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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'PPC' (47)

A Day In The Life Of A Digital Performance Manager

I sat down recently with one of our Digital Performance Managers, Kelly, to get an inside look an inside look at her daily life and best practices.

Kelly was asked what she feels as the most important aspects of her job, which she stated, “I think the most important part of my job is…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 13, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Most Important Attribution KPIs For Auto Dealers

With every year that passes, we’ve seen consumers increase their research and online activity exponentially and it has become increasingly difficult to discover true attribution when analyzing exactly what drove a specific customer into a dealership.



Added by David Metter on July 16, 2015 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

In the Middle, it's the Messaging that Makes Digital Success

In the world of digital advertising, there are three primary components: targeting, messaging, and landing pages. So much emphasis is put on targeting such as PPC keywords or display ad placement. After that, the focus is often placed on the landing page, particularly with the debate over whether to point…


Added by J.D. Rucker on July 7, 2015 at 1:40am — 3 Comments

Straight to Inventory versus Landing Pages for PPC

There have been several studies in the automotive industry that have conclusively answered this question with hard data and compelling reasons why it is the way it is. Unfortunately, these "conclusive" studies often point in opposite directions and always seem to be conducted by companies that lean in…


Added by J.D. Rucker on July 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Why Social Trumps Search for Paid Inventory Shopper Traffic

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…


Added by Jeff Glackin on June 28, 2015 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Is Your Dealership Losing Google's Trust?

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…


Added by Robert Monson on May 27, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

Why Search and Social are so Closely Tied Together (and why they're not)

When you have two people who have combined for over two decades of working with automotive website providers, you would think that they the company they would build together would be another website provider. It wasn't. There's a reason for this.

Search and social are the marketing venues we…


Added by J.D. Rucker on April 13, 2015 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

The most common Paid Search mistake that could be costing you lost opportunities and wasted ad dollars.

Its’ Friday and I thought it’d be fun to show everyone the most common Paid Search mistake I see.  This mistake is, by far, the most common and sometimes, it drives me insane thinking about it.  Seriously, if your Paid Search vendor makes this mistake, you need to find someone who really works for the management fee they charge.

This mistake is almost guaranteed to make the shopper hit the back button and wastes your budget dollars.  So what am I talking about?  I’m talking about…


Added by Carl Maeda on October 17, 2014 at 5:47pm — 6 Comments

Google Adword's New Policy on Management Fees

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

Wasting Money on Pay-Per-Click (PPC)

Nobody likes to waste money.

So why is it that we spend a ton of money on PPC (or SEM) campaigns to get people onto the website and then don’t get much thought into where these people land?  Most vendors just look for an existing page on the site to send the customer to.  Or worse, send the customer to the homepage.  Instead of choosing a page that already exists, why not actually build landing pages that are tailored specifically for the keyword, intent, and ad that the user clicks…


Added by Carl Maeda on September 18, 2014 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Is Your Agency Neglecting Your PPC Campaigns?

You did it. You found few companies, did your due diligence and selected a company to handle your PPC efforts. Six months later, the honeymoon is over and you aren’t quite sure what the agency has done recently. Are they actually doing the work they sold you on. Well, here are some quick ways for you to find out if your account is getting the cold shoulder from your agency. Of course, this all depends if you have access to your account. If you don’t have access, well that’s…


Added by Dmitriy Gamarnik on August 4, 2014 at 8:07am — No Comments

Is a PPC Service Really Worth 20%? The Math Doesn't Add Up.

I really don't know who I'm going to offend on this one. We've been researching so many vendors over the last couple of months that work with chat, lead-gen widgets, and website platforms themselves that we haven't taken the time to explore PPC vendors. Maybe that's why I was blindsided to find out that…


Added by J.D. Rucker on April 21, 2014 at 11:55pm — 2 Comments

Why Multi-Channel Marketing is Vital to Your Success

Consumers today are increasingly becoming finicky about where and how they want to communicate. While the past may have seen a traditional print ad performing well on its own, that’s increasingly not the case. Data supports the fact that consumers are all over the place and successful marketers know that their message…


Added by Scott T. Joseph on March 26, 2014 at 7:22am — No Comments

The 3 Hopes of Automotive Marketing

You've been buying advertising across multiple channels and techniques for years and you’re doing it with three hopes in mind:

  1. Hope that someone will see your name.
  2. Hope that person needs and wants what you’re selling.
  3. Hope your call to action moves the person to reach out to learn more and purchase.

Efficiency has always been the problem with attaining the best return on investment (ROI) possible.…


Added by Britt Hoffmann on January 13, 2014 at 10:11am — No Comments

Why Digital Marketing and Advertising are Finally Coming Together in 2014

To paraphrase the immortal movie icon, Ferris Bueller, "The Internet moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

That seems to be the case with many digital marketing practices, particularly in the realm of advertising versus marketing. Oddly…


Added by J.D. Rucker on December 23, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

4 Reasons Why Required Fields are No Longer Required on Contact Forms

What? WHAT!?!? There have to be required fields on contact forms, right? There have been required fields on contact forms for two decades. Nothing could have changed so quickly that they have become unnecessary, right?

Actually, they're no longer necessary. In fact, they're a hindrance.…


Added by J.D. Rucker on December 12, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Google +Post Ads Take the Social Network Out Onto the Web

The next age of advertising is right around the corner. With Google's announcement of…


Added by J.D. Rucker on December 9, 2013 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

"In A Crowded Marketplace, Fitting In Is Failing..."

..."In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.” – Seth Godin

Wise words…


Added by Britt Hoffmann on November 19, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments

Facebook Graph Marketing

Facebook’s new Graph Search allows users to search for the best places to grab a bite, buy insurance, find a realtor and get an oil change and everything in-between. Search uses an algorithm that leverages a person’s social connections with brands and businesses to source results.

As well as answering a user’s query, Graph Search offers third-party recommendations from trusted sources (the user’s Facebook friends).

  • The number of Likes on your business’s…

Added by Lenny Gomez on July 8, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

How to Spot-Check Your PPC Campaign – and Your Provider

If you suspect that half the money you spend on paid search marketing is wasted but you don’t know which half, this piece was written to help you figure out which.  By no means is it an advanced guide, especially with all the advancements and changes taking place this very moment on multiple paid search platforms. 

Throughout business school, one of the many die-hard rules of business, regardless of industry or region, was “If it’s not your core competency, outsource it to someone…


Added by Camille Forte on July 2, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments

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