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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'Search' (132)

Is Voice Search the Face of the Future?

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.…

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Added by Rahul Paul on June 2, 2017 at 1:12am — No Comments

Personalization Drives Major Uplift to Search Marketing Conversion Rates

European Marketers Say Personalization Drives Major Uplift to Search Marketing Conversions

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…

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Added by Ralph Paglia on October 22, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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SEO – Its not just for traffic anymore

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…

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Added by Jeff Glackin on March 3, 2016 at 1:09pm — 10 Comments


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This Week in Social Media

News for the Week of 12.9

Facebook Messenger Arrives at a Website Near You 

Facebook recently introduced new Page plugins for Messages and Events, allowing users to message your…

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Added by Joey Little on December 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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


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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…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on July 7, 2015 at 1:40am — 2 Comments


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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…

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


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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

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


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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


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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

Google's Latest Algorithm Shift Points to Need for Better Mobile Presence

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…

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Added by Paul Accinno on February 10, 2015 at 6:23am — No Comments


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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


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After Further Review, the Call of the Field Stands. Links Still Drive Rankings.

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…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on November 14, 2014 at 4:45pm — 7 Comments


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Links May Die Someday for SEO, but Not Quite Yet

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.

That…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on October 24, 2014 at 5:40pm — 16 Comments


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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…

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


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You Can't Optimize Two Dealers in the Same City with the Same Make

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…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on September 26, 2014 at 6:47pm — 7 Comments


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Your Message Must Match the Marketing Venue

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…

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Added by J.D. Rucker on September 2, 2014 at 6:09pm — No Comments


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How Your Dealership Can Use Schema.Org Markup to Stay Ahead of the SEO Curve



Ben Brockhaus-Hall, Cobalt SEO Specialist
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…

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Added by CDK Global on July 24, 2014 at 9:30am — 11 Comments


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The Relevance of Ad Extensions



Dan Blau, Senior Digital Advertising Analyst
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…

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Added by CDK Global on May 6, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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