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From the home office in Barrow, Alaska... Top 10 Problems with Social Media:
10) My last “social media experiment” ended up in “stalking” charges and restraining orders
9) People can’t get the real essence of me through a computer
8) What happens when this whole internet fad dies off?
7) People never believe what they see on the internet
6) Well, wun pozitiv is nobuddy cairs to much abowt speling things rite
5) It takes so much time away from…Continue
Added by Brad Alexander on August 26, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments
One thing I have learned in the automotive Internet world over the past 13 years:
All truth passes through 3 stages.
( A quote by Arthur Schopenhauer)
When I first started selling cars via the Internet, most ridiculed it saying, "You can't sell cars over the…Continue
Our first week winner of the "Be One with Vin at Digital Dealer 11" promotion is Mark Nix!
If that's not your name, no worries. We're giving away prizes every week, all the way to DD11 in Vegas, so enter again every…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on August 26, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Some of DealerOn's car dealer website customers are incorporating QR codes on their sites, though it remains a technology that’s still maturing. While others in the industry have debated the benefits of using QR codes as a part of your dealership’s marketing strategy, I wanted to share some tips for running a QR Code campaign if your dealership is going to test this technology.
Before you start any marketing…Continue
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on August 26, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments
I just ran across this post from Driving retention and wanted to share as it is so helpful and has been something we have been doing here at our dealership to hold on to our customers. Ck it out. At the bottom I have information about a card system that is working fantastic for us.
In a lagging economy, keeping your loyal customers loyal can become increasingly more challenging, but there is probably no other time when good customer loyalty is more vital to your business.…Continue
Added by Gloria Perry on August 26, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
What is Google+?
Google+ is the latest social networking service that lets users create a personalized online profile to interact with the people in their lives. The idea is to build upon what’s already available from social networking services like Facebook and Twitter. The…Continue
Added by Richelle Farley on August 26, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments
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Added by Ken Beam on August 26, 2011 at 6:42am — No Comments
Life has changed, the way we sell cars has changed, business, in general, has changed. Now, it's time to embrace it, or fall by the way side. We live in an exciting social world where the new economy is more social in nature. Why? Because we are an untrusting lot. We are putting less and less stock in traditional advertising and more and…Continue
Added by TERRY GIBSON on August 25, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments
I'm looking forward to sharing with progressive dealers my latest research and strategies for automotive search engine optimization. Google has been making so many changes to how search engine result pages (SERP) are displayed that it is hard to know what is important and what is just fluff.…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on August 25, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments
It’s hard to think there could be anymore ways to market your business these days. With all of the help from search engines, YouTube, Facebook and traditional marketing outlets, most would assume you are getting the best bang for your buck. But there is one way to market your automotive business that many don’t think about.
Free-lance marketing is a great tool to not only promote your…Continue
If you've never heard of Erik Qualman, Keynote speaker for the 11th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition, check out this video.
Erik Qualman has recently advised/given…Continue
Added by Arnold Tijerina on August 25, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Many auto dealerships are closing just twenty percent of shoppers who come through the doors, while the remaining eighty percent simply walk away to a competitor. CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as; “XRM, Exceeding CRM”, recently released: An Auto Dealers' Guide to Outselling Competition, Increasing Car Sales, Decreasing…Continue
Added by sara callahan on August 25, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments
Added by Stan Sher on August 24, 2011 at 10:08pm — No Comments
One of the difficult parts of maintaining a successful social media marketing campaign is attracting the "right" people and getting your customers and prospects to interact with your dealership online. While this won't solve all of these problems, being able to find your dealership contacts in social media accounts is a start.
There is a pretty simple way to find your dealership contacts in social media sites like Twitter that I found while reading…Continue
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on August 24, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments
I am very excited and proud to be a part of the DrivingSales Executive Summit October 9-11 in Vegas. This will be a great event with a lot of great information and insight for increasing sales in 2012 and beyond.
I can not express how helpful this event will be in helping you see where the market is and where it's going so quickly.
Here is the link and article announcing me as a keynote speaker. …
Added by Paul Potratz on August 24, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments
|Recovering Dealers Rely on Info Tech|
Edited source: WardsAuto.com
Many dealers are turning to…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on August 24, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments
I would like to invite members of this community who are going to Las Vegas for the fall conferences to add the AWA Ceremony to your agenda. The Automotive Website Awards recognize the best technology, products, and services offered to car dealers.
The ceremony and…Continue
Facebook announced updated privacy settings today and for the first time one might actually consider them impressive. I mean after years of menus and menus and more menus filled with menus of drop downs with menus...(you get the point) - they have simplified the process with privacy options right at the wall page level. Of course, I expect people will still bitch and complain because hey!…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on August 24, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments