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|by Rob Campbell, Performance Improvement Consultant|
In 1996, I helped design and build the first website for my father’s GM dealership. The “interweb” was in its infancy and most car dealerships didn’t even have dial-up Internet service, let alone…Continue
Added by David Lytle on November 20, 2014 at 9:13am — No Comments
Question: What does an Internet Representative do?
Answer: They answer email leads and make appointments.
Question: What if email leads…Continue
The more people that are shopping for a car that you can get in front of your inventory, the more cars you're going to sell. Some would say it's a bold statement. Others would say that it's pretty obvious. Depending on which side of the coin you're on, you'll either need to be convinced or you're…Continue
In this infographic, you’ll learn if your website’s appearance really does matter.
Added by Chris Spohr on February 2, 2014 at 5:47pm — No Comments
I revisited the Dataium study that was commissioned by Cars.com:
"Despite an average of 55 percent of dealerships’ online advertising budgets being devoted to paid search engine marketing, just 6 percent of dealership website traffic on average is referred by paid search keywords. Furthermore, less than 1 percent of this traffic resulted in email form leads submitted on dealership websites."
Add all of a dealerships internet related expenses:…Continue
When I was chatting as a Virtual Sales Associate, I had a lot of questions from potential customers in regard to trade-in vehicles. Customers are looking to know how much their trade is worth, and they do not really know the process for trading in their current vehicle or what is expected when they come in for an appraisal.…Continue
Added by Rebecca Kon on March 12, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments
Call it human nature to mislead in order to promote a product. Call it deceitful selling. Call it ignorance. Call it whatever you want to call it, but the concept that has been being spread around the automotive industry that you don’t need content on your homepage is absolutely incorrect. In fact, the homepage is the most important page on your…Continue
DealerOn Presented with Best Website Design Award
DealerOn Inc. is the recipient of the Best Auto Dealer Website Design award as a part of Dealer Marketing Magazine’s Technology Leadership Awards. These awards will be presented during the 2013 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida.…
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on February 4, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments
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There is a very distinguishable difference between SEO content and content that brings SEO value.
The easiest way to look at it is that SEO content is what you put on each page of your website to let both visitors and…Continue
One measurement of website success tends to get overlooked a lot in favor of other, bigger numbers like traffic and bounce rate. That measurement is conversion rate, what percentage of visitors to your website convert into a lead. One of the biggest factors when it comes to…Continue
On July 24th, Google webmaster tools launched Index Status (available under Health) that charts the number of indexed pages for your site over the last year.
Added by Ralph Paglia on July 30, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments
Many of the dealers I talk to are extremely concerned about the conversion rate of their dealership website, and rightfully so. Converting website traffic into leads should be a priority of everyone involved with your site, from your vendor to your Internet Manager to your GM. One way to affect your conversion rate is by optimizing the contact forms you use to collect leads.
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on July 16, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments
My hat’s off to all dealership personnel on this forum. It’s not easy to keep up with the latest digital trends and then figure out which ones make the most sense for your dealership. There always seems to be a change in the algorithms, or a new review site or social platform to master on top of your core responsibilities. To help make this easier, I’d like to invite West Coast dealers to an educational…Continue
Added by Dennis Colome on March 20, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Many dealerships focus their search engine optimization reporting on how well they are ranking for certain terms. As long as they show up on Page 1 of Google's search results, they are happy. While search engine page ranking is an important part of every dealership's online marketing efforts, what happens if your auto dealer website is showing up on page 1 for every keyword, but you aren't seeing any traffic?
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on February 2, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments
CarChat24 is going to have an Extended Beta with approved volunteer Beta test dealers to make sure our final version after Beta will be exactly the way our clients (Car Dealers) want it. Approved dealers who actively participate will be offered the free use of our premium chat software for up to 2 months, and may also qualify for our…Continue