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We made it to the next round of the Social Madness Contest, but for the first time in the Social Madness contest Vin isn't in the lead. We want to show them that the Automotive Industry has just as strong social media presence as any other industry out there!
If a software company can beat out local beer companies and banks then auto, as a whole must be doing something right. To help keep us…Continue
Added by Joey Little on June 26, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments
If you are looking to improve your dealership, Digital Dealer is the place you need to be. It is quite simply the largest gathering of dealers and managers – your peers, converging in one place to find new ideas and solutions to improve their dealerships.
With 118 days and counting to DD 13, we’ve never had this many dealers and managers registered to attend. And why not, Digital Dealer is the industry’s premier learning and networking event. Exhibitors also…Continue
Added by Jim Apistolas on June 26, 2012 at 7:36am — No Comments
I’ve noticed recently that there are many,many articles out there entitled something like “21 Point Checklist For Good SEO” or “Ten things you need to change after the Panda/Penguin updates” etc. This is nice and all but honestly put all of that extraneous stuff aside, if there is ONE thing you need to know…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on June 26, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
A traveling salesman had come to the end of a long day and was very hungry. He had not made many sales and was feeling a little frustrated with his results. He decided to stop and get something to eat and mull over his next step.
He stopped in town, parked on Main Street and looked around. He found two restaurants side by side. Above each there was a sign.
The one on the left said “Food, more…Continue
Added by Leonard Buchholz on June 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Today, more than ever, online reviews can make or break your month selling vehicles. We can search for online reputation management companies and we will get hundreds if not thousands of opinions on how to manipulate the system of posting positive reviews. Many of these companies state that they have a secret to help your dealership look like they are flawless. This is done utilizing a lot of smoke and mirrors.
Studies by consumer behavior and search experts say that 7 out of 10…Continue
Added by James Schaefer on June 25, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments
After watching this 60 Minutes bit on The Age of Millennials, I thought to myself- oh great, apparently we are the doom of civilization. Being born in the 80’s lumped me into the Generation Y category, but I felt insulted when we were described as narcissistic praise-hounds that didn’t know how to cope with…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on June 25, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments
Early Bird Registration at www.DrivingSalesExecutiveSummit.com
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – June 25, 2012 – DrivingSales today announced that Billy Beane, the focus of the recent Academy Award nominated film ‘Moneyball,’ will keynote the fourth annual DrivingSales Executive Summit (DSES)…Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on June 25, 2012 at 5:44am — No Comments
When dealing with your company’s SEO, you obviously want to rank highly for all relevant terms. For some companies though, it’s more important to rank well locally. A recent survey has revealed some of the most important factors when it comes…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on June 25, 2012 at 4:50am — No Comments
Years ago I had the honor to be introduced to a gentleman who would change my life. He was Robert Worthington, President of Royal Oldsmobile in Stone Mountain Georgia. Bob as many knew him (I always addressed him as Mr. Worthington) had a commanding way about him. He was proud of our industry and the success of his dealership.
His pride did not come from what he had done, but rather what his managers and employees had accomplished during their years with Royal Oldsmobile. You see Mr.…Continue
Added by Rick Wise on June 24, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments
What follows is nothing new, but maybe it is a re-fresher we all can use to fine tune our Sub-Prime Sales Process. Yeah sounds boring, right? Maybe it is, yet once again this was the subject of choice in a most recent 20 group meeting. So go get a beverage of choice, find a comfortable seat and start this read.
We asked 10 of our top Sub-Prime Managers to give us a blue print to success and this is what we go:
Added by Rick Wise on June 24, 2012 at 6:31pm — No Comments
FB: The New Ad Network
This could be scary -- or it could be a new amazing new advertising platform.
Facebook is working with Zynga to place ads on Zynga's new web-gaming platform. The advertisements are based on your Facebook history, not cookies or searching history -- but a cross section of everything you do on the web and Facebook.
For a little back-story, Zynga started out on the…
Added by Todd Katcher on June 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
“You asked, we listened. Here are changes to our menu based on the spring survey. Keep your feedback coming.” I loved that.
The climate has shifted over the past two years where businesses are…Continue
Added by Glenn Pasch on June 23, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments
How To Sell Vehicle Accessories On The Web
Customers come into your dealership all the time to buy cars as well as get their current vehicles serviced. Some also come back to buy accessories for vehicles, such as tires, parts, and customization items such as body kits and aftermarket headlights. Your Parts department loves to see these customers and help them develop an identity for their vehicles.…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on June 23, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I am a firm believer that AutoCon2012 will be the biggest event of this year, eclipsing all others including the DigitalDealer Conference. So when I received a request to submit a Speaker's submission, I was humbled and honored at the…Continue
By now you’ve probably heard about the merger of Google Places and Google + into a new entity called Google+ Local.
Google touts the release of Google+ Local as “bringing the community of Google+ to local business owners around the world. “ They promote the fact that “with one listing, your business can now be found across Google search, maps, mobile and Google+, and that your customers can easily recommend your business to their friends, or tell the world about it with a review.”…
Added by Ed Steenman on June 22, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Automotive OEM and dealership based bloggers are relatively in…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on June 22, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments
I received a call yesterday from a Dealer that was negatively impacted by the Google Penguin update. Their organic search traffic is down about 25% and they asked me to take a look at their Analytics and Webmaster Tools.
The frustrating part is that their marketing and "SEO Company" deleted the message inside of Webmaster Tools alerting the dealer that Google had some concerns about the linking strategy used by the dealership. So without a specific message to go on, I looked…Continue
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Added by Stephen Jackson on June 22, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments