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Dealer
Unemployment Coverage

Good morning, I have been getting numerous requests from my dealers and agents for some type of unemployment coverage to sell or give away to their customer. The good news is that I have come across 2 programs one program is an involuntary program designed to put on every car you sell there is a 1 year or 2 year program then there is an upsell opportunity for the F/I team to make some money on this as well you can offer a 3-5 year as the upsell and protect the customer for the term of their… Continue

Added by Jeff Dodson on March 28, 2009 at 5:02am — No Comments

A RECESSION IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE by Grant Cardone

"A recession is a terrible thing to waste so make the most of it", is what I say. No one in their right mind would ask for this severe of an economic contraction as they prove so painful and inflict so much financial damage (as already has been proven). While no one would ever wish this, even on his best competitor, the reality is there are many benefits and opportunities created by them:

1) Competitors so involved in the problems they can't see a solution if it walked in and laid… Continue

Added by Grant Cardone on March 28, 2009 at 2:19am — 6 Comments

Dealer SEO Webinar - Updating META Tags and Titles

I would like to invite anyone who is interested in a hands on demonstration regarding the strategies and steps required to update the META tags and Page Titles on your car dealer platform to mark your calendars for April 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm.



I have been invited by www.DealersEdge.com to conduct a webinar to enable car dealer staff to update their websites to better comply with the recommendations set out in the Google SEO Starter Guide.



You can download a free copy… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on March 27, 2009 at 9:36pm — 1 Comment

AdAgencyOnline.Net Shares Their Vision of “Web 3.0” With Automotive Advertising Agencies

AdAgencyOnline.Net is a free automotive advertising resource / networking portal that shares best practices with their online audience of automotive advertising agencies, auto dealers and auto industry insiders. The automotive advertising experts that support the site are building the next entrance onto the Internet Super Highway to help a struggling auto industry. The blog talk radio station featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net –… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on March 27, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Reviews Cutting Edge Automotive Advertising Technologies

Automotive advertising agencies have learned to leverage their resources through auto industry social networking sites like http://adagencyonline.net . The online resource portal reviews cutting edge automotive advertising applications and shares best practices with site visitors through links to “preferred automotive advertising vendors” posted on the site as well as through… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on March 26, 2009 at 12:21pm — No Comments


Vendor
Save on dealer supplies!

Here is a link that will save you money on your dealer supplies www.carlotsupply.com

Added by jim sego on March 25, 2009 at 1:45pm — No Comments

The Truth To Getting More Traffic More Leads And More Sales

Sorry for the promotional post but I really have to get the word out there.



Boost Your Show-Room traffic tenfold with SEO



Internet marketing has grown rapidly over the past decade in auto sales, as more and more people compile their research online. With the current economic downturn hitting the auto dealership industry hard, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become one of the most significant methods of advertising to boost your auto sales locally, nationally, and… Continue

Added by Indie Results on March 25, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Directs Automotive Advertising Agencies To Online Resources

Automotive advertising agencies have found the answer to sell and service cars in today’s shrinking auto industry and the solutions may change the role of the “brick and mortar” auto dealership forever. Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. – a national network of independent affiliated automotive advertising agencies – and the host of a free automotive advertising resource / networking portal , http://adagencyonline.net ,… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on March 25, 2009 at 8:45am — No Comments

Do You Want Your YouTube Video's To Autoplay?

I have been trying to figure out how to make my Youtube Videos autoplay for sometime now!

I finally figuered it out.


http://www.youtube.com/v/mkuTKy_5Ecw&autoplay=1



Just ad the bolded part of the code to your video's code and there you go!


View Example at SubaruSPT.com

Click on The Fast And Furious logo at the top of page.

Added by Alvin Newton on March 24, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment


Vendor
AutoNation online buying service for women

AutoNation opens online buying service for womenAlysha Webb



Automotive News | March 16, 2009 - 12:01 am EST

AutoNation Inc., the nation's largest dealership group, plans to roll out an online buying service this week aimed at women.



The service, Car Buying Her Way, features no-haggle pricing and personal shoppers to help with purchases. AutoNation is testing the service in California, Florida and Colorado and expects to expand it nationwide this… Continue

Added by Tim Elliott on March 24, 2009 at 5:26pm — No Comments


Vendor
PowerSports Xpress Management Announces Parts & Service Upgrade to VehicleXpress DMS!

SYRACUSE, NY - PowerSports Xpress Management today announced the addition of a Parts and Service module to their VehicleXpress Dealer Management System, further enhancing it’s already feature-packed interface.



The parts and service module adds the ability to track all parts inventories and service requests within a dealership at all locations. Service or warranty requests can be entered into the system, technicians and work bays selected, time allotted and service codes… Continue

Added by VehicleXpress on March 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Video Dealer Ads Maximize Brand with Local Consumers on kbb.com

Generate Local Brand Awareness, Increase Sales with Video and Dealer Showcase Ad Package



IRVINE, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new- and used-vehicle information and premier partner for Internet marketing solutions, today announces the ability for dealers to promote themselves to local, in-market vehicle shoppers via video on the company's top-rated Web site, kbb.com. Each 30 second, roll-over expanding… Continue

Added by Ron Harber on March 24, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments


Dealer
Why do you go in on your day off??

Some think your crazy to go in to work on your day off. Sometimes you may be right. I love spending time with my family as much or more than the next guy. But the fact is sometimes it needs to be done. We had a great family day yesterday and I only went in for about 6 hours with a plan. I wanted to check on the deals in finance, answer some emails, follow up with some hot prospects, post some Craig's list adds, and set a couple appointments for this… Continue

Added by Bryan Long on March 23, 2009 at 11:15pm — 2 Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Directs Automotive Advertising Agencies To EveryCarListed.Com

Today’s troubled auto industry has automotive advertising agencies scrambling to deliver more for less when faced with the shrinking automotive advertising budgets of their auto dealer clients. AdAgencyOnline.Net is widely respected by the automotive advertising industry as the “One Stop Site For All Of Your Automotive Advertising Needs.” Free automotive advertising consultations are offered on the site along… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on March 23, 2009 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Idle Thoughts (not) Again

Apex, NC 3-23-09



Sales of small cars are down drastically. No $%#& Sherlock. People do not want small cars. They want cars with good gas mileage.



An Abu Dhabi investment firm bought 9.1% of Daimler. Can you say Abu Dhabi Benz?



The simplest way to fix the current economy is to put it in brackets. The Administration closely monitors those.



Retail gas prices are down a penny nationally. It is the first time a penny made the national news. What's… Continue

Added by Jim Vogel on March 23, 2009 at 5:40am — No Comments


Dealer
Yesterday was one of those days that give you a lift. I went in to work set up with 3 appointment for the day. None of those were able to make it in. (Go figure) But I made it in with a positive atti…

Yesterday was one of those days that give you a lift. I went in to work set up with 3 appointment for the day. None of those were able to make it in. (Go figure) But I made it in with a positive attitude first thing in the morning and it all worked out. I received two calls that became new appointments who showed and left happy in new vehicles. Luck? Attitude! I new I was going to have a good day it just didn't come from where I thought it would. A… Continue

Added by Bryan Long on March 22, 2009 at 8:14pm — 5 Comments

Google, Yahoo!, MSN Search Queries Using Multiple Keywords Continue to Rise

Google, Yahoo! and MSN Live search queries with 8+ words continue to rise at a steady rate... The use of keyword searches that are eight or more words long increased 20% in the period between February 2008 and February 2009, and search queries averaging five to more than eight words have increased 9%,… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on March 21, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Networks are Stealing Our Customers



The independents do it better?



What? Who are these people making false claims to our customers. This is a rallying cry to everyone in our industry. Let’s get off our asses and show the independent guys what we are made of. The new car dealership does it far better than any independent shop can ever claim. Let’s start by comparing the shops…



• Your dealership has the highest skilled and trained technicians.

•…
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Added by Steven Shaw on March 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

NOW THIS IS PURE CRAP!!

3-21-09...Apex, NC... Within the e-pages of this fine, fine institution we lovingly call ADM, I am known as the CRAPmeister. I am the faciltator in the growing heap we call C.R.A.P. Fifteen of the finest of ADM have stepped in, er, stepped up to join CRAP.



Here is an example of the CRAP we want.



I was recently in a store in trouble. When you sell just three new in a month and you are highly capable of selling 15-25, that's CRAP.



But training has lost focus in… Continue

Added by Jim Vogel on March 21, 2009 at 8:47am — No Comments

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