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While participating in a meeting during NADA 2015 in San Francisco, I challenged Brian Pasch's assertion that car dealers should not invest too much time or energy on Pay-per-Click Search Engine Advertising strategy or tactics... Almost a year and a half later, I believe…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on April 22, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments
It's time for a reality check.
I’d like to begin with pointing out the fact that more often than we realize, the correct solution to a problem is both obvious and simple. We live in a common sense world, but I think…
Added by David Metter on February 11, 2016 at 12:32pm — No Comments
Added by Joey Little on January 6, 2016 at 2:10pm — No Comments
Google will look different for users due to its latest updates to Google+. Latest improvements focus on Communities and…Continue
Added by Joey Little on November 25, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments
The ability to target traffic to specific behavior and keyword searches is invaluable. Well, Google is now following in the footsteps of Facebook and Twitter and on September…Continue
Over the past six months Google has begun penalizing or rewarding search page rankings based on comparative page load speeds. This isn’t just a minor tweak the web giant slipped into one of their routine algorithm releases. They actually patented the concept half a decade ago. Here…Continue
We have finally found the magic potion for getting online reviews. Over the years, we have used several tactics to get online reviews. We sent out an automated email after each sale requesting an online review. It had a lot of text including a thank you and a request for a review. The email…Continue
Many people, mostly marketers, have been trying to declare Google Plus dead since the day it started on June 28th, 2011. I think it has mostly come from a lack of understanding. Google Plus is not Facebook. To treat it that way is why so many have failed to see any value from it. Each platform requires an…Continue
Social Media Marketing News for the Week of August 10, 2015
Hey everyone! @SocialLittleman here with your weekly social media news and highlights. I’d love to hear if these updates are helpful to you, so leave me a comment, Tweet or Facebook me and let me know!…Continue
Added by Joey Little on August 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
It’s no secret I have never been a huge fan of PPC or Google Adwords. Don’t get me wrong, I feel they have their place but what I have typically struggled with is the lack of transparency in this area of digital marketing. Dealerships have blindly set budgets not even knowing the fees being…Continue
Google Self-Driving Car Project Monthly Report for May 2015
We’ve made a lot of progress with our self-driving technology over the past six years, and we’re still
learning. Every day we head out onto public streets so we can keep challenging…
Added by Ralph Paglia on June 6, 2015 at 9:38pm — No Comments
Over the last month, there has been a lot of noise about the lack of transparency between some SEM companies and their automotive clients.
Showroom Logic founder Patrick Bennett provides an insightful look at why it's critical for a dealer to have access to have more than just access to their Google Analytics account - they need access to their Google Adwords and Bing Ads accounts, as well.
He discusses why Adwords tools such as Quality Score need to be actively monitored by…Continue
Added by Robert Monson on May 27, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments
In this edition, learn what 3rd party vendor is changing its brand identity, how to get ready for…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on March 20, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments
In 2012, Google was one of the first major companies to promote the benefits of responsive website design. At the same time, they warned webmasters that they would be looking at the mobile-readiness of a website as part of their ranking algorithm. Then... silence... until now.
It took them two…Continue
Added by Paul Accinno on February 10, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments
When businesses ponder how to increase their presence on search engines, they typically turn to SEO strategies. Content marketing has always been a large part of any SEO strategy. It’s a given that the more fresh, relevant and unique content you produce, the better chance your online properties will have of showing in…Continue
Added by Brian Cox on October 27, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Our Paid Search team just forwarded this article to me this morning:
It outlines Google's new third-party policy that starts in November 2014. This is a big win for dealers and I'm really glad to see this.
Added by Carl Maeda on October 15, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments
Web developers started touting the benefits of the responsive website content since the dawn of smartphones, but it was more for functionality rather than increased visibility. It wasn't until 2011 and 2012 when large companies like Google started promoting the concept that the SEO world opened their eyes…Continue
Added by Paul Accinno on September 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
We see posts on all over Twitter about the growth in mobile use and web traffic. Ironically, most are coming from people using a desktop.
So, as we always do, we decided to gather the data, set up the experiment and test…Continue