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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'SEM' (77)


Agency
The 3 Most Important Components of Your SEM Strategy

For all of its complexities, the core of a successful paid search campaign is simple:

  • Create the right ad.…

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Added by Dane Saville on September 19, 2018 at 6:02am — No Comments


Agency
A Path to Save Dollars on Your Marketing Cost per Car Sold

A majority of a car shopper's touchpoints occur online, so it would be silly to neglect the value of a strong digital presence. Fortunately, more and more dealerships embrace marketing online -- as shown in the NADA's 2017 report: 55.4% of a dealer's advertising is spent on the…

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Added by Dane Saville on August 1, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments


Media
SEO or PPC; What's More Important?

Just recently, a friend of mine approached me about his dealership site and how they had a consultant (SEO guru), do an SEO analysis of his site.

He was concerned that he may be losing money on keyword selection based on the analysis. As I explained to him there is some confusion out…

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Added by Kelly Kleinman on April 4, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Interaction is Key: 5 Inventory Web Display Best Practices

(Part 2 of a 4-piece blog series on vehicle merchandising) 

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Added by Devin Daly on August 10, 2017 at 6:44am — No Comments

Best Practices for Google Search Engine Advertising (Adwords)

Best SEM Practices For Creating Google Adwords Search Engine Advertising...

There is not much that has not already been said about setting up and running Google Adwords campaigns... However, when you want to run ads for a…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on July 27, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Don’t Be Fooled: New Google Attribution Announcement is NOT a Silver Bullet

I’m sure many of you have heard about Google’s new attribution offering as there has been much buzz about it lately – but don’t be fooled as this is not a silver bullet for auto dealers – in fact, FAR…

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Added by Steve White on May 25, 2017 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

Google Tax: Should you turn off Branded Paid Search Keywords?

If you utilize paid search, you’re probably paying “Google Tax” without even realizing it.

So what is “Google…

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Added by Steve White on January 9, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments


Influencer
Spring Tune Up for Service Centers

Spring has sprung! Temperatures are heating up, flowers are blooming, and most importantly, consumers are gearing up to spend more time outside. 

Yahoo recently …

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Added by Katie Barth on March 25, 2016 at 9:43am — No Comments

Is Your Paid Search Paying Off?

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…

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Added by David Metter on March 11, 2016 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

2016 Digital TO-DO list: 7 MUSTS for selling cars next year

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C. S. Lewis 

Holy speed of light, Batman! Another year has blown past in a…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on December 30, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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…

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

Through The Looking Glass - My Journey From Dealership To Vendor - 1998-2015

The automotive internet world in the late '90s and early 2000s was still in its formative development and there was a feeling of discovery and creativity.  We who worked as Internet Managers at that time often took initial pay cuts to do so and faced the uncertainty of a position that…

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Added by Tom Gorham on August 3, 2015 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments


Influencer
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…

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

Don't Rely on Your Website Provider to Increase Conversion Rates. Be a Game Changer.

According to Dataium's most recent benchmark study, the average number of monthly unique visitors to a dealership's website is 6,509. Of those, an average 1.7 percent submit a lead form. Combine that with an average half percent conversion rate…

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Added by David Metter on May 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments


Influencer
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…

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

Ensuring That You Have The Right Person Running Your Internet Department/BDC Center

Whether you have a BDC Manager that handles all of your Internet Sales Managers... or if you strictly have and Internet Director handling all of your Internet Leads, Marketing Strategies, SEO, and such... are we putting the right person in that position for our Dealership? Do you have one that will ensure your leads are being handled correctly and ensure your Lead generation is top notch? Most Dealers have gone to this strategy. Instead of paying outside sources to do the grunt work for years… Continue

Added by David Lytle on November 20, 2014 at 9:13am — No Comments


Influencer
Google Adword's New Policy on Management Fees

Our Paid Search team just forwarded this article to me this morning:

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6086450?utm_source=partners&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=policy2.0

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.

The…

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Added by Carl Maeda on October 15, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments


Influencer
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…

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


Influencer
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…

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

New Research: “Deep Linking” Delivers Twice as Many Real Shoppers – and Twice the Shopping Engagement of Traditional SEM Campaigns

LotLinx Data Indicates That Car Dealers Need to Re-think Where They Target Paid Search Advertising Traffic and What They Spend

 

New Orleans, LA,  January 25, 2014 – LotLinx, developers of the auto industry’s first deep- linking inventory serving platform, today released key…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on January 25, 2014 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

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