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Ralph Paglia's Blog – December 2009 Archive (10)

ADM Professional Community Masthead: Place Your Vote for 1 of 5 Designs Submitted by New Premier Sponsor!

It is time to reveal our new ADM Professional Community premier sponsor... Can I get a drum roll? Check out these new page masthead designs to see who it is. Although I am not a big supporter of designing anything by committee, since this is a real community and we have a new corporate benefactor that will be providing us with lots of resources, I figured we should all take a look at the new ADM Professional Community Masthead designed they have come up with and get some discussion on which one… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on December 30, 2009 at 7:17pm — 46 Comments

Automotive Professional Blogs, Communities and Digital Dealer Magazine: Site Traffic Reports for November 2009 by Compete, Inc.

Click on the chart image shown above to open a larger, easier to read and view image of the Website Traffic Tracking widget provided by Compete, Inc. that is shown on the ADM Showroom page about halfway down...

Here is a Direct Link To…

Added by Ralph Paglia on December 28, 2009 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

Reputation Management: Car Salesmen Surpass Congress On Ethics and Honesty Ratings Among American Consumers

It is about time that automotive professionals start to move up in society's ranks for prestige and trustworthiness... Or, is this indicative of what is happening to congressional reputations?

It is not as if we, the auto industry, needed more reason to justify a concerted effort on the part of dealers for… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on December 26, 2009 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Holiday Musings and Appreciation for ADM Community Members

Here we are at the end of the year, and the end of our decade, whatever it will be called... The "Naughts", "Oh Oh's", "Zeros" or maybe just the decade of disillusionment and disaster. Think about it, we started with the bullshit "Y2K" end of the world scam to sell batteries and bottled water, and that whole non-event was… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on December 25, 2009 at 4:52pm — 11 Comments

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Added by Ralph Paglia on December 16, 2009 at 9:40am — No Comments

Automotive Avenues Customer Testimonials in their Actual Original Hand-Written Forms!

The Automotive Avenues Customer Testimonials are from "Comment Cards" used at time of delivery, and then scanned for display on the Automotive Avenues Community site as images in their Original Hand-Written Format. This is an… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on December 15, 2009 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Social Media Marketing Wins Over Another Skeptic With Tangible Results

I just finished reading "Social Media Gold: Ratings & Reviews" by Lance Loveday and was struck by his article's conclusions, which correlate… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on December 13, 2009 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

Mazda Community for Arizona Sponsored by CardinaleWay Mazda of Mesa

Visit Arizona Mazda Community

Arizona Mazda Community is sponsored by CardinaleWay Mazda in Mesa where Community membership gets you employee pricing on all things Mazda!

Why Did CardinaleWay Sponsor

The employees of CardinaleWay… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on December 13, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Kia Community for Kia Dealers, Employees and Customers

Visit Kia… Continue

Added by Ralph Paglia on December 12, 2009 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Search Engine Friendly Domain Names

Question: I keep hearing that "search-engine-friendly URLs" make a big difference when it comes to getting your site placed higher in nonpaid search results. Is this true? And what exactly is a search-engine-friendly URL?

Answer: A search-engine-friendly URL is a well-formed path that contains a domain,…

Added by Ralph Paglia on December 11, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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