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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'SEO' (355)

Is SEO worth my time and money?

It’s a confusing topic with the tangibility of a voodoo spell.  

 

What does it take to really make it worth the effort?

We use search engines to find what we want on the Internet, so the common perception is that our product or service needs to be found on Google or we can’t sell…

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Added by Steve Tamulewicz on August 24, 2015 at 8:30am — 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

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.

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

Content is Important, but there's More to SEO than Building Pages

I've been pretty torn over the last few months. On one hand, I'm so pleased to see that dealers (and even some vendors) are really starting to embrace building content pages on their website. On the other hand, I'm concerned that many companies are starting to promote building these pages as their…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on June 23, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Calling Out the Vendor Who Said Links Don't Work for SEO...

I don't enjoy calling out vendors. It's something that I think is unprofessional in most situations. Sometimes, when a vendor is truly hurting the automotive industry, it must be done and I have to do that today.

We have a client being hounded. This other vendor has been telling them that…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on June 14, 2015 at 3:59am — 10 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

The Cliche of Dealer SEO and Analogies to Support it

Pulse rates are different depending on what artery you check and what method you use. Checking someone's carotid artery by hand can yield a slightly different result than taking it with a machine through the brachial artery. The same thing happens in the car business, which is why I like to talk to…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on May 19, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Do You Have A Content Marketing Strategy?

If you’re in business, I’m sure you’ve been introduced to the concept of content marketing.

Experts have advised businesses to produce content for quite some time now for search engine optimization, branding, lead generation and engagement, to name just a few of the many…

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Added by sara callahan on May 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Content is King, So Pick the Right Kingdoms

We've all heard the phrase, "content is king." The question that you should ask about your content is whether or not it's worthy of being the king of something important or the king of crap. Unfortunately, much of what is pawned off as content turns out to be ruling over nothing…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on May 11, 2015 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Local Search Expert Quiz: How Much Do You Know about Local SEO?

Rating your score

Keep in mind the Local Search Expert Quiz is just for fun. That said, we've established the following guidelines to help judge your results.

  • 0-39% Newbie: Time to study up on your citation data!
  • 40-59% Beginner: Good job, but you're not quite in the 7-pack…
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Added by Manny Luna on May 8, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Why SEO?

Dealerships spend hundreds of dollars in Pay-Per-Click to drive traffic to a website. Pay-Per-Click are paid campaigns to help drive traffic to your website.

Think about it this way, thousands of dollars are being spent every month bidding on keywords and keyword phrases that Google or search engines are…

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Added by Manny Luna on May 6, 2015 at 11:00pm — 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…

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

3 Keys to Knowing if Your Dealership's SEO is Really Doing the Job

This is one of those blog posts that my team will probably hate. I can already hear them. "Stop giving away our secrets!" As I've posted before, there really should be no such thing as secret sauce in automotive digital marketing, so I'm going to share our recipe.

There are three key…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on April 2, 2015 at 11:52am — 6 Comments

The Latest Google Update Helps Car Dealers



Colleen Harris, SEO Specialist
by Colleen Harris, SEO Specialist

Yes, we mean this latest change from Google is all goodness for your business listings.  Remember when you’d search for your dealership on Google, only to have old, outdated or even the wrong photos show up in the …

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Added by CDK Global on March 3, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Did Google Just Bump Mobile-Friendliness Up in its Ranking Algorithm?

Word on the street in the SEO world is that Google just had a big algorithm update that is finally starting to match what they've been saying for a while: mobile-friendliness is important for search rankings.

The move was first noted by …

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Added by J.D. Rucker on February 4, 2015 at 7:43pm — 5 Comments

If You Build It, They Won't Come (unless you support it)

In the movie Field of Dreams, a ghostly voice tells Kevin Costner's Ray Kinsella character, "If you build it, he will come."

The first question you'll want answered is, "What is it?" In the movie, the 'it' was a baseball…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on January 28, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Why 'Irrelevant' Content on a Dealer's Website is Relevant

Once you get over the beauty of the 1970 Dodge Charger in the picture, you might ask yourself, "What does a 45-year-old muscle car have to do with automotive content?"

We've been asked the same type of question multiple times pertaining to content we publish on dealer websites. Sometimes, it's…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on January 21, 2015 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

Proud to be the new VP of Sales for Dealer Authority.

I have exciting news to share with my automotive family but want to show nothing but respect for my friends at DealerOn. I have officially resigned my position with DealerOn to join Dealer Authority in 2015. My decision to leave DealerOn was very difficult for me personally. I have sold websites for Reynolds and Reynolds, ADP, Dealer.com, and TK Carsites (KPA). DealerOn by far had the best offering of any of those companies when it comes to websites. The people behind them are amazing. I…

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Added by Jeff Glackin on January 5, 2015 at 4:51pm — 13 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

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