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Lafayette, CO (July 31, 2012) — KPA announced today the launch of KPA Mobile, providing auto dealers with more leads than any other mobile website provider through a combination of fast loading pages, fewest clicks, large images in listing pages, and properly positioned call-to-actions (CTA’s).
Added by Patric Timmermans on July 31, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments
It’s not 2008 anymore. Consumer expectations, communication preferences, and shopping behaviors have all changed due to mass public adoption of smartphones and tablets. Consider the following statistics:
According to a report by online monitor, Pingdom, mobile browsing has increased 69 percent since 2010. In fact, mobile internet use is set to surpass desktop internet…Continue
Added by Aaron Hassen on July 30, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments
If you haven't noticed, about 14% of dealership website visitorsare coming on mobile devices with another 5% on tablets. Your numbers may vary slightly but dealers would be remiss if they did not take mobile shoppers seriously.
Google searches done on mobile phones have a different urgency compared to searches done on mobile devices. How do I know this?…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on July 28, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments
Added by DON GRAFF on July 20, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments
In a recent blog post of mine, I highlighted some research done on mobile ads and if it is worth a dealership to spend money on it. Today, I am here to tell you why you should have a mobile site for your dealership (if you don’t already). Some 12.6% of total website traffic was generated via mobile device in the fourth quarter of 2011, up 102% from the 6.3% recorded a year…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on July 2, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments
We all want to spend our advertising funds in the most efficient way possible and after reading this, you’ll probably want to stick to mobile advertising or add it to your budget. Nearly three in four mobile users (74.0%) say they fully pay attention to mobile ads while browsing the Web, either on a regular (35.3%) or occasional (38.7%) basis, according to a recent survey from Prosper Mobile…Continue
Added by Ketty Colom on June 14, 2012 at 7:12am — No Comments
Last Thursday Google announced the integration of its mobile ad network AdMob, acquired by Google in the summer for 2010, with its easily accessible Adwords platform. AdMob is extremely specialized in mobile devices targeting; it allows you to target groups of mobile applications such as games, weather, travel, and shopping apps. You can also target a specific…Continue
Added by Devin Jones on June 11, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments
It's official! Google has finally announced guidelines and recommendations on how to build mobile websites that work best for users and Google.Continue
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on June 8, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments
Automotive Dealers can now buy mobile-only sponsored-story placements from Facebook. In March, mobile ads became available, but only for the larger companies buying into premium ad packages. Before, companies needed to have a large fan base of at least 500,000 fans to access the reach generator, a part of the premium…Continue
Added by Brent Albrecht on June 6, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Boca Raton, Fla. - Black Book Online, the leading online vehicle trade-in sales lead generator, today announced an upgrade to its Activator™ platform with features designed to help automotive dealers generate more high quality trade-appraisal leads via mobile technology and social media.
New feature-rich enhancements are highlighted by a mobile version of Trade-In…Continue
Added by John Sternal on May 29, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments
DMEautomotive’s mobile shopping and vehicle ownership app allows Lithia dealerships to target younger service/sales customers and keep current customers ‘close-at-hand’Continue
Added by Crystal Hartwell on May 22, 2012 at 5:41am — No Comments
Dallas, TX –May 21, 2012 – RedBumper, (http://redbumper.com/), a new breed automotive inventory management company, today announced the release of an entire suite of Service Drive and Sales Equity tools for its dealers, SmartDrive. SmartDrive very efficiently allows a dealer to identify in real-time customers coming through their service drive that are in a…Continue
Added by Bruce Thompson on May 21, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments
Google recently released an eBook (or playbook, as they call it): "The Mobile Playbook: The Busy Executive's Guide to Winning with Mobile". For any dealership interested in mobile websites, mobile paid search, and how to expand your brand with mobile technology, this guide is extremely concise and helpful, answering the "5 crucial mobile questions that every business executive should be asking today".
Their playbook is…Continue
Motorola introduced the first commercially available cell phone in 1983. The next year there were 12,000 cell phone subscribers. Today, 5.1 billion people around the world own a cell phone. According to an AutoTrader/Northwood University study, 17% of all dealership customers originate as telephone leads.
In 1997, Microsoft released Outlook and email is introduced as a new way for computer users to connect. Today,…
Added by Aaron Hassen on April 25, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments
Our research indicates that in a 25 mile radius from your store, over 65,000 people are downloading around 175,000 + mobile apps per day, across popular platforms such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android.
Dealership branding apps represent a very low percentage of the total app market share, suggesting that…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on April 21, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments
A recent study by Marin, "State of Mobile Search Advertising in the US", shows that the percent of paid-search clicks from mobile devices is growing faster than expected, and if the trend continues, is expected to account for 25% of all paid-search clicks by Google by the end of the year. This includes not only mobile phones but also tablet computers.
This is just another reason…Continue
Added by Ali Amirrezvani on April 12, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
Dealerships rely heavily on traditional methods such as television commercial, print ads, promotional days that involve decorations and banners, and simple walk-ins. When this has been the norm for so long, many dealers wonder why they should look at taking their business “mobile.” In this case, mobile, doesn’t meant to put all of your vehicles on a truck and drive all over town. It means to reach customers through mobile devices. If you are a dealership, you should explore the opportunities…Continue
Added by Dmitriy Goroshin on March 30, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments
Today the Information Week website posted an article by Eric Zeman that shared a statement by Andy Rubin, SVP of mobile and digital content for Google, stating that today over 850,000 Android devices are activated PER DAY.
This is up from 550,000 activations a day just 4…Continue
While at NADA, I heard quite a bit of buzz about mobile websites. Does my dealership need one? If I already have one, do I need to actually optimize it? Is mobile traffic really growing as rapidly as everyone says it is? Should I be making my car dealership’s mobile website a priority to sell more cars?
The answer to all four of those questions is absolutely,…Continue
Today I looked at 20 dealers Google Analytics reports for the last 30 days and on average, about 20% of their website traffic is being labeled as Mobile visitors. Here is an example of how this is displayed in Google Analytics.
For some dealers their mobile…Continue
Added by Brian Pasch on February 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments