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VJ commented on Brian Pasch's blog post Your Dealership Website Is Broken According To Google Webmaster Tools
"That I got link bait(ed) explains possibly that I will not try to go fishing anytime soon. But at least I could enable you Brian to see some value out of the one "tips", and inspire your mind to write this good article. I think I will…"
Apr 29, 2013
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"Question to all: Would you consider a Whiteboard in your office as "old school"?"
Jan 11, 2013
VJ commented on Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - Who Sank Your Google Reviews?
"To everybody chiming in on this thread. I hate to be repetitive and even so I run the danger to sound like it these are the facts! I know there is a lot of confusion around the Google Places updates and hopefully this will add some clarification…"
Mar 5, 2012
VJ commented on Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - Who Sank Your Google Reviews?
"@Keith, @Brian, @Tyson and everyone else participating here - iMR or Cobalt did not create a 2nd GP page(s), and even so a dealer had a claimed and verified business on their GP's - Google decided (for whatever reason) to overwrite and feed in…"
Mar 5, 2012
VJ commented on Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - Who Sank Your Google Reviews?
"@Tom - please resubmit your business in the Google Places dashboard. Make sure you point your chosen link to your desired URL as well. @Keith - as I know Keith the issue shows up on many verticals all over Google Places. There was even a dentist…"
Mar 5, 2012
VJ commented on Tom Gorham's blog post From the Trenches - Who Sank Your Google Reviews?
"If I were still in the dealership and thought someone was messing with my Google Places page I would have been up the roof, so I understand the concerns of dealers on this string. We have done some high-priority research on the issues raised and can…"
Mar 5, 2012
VJ commented on Brian Pasch's blog post Cobalt Flexes Their Web Muscles At NADA
"V. J. Brian - VJ like V as Victorious and J as Jawbreaker ;)"
Feb 6, 2012
VJ commented on Brian Pasch's blog post Cobalt Flexes Their Web Muscles At NADA
"For those who had not a chance to attend live demos please check out the link showing the official FLEX WEBSITE video on what and how you can customize your website platform in a brand new and fun approach. Drag and Drop, pinching and…"
Feb 6, 2012
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Dec 28, 2011
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New Years Resolution - Don't loose weight rather GO MOBILE!

A few more days and we will say finally Good Bye to 2011 and a hopeful "Hello 2012". With blog posts, articles and predictions all over the net on "what will bring 2012", I wanted to focus on one "item" you should definitively have on your Resolution List 2012...- M O B I L E M A R K E T I N G -With an enormous increase of consumers upgrading from regular cell phones to smartphone devices (31% of 271 million phone subscribers using now smart devices [Nielsen Study and…See More
Dec 28, 2011
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Conclusion of my Top 15 Free Tools To Monitor Social Media - Part 3

Here we are again. The weeks are flying by and today I'll post my conclusion of the 15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere - Part 3. I hope that you found at least one new tool in the last 3 weeks, which was a "new one" for you, and I wish you and your endeavor "Social Media Marketing" success!Here are my last five freebies: Google Alerts: The God-Father of monitoring tools. A necessity to set up this alert system for your…See More
Oct 5, 2011
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"Will post the conclusion of my series "Top 15 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools" in a second. Hope you found one which will fit your needs."
Oct 5, 2011
VJ's blog post was featured

15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere (Part II)

Hello folks, it is Wednesday again and time for me to put on Part II of the series 15 Free Social Monitoring Tools. As I had stated in my first post, these tools were used by me during my "active" duty as an eCommerce Director for several dealer groups and I hope that you will find the tools #6 to #10 as useful as I did. Here we go:Kurrently: Shows Twitter stream or the Facebook threads on keyword topic. Real-time showing.…See More
Sep 30, 2011
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"“Online ad dollars jumped 23.2 % to yet another record $14.9 billion in the first half of 2011” accord. 2figures released 2day by IAP & PwC."
Sep 29, 2011
VJ posted a blog post

15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere (Part II)

Hello folks, it is Wednesday again and time for me to put on Part II of the series 15 Free Social Monitoring Tools. As I had stated in my first post, these tools were used by me during my "active" duty as an eCommerce Director for several dealer groups and I hope that you will find the tools #6 to #10 as useful as I did. Here we go:Kurrently: Shows Twitter stream or the Facebook threads on keyword topic. Real-time showing.…See More
Sep 28, 2011
VJ's blog post was featured

15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere (Part I)

As an e-Commerce guy, what would make my life easier when looking for specific data and news? How can I find short, to-the-point information when writing my next dealer blog post about model XYZ? And last but not least, who is actually talking about our cars, the automotive industry and/or our dealership right now?These are the questions that inspired this post on the 15 free tools I use to monitor the social media sphere. Enjoy! First 5 Free Tools for Using Social Media Like a Pro (Part I of…See More
Sep 22, 2011
VJ posted a blog post

15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere (Part I)

As an e-Commerce guy, what would make my life easier when looking for specific data and news? How can I find short, to-the-point information when writing my next dealer blog post about model XYZ? And last but not least, who is actually talking about our cars, the automotive industry and/or our dealership right now?These are the questions that inspired this post on the 15 free tools I use to monitor the social media sphere. Enjoy! First 5 Free Tools for Using Social Media Like a Pro (Part I of…See More
Sep 21, 2011
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3 "must DO" Internet Department tips, which everybody "should've done" by now

I can stand up now but only with a helping hand from my team - Chapter II "Diaries of an eCommerce Director"So I got that squared away right from the get-go…my website looks good; First to Second grade content (I will explain it further down what means) is in place, but what do I do with all the leads generated via my website, website forms, 3rd party leads and so on.What is here the status quo on response, follow up and long-term usage of these valuable leads, email addresses and phone…See More
Jul 7, 2011
VJ's blog post was featured

Diaries of an Internet Sales Director - Chapter I

Preface -After almost a couple of years of working with a leading internet marketing vendor and working the speaking circuit Volker Jaeckel (aka “@VJnator”) returns to the dealership world as an Internet Sales Director. “Here is my story of rejoining the store and the steps I took that made my website the best performing in my group and achieved “#1 CPO Dealer in the state” status six months in a row. Let me share how I believe a new Internet Manager can quickly make their store a success as…See More
Jun 27, 2011

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New Years Resolution - Don't loose weight rather GO MOBILE!

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments

A few more days and we will say finally Good Bye to 2011 and a hopeful "Hello 2012". With blog posts, articles and predictions all over the net on "what will bring 2012", I wanted to focus on one "item" you should definitively have on your Resolution List 2012...

- M O B I L E M A R K E T I N G -

With an enormous increase of consumers upgrading from regular cell phones to smartphone devices (31% of 271 million phone subscribers using now smart devices [Nielsen…

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Conclusion of my Top 15 Free Tools To Monitor Social Media - Part 3

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 6:34am 0 Comments

Here we are again. The weeks are flying by and today I'll post my conclusion of the 15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere - Part 3. I hope that you found at least one new tool in the last 3 weeks, which was a "new one" for you, and I wish you and your endeavor "Social Media Marketing" success!

Here are my last five freebies:

 …

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15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere (Part II)

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 9:41am 0 Comments

Hello folks, it is Wednesday again and time for me to put on Part II of the series 15 Free Social Monitoring Tools. As I had stated in my first post, these tools were used by me during my "active" duty as an eCommerce Director for several dealer groups and I hope that you will find the tools #6 to #10 as useful as I did. Here we go:

Kurrently: Shows…

Continue

15 Free Tools To Monitor The Social Media Sphere (Part I)

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 7:03am 0 Comments

As an e-Commerce guy, what would make my life easier when looking for specific data and news? How can I find short, to-the-point information when writing my next dealer blog post about model XYZ? And last but not least, who is actually talking about our cars, the automotive industry and/or our dealership right now?

These are the questions that inspired this post on the 15 free tools I use to monitor the social media sphere.…

Continue

3 "must DO" Internet Department tips, which everybody "should've done" by now

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

I can stand up now but only with a helping hand from my team - Chapter II "Diaries of an eCommerce Director"

So I got that squared away right from the get-go…my website looks good; First to Second grade content (I will explain it further down what means) is in place, but what do I do with all the leads generated via my website, website forms, 3rd party leads and so on.

What is here the status quo on response, follow up and long-term usage of these…

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At 7:36am on December 30, 2009, Joey Abna said…
Questions were answered, Cobalt just offers on page SEO. Maybe you could also train your seo specialists in off page seo so they can offer dealers a fuller picture of how search engines work.
At 1:28am on March 28, 2009, Grant Cardone said…
thank you so much for saying that!
At 3:01pm on March 1, 2009, Tim Elliott said…
VJ ,

Thanks .

Let me know about your results of the new products . I want "real world" when I make recommendations to my dealers . AT.com has some new offerings that I'm closely tracking . It's all about measurability and tracking your ROI .

Best ,

Tim

If I can be of any help please feel free to reach out
At 8:19am on February 9, 2009, Nick said…
Hi VJ -
I liked your latest blog. I have been in those shoes plenty of times. You go from internet manager to marketing manager in the blink of an eye. In your blog you mentioned saving money, but still increasing sales and leads. Our company has a new tool that just may do the trick for you. We host manufacturer incentives and rebates on dealer sites and it is also a great lead converter! Let me know if you would like to try it out on your site(s) for a month (we'll let you try it for free)....you will be amazed with the amount of hits it will receive! (between 600-1200 per month) We track all information and provide you with a report at the end of the month.

Check out our site www.incentiveresearch.com
some sites with our program are broadwaydodge.com , radleychevrolet.com

Give me a quick call or email to get started or if you have any questions.

Nick Umbs
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At 10:41pm on February 3, 2009, Grant Cardone said…
yes i have in fact one of his marketing companies is about to take on my seminars. thanks for enjoying the article... you can them sent to your email each week by going to grantcardone.com
At 11:15am on October 15, 2008, David Wassmann said…
Thanks VJ for the heads up...hope business is good for you...you may have noticed we're in Michigan as well (Bloomfield Hills).
At 6:37pm on October 8, 2008, Steve Farr said…
Thanks VJ! Great to hear that you are so pleased with the Outsell Live Chat service and that it is helping you generate more leads and sales from your website (always the best source for leads). Our data show that the Outsell Live Chat service is consistently one of the top three sources based on close rate at a 10:1 ROI - interested to hear if you are seeing similar results. We enjoy partnering with automotive leaders like yourself to make more efficient use of precious internet marketing dollars in today's tough market.

We also have a great offering to generate more sales and service opportunities from your current customers. Let me know, Paul Monskey or I would be happy to discuss with you any time.

And yes, I root for the Spartans, except for one weekend each year - when it is Go Blue!
At 6:18pm on October 7, 2008, Todd W. Rankin said…
Thanks Volker. Right now, with the VC money behind us and year 2 of steady ad revenue growth, GSTV growth is focused on expanding beyond the top 20 markets, and entering Seattle, Minny, Cleveland, St. Louis, Sacramento, etc. Not sure when or if we will ever make it to "the gas stations" in the Lansing DMA. We appreciate your support tho. The domestics have all advertised with us, including a steady commitment from Chevrolet. Now, we only need an import manufacturer to realize how GSTV reaches that consumer "in the mindset" of their vehicle - standing by the gas pump, near point-of-sale. :>)
At 1:19pm on March 17, 2008, Ralph Paglia said…
VJ,

If you would like me to help you publish, go ahead and send me your article(s) and I will review and make suggestions as to publications they should be submitted to. If I believe the article merits, I can submit to my editorial contacts with my recommendation that they publish. We all know who the publications are, but there is a political element to getting published that is sometimes unclear to new authors.
At 8:41pm on March 16, 2008, Ralph Paglia said…
VJ,

I just got checked into my hotel in Atlanta after travelling here from Phoenix, and when I went to see what was happening at our Automotive Digital Marketing community site, I saw you had recently joined.

It is great to see yet another automotive professional and industry colleague like yourself join the ADM community... When I logged in to ADM a moment ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see that we are now up to 554 automotive sales and marketing professionals who have joined the ADM Community!

Amazing support from an amazing industry... Made my day worth the aggravation of cross country travel, and a guy sitting next to me for over 4 hours who kept sticking his elbows into my ribs!

Thanks for helping us get to this critical mass of membership. I am thrilled and delighted to see that you have joined our community... Welcome and THANK YOU!

We are looking forward to any best practices, guidance, tactics, files, photos and videos you are willing to share with us.

Also, you have full access to your very own blog web site within this community, so feel free to get into the swing of things and use this community as a means of sharing with associates, customers, clients and friends!

Ralph Paglia
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