Remember the days when internet leads were coming in by fax just like the daily lunch specials from the local pizzeria still do? Those were the days that, sadly, I did not experience as I started selling cars just as CRM tools became popular. I remember the Internet Sales department consisting of salespeople that gave prices, created appointments, and sold vehicles directly to … [Read more...] about A Time-Lapse of Automotive Retailing & the BDC as We Know It
Your Customers Attitudes, Behaviors and Expectations Are Changing I’ve chosen to look at COVID 19 as a ‘great reset’. It’s been said that problems are opportunities-so then what exactly is the opportunity for the Tier 3 dealerships in this new normal? Kantar, a leading worldwide research firm, canvassed over 100,000 people’s opinion in over 60 markets and published … [Read more...] about Why Now is the Time to Revisit Your SEO Strategy
It’s no secret that every car buyer is different. They have specific tastes. Some look for a particular model and make, and some prefer buying their vehicles from local car dealers. The list of preferences each buyer has is quite vast. However, these buyers have one thing in common, and that is, most of them search their preferred vehicles on the internet. With technology … [Read more...] about Using “Search” for Car Dealers
Automotive SEO is complex, period!! Yet, most dealers will make the mistake of trying to perform SEO themselves rather than hiring a professional for the job, or even worse… just let their “Dealer Website Provider” handle it. In some cases, the do-it-yourself approach towards digital marketing and SEO may work, but even a simple mistake could result in your site being … [Read more...] about Should Your SEO Be Outsourced?
Today your dealership needs every advantage and a strong locally-focused SEO strategy is more important than ever. One key way to drive organic search results to your dealership is through a properly optimized Google My Business (GMB) listing. In case you’re not familiar (or it’s been a while), Google My Business is a free easy-to-use tool to help businesses manage their … [Read more...] about Google My Business: Expert SEO Tips for Auto Dealers