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The answer appears to be a resounding yes. Please note we are speaking of the future - not now. Google’s voice search geniuses are just shy of elevating their accuracy to the coveted and breakthrough arena of 99% (they estimate they are sitting at 92% after 75% in 2016). Siri, Cortana and Alexa continue to evolve, but there are still improvements to be made before they are the go-to online oracle.…Continue
Added by Rahul Paul on June 2, 2017 at 1:12am — No Comments
Roughly 2 in 3 client-side marketers (predominantly from the UK and Europe) engage in some form of personalization in their marketing activity, according to…Continue
Added by Ralph Paglia on October 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I talk to prospects in the automotive industry daily about Search Engine Optimization and its role in automotive digital marketing today. I also get to hear and see what my competition is saying and one thing I am constantly blown away by is the statement “As an SEO my responsibility is increasing…Continue
Facebook recently introduced new Page plugins for Messages and Events, allowing users to message your…Continue
Added by Joey Little on December 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Steve Tamulewicz on August 24, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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 …Continue
I had a debate with an automotive SEO buddy back in May about the validity of high-quality inbound links for the purpose of search engine optimization. He contended that great content on the website was enough to boost rankings substantially. I argued that Google and Bing…Continue
Inbound links still matter. Despite what you may here from SEO gurus around our industry, the power of high-quality, relevant, and natural inbound links to a dealer's website is still apparent. Google's Matt Cutts acknowledged that in the long run, this may not be the case.
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…Continue
I can already hear the vendors scrambling to put together their rebuttals. I'm not going to dwell on the issue, but it's an important one to note.
For most dealers, it's okay to be in the mix. As long as you're on the first page on Google for the major keywords, you're doing just fine. Aggressive…Continue
Let's call it what it is. This is a post about active digital marketing versus passive digital marketing. It's one that covers two of the types of marketing disciplines that are near and dear to my heart, but more importantly it lays the groundwork for an understanding of the various marketing styles…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on September 2, 2014 at 6:09pm — No Comments
|by Ben Brockhaus-Hall, Cobalt SEO Specialist|
More and more businesses are incorporating SEO into their marketing budgets every day and car dealerships are a big part of this emerging trend. In this new world where people Google everything before they buy, it is…Continue
|by Dan Blau, Senior Digital Advertising Analyst|
With over 5 billion different searches performed daily, being able to include as much information as possible is vital to a dealership's success. Ad extensions are now a standard feature when…Continue