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NJ VW- Douglas Volkswagen in Union County NJ your 2012 VW Passat Source!


NJ VW- Douglas VW in Union County NJ your 2012 Passat Source!


The All-New 2012 VW Passat is at Douglas Volkswagen in Summit NJ the Union County New Jersey 2012 VW Passat Ordering Headquarters!

*Stop by 491 Morris Ave. in Summit NJ and take this incredible Volkswagen for a spin…


Added by Ken Beam on July 22, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments

Time Saving Social Media Tools

When I’m talking with dealers about various aspects of their online marketing strategy, the reason that they most frequently bring up for why they aren't more involved in social media is that they or their teams don't have the time.  I'm a strong believer in the theory that time is the new money, so I agree that sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.  At DealerOn, we believe that there is a definite benefit to devoting time and effort to…


Added by Ali Amirrezvani on July 21, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Is Google + Providing Users With a False Sense of Security?

Are Circles All They're Advertised to be?

Google Circles

This is an actual picture of one of my Google Plus Circles. This is arguably a collection of the most influential digital personalities in the world today (note to self... add Erik Qualman after posting this blog). But it begs the question, is Google tricking you…


Added by Timothy Martell on July 21, 2011 at 12:38pm — 5 Comments

Google Boots Third Party Review Sites From Star Counts

Change once again is rocking the automotive digital marketing world as Google today drops the third party review counts from its yellow stars.  ONLY reviews directly posted on Google Places are showing.  This screen shot of BMW of Scherville showed all the DealerRater reviews last week in their…


Added by Brian Pasch on July 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 69 Comments

VW Helps Guys Get Dates

Few guys will turn down a little extra help in the dating scene -- just like few car makers will turn down the chance to add some sex appeal to their brand. With their "Date Drive" project, Volkswagen is taking advantage of this natural partnership opportunity. They're helping guys out by loaning them a new car for first dates and then making it easy for others to follow the feedback of these test drivers. Everyone's a winner. The guys get a nice car for an evening and VW gets a lot of…


Added by Tony Guarnaccia on July 21, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

Why The First Car Dealership Groupon Failed

In a first, a dealership in Michigan partnered up with Groupon to offer Groupon’s first car buying groupon. The deal offered was $500 off the purchase of a vehicle for $199. Keep in mind that Groupon typically takes 50% of the price of the offer (in this case about $100) if the Groupon is successful (ie. meets the minimum purchase requirements). So in the event that the minimum of 10 deals were…


Added by Arnold Tijerina on July 21, 2011 at 7:06am — 11 Comments

Seeing What People Say

The subject of body language keeps popping up in my life of late.  As a result, I have spent some time dwelling on the connection between body language and the work place.  Personally and professionally, we often hear the words, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  This statement has more to do with quick judgments made on physical appearances than body language.  Reading someone’s body…


Added by Stephanie Young on July 21, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Can Your Dealer’s Website Provider Really Provide?

In his blog post for L2T Media, John highlights 6 of the main dealer website provider crimes again search marketing followed by 6 of the biggest advantages that a digital agency can offer.  


A lot of our clients have been tempted by the promise of one-stop shopping from their dealer website providers. A website, paid search campaign and SEO services from one…


Added by Jack Thornburg on July 20, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Is Your Dealership Using the Latest Google Analytics Code?

In addition to rolling out Google+ and the Google +1 button, Google has also recently rolled out a new version of Google Analytics.  Google Analytics 5 includes a complete user interface re-design which allows users to create multiple dashboards, more easily search across multiple accounts, create custom reports (and goals), and Analytics Intelligence, a tool that allows for automatic alerts.


One of the more exciting new features of Google Analytics 5 is the ability to track…


Added by Ali Amirrezvani on July 20, 2011 at 7:20am — No Comments

The Who, What, When, Where and How of Social Media Marketing Planning

Social Networking has transformed from a way that college kids could keep in touch to a main stream tool for capitalism.  Social Media is one of the newest tools available to the global economy as more and more businesses are adopting Social Media Marketing Plans.  With an audience of over 500 million users, Social Media has become the platform for engaging with clients and prospects on a…


Added by Stephanie Young on July 20, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Great article Mobile dealer sites....

This is great insight on how mobile dealer sites are driving traffic faster than their desktop counterparts-

Added by Mike Brodeur on July 20, 2011 at 6:11am — No Comments

Erik Qualman, bestselling author of 'Socialnomics' to keynote the 11th Digital Dealer Conference!

The 11th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition is excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Erik Qualman, best-selling author of "Socialnomics"!



Erik Qualman has recently advised/given keynotes with the following: Coach, Facebook, UGG Australia, Starbucks,…


Added by Arnold Tijerina on July 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Are there any more questions about importance of mobile marketing

Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on July 19, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Jim Ziegler, National Featured Columnist Expands His Media Reach to Auto Dealers

Jim Ziegler, National Featured Columnist Expands His Media Reach to Auto Dealers


Atlanta, GA:  After 14 years as a featured auto industry national columnist, Jim Ziegler is taking his widely read articles to new and…


Added by Ralph Paglia on July 19, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Meltdown Management

As a sales manager, I hosted a daily sales meeting like every good sales manager should.  Like all good salespeople do, the sales team would come to the meeting with their list of “should-haves” and “could-haves” if only “blah-blah” was true.  This would often take the wind right out of my…


Added by Stephanie Young on July 19, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

OEM Advertising Policies Needed

I'm in the process of writing a position paper on OEM Internet advertising and website polices and I need your help to make the article effective in achieving its goals.


Can you email me the latest Internet advertising and website guidelines for your franchise. 


I need this information to document the policies that each OEM has in place so that I can accurately comment on the policies.


Your assistance is greatly appreciated.  Please email the…


Added by Brian Pasch on July 18, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Facebook vs Google +.. the NYT weighs in...

If you've been wondering if Google+ can give Facebook a run for the money, the New York Times has an opinion and it has a lot to do with privacy.

Read more here... A Facebook warning call: NYT says Google+ gets privacy right"

Added by Tom Gorham on July 18, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Car Companies Set Up Shop In Silicon Valley

According to Joann Muller Automakers Are Moving West To Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley

Image via Wikipedia…


Added by Ralph Paglia on July 18, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Looking for PPC and SEM company

Any suggestions that you have good luck with.  I was previously with Total Control Dominator and no longer use websites so I dropped them.  Looking for good suggestions.  I am a Mercedes-Benz dealer in the Minneapolis area that has a specialty in high line pre-owned vehicles.  Thanks for the help.

Added by Matt Mahoney on July 18, 2011 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

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