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Embraceing The Social World

Life has changed, the way we sell cars has changed, business, in general, has changed. Now, it's time to embrace it, or fall by the way side. We live in an exciting social world where the new economy is more social in nature. Why? Because we are an untrusting lot. We are putting less and less stock in traditional advertising and more and…


Added by David Johnson on August 25, 2011 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

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Added by TERRY GIBSON on August 25, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

The Most Important Factors For Ranking on Google Page One

I'm looking forward to sharing with progressive dealers my latest research and strategies for automotive search engine optimization.  Google has been making so many changes to how search engine result pages (SERP) are displayed that it is hard to know what is important and what is just fluff.…


Added by Brian Pasch on August 25, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Bionic Arms and Automotive Marketing

It’s hard to think there could be anymore ways to market your business these days.  With all of the help from search engines, YouTube, Facebook and traditional marketing outlets, most would assume you are getting the best bang for your buck.  But there is one way to market your automotive business that many don’t think about.


Free-lance marketing is a great tool to not only promote your…


Added by Paul Potratz on August 25, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Who is Erik Qualman? Keynote Speaker at the 11th Digital Dealer Conference

If you've never heard of Erik Qualman, Keynote speaker for the 11th Digital Dealer Conference & Exposition, check out this video. 



Erik Qualman has recently advised/given…


Added by Arnold Tijerina on August 25, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Closing More beBacks

Many auto dealerships are closing just twenty percent of shoppers who come through the doors, while the remaining eighty percent simply walk away to a competitor. CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as; “XRM, Exceeding CRM”, recently released: An Auto Dealers' Guide to Outselling Competition, Increasing Car Sales, Decreasing…


Added by sara callahan on August 25, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

How to Import Your Contacts into Social Media Sites

One of the difficult parts of maintaining a successful social media marketing campaign is attracting the "right" people and getting your customers and prospects to interact with your dealership online.  While this won't solve all of these problems, being able to find your dealership contacts in social media accounts is a start.


There is a pretty simple way to find your dealership contacts in social media sites like Twitter that I found while reading…


Added by Ali Amirrezvani on August 24, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Joining DrivingSales Executive Summit

I am very excited and proud to be a part of the DrivingSales Executive Summit October 9-11 in Vegas.  This will be a great event with a lot of great information and insight for increasing sales in 2012 and beyond. 

I can not express how helpful this event will be in helping you see where the market is and where it's going so quickly.

Here is the link and article announcing me as a keynote speaker. …


Added by Paul Potratz on August 24, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Wards Auto; Recovering Dealers Rely on Info Tech

Recovering Dealers Rely on Info Tech

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Many dealers are turning to…


Added by Ralph Paglia on August 24, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Automotive Website Awards Ceremony October 7th in Las Vegas

I would like to invite members of this community who are going to Las Vegas for the fall conferences to add the AWA Ceremony to your agenda.  The Automotive Website Awards recognize the best technology, products, and services offered to car dealers.


The ceremony and…


Added by Brian Pasch on August 24, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Amongst fading Google+ Hype, Facebook Announce's it's Perfect Circle

Facebook announced updated privacy settings today and for the first time one might actually consider them impressive. I mean after years of menus and menus and more menus filled with menus of drop downs with menus...(you get the point) - they have simplified the process with privacy options right at the wall page level. Of course, I expect people will still bitch and complain because hey!…


Added by Timothy Martell on August 24, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Failure is an Option, Quitting is Not

Dreams are often the seeds in which goals are grown from, but it takes acting on a dream to achieve a goal.  Sometimes big goals can be as overwhelming as a football field to a five year old.  Like that scared five year old, we can let a daunting task get in the way of our success because of a fear of failure. When engaging in…


Added by Stephanie Young on August 24, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

April Rain’s Guide to Automotive Conferencing.

So after the last couple conferences I have blogged a recap, highlighting tips shared with me, or ones I have learned though personal experience.  Because a number of people have commented on these tips, I have decided to make a master list of what I have learned from my…


Added by April Rain on August 24, 2011 at 6:00am — 26 Comments

Cars Out The Door Pioneers “Buy It Now” Technology - Sets Stage For Auto Industry Revolution

Orlando, FL – Cars Out The Door dot com opened for business today — pioneering Negotiation-Free,  Buy It Now technology for online car sales, along with 13 additional cost-saving efficiencies that will drive the global automotive industry to its’ final destination in the Internet age – a place where car dealers no longer advertise, new and used vehicles are purchased from a manufacturer’s catalog instead of dealer inventories, old cars are traded in online – and car companies know in advance… Continue

Added by Mike Marini on August 23, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Close 15% of Your Leads Every Month

I was inspired by a discussion on DrivingSales, an automotive social networking site, where an Internet Marketing Manager at a VW dealership was soliciting help on improving his closing percentage above its current consistent 10%.

This manager has a basic set of steps he follows, which are widely accepted as the best practice to… Continue

Added by Adam Ross on August 23, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

VinSolutions Ranked on Inc. 500|5000 List

VinSolutions named the 58th fastest growing software company and is ranked the 718th fastest growing company overall for 2011 on the Inc. Magazine 500|5000 List.

VinSolutions, an industry-leading developer of Internet-based Customer Relations Management (CRM) and Internet Lead Management (ILM) software, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Inc. Magazine…

Added by Joseph Little on August 23, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Digital Dealer Conference Attendees, Win a $200 Mirage Hotel & Casino Gift Card!

Digital Dealer Conference Attendees, don't miss your chance to win a $200 Mirage Hotel & Casino gift card! Just "Like" AutoUSA's Facebook page and click on the "Sweepstakes" tab on the left hand side. The winner can pick up the gift card at AutoUSA's booth #915 at the Digital Dealer Conference. 


AutoUSA's Facebook Page

Added by Holly Forsberg on August 23, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Generation X; Online Media Masters


Added by Ralph Paglia on August 23, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

PCG Digital Marketing Ranked in Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in USA

Inc. Magazine's September 2011 edition  ranked PCG Digital Marketing (PCG), New Jersey’s fastest growing Internet Marketing Agency, #192 on its 30th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

PCG also ranks # 7 in New Jersey with a three-year sales growth of… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on August 23, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

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