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Sure, there are hundreds of questions to ask. Millions of data…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on April 23, 2019 at 7:47am — No Comments
Annual announcements are nothing new for Google. If nothing else, Google rolls out new marketing elements, metrics and key performance indicators on a daily basis. If any company knows change, it’s Google. The Google algorithm changes approximately 500 to 600 times a year.
As SEO and SEM experts know, you have to test your assumptions when…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on March 22, 2019 at 7:12am — No Comments
A decade ago we fought through an economic recession that drove an automotive depression. Dealers across the nation refashioned their business models as Internet departments developed into Internet dealerships.
Much time, energy, and teeth-gnashing abounded as old-school met new-school and an industry that can be decades behind in technology…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on March 12, 2019 at 7:19am — No Comments
Five of the best six seasonally-adjusted sales months over the years happen between March and August. …Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments
Google and Facebook, Watch Out! There’s someone approaching in the rear-view mirror, and it’s Amazon.
Don’t worry about Amazon pursuing automotive retail--think expensive land and expensive cattle (aka cars). As far as the desire to pursue automotive advertising--think cloud ready and margin friendly.
The duopoly of Google and…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on February 12, 2019 at 7:51am — No Comments
The concept of common currency is such a great idea. Except that for the most part, people want their own currencies. Dealership employees want their own pay plans. 180 currencies are used in 195 countries across the world. And even Bitcoin is trying to establish a different currency at some level.
The common currency for marketing metrics for…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 22, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments
Value and Values. Two different things.
Local Search Group’s values do much more than establish the monetary worth of something. Our Values--summed up in the 7 C’s below--help govern our thoughts and beliefs-- and…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 18, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Commercials compress. Attention spans shorten. Faster is better. Learn it quickly. Make the adjustment. Get to where you are going sooner.
Significant business strides will be made with Over The Top (OTT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and…Continue
Added by Jim Flint on January 11, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments
These days, reviews are an incredibly important part of the purchase process for all retail businesses. In fact, according to a recent article, online reviews influence a whopping 93% of consumer purchasing…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on November 30, 2018 at 7:25am — No Comments
Search engine optimization can be a confusing thing.
As search engine algorithms frequently change many find it hard to keep up with the latest trends and best practices in order to maintain high website rankings.
Well, the 800-pound gorilla in the room…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on November 19, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
Marketing your business these days may seem less straightforward than the TV ads of the past, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easy. In fact, with the right mix of video content you can attract customers more effectively and more economically than ever before. Read on to learn the best ways to use video content in your marketing.
1. Ads on Social Media
As we covered in…Continue
Added by jon nigbor on October 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
Latent semantic indexing, or LSI, influences SEO marketing more and more as Google does a better job understanding search intent.
To be effective with SEO you have to know how LSI influences how a consumer searches for a car…
Added by Jon Hedges on October 12, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Arguably, one of the most important marketing channels any dealership has is their website. Think about it. How much money do you spend simply to get customers there? When you combine all marketing efforts including, but not limited to, SEO, SEM, some third-party listing sites and…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on October 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
Added by Ralph Paglia on October 11, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
In this industry, we invest plenty of time trading SEO strategy and concepts with each other for reciprocal advantage. It’s an amazing thing. Not every industry does this. Unluckily, we spend less time in discussing about how to grow our own SEO plans. While every SEO plan is – and should be –…Continue
Added by Jitender Sharma on September 27, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Dane Saville on August 1, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Your keywords, of course, are vital to your digital strategy. That's why you need to select and prioritize keywords from local car shopper searches. Any smart marketing agency will use its own network of dealerships to determine the most effective way to net new traffic and leads.
Added by Dane Saville on July 18, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments
ADM members are invited to attend an exclusive webinar presentation on technical search engine optimization (SEO), designed specifically for automotive websites. Hedges & Company will be presenting the free webinar on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT.
The focus of the webinar, Part 1 of a two-part series, will be on optimizing for technical SEO.
We wanted to start with technical…Continue
Added by Jon Hedges on July 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
One of the best ways to do so is to influence how your target market perceives your company, and publishing quality content online is a great place to start.
Research shows that 78% of consumers believe that companies…Continue
Added by Carol Forden on June 12, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
When was the last time you drove from dealership lot to dealership lot in the search for the perfect car?
You probably haven’t, like most people you did your research online before you stepped foot into a dealership, and you entered the dealership with the car model and extras you wanted already selected.
According to an Autotrader study, 88% of prospective…Continue
Added by Carol Forden on June 12, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments