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Dealers: Don't Ignore Online Reviews

Trust is your business's biggest asset today. With the ability to easily publish reviews of businesses, products, and services, customer satisfaction is more important than ever before. Because one of the first things a potential customer does before visiting you in…

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Added by Timothy Martell on July 31, 2014 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

I'm Sick and Tired of Incompetent, Self-Serving Automotive Website Providers! Who's with Me?

Dealers, there’s something fishy going on with the major automotive website providers.

Problems that affect search results are popping up left and…

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Added by Timothy Martell on May 20, 2014 at 9:30am — 114 Comments

Urgent! Review Your Google Places!

Today's post is less about educating, and more about being a digital marketing public service announcement. You need to log in to your Google Places account and make sure everything is up do date and submitted to Google.…

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Added by Timothy Martell on February 7, 2014 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

Google Brings Big Videos to Search

Google is always changing, we say that darn near every day on this blog. The thing is, usually those changes are so small, or so buried on the backend of the whole shebang that the world at large doesn’t notice. It’s not often they bust out the big, forward facing guns (the carousel being the last example I can think of offhand) but when they…

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Added by Timothy Martell on February 5, 2014 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

20 Trends for 2014

When I was a younger man I used to dismiss statistics in the marketing world.

It’s easy to have an arrogance when you are young, isn’t it? I would find myself resenting the experts and thinking that I knew best, even when I had very little to base…

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Added by Timothy Martell on February 4, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Keep Your Old Site Fresh

A lot of people wonder how long it takes to get a new site indexed and ranked, but people do not often consider the flip side.

Namely, how do you keep an old site fresh in Google's eyes. Of course, lots of old sites rank just fine. In fact, some old sites are low quality and still rank well through sheer number of backlinks pointed at them.…

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Added by Timothy Martell on February 3, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

2014 SEO Industry Survey

SEO Study

Do you love search engine optimization? How about data? Maybe even surveys? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in luck. This week, Moz has released the results of their 2014 SEO Industry Survey. The survey covers everything from search engine optimization and search engine marketing to social media and even average…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 30, 2014 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Google Buys DeepMind

Google Buys Deepmind

Sometimes it feels like Google is omnipotent, doesn’t it? With their huge percentage of the search engine share, they ARE omnipotent in a way. They scan the entire web, handing out rewards and brutal punishments alike, but they have always had a…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 29, 2014 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

Ajax Social Wipes

When you think social media genius, what’s the first brand that comes to mind?

A lot of people praise Taco Bell for their snarky Twitter comments, others laud the versatility and lifestyle branding of the energy drink…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 28, 2014 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

3 new Pinterest Updates

Guess who is already back in the headlines making waves in the social media marketing world?

It’s Pinterest! (You don’t get any credit if you read the title, that’s cheating.) That’s right, the social pinboard site is expanding again, this time bringing three pretty interesting user experience offers to the…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 24, 2014 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Facebook Adds Trending Feature

Facebook Trending

Facebook is on the bleeding edge, the hippest of the hip and the newest of the new, that's why this week they decided to officially roll out a new feature that has only been on Twitter for oh, about...forever? We are, of course, talking about the new trending function. Some of you may have seen this phase in and out over the past few months, if so, congratulations! You were…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 22, 2014 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

Google Fights Bad Ads

Bad Ad

 

Google is constantly battling back the tide of shoddy ads and outright scams being posted as ads on their network every hour of every day. According to …

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 20, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

December 2013 ComScores

December 2013

 We’re halfway through the month so you know what means, the ComScore data for the previous month is finally available! What search engines finished out 2013 strong and who continued their inevitable but tragic clown car skip into obscurity? Let’s take a look and find out.…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 17, 2014 at 8:35pm — 2 Comments

3 Reasons to Fire Your Website Vendor Today

I'm writing today because a serious fraud is being perpetrated on virtually all car dealers, the scope of which seems to be far greater than any I've encountered before.

What seemed at first to be merely a bad SEO practice, now seems to…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 14, 2014 at 6:30am — 77 Comments

5 Bold Digital Marketing Predictions for 2014 (Using the Doritos Locos Tacos Boldness Index)

SEO Predictions

2014 is here, and I wanted to join in with the leagues of digital marketing writers offering their predictions for the new year. To give things a little perspective, I’m ranking my bold predictions using the Doritos Locos Tacos Boldness Index (Doritos…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 8, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Pinterest Enhances Search

Pinterest has been growing in popularity month over month, but that hasn’t stopped them from expanding their product.

Much like Facebook, the pin-board social network keeps making changes large and small as it grows, trying to deliver the…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 7, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

How Your Eyes Move Online

Have you ever thought about the way people might view your website?

I’m not talking about how they’ll feel…

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Added by Timothy Martell on January 6, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Exact Match Domains: an Anecdotal Study

EMD

If you’ve been paying attention to the world of search engine optimization this past year, you know that Google brought the hammer down on exact match domains. No longer can someone trying to rank for dog toys simply buy “dogtoys.com” and enjoy front page…

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Added by Timothy Martell on December 27, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Yoast for SEO

I've written before about the benefits of using a plugin to boost your SEO on Wordpress. It's simply a game changer as far as SEO is concerned.

It can take a decent blogger with a modicum of SEO knowledge and bring them to the next level. It is one of…

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Added by Timothy Martell on December 26, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Niche Expertise

SEO Niche

There's an interesting development brewing in the world of SEO. Of course by this point you've heard about Authorship (that's with a capital A thank you very much) and exactly what it means to Google, but it turns out it is going to go deeper than just slapping your name onto posts. Authorship is going to tie in with…

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Added by Timothy Martell on December 25, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

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