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If you've been procrastinating on your digital marketing, I won't shame you. Instead, I'll present you with some of the best advice that you can use to kick…Continue
Added by Timothy Martell on January 5, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
What do you want from SEO? If I had to guess, I'd say "more traffic" or "more leads" are at the top of your goals list.
The problem is, those…Continue
I've been pretty torn over the last few months. On one hand, I'm so pleased to see that dealers (and even some vendors) are really starting to embrace building content pages on their website. On the other hand, I'm concerned that many companies are starting to promote building these pages as their complete SEO strategy. What's worse is that many dealers are starting…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on June 23, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
I don't enjoy calling out vendors. It's something that I think is unprofessional in most situations. Sometimes, when a vendor is truly hurting the automotive industry, it must be done and I have to do that today.
We have a client being hounded. This other vendor has been telling them that our philosophy of using onsite and offsite content to…Continue
When you have two people who have combined for over two decades of working with automotive website providers, you would think that they the company they would build together would be another website provider. It wasn't. There's a reason for this.
Search and social are the marketing venues we chose to pursue for one big reason: minimal parody. Car dealers have…Continue
This is one of those blog posts that my team will probably hate. I can already hear them. "Stop giving away our secrets!" As I've posted before, there really should be no such thing as secret sauce in automotive digital marketing, so I'm going to share our recipe.
There are three key ingredients to a proper automotive SEO awesomesauce. You can taste for these…Continue
I had a debate with an automotive SEO buddy back in May about the validity of high-quality inbound links for the purpose of search engine optimization. He contended that great content on the website was enough to boost rankings substantially. I argued that Google and Bing still look at outside signals such as links to help them determine the authority and validity of…Continue
I can already hear the vendors scrambling to put together their rebuttals. I'm not going to dwell on the issue, but it's an important one to note.
For most dealers, it's okay to be in the mix. As long as you're on the first page on Google for the major keywords, you're doing just fine. Aggressive dealers, those who truly want to dominate, cannot do so if…Continue
Web developers started touting the benefits of the responsive website content since the dawn of smartphones, but it was more for functionality rather than increased visibility. It wasn't until 2011 and 2012 when large companies like Google started promoting the concept that the SEO world opened their eyes to the search ranking benefits.
We believe wholeheartedly in…Continue
Added by Paul Accinno on September 11, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
If you've participated in automotive internet marketing for long enough, you've very likely heard the concept that "content is King." It was in play back in the days when I started researching search engine optimization all those years ago and it never really stopped. There was a dirty little secret that few of us in the SEO community ever…Continue
There are those who have been spreading (indefinitely, it seems) the thought that SEO is dead. It never ends, the thought (hope?) that search engine optimization has reached its conclusion. The main reason for these calls is, of course, when “experts” in search marketing start to find that their…Continue
If there's one thing that bugs me more than anything professionally, it's when bad marketing people give good marketing people a bad name by continuing to use spam and automated techniques when they simply do not work anymore. It's a plague in many industries, but seems to find its happiest home in the realm of search marketing.
There's a reason for this, of…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on October 28, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
There are those who were hurt by the recent Penguin 2.0 update by Google. If your rankings fell in the last month, there’s probably a black and white flightless bird reason for the drop. Thankfully, there are things that you can do to make things better.
Even if you weren’t affected by the change, you should still take note. There are nuances and…Continue
There are two frames of mind amongst search marketing professionals when it comes to major updates such as the Google Penguin update last year and the upcoming Penguin 2.0 algorithm update. Some start to panic as they’ve seen these algorithm updates force companies to make major changes. In some cases, companies have had to close down because adjusting was just too much to bare. The other perspective is that these changes…Continue
The statistic or something similar to it has dominated the sales pitches and marketing materials of search engine optimization companies for a very long time. I…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on April 12, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments
Some may try to call me out on the title of this post. “Don’t you mean ‘strategies’ plural?”
No. Search and social strategy. One thing. Different processes. Slightly different goals. Same strategy.
As we move forward through the second quarter of 2013, it’s important to understand how the…Continue
Pound for pound, SXSW was a little disappointing this year, at least for search professionals. It's not that there wasn't plenty to do, plenty see, and plenty to hear. That's always going to happen when you're at a conference/festival…Continue
Added by J.D. Rucker on March 18, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments