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Featured ADM Member Blog Posts – October 2014 Archive (56)


Vendor
3 Reasons Dealers Should Post Inventory on Social Media

Social media has been a hot topic of discussion for car dealers even before Facebook overtook MySpace. There are plenty of gurus, vendors, experts, and in-store personnel who have different opinions on the topic of posting inventory. To us, the answer is very clear.

Studies show that people do not go…

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Added by Jim Jabaay on October 31, 2014 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment


Influencer
The Top Ten Auto News Stories of the Week: October 25 - 31

Happy Halloween and TGIF, Auto Professionals! It’s been a busy week, but that’s no reason to fall behind on the latest auto industry news and blogs. As always, we’ve got your back.

In this week’s Top 10, you’ll learn about mobile search and video, zombie cars, how you can…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 31, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Is Your Dealership Investing in Itself or Third Parties?

When I started doing SEO and social media for dealers, the one thing that really worried me was how often dealers are being outranked in search engines by third-party listing sites like…

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Added by Timothy Martell on October 31, 2014 at 9:52am — 3 Comments

The Mind is Like a Parachute – It Works Best When Open

Competition in business is usually a good thing.  Sure, we’d all like to have the market cornered, but without a little competition we would perhaps never figure out ways to improve our products or services and keep our customers coming back. 

 

In an interesting…

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Added by Mike Gorun on October 31, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments


Influencer
Using Data to Increase Service Revenue

One of the most valuable assets you have at your dealership is your customer database. However, frequently dealers fail to effectively use this information to help achieve more specific marketing goals. While some may use their database to send marketing messages to existing and previous customers in an effort to sell…

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Added by Richard Holland on October 30, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments


Coach
The Safest Cars of 2014: An Overview

Whenever you hit the road sitting behind the wheel with your loved ones, safety is the first thing that comes to your mind. May be you are going to your office or for a long road trip this…

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Added by Tim Kaye on October 29, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments


Influencer
Are You Master of Your Domain?



Jason Jewert, Performance Improvement Consultant
by Jason Jewert, CDK Global Performance Improvement Consultant

Who can forget The Contest? One of the most memorable …

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Added by CDK Global on October 29, 2014 at 10:20am — No Comments


Influencer
Don’t Kill The Messenger

Customer complaints happen. No matter how much a business wants to provide great customer service, there are times when the dominos aren’t lined up exactly right. The chain breaks somewhere, preventing the last domino from falling. For the most part, customers understand that businesses aren’t perfect. It certainly…

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Added by sara callahan on October 29, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments


Coach
Time to Go Green with your vehicle

The majority of the car manufacturers are coming with plenty of looming changes in the market. Amongst them, the manufacturers have been investing in green technology for years. And with the emerging technology, the proposition of going green with the vehicles is becoming increasingly alluring to the…

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Added by Tim Kaye on October 29, 2014 at 12:26am — No Comments


Influencer
From the Trenches - SEO for Dummies Like Me - Real-Time

Search Engine Optimization - the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results.…

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Added by Tom Gorham on October 27, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments


Influencer
Why Video Is Important For Your Marketing Strategy

When businesses ponder how to increase their presence on search engines, they typically turn to SEO strategies. Content marketing has always been a large part of any SEO strategy. It’s a given that the more fresh, relevant and unique content you produce, the better chance your online properties will have of showing in…

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Added by Brian Cox on October 27, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Influencer Marketing: How It Can Make Your Dealership's Brand More Powerful

Influencer Marketing: How It Can Raise The Value Of An Auto Dealership's Regional Brand 

I have seen automotive digital marketing emerge from being a curiosity in the minds of most car dealers, and become the generally accepted "Smart…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on October 26, 2014 at 5:02am — No Comments


Influencer
Links May Die Someday for SEO, but Not Quite Yet

Inbound links still matter. Despite what you may here from SEO gurus around our industry, the power of high-quality, relevant, and natural inbound links to a dealer's website is still apparent. Google's Matt Cutts acknowledged that in the long run, this may not be the case.

That…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on October 24, 2014 at 5:40pm — 16 Comments

Mobile Search Rank Study Shows It's Good to Be #1

If you've spent any time on the marketing side of your dealership, you know how valuable organic search traffic is. But in order to receive a large amount of search traffic, you need to rank for a variety of different keywords, which means having a properly-optimized website, high-quality…

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Added by Mark Frost on October 24, 2014 at 8:55am — No Comments


Influencer
How Timing Can Affect These 3 Elements on Your Dealership Website

“You don't have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it'll go.” - Yogi Berra

Three American League MVP awards, 10 championships, and 15 All-Star Games -- Yogi Berra is arguably one of the best catchers in MLB history and knew a thing or two about the importance of timing.

It got me thinking about today’s post and how lead…

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Added by Lisandra Ramos on October 24, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Going Beyond All-You-Can-Eat In Loyalty

When consumers think of loyalty programs, they typically think of racking up miles, or frequenting a business in exchange for rewards, perks or freebies.

No matter what business you patronize, there is a good chance that it is offering some sort of loyalty…

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Added by Mike Gorun on October 24, 2014 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


Influencer
Why Customers Leave Without Buying A Car And What To Do About It

What's the most creative reason you've heard from a customer who is leaving your dealership lot without purchasing?

Sure there are the typical, "have to check with my spouse," and "have to pick up my kids at their soccer game." Then there are the…

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Added by Patrick Kelly on October 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments


Influencer
What Women Want: How to Connect with The Modern Female Car Buyer



 Marissa Dogeagle Smith, Account Advocate at CDK Digital
by Marissa Dogeagle Smith, Account Advocate at CDK Digital

How well do your website content and staff appeal to the modern female car shopper?…

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Added by CDK Global on October 23, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments


Agency
Brand and Dealer Loyalty – a Fine Balance?

Think about the last time you visited a business such as McDonald’s, Target, or a 7-11.  Now, think about the store itself – did you select the store because of convenience, or because you were dedicated to a specific location?  Sometimes the answer is both, but more often…

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Added by Amy Scott on October 23, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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