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Let's face it. Facebook (and Google+) love pictures. It ranks at the top of the news feed food chain above text posts, videos, and links. It's the primary reason that many people visit Facebook in the first place. They want to see pictures of little Timmy sliding into third base, the places that their friends and…Continue
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Press Release Tips for 2013 Digital Strategies
The overrated SEO gimmicks used up to this point are over. After the latest Google’s updates, the need to understand and develop news-worthy, attractive and relevant content is a big part of what is needed to gain the search engine’s respect and attention.
2013 marks the beginning for brands and industries to shape up…Continue
Added by Joe Schwartz on December 16, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I've been on the Internet side of this business for 14 years. The first portion of that time was spent trying to get buy-in from top management. The last portion has been spent getting buy-in from the sales…Continue
Video Marketing is the key to taking your online presence to the next level of both engagement and sales.
Imagine if you could take your best salesman and pay him nothing to sell for you all day long. Imagine if you could get your customers to refer you every day without bugging them for referrals. Imagine if you could get other people send new customers to your business all the time. Video can do all this…Continue
Optimizing your video for search is a crucial step in online video production if you want to capitalize from video’s powerful SEO potential. Nor can you just rely on your dealer website alone to ensure traffic is directed to your video. Video search engine optimization (SEO) creates additional paths to reach your video…Continue
Here is another infographic that reminds us of why we need a great video marketing strategy.Continue
Added by Joe Schwartz on December 16, 2012 at 8:19am — No Comments
Dealer Marketing Magazine Announces Auto Dealer Sourcebook and Vendor Directory to be released in March 2013. Suppliers offering products or services to auto dealers can request listing in the Sourcebook and on the website.
Added by Ralph Paglia on December 16, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
I had thought the days were behind us. Call it a hope, but I believed that the majority of businesses who were active on social media had pushed beyond the plague that once filled our feeds - the worthless post. I was wrong.
There is a very distinguishable difference between SEO content and content that brings SEO value.
The easiest way to look at it is that SEO content is what you put on each page of your website to let both visitors and…Continue
Would you think I’m crazy? Well, I am not, but I can show you…Continue
Added by Bill Hamlin on December 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Policy criteria for removing reviews
We want people to get ratings, reviews, and recommendations that are…Continue
In the second quarter of 2012, the NCM Institute (NCMi®) formed a training partnership with Automotive Internet Management (AIM). As of last week, AIM has conducted four “Bridging the Internet Sales Gap” training workshops under NCMi sponsorship. After personally auditing two of these sessions and receiving client-dealer feedback from all of the…Continue
Added by Garry House on December 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
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There’s a problem I have been seeing a lot lately among businesses who are late to adopting social media. They are excited, just raring to go (which is admirable) but they have no perspective on what they’re getting themselves into.
They look up every possible social network and just start…Continue
It was one of the most used made-up words of 2012 (and in many cases, one of the most annoying). Just about every marketer in and out of the automotive industry used some variation of "SoLoMo" (Social/Local/Mobile) in a blog post, video, presentation, or declaration of things to come. The underlying concept - that many people and the sites…Continue
Shown below are a fascinating "Q & A" excerpts from a conversation between Laurie Halter, Charisma Communications owner, and Brent Albrecht, SOCIALDEALER Marketing Director. During their meeting, Laurie and Brent discuss the development and evolution of Facebook into…Continue
One of the first leads we received when we first started the Internet Department was from 3 hours away on a new Pathfinder. After an initial back and forth via email and a productive phone call, the salesperson went to the manager for some availability and pricing information. “Just get them in,” was the answer.…Continue
Most businesses understand the benefits of search engine optimization, but they waste all that hard SEO work by not having decent landing pages. Getting clicked is only the first step,…Continue
Bermuda continues to be a wonderful destination to visit; however, the area is famous for the mysterious events that have taken place over the years. Airplanes, ships and people have vanished without explanation.
Is your dealership in jeopardy of becoming part of the Automotive Bermuda Triangle?…Continue