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Happy Friday, Auto Dealers! As always, ActivEngage has the top 10 most interesting automotive articles from around the web --RIGHT HERE!
In this week’s post you’ll learn why you might be annoying your sales leads, what space station droplet tests could mean for the auto industry, and much more! Check them out!Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on August 29, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments
Digital publishing of content is helping companies of all sizes to connect with different demographics of consumers. Car dealerships, auto repair companies and resellers are using online publishing tools to increase readership on websites. Creating a blog is easier than ever on the Internet and learning how to make a car…Continue
Added by Merry Gomes on July 2, 2014 at 12:33am — No Comments
It's not for everyone. Some people just don't like to hear their voices played on audio or video. I know. I used to be one of them.
If you can get over that fear and if you want to get your YouTube channel some watches while helping to get your content seen and heard, it's a quick and easy way to kill a couple of birds with a single stone. The concept is pretty simple. Write a blog post,…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on October 23, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
So you've just created a new blog. It's an exciting feeling isn't it? To me, a new blog looks like opportunity. You have the ability to…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on October 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Written by: Leo Hart
NCM has just completed the spring cycle of 20 Group meetings, each focusing a large segment of meeting room time to the Parts Department. Truth be told, we had not focused on this discipline for a number of years, being more concerned about the variable sales and expense management areas of our auto retail business. Have you ever been broadsided, completely unaware the hit was coming?
As a result of the discussions, a few crises became apparent. One wakeup…Continue
Added by Garry House on May 1, 2013 at 8:50am — No Comments
When my wife and I were in the process of potty training our toddler; CORRECTION: When my wife was in the process of potty training our toddler (I liked to think of myself as the fan that cheered him on from the bleachers), we tried a million different “strategies” to get the idea of going potty to stick in his head.
There are all sorts of tips, tricks, and techniques to drive more traffic to a blog. They usually involve either paying for it in some way, improving an avenue such as through search engine optimization, or building subscribers. The reality is this – all of these things take time. What doesn’t take time other than the effort that is required to make it…Continue
Anyone who is not SEO savvy or a coder may encounter difficulty when wanting to add your Google Author Rank to your blog.
There are tons, and I mean TONS of articles out there that try to tell you…Continue
By now, if you've been reading what I've been posting the last few months, you know that content marketing is the key to current and future search and social success. Businesses who really want to do what sites like Google and Facebook really want them to do will be using high-quality content on their websites as the hub…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on January 16, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
No, no. Not Martin Short. Short, as in not very long.
Bloggers have been told for a long time that the longer and more detailed the title, the more likely it will be that people will click on them. We have seen quirky titles popping up for a long time and they definitely have an extra clickability factor to them that…Continue
Added by Louie Baur on January 15, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
While learning incredible things and meeting equally incredible people at the New Media Expo in Vegas, I ran into Triberr founder Dino Dogan. I was using Triberr a while back but stopped because it became too hard. The site used to be automated – set it and forget it. They turned it into more of a curation site and I fell of…
Added by Louie Baur on January 7, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Facebook has the market cornered on true social networking. Twitter is the news source. YouTube owns videos. Google+, the network that's growing huge but still having challenges communicating its identity, has one major advantage over all of the other social networks: size of posts.
It's possible to format and utilize Google+…
Yesterday, the US Government took to its blog to announce that all the rumors of earth ending on December 21,2012 are false. Wait, what? Our government has a blog? Yeah, I didn't know that either. Apparently NASA has been receiving tons of letters…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on December 4, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
There will be complaints. I can already smell the onslaught of, "what about Blogger" and "Typepad is much more powerful". There will be others that say, "but Tumblr's not really a blogging platform". Let's put all of that to rest quickly...
For business blogs, Wordpress and Tumblr are the best options out there.…Continue
“Blogging is the most underutilized yet powerful marketing force that dealers have at their disposal.”
That’s what automotive…Continue
Google recently announced a new update to their search engine algorithm that puts a greater emphasis on recently published, fresh content. "This change...promotes fresher results...so that we provide users the most relevant answers to their queries," according to a Google spokesperson.
Regularly updated content has always been a positive ranking factor in SEO, but this announcement from Google makes it that much more important.
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on November 11, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Hello folks, it is Wednesday again and time for me to put on Part II of the series 15 Free Social Monitoring Tools. As I had stated in my first post, these tools were used by me during my "active" duty as an eCommerce Director for several dealer groups and I hope that you will find the tools #6 to #10 as useful as I did. Here we go:
Added by VJ on September 28, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments
AdAgenyOnline.Net, a nationally recognized automotive advertising resource / networking portal, reviews cutting edge automotive advertising technologies and vendor solutions on their hosted blog talk radio station -- WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising News All The Time. This week's Lunch With Phil Discussing Automotive Advertising show, moderated by Philip Zelinger, the…Continue
Added by Philip Zelinger on February 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Added by Ralph Paglia on November 5, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments
When was the last time you worked with a manager and said, “that person is a great leader”? Early in my career, I can honestly say I learned more about what kind of leader I didn’t want to be rather than the kind I do want to be. Unfortunately, I found myself learning and practicing management traits of those poor leaders. It wasn’t until someone cared about me enough to tell me “you’re a prick to people at times” that I realized I needed to do something about…Continue