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Search engine optimization has improved dramatically in the car business over the last couple of years. More dealers are paying attention to it. More vendors are improving their automotive SEO services. Things are great… or are they? I remember in the early days of SEO. I had just left the retail side of the industry[…]

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If there’s one thing about automotive SEO vendors that really chaps my khakis, it’s when they spread the disinformation that inbound links are bad. They’re not. In fact, they can be very, very good for rankings. It’s important to know the difference between good links and bad links. Here’s the backstory: the Google Penguin update[…]

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I am not an animal hunter. I’ve shot one animal in my life and that was plenty for me. With that said, I have gone hunting enough to understand that there’s a similarity between two of the major types of deer hunting styles and two of the biggest methods of digital marketing. Search engine marketing[…]

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A visit to the NADA Convention, the automotive forums, or your email spam folder will tell you one crystal clear truth: there are hundreds, perhaps thousands of vendors vying for your attention. The automotive industry is saturated with an extremely large number of dealer-specific marketing vendors – probably more than any other industry. Standing out[…]

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It really isn’t that complicated. The easiest way for car dealers to move the needle on sales is to dominate the two venues that allow for utter domination: search engines and social media. On all other platforms, you’re relegated to moving up or down based upon budget. The more you spend with third-party sites, the[…]

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Automotive marketing isn’t hard. It’s actually pretty straight forward. Yes, there are times when many vendors (ourselves included) try to make it sounds more difficult than it is, but at the end of the day it’s really about putting your inventory in front of as many local buyers as possible. Simple.