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What do you want from SEO? If I had to guess, I'd say "more traffic" or "more leads" are at the top of your goals list.
The problem is, those…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on November 24, 2015 at 7:02am — No Comments
Point in case: Doug Demiro, a former manager of Porsche Cars North America, and now author of a popular column on automotive website Jalopnik, answered a…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 24, 2015 at 5:56am — No Comments
From Los Angeles, Chip Perry said his goal as the new CEO of TrueCar Inc. will be…
Most of the time the goal of a dealership's advertising is to reach car shoppers and convince them to visit your store. But what about the customers who are already in your dealership? You're probably thinking there's no need to advertise to them. If they're in your showroom, there's a pretty good chance you can close…Continue
Added by David Metter on November 23, 2015 at 5:27am — No Comments
Volkswagen of America held its annual Retail Qualification Championship at the Lago Mar Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida last week. As one of the Top 12 certified Pre-Owned Sales Consultants, I was invited to Florida to compete.
Volkswagen rolled out the red carpet for their Top 12…Continue
Added by Bradley Paschal on November 21, 2015 at 11:16am — No Comments
Four Keys to Success on Instagram
Want to sell more cars and reach more potential shoppers with Instagram? This week, special guest Tori Hoffman has the four keys to success on Instagram.
Added by Paul Potratz on November 20, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the past few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly been barraged with news and opinions about the VW Recalls. Regardless of the intent of Volkswagen, it’s quite fascinating to observe the polarizing reactions by owners of the diesel engine carrying cars. No doubt the government…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on November 20, 2015 at 4:58am — No Comments
Nobody ever said selling cars was easy. Price negotiations, steep competition, and consumers with high…
The holidays are right around the corner. Are you feeling festive (or lucky)?
PowerDealer has a special opportunity for you!
From now until December 1st, you have an opportunity…Continue
Added by Kris Rosychuk on November 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
Pinterest lovers, rejoice! The new visual search has launched, which means users can now search for items that appear in pins…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on November 18, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Today’s consumers are more educated than ever, and that plays an enormous role in how they interact with your dealership and what they expect when they set foot onto your showroom floor. It’s important your dealers are prepared to interact with a generation that has access to endless information online and prefers utilizing it by researching their options…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on November 18, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Today’s consumers dictate the customer experiences they want and brands are listening. Think about Amazon. You can literally tweet your order to them and it will be at your house in 2 days. In some markets, they’ll deliver your order in an hour. Why has Amazon become the behemoth that it is today? Because…Continue
Added by Bruce Thompson on November 18, 2015 at 5:55am — No Comments
It’s one thing to try to view the auto industry through the eyes of a consumer when you work for a dealership. It’s quite another to attempt to view it as a vendor. But to TRULY get the feel for what it’s like to see the industry like a car shopper, one needs to actually shop for –…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on November 17, 2015 at 8:44pm — No Comments
According to Santander Consumer USA, used cars are expected to outsell new cars nearly 2 to 1 this year, making it more important than ever for dealerships and sales…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on November 17, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments
In the automotive industry, hundreds of customers pass through dealerships on a daily basis. Each of these customers will interact with dealership staff multiple times during their visit - whether they’re there to buy a car, or for a simple oil change. It’s very easy to function as an organization with a…Continue
Added by Mike Gorun on November 17, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments
If you follow the SEO industry, you'll know that there's a constant debate about whether or not it's really "SEO" anymore. Because for the most part, it's not. Sure we still do on-page optimization that helps create search-friendly pages, but that's only one small part of what most SEO companies provide moving into 2016.
Instead, most of what Wikimotive does as an SEO company boils down to one core…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on November 17, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
I recently found myself in a discussion about social media management and it brought out an interesting comparison... Do you have a Social Strategist or a Page Jockey?
Social has become a part of most people’s daily lives. Some dealerships have embraced it and even gotten very…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on November 16, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
For consumers, the car shopping journey has morphed into an online, cross-device journey. Now that you’re able to appeal to consumers who are taking the cross-device journey to purchase their vehicles, it’s important to continue that momentum by bridging the gap and pulling more consumers into your dealership. As discussed in Part I, it’s…Continue
Added by Joseph Little on November 13, 2015 at 12:06pm — No Comments