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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) involves creating relevant, keyword-focused content that helps improve your website’s visibility in organic search results for – purposefully – the things you sell. Keyword stuffing for the cities you service is somewhat old school.



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5 Tips to Train and Retain Salespeople

Posted by Bill Wittenmyer on July 1, 2020 at 11:00am 0 Comments

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Enjoy the Evolution: COVID-19's Change

Posted by Jim Flint on June 26, 2020 at 7:00am 0 Comments

The way we purchase and service vehicles may never be the same due to COVID-19.
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Fisker's EV Car Company Seems to Have Nine Lives!

Started by Ralph Paglia in AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS - Discussions about Auto Industry, including dealerships, car companies and government, but not about suppliers (see cetegory) on Thursday. 0 Replies

EV bonanza allows Karma to tap lifelineKarma Automotive, maker of the Revero plug-in hybrid luxury car, has raised $100 million from outside investors as the company and its parent seek to tap into an electric-car stock surge by seeking an additional $300 million.The fresh funding coincides with at least the fourth makeover for a company formerly known as Fisker Automotive Inc. since past Aston Martin design director…Continue

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Started by Christian Younggren in PROCESS MANAGEMENT- CRM, BDC and lead Management Processes, Emails, Phone Scripts, Facility Design, Tools and Suppliers Mar 18. 0 Replies

"Control what you can control" Have your staff take time to reach out by phone to every client in their data base....Why? 1. Your connection rate will never be higher. Your clients might actually have time to talk with you since they are likely on lock down and maybe a bit bored. Ask how they are feeling and how can you help make life easier for them? 2. Your clients will remember how you treated them during these crazy times for years to come because in a crisis people reveal their true…Continue

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BDC or Virtual BDC

Started by Peter Stratton in PROCESS MANAGEMENT- CRM, BDC and lead Management Processes, Emails, Phone Scripts, Facility Design, Tools and Suppliers Feb 26. 0 Replies

As an experienced BDC director for the last 15 years and in the car business for 30 I wanted to reach out to those who know. The audience here. Recently my GM asked if he thought we should go to a Virtual BDC and that my job would not be in jeopardy, however my staff of ten would be. The company got in the GM's ear saying that their staff will answer leads within 30 seconds and close at 20%. My team answers the lead within a minute and we close at 14%. So my questions is, "Who has had…Continue

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Hi. I'm a newbie in e-commerce. I want to try to open an online store, but I don't know what to begin. I search and find out some platforms. Big ones are  Shopify, WooCommerce, and BigCommerce. Which should I choose to start? Is there anyone selling on these platforms? Please help!Continue

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