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A Billion Monthly Users On Facebook

Facebook has hit another incredible milestone yesterday; the social network now has over a billion active monthly users. Did you read that right? That’s a BILLION with a B. Every single month.…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 5, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments


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Facebook Cracking Down on Fake Likes

Have you ever looked at your Facebook page and wondered how many of your Likes were just worthless? With fake accounts and other padding running rampant, can you really be sure of how many people you’re really reaching? It’s hard to truly measure the impact of your…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 5, 2012 at 6:05am — 6 Comments


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A Customer is a Customer, No Matter Where They Sit in the Purchase Funnel

Based on the Kelley Blue Book Consumer Sentiment Q2 2012 survey, consumers doing research are performing a median six months (183 days) of research before purchasing a new or used car.  Of those consumers, nearly half (47 percent) have visited a dealership.  Putting these two numbers together, two conclusions can be drawn:

  1. There are a lot of ups walking onto dealership lots who are in a research mindset. 
  2. There is a longer timeline than many realize to capture and…
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Added by Rob Lange on September 4, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments


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The Fast Changing Retail Reality of ‘Adapt or Die’--- Which Are You Doing?

You knew retail was changing, right?  Who is ahead of the game at retail today are those staying ahead of Consumer Changing Habits.  “The next five years will bring more change to retail than the last 100 years” says Cyiac Roeding, CEO of Shoptick.  “Within…

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Added by Tom 1TeamSynergy Wiegand on September 4, 2012 at 10:40am — No Comments


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Auto Sales and Service Must Work Together to Build Loyalty

For dealers, two primary goals of implementing a loyalty program are: (1) to have the customer return to the service department for repairs, in order to increase customer pay RO, and (2) to have the customer purchase their next vehicle from your dealership. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that both sales and service are working together to build loyal customers.

 

The relationship between these two departments is critical, according to the recently released J.D. Power…

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Added by Mike Gorun on September 4, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

Tips From GM eSummit: Invest In Video Remarketing

Stephen continues his coverage of the GM eSummit, stopping this week in Chicago for more great tactics to dominate digital.

 

I often find that the greatest source of automotive thought leadership in today’s digital…

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Added by Stephen Jackson on September 4, 2012 at 8:42am — 2 Comments


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What Is The Real Impact Of Social Media On SEO?

I think everyone can agree, at this point, that social media activity has a serious and measurable impact on search engine results. Search engines may use this social network information differently but no one can deny that it is having a significant effect on…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 4, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments


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How To Easily Generate More Referrals To Increase Sales and CSI

 

One day I received a call from Paul Sansone Jr., a well known name in the New Jersey car business.   He operates a dealership near my offices and he reached out to tell me about a new product he was developing for car dealers.   I love entrepreneurial passion and Paul has leveraged his…

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Added by Brian Pasch on September 4, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment


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Google+ May Charge For Vanity URLs

Earlier this month, Google (specifically Google+) started rolling out vanity URLs. Before the vanity URL, you were identified by a long numeric string, not exactly a great thing to…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 4, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

TOUGH TIMES FOR USED CAR MANAGER

GREAT SUBJECT, JUST A SHORT STORY,I STARTED WORKING FOR A GMC DEALERSHIP IN 2010.YOU COULD NOT TAKE A VACATION FOR TWO YEARS,SO ANYWAY 2 YEARS COMES UP,SO I PUT IN FOR MY FIRST VACATION SEVEN DAYS.I RETURNED TO WORK A DAY EARLY AND WAS GIVIN A TERMINATION SLIP MY POSITION WAS BEING TERMINATED AND YOUR POST IS CORRECT,THE GM WAS NEW HE ALSO RUNS A ACURA STORE HE SAID USED CAR MANAGERS ARE NOT NEEDED,SO HE BROUGHT HIS INVENTORY MANAGER FROM THE OTHER STORE TO HELP OUT,HOWEVER THE STORE ONLY…

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Added by LANCE on September 4, 2012 at 1:34am — No Comments


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Automotive Internet Sales and BDC Expert Stan Sher of Dealer eTraining to Speak at AutoCon 2012

Automotive Internet Sales and BDC Expert Stan Sher, of Dealer eTraining will be a featured speaker at AutoCon 2012 conference in Las Vegas at the Aria Hotel and Casino on September 5-8, 2012.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Free-Press-Release.com) September 2, 2012 -- Stan Sher,…

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Added by Stan Sher on September 3, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments


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Do Dealers Have To Spend More To Increase Their Sales?

PCG Consulting founded in 2011, was created to provide vendor neutral analysis and recommendations to help dealers maximize their operating budgets and car sales.  The consulting team also provides onsite training and education for car dealers on Internet/BDC lead processes, social media, reputation management, and digital marketing strategy.  

 

A majority of the dealers that hire PCG…

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Added by Brian Pasch on September 3, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment


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Bing Adds New Facebook Photo Search To SERPs

So you’ve been searching for that hilarious photo your buddy put up on Facebook last week, or you can’t seem to find that one picture from his cookout last year but you know it’s there. Not to worry thanks to Bing we now have the ability to search for photos shared by your Facebook friends. For a while now…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 3, 2012 at 7:30am — 6 Comments


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Exact Match Domains To Be Weakened By Google

How have you been optimizing your site for Google? If you’re still ranking well after this year’s barrage of updates, you must be doing something right, because Google is notoriously tough on cheaters. For Google there is a fine line between cheating and good…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 3, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments


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87% of Businesses Say Social Media Helps; Could It Be Higher?

Nearly 9 out of 10 small business owners are saying that social media has been helpful to their business. There are even more impressive stats in the same survey that seem almost low. In this article we’ll explain why…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 2, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Joe Webb: Four Key Ingredients to Healthy Online Advertising

There are only four essential items needed to exist as an online entity, similar to the four basic food groups. Have you learned how to operate with a lean budget or are you taking a bite out of everything?

Joe Webb of DealerKnows Consulting will tell you what must be on the plate of your advertising budget to keep mouths fed at your dealership, as well as what digital junk food offerings may have you clutching…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on September 1, 2012 at 9:16pm — No Comments

New Social Media Tools: Google+ Apps for Automotive Marketers and Much More!

Google+ Tools for Automotive Marketers: What's New in Social Media This Week

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Added by Ralph Paglia on September 1, 2012 at 7:53pm — No Comments


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A Case Study: Taco Bell

It’s time for another Wikimotive Case Study. You may remember the last one we did on ThinkGeek.com. This time we want to talk about a fast food juggernaut that has served billions across the globe. We…

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Added by Timothy Martell on September 1, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Patrick Kelly at AutCon 2012; Motivational Session Targeted at Helping Dealers Increase Sales Close Rates

Patrick Kelly Heads General Session at AutCon2012; Motivational Sales Speech Targeted at Helping Auto Dealers Increase Sales Closing Percentages
 

Houston, TX — CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as;…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on August 31, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

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