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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

Are You Using Twitter For Automotive Marketing?

Automotive retailers have been contacting me lately to ask how they can use Twitter to keep in front of their existing customers as well as to reach new customers. There are a number of emails claiming that business owners can build 10,000+ member "opt-in" email lists in just days using Twitter.



I thought it was time to make some initial comments as I continue to test how to leverage Twitter for clients. There are no EASY ways to generate an opt-in email list of 10,000+ consumers but… Continue

Added by Brian Pasch on March 19, 2009 at 7:25pm — 4 Comments

Lead Providers- Quality, Quantity or Both? Ideas for New Programs!

Hi Everyone!



I am interested in knowing what dealers primarily look for when searching for a good lead provider for both new and used cars.



I want to know what dealers are looking for so I can create some new programs that bundle both new and used cars and deliver the type of quality and quantity dealers want at an aggressive price. We currently post used cars on all our sites and only charge for email inquiries you receive, calls and click throughs are free of charge. We… Continue

Added by Sam Khoury on March 19, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Idle Toughts- The Tutorial

3-19-09 Apex, NC... Saint Joseph's feast day is 3-19-09. He of course was a carpenter, and the husband of Mary... Yes, he was the one with the famous KID... Anyway, he is the Patron Saint of Workers. The Vatican declared Joseph the Patron Saint of (those needing) work as well. I am still praying to him...



The Prez is going on Leno, has his Final Four predictions off his plate, and will be starring in the new FOX sitcom, "They Voted for Me!" It is a comedy... He also will be nominated… Continue

Added by Jim Vogel on March 19, 2009 at 6:42am — No Comments


Dealer
Cosurence Is Looking to ad Quality Agents to our team across the country

Good evening, Cosurence is looking for quality agents to offer our products across the country. We offer a couple unique products that will help the dealer retain the customers for future business and there is a brand new product that will pay the dealer residual income year after year. We also have great products-Tire and Wheel-Etch-GAP-Service Contracts-coming soon Unemployement Insurance. Give me a call if you know of anyone. Thank you Jeff Dodson
616-291-1727

Added by Jeff Dodson on March 18, 2009 at 5:34pm — No Comments

AdAgencyOnline.Net Offers Automotive Advertising Advice From Philip Zelinger

Automotive advertising agencies are often lead by independent experts in the auto industry that rarely take direction from “the competition.” AdAgencyOnline.Net is an online automotive advertising resource / networking community that has crossed that bridge by adopting the philosophy of “A rising tide floats all boats.” Philip Zelinger, the President of Ad Agency Online, L.L.C. and host of the blog talk radio station featured on AdAgencyOnline.Net… Continue

Added by Philip Zelinger on March 18, 2009 at 2:48pm — No Comments

The Greenest Salesperson

3-17-09 Apex, Ireland... Good ole' Saint Patrick, he was a great salesman. After getting his can kicked as a youth by Irish seamen, he converted an entire country to listen to his message of Peace and Hope. Born in Britain, and probably Scotland, he was first a priest and then a bishop, he lived until 461 A.D.



He was so good a salesperson, and left such a huge customer base, that his referrals from 460 A.D. drink to his memory centuries later.



Wished he sold cars... The… Continue

Added by Jim Vogel on March 17, 2009 at 6:55am — No Comments

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