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Just Say No to The Next Superhero

Our colleague Stan Sher wrote a pretty good tear on the issue of searching for the Next Internet Manager to blame for sales failures.  I have to say I agree with his…


Added by Keith Shetterly on March 12, 2012 at 6:30am — 14 Comments

Google Says How Long It Takes For Updates To Places

Google Says How Long It Takes For Updates To Places/Maps Listings

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Added by Ralph Paglia on March 11, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Vendors Wanted!

Dealers United, the service I co-founded with Jesse Biter, is currently registering vendors to participate in future members’ only deals.

While vendor registration is not required, it is the only way to ensure your company is invited to take part in deals for products…


Added by Matt Buchanan on March 10, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Matt & Vanessa Don't Hate Me…

But you couldn’t be more wrong about microsites!


I have had a few dealers reach out to me lately on Microsites being a bad idea and even one of the largest industry providers asking me if…


Added by Larry Bruce on March 10, 2012 at 9:30am — 23 Comments

Knowing Your Phone Process and Your Customer's Experience

The Dealer Principle, Executive Staff and Department Managers are mired in daily tasks more than ever as our industry recovers---most have downsized dramatically in reaction to the recent struggles and find the leadership team is now required to do 150% or more of the duties they once did.

Concurrently, automotive Sales and Service customers have continued down the path of "Choosing" their providers from a safe distance. The internet remains the…


Added by Chip King on March 10, 2012 at 6:23am — 2 Comments

10 Popular Car Accessories among the Customization Generation

10 Popular Car Accessories among the Customization Generation

Young people are excited about accessories and car brands are taking note. Hyundai Motor America recently announced that they…


Added by Ashley Poag on March 9, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments

How Dealers Can Leverage YouTube to Sell Accessories

Courtesy of Insignia’s Guest Blogger: Jason Lancaster President of Spork Marketing, LLC

With the ability to reach almost half of the…


Added by Ashley Poag on March 9, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

What is Google+

My son Simon shared this with me on Google+.  It is a slideshow created by Gideon Rosenblatt for his blog "Alchemy of Change".  I really liked his analysis of Google's direction in relationship to Facebook and other social media.  What do you think?




Added by Tom Gorham on March 9, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

When A Social Strategy Creates A Powerful Search Strategy - Google+

If you are looking for ways to bring your search marketing strategy to the next level, one of the strongest opportunities will be to show your employees how to expand their social connections that Google can see.  




Added by Brian Pasch on March 8, 2012 at 8:03pm — 1 Comment

Ralph Paglia Has Social Media Kred

I learned about this new social media influence measurement tool from Mike Correra at DCH Honda of Gardena (California)...

Ralph Paglia's Kred Score:

Added by Ralph Paglia on March 8, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The easiest way to measure your website and digital marketing effectiveness

Hey I just figured out the easiest way to measure your digital effectiveness would you like to know? Pay attention because the solution is so simple and you don't have to spend anymore money, or learn how to use any new tools.

Ok here it is......SHUT IT ALL OFF! Yep that's right I said it pull the plug cancel all vendors, A/T, and turn off your websites. Now that i have your attention I am being extremely sarcastic however I do think many of us in this business have sat through a… Continue

Added by Matthew Smolik on March 8, 2012 at 4:07am — 3 Comments

How to Get the Most From Your Dealership YouTube Channel

Having a dealership YouTube channel is important for many reasons (as I touched on last year), but once your dealership has a channel, what do you do next?  Here are some tips and best practices to help your dealership’s YouTube channel get better search engine visibility:…


Added by Ali Amirrezvani on March 7, 2012 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

The Rise of the Authentically Branded Advisor of Sales and Service

Authenticity refers to truthfulness, character, integrity, commitments kept, sincerity, devotion, and upright intentions to help others.

Early Adaptors, those desiring to be ahead of the curve who want it now, not after everyone else is doing it, lead the way in a new movement towards "CPR the Heart of Business."  This CPR will surely revive and thrive the "Heart" of one's individual business, while doing the same for the entire business. …


Added by Tom 1TeamSynergy Wiegand on March 7, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Digital Dealer: The Evolution of Automotive Digital Marketing – Where Do Dealers Go From Here?

The Evolution of Automotive Digital Marketing – Where Do Dealers Go From Here?

A brief overview of the last 10 years, where the ‘State of the Art’ for car dealers stands today, and where the most successful dealers will get their competitive advantage…


Added by Ralph Paglia on March 7, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Have You Thanked Your Google+ Friends Today?

Google+ not only wants you to promote search results, but they want to make sure that you get the proper "thank you" from your friends.

Recent searches (with me logged into Google) not only show me the users who have +1'd the site but also prompts me to thank them.…


Added by Christine Rochelle on March 7, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

NADA University Webinar Shows Dealers How to Earn an Extra $500 Per Car Sold

izmocars accessories sales experts provide key best practices for selling accessories successfully; seminar free to NADA members

San Francisco, CA -  March 07, 2012 - izmocars (, whose AOA product is the accessories sales…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on March 7, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Prepare for Increased Internet Leads in 2012

Urban Science recently analyzed its lead management data and, according to these recent articles in the…


Added by Josh Vajda on March 7, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

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