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Recently, Dataium, the world’s largest compiler of online automotive shopping behavior, released a guide on the top 7 ways dealers can improve their online marketing. We’re going to look at 3 that we feel are top priority.
“During major shopping seasons, 1/3 of all dealer traffic came from mobile…
Agent, you’ve been recruited on a mission to activate your dealership’s website and convert more browsers into buyers. There are three immediate tasks you must complete in order to do so. There’s no time to waste.
When your dealership’s website opens on a browser, what is the first thing customers see?…Continue
Added by Lisandra Ramos on September 15, 2014 at 12:37pm — No Comments
We see posts on all over Twitter about the growth in mobile use and web traffic. Ironically, most are coming from people using a desktop.
So, as we always do, we decided to gather the data, set up the experiment and test…Continue
For inbound marketing, leads determine success. The assumption is that the higher the lead volume and percentage, the higher the sales and service volume. All too often, these do not go in step with each other. Below we identify ten statistics that are the main cause of increased lead quantity not equating to…Continue
Added by Larry Bruce on July 31, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
That is the very definition of Automotive Inbound Marketing.
Have you ever noticed that the vendors in the automotive marketing space who are…Continue
Consumers today are increasingly becoming finicky about where and how they want to communicate. While the past may have seen a traditional print ad performing well on its own, that’s increasingly not the case. Data supports the fact that consumers are all over the place and successful marketers know that their message…Continue
Added by Scott T. Joseph on March 26, 2014 at 7:22am — No Comments
1. Sales wise 2013 seemed like a strong comeback year for the industry. What activities or trends do you think helped dealers this year?
This year has been great and the auto industry will probably finish with an annualized selling rate of close to 16…Continue
Added by Phil DuPree on January 1, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 11th, 2013 — AutoUSA Internet Sales Solutions (www.AutoUSADealers.com) today announced the results of its 2013 annual auto dealer Internet Marketing survey. Financing tools such as online credit applications and trade-in calculators deliver the most valuable website leads, according to respondents. Other significant results from the survey identify…Continue
Just like the old adage, “volume is vanity, gross is sanity,” your website…Continue
Your dealership has a nice looking website, and with the explosion of mobile device searches, a mobile site as well. And you've spent a lot of money driving traffic there, be it through SEO, PPC, Keywords, Social Networking, etc. So then you've made sure you've included various…Continue
Added by Holly Kramer on September 24, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
When drafting your fantasy basketball team, would you rather have the star forward who scores in style, or the solid background player who makes assist after assist? Do you have a sense of which marketing activities are your best utility players? If not, Google Analytics has launched two major changes in June that will make it much easier to track your customer journey from first touch to the final sale.…Continue
Added by Matthew Kolodziej on July 2, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments
You are not alone if your are thinking something along the lines of, “I already have a website, do I really need a mobile website?” This is a natural reaction on many levels. The simple and fast answer to this question is, “Yes, you do need a mobile website and you need it badly.” In this article, we will look at the reasons that you need a mobile website and why you should immediately begin taking steps to create one for your visitors.…Continue
Over the next several months ALL Google AdWords accounts will be migrated over to Google Enhanced Campaigns and the changes are…Continue
Added by Larry Bruce on April 24, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments
There are a million or more opinions on this topic and as my grandmother used to say: "Mathew, opinions are like…Continue
Added by Mathew Koenig on March 29, 2013 at 1:35pm — No Comments
I received a call from a dealer this week informing me that he was unhappy with the conversion rate of their website. Specifically, he was looking at the unique visitor traffic per month to the number of leads that were generated by the website.
It seems that another dealer claims to have twice the conversion rate of his website platform! If it were true, you could imagine why this dealer was…Continue
Search CR – - – Display Network CR
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Added by Joe Schwartz on December 26, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments
Earlier this year, Nielsen, xAd, and Telmetrics conducted a survey on the “mobile path to purchase” in three industries: restaurants, travel, and automotive. The latest part of the study released pertains to the automotive category.Continue
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on December 4, 2012 at 12:32pm — No Comments
There are a ton of numbers in the various analytics programs out there. Many are worthless. Others are even misleading. The concept of analytics is to help us to analyze the performance of our websites. Unfortunately, they often do little in the way of analysis and more in the way of promotion.
It's for this…Continue
A/B and multivariate testing is a proven email optimization strategy that can drastically improve open rates, click rates, the user experience, and ultimately sales and service conversions that impact your marketing ROI.
Added by Amanda Meuwissen on September 17, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
More and more automotive brands are recognizing the value of live chat and OEMs such as Nissan and GM are suggesting that their dealerships use allocated funds towards chat. At ActivEngage, we are our own largest customer. We use the very same …
Added by Ketty Colom on June 6, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments