What does SEO (search engine optimization) have to do with your car dealership and its ability to sell more cars? Plenty! SEO drives every search online today. Search engine optimization is what Google and other websites utilize for organic search results, when people are looking for a product or service (ie, car dealerships). For example, when someone goes to Google and types … [Read more...] about How SEO will Help your Car Dealership Improve Sales
NADA reported in 2017 that the average dealership spends 55.4% of its budget across digital marketing channels. This increase reflects the industry’s understanding of the consumer’s shift to the internet for the purpose of car shopping. Despite allocating dollars to digital platforms, the marketing cost per car sold has remained nearly the same: $762 for luxury vehicles and … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Cut Your Dealership’s Marketing Cost Per Car Sold
It’s a reality of retail that at some point in the year, every seller will have outdated or slow-moving product. For auto dealers, that inventory bloat can be especially painful. Although we know from experience that television advertising is one of the most effective ways to move cars from dealerships, it’s paramount to be able to test price-offer discounts quickly. But in … [Read more...] about Fight Inventory Bloat By Using New TV Advertising Attribution Techniques
Your dealership website isn’t much good for consumers if it doesn’t provide the information and calls to action that in-market car shoppers are looking for. Just as importantly, it’s not much good for you as a dealer if it isn’t resulting in real leads that your sales staff can convert. The key to avoiding an ineffective website that serves none of its desired purposes is to … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Master Dealership Search Marketing
Digital disruption is a hot topic—it’s happening everywhere. But it’s not bitcoin, blockchain, or artificial intelligence that I want to discuss. Instead, let's discuss the impact of search engines on the car buyer’s journey, and particularly the changing face of Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs). The number of different search results have been increasing in … [Read more...] about What Is a Featured Snippet, and How Can It Increase Your Web Traffic by 30%?