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Digg for Dealerships Part 2!

Online social networks are a bit like different cultures. They each have their own rules, norms, acceptable practices and taboos. As a marketer, your job is to study the environment before you jump in with guns blazing. The last thing you want to do is accidentally offend your target audience! Take the time to Google your questions before you poll your peers! If you present yourself as a fairly informed newcomer, the group is more likely to accept you and answer… Continue

Added by Meg on January 28, 2009 at 9:11am — No Comments

Digg for Dealerships!

How many of you use Digg?

Do you use it on a personal basis or as a professional platform?

That was a trick question!

Any social media you use should be somehow incorporated into both your personal and professional lives. Bold statement huh? Please, allow me to explain!

Digg is a great example of this personal and professional relationship, you must become an active part of the community and submit good content to be successful.… Continue

Added by Meg on January 28, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments

How to Use Facebook for your Dealership

Ladies and gents, Facebook is something to take notice of! I recently read a blog article that gave me some interesting facts and figures. Here’s the summary:

* Facebook accounts for 4% of all time spent online.

* Facebook is growing at over 250,000 new users PER DAY!

* Facebook has more than 53 million active users

* Facebook’s fastest growing demographic consists of users 25 and older.

To read the full articles with more facts, please check… Continue

Added by Meg on January 28, 2009 at 8:57am — 12 Comments

Social Media Marketing Guidelines

Social Media Marketing? Huh?

Oh yes! Social Media Marketing ties in with a new concept called Web 2.0. This new interactive web is fueled by people rather than technology.

What does that mean? How about I give you an example! Look at Wikipedia. The users of Wikipedia are both consumers and creators of the information on the site. Anyone can go to a page and edit it. This gives the world a growing, developing version of the dictionary. Rather than… Continue

Added by Meg on January 28, 2009 at 8:53am — 2 Comments

How to Leverage Social Media for the Auto Industry

Web 2.0. Do you know what it is?

Technology is sweeping the nation and changing the face of business. Automakers have been noticing this trend and some are taking steps to bring their dealerships into the next stage of web.

If you are reading this blog, I would consider you to be one of those dealerships!

Web 2.0 is bringing marketing back into a personal referral based system through sites like Twitter, Driving Sales, Automotive Digital Marketing,… Continue

Added by Meg on January 28, 2009 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Automotive Advertising Agencies Love EveryCarListed.Com!

As the President of AdAgencyOnline, L.L.C. and the host of a blog talk radio station on automotive advertising - WAAOL, All Automotive Advertising All The Time - I have had the opportunity to review many inventory based automotive advertising websites. I can honestly say that none of them provide the added values to consumers, auto dealers and automotive advertising agencies that are offered on EveryCarListed.Com.

Their free “For Sale By Owner”… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How to Find the Perfect, Fuel-Efficient, New or Used Vehicle on launched several key site improvements today. One of these improvements is a search wizard that allows a car shopper to find new or used vehicles in his or her area based on the fuel efficiency of the vehicle and type of fuel. If you want to find all vehicles within 30 miles that get better than 40 miles per gallon and are capable of running on E85 Ethanol, this new wizard is the way to do it.…


Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 6:28pm — No Comments

New Changes to the Site! has had a face-lift to help make the site more user-friendly. In making our site easier to use, hopes to help consumers buy cars – new or used - or sell their cars. We are also excited about our easy to use free auto listings and enhanced search features.

The original “bright yellow” color scheme has been… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Are all brands and models of new cars and used cars listed on

YES - at we are driven to bring you the best

selection of new, used and certified used cars; all in one place on the

World Wide Web. has already negotiated agreements

with General Motors, Chrysler, Ford and Saturn - with more being reviewed

daily - to list their inventory on our site directly from their OEM

(Original Equipment Manufacturer) databases.… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Why buy Certified Used Cars, (CPOV), on

What a great question! The Certified Used Cars posted on offer a number of benefits for auto dealers and

their customers. Most auto manufacturers support Certified Used Programs

which protect both the selling auto dealer and their customer if there are

any covered problems after the sale and purchase.

These factory subsidized vehicles offer many of the advantages of a new car.

The warranty supported… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 6:01pm — No Comments

How can better serve you? is company with an innovative approach to car sales and advertising. We have a site that we hope works well for both buyers and sellers but we would like your thoughts on how we can make it better as well!

You, the customer are the driving force behind the site and our goal is to give you the best car buying or selling experience possible.

There are many… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Applying For a Car Loan in a Tight Credit Market

The credit markets are tight these days and whether we realize it or not this affects all of us. What is noteworthy is that by following some very simple steps you can greatly enhance your chances of being approved for a loan. Here are the six things that matter most.

1. Complete personal information is key when applying for a loan. Make sure you have your current address and previous address if you’ve moved in the last two years. Make sure that you know your social security number… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Bad News For The Auto Industry Is Good News For Car Buyers - EveryCarListed.Com Is Good News For Both!

After surviving thirty years in the auto industry as an auto dealer, automotive advertising agency and more recently as the President of AdAgencyOnline.Net - a free automotive advertising resource portal - I can honestly say that I have seen everything and today’s tough economic times are no exception! I started selling cars in 1975 in the middle of that decade’s gas crisis and the premature announcement of the ”death of the american auto industry” was as… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Trends in the Online Automotive Market Offer Yellow Pages Growth Opportunities

Looking for a new car used to mean spending the day hitting dealership row, encountering one dealer after another. Those days are vanishing. Nearly 90 percent of today’s car buyers hit the Internet first, and dealers encounter prospective buyers who are already well informed. As such, car buyers are savvy and more aggressive, often helping put them in the driver’s seat in more ways than one. Highly consumer-centric automotive portals are to thank for this metamorphosis.

These… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 5:29pm — No Comments Has Added New Features!

You heard correctly, has changed its site. Now, you may be wondering what was changed and if it’s going to benefit you, the consumer? The answer is yes!

The team is always looking for new things to bring to the table and this week, we incorporated a new feature. To make finding the right new, used or certified vehicle easier, we have added consumer reviews for… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 5:13pm — No Comments

It’s a Car Buyer’s Market this Holiday Season!

Are you in the market to buy a car this holiday season? Lots of folks are! December traditionally is the best month of the year to make a deal on a new or pre-owned vehicle. The manufacturers roll out the red carpet with incentives and dealers are very motivated to move their pre-owned inventory before the end of the year. Now add the most recent Federal Reserve rate cut and depressed demand in the auto industry the last few months; and car buyers have a perfect storm of… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Five Things I Can Do to Stimulate the Economy

What a wonderful time of year! Wouldn’t you agree? It is wonderful even as we draw near to the end of a year that our children and our children’s children will study in their economics classes. So what can we do to turn this giant American economic ship around? Here are five things that can make a difference right now:

1. Change your attitude. You’ve heard your whole life that attitude is everything and frankly it is. We can change the economy first and perhaps most dramatically by… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Nissan Maxima Offers Four Door Sports Car For 2009

I was in a dealership recently and noticed the new 2009 Nissan Maxima. The Maxima has long been a favorite of mine and the new body style is no exception. Nissan calls it the four door sports car and the vehicle lives up to it. The new body style looks wide and thick. It has the same 3.5 liter VQ engine that has been on Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 14 years in a row. Right off the showroom floor it has 290 hp.

If you love the combination of luxury, performance and affordable… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hybrids Take Center Stage

What are our domestic auto manufacturers doing about energy these days? A lot!

Ford Motor Company announced recently that the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrid models will be 41 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Wow! 41 mpg in the city means our urban areas can see huge benefits. And get this, the Fusion and the Milan can go up to 47 mph on all electric power. This makes them extremely useful in those short trips down the street to the grocery store or around the block to… Continue

Added by Meg on December 30, 2008 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Five Reasons For Auto Dealers To Do Automotive Advertising Online With

1. Free Listings

As car dealers, you assume that “nothing is free.”,

(ECL), challenges that assumption by offering free listings for every new

car, every certified used car and every used car on your lot. Not free for


2. No Pressure to Upgrade

How can offer free listings FOREVER? It’s simple -’s business model builds value and proven R.O.I. in

OPTIONAL… Continue

Added by Meg on November 5, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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