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The Facebookification of Twitter Makes Scrolling the New Click

Twitter Pics

We are seeing the "Facebookification" of Twitter happening before our eyes. No longer will we see a nice, minimized feed of Tweets presented to us on our smartphones or computers with several Tweets lining top to bottom on the screen. We'll see pictures, ads, and videos taking up more space by themselves than three Tweets presented the old…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 4, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Former Kelley Blue Book CEO Joins LotLinx Board of Directors

Paul Johnson, a recognized automotive Internet visionary, brings strategic, operational and brand-building expertise to the recently launched LotLinx; joins Board line-up that includes former AOL, Google Automotive, Dealix and Autobytel executives


SAN FRANCISCO, November 4, 2013   -- LotLinx today announced the appointment of Paul Johnson to its board of directors. Johnson spent 13 years at Kelley Blue Book (KBB),…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on November 4, 2013 at 9:31am — No Comments

The Death of the Traditional Dealership: Part 5

The average dealership hires a salesperson and, after a brief introduction of paperwork, allows the salesperson to begin talking to and selling to their customers. Some dealerships may send the salesperson to a meeting room to watch a series of perfunctory training videos and then cut them loose on the showroom floor to sell. Either way, the day of unleashing an untrained salesperson on a well-trained customer is dead.


The days of counting on a steady stream of traffic and…


Added by Mark Tewart on November 4, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Auto/Mate Named One of the “Best Places to Work” Four Years Running by the Albany Business Review

ALBANY, N.Y. – November 4th 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems ( announced today it was named one of the 2013 “Best Places to Work” in New York State’s Capital region by the Albany Business Review. This is the fourth year in a row…


Added by Mike Esposito on November 4, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Why Automotive Call Monitoring Is Important

Does your dealership have a call monitoring solution in place?

Does your dealership consistently train phone skills?

Chances are if the dealership has a large advertising budget and a proper setup for a BDC the answer is "yes".  However, it is mind blowing to see how many dealerships…


Added by Stan Sher on November 3, 2013 at 1:55pm — No Comments

A Hodgepodge of Predictions and Stats for Marketing in 2014


It's that time of year, again. We're going to eat a lot of different foods that we rarely eat the rest of the year and we're going to hear a lot of predictions about the future of marketing. The future, of course, is made up of a ton of digital marketing practices. Every year, it gets bigger. Every year, there are more options.

It can actually get…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 3, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

NEWSLETTER sample...Will you share please? ASAP Please!

Our dealership has never done an email newsletter but I'm trying to convince certain parties that it would (might) be a good idea, much like writing posts on Facebook, but sending it directly to our customers' email accounts (in the hopes that they will open before deleting). 

Does YOUR DEALERSHIP do a newsletter?  Monthly? Bi-monthly? Semi-monthly? Quarterly?  How would you rate your success (assuming you're not hiring a 3rd party who will track the email and provide you with…


Added by Cherie Price on November 3, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

Visualizing What You Want


v. vi·su·al·izedvi·su·al·iz·ingvi·su·al·iz·es

1. To form a mental image of; envisage: tried to visualize the scene as it was described.

2. To make visible.


In life and work,…


Added by Al Mosher on November 3, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Pinterest is Due for a Manly Invasion

Don’t worry. Women will still rule on Pinterest for the foreseeable future. That part’s not going to change. What will change is that Pinterest is edging its way into the hearts and marketing marketing toolboxes of businesses around the world, whether they’re run by men, women, or…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Matt Cutts at PubCon

Matt Cutts Pubcon


If you read this blog, than you know the name Matt Cutts. In fact, if you’re involved with SEO in any capacity, you should know the name Matt Cutts. Here at Wikimotive, there used to be this one guy who didn’t know Matt Cutts.

He doesn’t work here anymore.

The fact is that he’s one of (if not THE) most influential figure in all…


Added by Timothy Martell on November 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

BusinessRater Awards $50,000 To Homer Skelton Ford Customer Pays $50,000 to Tennessee Resident for Writing Customer Review of Homer Skelton Ford…


Added by Ralph Paglia on November 1, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Three Numbers to Watch on Facebook Posts

Understanding success or failure of marketing on Facebook can be broken down to the basic element: the post. Judging the effectiveness of your posts is clear and easy with Facebook Insights.

While the platform (finally) has a robust dashboard that allows users to dive deep into the effectiveness of their page, there are three numbers to…


Added by J.D. Rucker on November 1, 2013 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

Has Social Slayed Email?

by Melissa Mangold, Virtual Marketing Representative…


Added by CDK Global on November 1, 2013 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

The Importance of Creating a SEO and Social Plan that Works Together Part 3

So far we’ve learned that link building and effective content are crucial to a SEO and Social Plan. To bring your plan home, consider your engagement. Engagement centers on your relationship and communication with influencers. Who are influencers? Bloggers, site owners, and readers. Working with these influences can help with link building.

3. Engagement

One or two really strong links posted by someone outside of your company can improve your SEO ranking. Additionally, a…


Added by Rebecca Ward on November 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Detroit 3 sales rise 14%

Detroit 3 sales rise 14%

DETROIT -- Combined U.S. sales by the Detroit 3 rose 14 percent last month,  helped by strong demand for sedans and pickups and an increase in showroom  traffic after the partial government shutdown ended.

General Motors reported a 16 percent gain…


Added by Jon Floyd on November 1, 2013 at 8:28am — No Comments

Top Ten Blogs and Auto Industry News: 10/28-11/1

ActivEngage, the most trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the…


Added by Ketty Colom on November 1, 2013 at 7:09am — No Comments

Dominate The Listening

I have interviewed 100’s of applicants for sales over the years and one thing I hear quite a bit is, “I have the gift of gab or I can talk to anyone.” In fact many people think to be a successful salesperson you must dominate the conversation. But the facts is, the successful salesperson knows this to be the opposite.…


Added by Chris Younggren on November 1, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sales Training - How Often Do You Sharpen Your Axe?

Once upon a time there were two men who lived in the same forest and decided to have a contest chopping wood.  The first man was in good physical shape and very muscular.  The second man was in good shape but smaller in statute and wiry.  They would chop wood all day and at the end of the…


Added by Al Mosher on November 1, 2013 at 5:51am — No Comments

Events for SEO and Digital Marketing

In this age of harsh Google penalties on fluff content, people are looking for increasingly exciting ways to generate real, quality content. For a lot of companies, the solution has been to start hosting more events. The benefit of events is that you get some press (along with those juicy press releases), and a good …


Added by Timothy Martell on October 31, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

When Quick is Not Quick Enough – Car Dealers Losing Leads

Mystery shopper surveys on both sides of the Atlantic have found that car dealers have to shape up to maximise the potential of online leads. Otherwise they’re at risk of losing valuable sales.

In Britain, this year’s Click Awards run by Auto Trader found…


Added by Arvid Linde on October 31, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

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