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Google Adwords Conversion Rates for Automotive

Search CR   – - –   Display Network CR

4.29%         - – -      6.15%

Wordstream recently published the research based on data collected by the AdWords Performance Grader, a free AdWords account audit tool which has evaluated over $1 billion…

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Added by Joe Schwartz on December 26, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments


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30% Of Car Segments Saw Price Increases Last Week

Here is this week’s edition of Beggs on the Used Car Market. It’s great to have you tune into as we face the final full week of 2012. As we look back over the past couple of months, the weather has been pretty mild across most of the country until last week when a full blown winter storm came across the Rockies, the western plains and up through the mid-west. Even the upper part of the southeast got some of the white stuff. This may be a good thing for…

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Added by John Sternal on December 26, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

3 Ways Online Reviews Help Your Business SEO

These days, when someone is interested in a business, it is easy for that person to find a wealth of information on that business just by searching the Internet. Not only is it possible to browse your business website to get a good idea of what you offer, buy potential customers can also use reviews of your business to make the important decision of whether or not they want to work with you. This has very obvious implications when it comes to earning new customers . . . but did you know that…

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Added by Rick Mosca on December 26, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments


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New Years Resolutions

Annnnd we’re back! I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas, a happy Chanukah, and/or a pleasant other seasonal holiday. Now that we’re all back to work, I figured we could ease into things by thinking about the future, namely 2013. It’s only a week away, and this is the perfect time to take a look at your strategies for SEO, …

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Added by Timothy Martell on December 26, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

Web 3.0 - Be Found on the Web using a Blend of Digital Marketing

Search Engine Optimization  has changed dramatically this past year with the Google Panda update. A Blend of Content Marketing, SEO, Social Media Marketing and Article Creation will allow you to be discovered via Search Engines and help you gain more eyeballs in your local…

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Added by Lenny Gomez on December 26, 2012 at 8:22am — No Comments


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Using Google+ as a Lite Business Blogging Platform





Facebook has the market cornered on true social networking. Twitter is the news source. YouTube owns videos. Google+, the network that's growing huge but still having challenges communicating its identity, has one major advantage over all of the other social networks: size of posts.



It's possible to format and utilize Google+…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on December 26, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments


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Stan Sher of Dealer eTraining talks about Lon Safko from AutoCon 2012

Stan Sher of Dealer eTraining talks about Lon Safko from AutoCon 2012.  Lon Safko has brought so much value and "outside the box" thinking that the automotive industry needs to experience.

Related Links:

http://www.lonsafko.com/
http://about.me/stansher

Added by Stan Sher on December 25, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments


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Is Your Dealership's SEO Strategist on the Naughty or Nice List?

Is your SEO person using black hat SEO tactics or white hat SEO tactics (or a combination)?

If your search engine optimization team is using shady strategies to get your website ranked higher, you can expect more than coal in your stocking: rule-breaking SEO may have short-term benefits, but it can…

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Added by Chris Branum on December 25, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments


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If You Go for the Inspiring Message on Social Media, You have to Go All Out

Driving Sales Christmas

I start to sound like a broken record whenever I recommend to businesses that they need to be as human as possible on social media, that the venue is one dominated by people, and that brands are most successful when they stay professional but avoid being robotic. I’ll continue to say it as long as it stays true,…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on December 25, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Top 24 Social Media Marketing Tools Used by the Pros

#1: Unlock to Share Plugin

My favorite social marketing tool of all time is the unlock to share plugin. What is…

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Added by Joe Schwartz on December 24, 2012 at 6:29pm — 4 Comments


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Car Dealer SEO Mistakes: Stagnant Keywords

Keywords

There’s a plethora of articles, tips, and techniques about automotive SEO that fill blogs, webinars, and training courses. Everyone has opinions about what works best and how to help dealers rank better in search. The biggest mistake that dealers (and their vendors) often make isn’t in the SEO techniques themselves but rather in the underlying keyword principles.…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on December 24, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

A Deeper Look Into the YouTube Redesign, Annotations and InVideo Programming

Increases in broadband penetration and improvements in mobile, 3G (or 4G for many of us now) speeds have lead to a rapidly increasing change in how we consume media online. It is now common to see widespread use of higher quality image formats, more advanced usage of HTML5 and other…

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Added by Joe Schwartz on December 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments


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5 Rules of Twitterquette when Asking for #Twitter Retweets

Begging

As social signals continue to rise in prominence when it comes to search engine rankings, there has been a revival in the need for retweets. Google and Bing are assigning a certain level of importance on the sheer organic numbers that are gained when it comes to social sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, and…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on December 23, 2012 at 5:57am — No Comments

Top 15 Most Popular Video Websites | December 2012

Here are the 15 Most Popular Video Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a constantly updated average of each website's Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast."*#*" Denotes an estimate for sites with limited Compete or Quantcast data

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Added by Joe Schwartz on December 22, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

3 Helpful Tips to Make Sure Your Online Reputation is Protected!

Your dealerships online reputation can literally make or break your business success.  Why’s that?  Because, statistically speaking, around 90 percent of all consumers use the Internet to research businesses when they are looking for a product or service. …

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Added by Rick Mosca on December 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments


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Always Keep Your Eyes Open for Social Media Opportunities

Opportunities

“I sit down at the computer and think of things to post on social media.”

This is the problem. It’s the challenge that faces many dealers as they try to explore new ideas to post about on social media. They have “social media time”…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on December 22, 2012 at 4:00am — 9 Comments


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Wishing Everyone A Happy Holidays And Prosperous New year

As 2012 draws to a close, I wanted to take a quick moment to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season and hope you enjoy your definition of success in the coming year.

Have a great Holiday everyone!

Michael

Added by Michael Cirillo on December 21, 2012 at 9:46pm — No Comments


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Is Raising Your ELR the Right Solution for a Lackluster GPM? by Robin Cunningham

This is a story about a phone call I received several months ago from a service director who had recently attended our NCM® Institute class, Principles of Service Management I. Although not her real name, I’m going to call her “Debbie” throughout the…

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Added by Garry House on December 21, 2012 at 7:45am — No Comments


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Top 10 Blogs and News for 12/17-12/21

The most trusted name in 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…

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Added by Ketty Colom on December 21, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments


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World Didn't End... So Now What?

Like Y2K and Twilight: Breaking Dawn before it, the Mayan Apocalypse has thus far failed to bring about the end of the world. The solar flares didn’t fry us, the meteor didn’t send us the way of the dinosaurs, and Cthulhu remains slumbering his ancient slumber in the abyss. This surprising survival on the part of the human race has left many…

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Added by Timothy Martell on December 21, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

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