learning more please let me know.



Best,


Todd Mathews
Director of Sales
Widestorm (Online Negotiation System)
Direct:210-557-6039
toddm@dealerpeak.com
 
 
 

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