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With the introduction of Google Places a couple of years ago, and now with Google's launch of Google+ Local and further integration of localized search results, SEO optimization has yet another twist to consider: how localization affects your SEO rankings.
You may first ask: What is "Local SEO"? For those of you not familiar with this term, let me provide a brief explanation.
When you go to Google.com and do any search, you will notice on the search…Continue
Added by Vickie Gibbs on August 16, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments
If youʼre involved in your companyʼs internet marketing, then youʼve probably heard the term, “landing pages”. A landing page, or a lead capture page, is the page that a potential customer arrives at after clicking on an…Continue
How to Improve Internet Lead Quality from KPA - DealerWebinars.com on Vimeo. Instead of changing the status for an internet lead to "dead" or "bad" because there is no phone number…Continue
Added by Stan Sher on August 15, 2012 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Bad Reputation = Lost Sales
Don't Let This Be Your Dealership
Online Reputation Matters: Did you know that over 70% of auto-shoppers are researching online reviews before deciding which dealership to visit? If your dealership has a bad reputation, meaning it has a low score on Google+ Local, Yelp, Yahoo!, etc,…
Added by Vickie Gibbs on August 15, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
Are you making the most of your customer reviews?
A good customer testimonial offers valuable return on investment and can help push potential buyers through the buying process and into your dealership.
Unfortunately, when we went to work to find out what makes a good customer testimonial, we found that most dealerships aren’t using…Continue
Added by Paul Potratz on August 15, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
How many brains do you have? Trick question, I know. Your biology teacher said you have one. However, according to Dr. Mark Goulston your brain has three layers that evolved over millions of years. There’s the reptile layer, the mammal layer, and the primate layer. Let's take a deeper look into these layers and ways you can tap into these parts of the brain in your sales presentation, customer…Continue
The purchasing of Twitter followershas become an extremely popular trend. It offers the instant gratification that many people and businesses crave. When someone sees you have a mere…Continue
By now I'm sure you've heard about the new Google Webmaster Tools report that tells your dealership how many pages have indexed on your website over the last year. Unfortunately the information on its own is a little vague, and can be difficult to fully use when taken on its own. For example, a big segment of the data revolves around how many website pages are not selected for indexing. What does that mean? Google says that:
“A URL can be not selected for indexing for…Continue
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on August 14, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments
Prospects decide where to buy, in part, based on the speed and quality of sales follow-up. Statistics prove that if you can get your prospect back into your dealership quickly you will have a much higher likelihood of closing the sale. Dealers using an incentive program (such as our BeBack card), find that approximately 18% - 20% of prospects return and purchase a vehicle within 10-15 days of receiving the incentive card.…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on August 14, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments
They stated the reason for creating the tool in their …Continue
The Olympics are an event where hard work, the latest tricks and even luck separate the good from the great. Many times the difference between the Gold, Silver and Bronze comes down to perfecting the little things. So how do you tap into that competitive spirit and take home the gold with your automotive marketing?…Continue
A new study shows that a new breed of “digital test drivers” are completely skipping the dealership sales process. More than 10% of new-car shoppers are buying vehicles without even seeing them in person. To me, this seems like buying a pair of pants without trying…
As we have mentioned before, social media is not just a good way to keep in touch with your customers it’s now crucial to your SEO as well. But just how can you use your social media marketing to help your SEO? We’re going to talk about exactly that, how your social media and SEO can work together to grow your…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on August 14, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments
We know the difference between empathy and sympathy right? To empathize with your customer means that you have a deep emotional connection to their feelings, situation, or problems. To show sympathy with your customer is more of general setback with them because you are not taking the time…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on August 14, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments
The truth is, I think, that www.AutoCon2012.com advertising is out of control. Now, I *do* support www.AutoCON2012.com, but really that's because I strongly believe in the idea that dealers need great chances for education. And I think…Continue
New DMEautomotive survey reveals that prepaid or complimentary maintenance plans, combined with excellent service delivery, are among the best ways to win and retain consumer loyalty – especially ‘next-gen’ customers
DMEautomotive Survey Highlights:
Pinterest has generally been ignored by the advertising world at large, but the site is making big moves to assert its relevancy. As of last week, the social media website has done away with their invite…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on August 13, 2012 at 5:26am — No Comments
In June of 2012 we launch our New SEM/Re-targeting platform and our new Automotive Website platform. Look at these numbers for one of our clients. This is utilizing the same ad budget for each time period. The bounce rate still remains amazing and the unique visits are through the roof! How is this comparing to your site analytics and SEM platforms? Leads now from the dealers website are at a all time high making up their most dominant lead source. We all know that…Continue
If you can't tell, I wrote this on an extremely empty stomach. But enough about me, let's talk about you and your success!
As a provider of dealership website solutions, it almost seems that there are two different categories of clients that I work with. Those that utilize the tools and resources made available to them to which…Continue
If you have been following my latest articles discussing Google Adwords, you are well aware that Google is testing new ad formats for the automotive industry.
I have recently discussed the Google Advisor For Cars program which is very controversial. I recently documented that Google is testing …Continue