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Luxury Level Cars Show Largest Decline

Here is the latest used car market report from Ricky Beggs and Black Book. If the overall auction activity is an indication there were plenty of empty holes to fill back at the lot. Even with several survey personnel and editor reports indicating the “best crowd in several months”, bidding just to be the last bidder at any price was not the case. Quite a few reports indicated buyers were “slightly selective”.…

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Added by John Sternal on July 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Don't ignore CSI and end up like the dodo – or Mercury

CarChat Live helps dealers survive AutoWeek spotlighted the ’53 Mercury on their website, and it got me thinking how sad it is that such a storied brand has fallen by the wayside, and that dealerships that aren’t careful can also end up like the dodo bird or Mercury brand.

CSI is critical to SURVIVAL

One of the intangible benefits for our Live Chat products is that it can help guard your CSI. Not just the CSI the factory measures, but the one that has your customers posting…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on July 15, 2013 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Stay Involved with Patch.com | by Martin Damato

Many of us know of heard of "patch.com." Patch.com is a local news and information platform owned by the AOL corporation. As of June 2013, Patch operates some 900 local and hyperlocal news websites in 23 states in the United States. Patch Media Corporation is the operator of the service.



Patch was founded by Tim Armstrong, Warren Webster and Jon Brod in 2007 after Armstrong said he found a dearth of online information on his hometown of Riverside, Connecticut. The company was then… Continue

Added by Martin L D'Amato on July 13, 2013 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment


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The Social Advertising Mistake Every Dealer Needs to Avoid

As Facebook continues its unofficial quest to make the platform pay to play and with Twitter quickly following in those footsteps, many are looking towards advertising as the most important component, but they would be wrong. Others who sell their products would say that strategy can overcome the need to play, but they would be incorrect as well. It’s the third…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on July 13, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments


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Will Your Dealership be Affected by the Penguin 2.0 Update?



by Doug Antkowiak, SEO Specialist


Penguin 2.0 Launch

Google might tell you there is a new predator at the top of the web food chain.…

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Added by CDK Global on July 13, 2013 at 6:00pm — 12 Comments


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“To Sell Is Human” by Daniel Pink: Book in a Nutshell

When you think of sales, do you think of pejoratives such as pushy, sleazy and dishonest? Most people do.

Yet in “To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others,” Daniel H. Pink contends that most of us, regardless of job title or…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 13, 2013 at 12:09pm — No Comments


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Listen To Your Mother: Advice For Making The Sale On Your Website (Part 2)

A wise person would have taken my mother’s advice the first time.

Alas, when it comes to shopping online there are hurdles and derailments in every corner, waiting to sabotage your efforts. And…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 13, 2013 at 6:51am — No Comments


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Headlines That I Hate: 5 Ways To Ensure I’ll Never Read Your Blog Post

You should know up front that this is not about writing a bad headline and how to fix it. There is plenty of great advice out there to help you make sure your content gets read and doesn’t end up on the Island of Misfit Posts.

This is about writing a bad headline……

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 13, 2013 at 6:31am — No Comments

AutoCon 2013 Agenda - AutoConnections Conference and Exposition - Aria Resort and Casino

AutoCon 2013 Agenda

The AutoConnections Conference and Exposition at the Aria Resort and Casino Conference Center

September 4th through September 6th, 2013…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on July 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Angry Business Owners Sue Yelp for Extortion -- Again

Came upon the following article this morning and thought it of interest to the community.

  Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227389#ixzz2YqF6PPu3

What are ya'lls thoughts?

Added by Curt Kelley on July 12, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments


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The Front Lines Where The Real Battles Are Fought

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 12, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Sean V. Bradley Training Internet Sales Directors On Projections & Forecasting - Automotive Sales



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Sean V. Bradley Training Internet Sales Directors On Projections & Forecasting - Automotive Sales

I had…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on July 11, 2013 at 1:14pm — No Comments


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Apple’s Customer Loyalty Strategy and How You Can Adopt It

I came across an interesting article in Forbes the other day that examined why Apple has such loyal customers and how they plan to increase that…

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Added by Richard Holland on July 11, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Google+ Ditches Zagat Ratings, Returns to Consumer Friendly 5-Star Ratings

Google can’t seem to make up their minds...

That being said, they sneakily introduced a change that I believe most businesses (and consumers)…

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Added by Arnold Tijerina on July 11, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments


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Car Leases Show Healthy Approval Rates

National car lease marketplace Swapalease.com reports its latest lease customer credit approval information, with positive trends continuing into the halfway mark of 2013. According to data from Swapalease.com, the year-to-date credit approvals rate recorded at the end of June was 73.9%, down just slightly from 75.3% approvals in May. 

 

Swapalease.com considers a healthy rate when credit approvals reach 70% of all applications. Credit is extremely important in car leasing, and…

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Added by John Sternal on July 10, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments


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Carly or Carli? – Testing makes a difference in Live Chat – and the showroom

More than a dozen years ago, I learned a priceless life lesson from Grant Cardone – to use proven sales techniques “every day, every time, without fail, no exceptions”.

But before you get to the point of this magical consistency he teaches, you have to discover what works – and what doesn’t in your situation. What definitely doesn’t work very well…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on July 10, 2013 at 10:47am — 1 Comment


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Are you the "Hater"?

Listening to Grant Cardone, I have determined that I am 100% a "Hater". Hard thing to say and repeat out loud. I am a hater. So are you, too? If so, what are you going to do about it? I'm learning that sitting around hating on your job does nothing but kill you. If you want to increase your business, stop hating your job and do something about it.

Sean talks about the "3 Minute Book" in a lot of his references and especially today in "Make Money Monday". It's not hard to do. Make your…

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Added by Zach Dunn @YourAutoGuyZach on July 10, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments


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Government- You've Gotta Wonder?

 

No wonder our government can’t get anything done and spends so much of…

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Added by Bill Cosgrove on July 10, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments


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Don't EVER Chat Like This

There has been a lot of posts online and in forums on the best practices of car dealer livechat. While those best practices are legit, there is one thing that some…

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Added by Ketty Colom on July 10, 2013 at 7:46am — No Comments


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Using Social Media to Increase Your Publicity

Press releases are a great way to promote and disseminate information about your company.  I’ve written many articles on how to write and optimize press releases to increase the chance of being discovered amongst the hundred or thousands…

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Added by sara callahan on July 10, 2013 at 6:32am — No Comments

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