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Inventory Bandits of 2012.... Who is the Good Guy?

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Inventory Bandits

Inventory Bandits

Classifieds News Weblog recently talked about the top 15 US Car Classifieds Sites. Soon after reading this list, which you can check out right here, I wondered how numerous internet sites a vehicle shopper genuinely wants to pay a visit to. Are…

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Added by Dani Lunsford on July 12, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Craigslist Mania.... Should My dealership Inventory be There? Why?

What is Craigslist? Why Should I put My Inventory on it?

Craigslist is to the internet what the classified ads used to be to newspapers, it is a classified ad placement service where people can place and browse through classified ads on the internet.

And it is all FREE (in most states)

According to the current internet rankings at Alexa, Craigslist is responsible for getting an amazing twenty billion page views each month. That is good enough to crack the top 25…

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Added by Dani Lunsford on July 12, 2012 at 12:03pm — 6 Comments

A Better Way for Ken Beam to Create Walk Around Videos

We all love Ken Beam's walk around videos. He's got a great personality and his passion for the vehicle he's describing comes right through the video.

Here's the problem...These 'personal' videos are anything but. This post is not a criticism of Ken or his videos, but rather of the technologies that he's using to deliver them.

My company has created the easiest, fastest and most powerful way to create truly…

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Added by Len Ostroff on July 12, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments


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VINSOLUTIONS IS A FINALIST IN NATIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA COMPETION

VinSolutions has advanced as a finalist in the Social Madness Contest

Overland Park, KS – July 11, 2012 – VinSolutions, a leading developer of web-based CRM and ILM complete dealership marketing solution software, has advanced as a finalist in the Kansas City Business Journal “Social Madness Contest”, presented by Capital One Spark Business. Winners are scored based on points accumulated through interactions on Twitter, …

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Added by Joey Little on July 12, 2012 at 8:07am — No Comments

What an Apple Store Can Teach Dealerships about Selling Accessories

Apple stores are one of the most successful retail stores in the world. In 2009, when retail sales declined around 2%, Apple’s retail sales rose roughly 7%. According to The Mac Observer, one of their largest growing product segments is accessories...iPad owners tend to average spending $150+ on accessories. Yahoo Finance reports Apple’s in-store retail accessories sales increased 85% from 2011 to 2012. And, technology experts believe that if others want to compete they will have to partner…

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Added by Ashley Poag on July 12, 2012 at 7:24am — 2 Comments


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Are You Following Nissan's Lead in Social Media Use?

A topic I have been speaking about recently is how to interact with your customer base. From marketing your reviews on site, to creating a well thought out "wall of Fame" showing your community interaction, awards, videos etc. I also emphasized the need to interact with your Social Media followers.

I this week's Automotive news, an article by Lindsay Chappell speaks…

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Added by Glenn Pasch on July 12, 2012 at 7:20am — No Comments

4 Incredibly Effective SEO Tactics You're Still Not Using

By Steve Murphy

Let’s face it: search engine optimization is getting harder every day. More companies are incorporating SEO into their marketing mix as customers continue to flock to the web to purchase, research and review their favorite products and services. With limited real estate on the first page of search engine results, it’s crucial to employ creative content and…

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Added by Stephen Murphy on July 12, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments


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Gain More Instagram Followers NOW!

 

 

Instagram is undoubtedly the most popular photo sharing site in the world. So how can your dealership capitalize on this App , engage users, and gain more followers? I’m here to tell you, of course! =)

There are 5 easy steps your dealership can take to gain more followers on Instagram :…

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Added by Ketty Colom on July 12, 2012 at 6:26am — No Comments


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Choosing The Right Domain Name

One of the most important decisions you'll make as a business owner comes pretty early on: what to purchase as a domain name. You're domain name is your identity on the internet. Choose wisely, and you're set forever. Choose poorly, and you're business may not make it through. Everyone has a clear first choice, but…

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Added by Timothy Martell on July 12, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Digital Warrior Scholarships Offered To ADM Members For Internet and BDC Training

Next week, July 24-25th at the Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel, dealers from across the country who want to improve their BDC/Internet processes are heading to the Digital Warrior Academy (DWA) for training.…

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Added by Brian Pasch on July 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Maintaining a Stellar Online Reputation for your Dealership

You’ve read article after article about the wonders of an online presence and what it can do for your dealership.

While that’s undeniably true, there are liabilities that come with the territory, as well. Your brand’s online identity is a crucial element among your company’s marketing…

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Added by Jim Fitzpatrick on July 11, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments


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Calling ALL Social Media Wizzards & GURUs on ADM out there!! - Check this out! Need some advice please??

**Listen I need to hear from ALL of the Social Media Warlocks, Wizzards, Witches & GURUs on ADM!! Need your thoughts/advice/facts/stats about this topic that Pat Nash posted yesterday - 

Are Facebook Geo-targeting Ads worth it for dealerships?

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Added by Ken Beam on July 11, 2012 at 9:03am — 7 Comments


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VinSolutions' Sales Team is Hiring Outside Sales Reps in Three Different Locations

VinSolutions - Houston, TX outside sales representative

VinSolutions, a leading provider of automotive dealership software, is growing its sales team and needs an outside sales representative for the Houston, TX region of the United States. This is…

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Added by Joey Little on July 11, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments


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Check Your Spam Filters

BDC and Internet Managers; Do You Check Your Spam Filter Folders Daily?

As I conduct internet lead mystery shopping to dealers around the country I am constantly amazed at the lack of control that dealers have with their email…

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Added by Stan Sher on July 11, 2012 at 8:30am — 7 Comments


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4 Challenging Employees and What To Do About Them

Employees are the life of any organization. We spends hours recruiting, screening and interviewing them. After we have hired them, we spend more time training, coaching and monitoring them.

And when it's all said and done, we like to think that we have contributed to the Dealership's future and had a hand in weaving the very fabric of that Dealership.

And in every Dealership…

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Added by Leonard Buchholz on July 11, 2012 at 7:35am — 2 Comments


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Using Google Plus For SEO

If you are not yet on Google Plus then shame on you, they might not have the users that Facebook has or the engagement but they are still extremely important. Google Plus can be very important to your automotive SEO strategy for a number of reason…

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Added by Timothy Martell on July 11, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Is Your Dealership's Domain Name Under Attack?

I think we have a pretty great attitude in the auto dealer online community. For as long as I’ve been a part of it, I’ve observed dealers helping each other by sharing marketing tactics and Internet strategies. The daily…

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Added by Stephen Jackson on July 11, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments


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2012 Innovation Cup Award: Call for Entries Now Open

Award recognizes the most innovative dealership solutions of 2012; competition and presentation at 2012 DrivingSales Executive Summit

 

Salt Lake City, Utah – July 11, 2012DrivingSales today announced the call for entries for the third annual DrivingSales Innovation Cup Award, which recognizes the most innovative…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on July 11, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments


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How To Monitor Twitter To Get More Business Today

Is your dealership getting the most from your Twitter account? Unless you're actively monitoring, the answer is a resounding NO! Monitoring Twitter allows you to drill down and find what users are talking about. The benefit…

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Added by Timothy Martell on July 11, 2012 at 5:52am — No Comments

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