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Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: August 27 – 31

The most trusted name in live chat brings the top ten blogs and auto news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and automotive stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition – Google home page gets an ad, the GM eSummit kicks off, and the Queen wears a hoodie!


  1. Queen Elizabeth Wears A Hoodie While Driving A Range Rover

The Queen of England has traded her floral hat for a hoodie, proving to the world that she is the original gangster. Despite the urban apparel and tricked-out ride, Queen E still looks like she has a lot on her mind. Heavy is the head that wears the hoodie.


  1. Opinion About Google Plus, Reviews, And Online Reputation Management

“If you have knowledge about how Google works, that makes you the Billion Dollar Man or Woman.” That statement has never been more true – Google Plus and Google reviews are being integrated right into the world’s #1 most visited page and web application, Google Search. For everything you need to know about Google, check out this extensive blog post and gain a huge advantage.

  1. How Do You Measure Internet Lead ROI?

Ready for some math? Calculating a lead’s value is now easier than ever with this simple formula: (Gross Profit – Marketing Investment)/Marketing Investment = ROI. This can help you determine the value of all your lead sources. Find out which ones are working, and which aren’t.

  1. 10 Ideas That Each Made $100 Million

Footless pantyhose. Stuffed animal pillows. Beeswax chapstick. These simple ideas have transformed from cottage industries to multi-million dollar enterprises. What does it take to make $100 million? You might be surprised to find out.

  1. The Brilliant Genius Bar Training Manual That Teaches Apple Employe...

Apple has recently surpassed Microsoft as the most valued tech company ever. How did they do it? Not just with the latest gadgets and toys, but with award-winning customer service. But this week, an Apple employee manual leaked showing exactly how the company trains its Geniuses to act.

  1. Google Rarity: Big Ad On Homepage

Besides being the most frequently used website in history, Google is also one of the simplest, normally consisting of just a logo and search bar. But that changed for a while last week when Google threw up a giant ad promoting their Nexus tablet. What do you think of this change?

  1. Tips From GM eSummit: Think Like a Customer

The GM eSummit kicked off last Thursday, and ActivEngage’s Stephen Jackson was there to catch all the action and bring back some great tips from the automotive industry’s top minds. What have you been missing? Catch up with the eSummit in this blog.

  1. The Business Of Fake Followers

Inactive, meaningless subscribers don’t mean much for your social media presence – but buying and selling fake followers is becoming a booming business. In an expose that rocked automotive internet forums, Ketty Colom reveals how some influential people are trading fabricated social media accounts like commodities.

  1. GOP Delays Convention Due To Tropical Storm Issac

Though the Republican National Convention was slated to begin on Monday afternoon, the Category 2 Hurricane Issac cast a pall over the GOP event. Citing concern for the safety of the delegates, the convention’s first day was cancelled. Thankfully, the storm passed, inflicting minimal damage to the state of Florida.

  1. Connected Car Pilot Launches; Google Smiles

Have you ever imagined a world where we don’t drive cars – cars drive us? It might happen sooner than you think. Google announced a “connected cars” pilot to test the limitations of vehicle-to-vehicle communications, and the U.S. Department of Transportation is fully behind it. Is this just another Google fantasy?
Did we miss anything important? Like our top ten blogs this week? Leave us a comment below! Or if you really can’t wait for your automotive fix, follow @activengage on Twitter for daily updates on auto industry news!

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