August 2013 Blog Posts (101)

New Spam Technique for SEO in 2013


Is there anything better than a nice breakfast of crispy hot spam? Oh...what's that you say? Pretty much anything? Well, guess what buttercup...Google feels the same way, but people keep trying to serve up spam all the same. One technique is hammered and gets you penalized, and the army of  spammers (the ones who give SEO a bad name to begin with) just move on…


Added by Timothy Martell on August 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Engagement is More Important than Clicks

Clicks and ‘LIKES’ are only the beginning—engagement leads to sales

On Facebook it doesn’t matter how many ‘LIKES’ your brand has if those fans don’t engage with the page. Engagement is what sticks in a consumer’s mind and leads to future sales. People ‘LIKE’ things all the time without giving that brand or item another thought. Make real fans…


Added by Amanda Meuwissen on August 19, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Yelp’s Dylan Swift Keynotes DrivingSales Executive Summit

Yelp Director of National Marketing Presents “Local, Social, Mobile: Leveraging Converging Trends to Drive More Car Shoppers Into your Dealership;” joins keynote line-up that includes Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land, former U.S. Navy SEAL Officer Leif Babin, and The Walt Disney Company®


Salt Lake City, UT – August 19, 2013DrivingSales today…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 19, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments

Did You Invite Your Fixed Ops Director To The Digital Party?


Recommended Workshop Guide for Fixed Ops Managers

AutoCon 2013 welcome Fixed Operations Directors and Service Managers to participate in the rapidly changing world of automotive retailing.  Fixed Operations staff are often "left home" when employees are picked to attend automotive conferences. This pattern has to stop.  


There are many opportunities to…


Added by Brian Pasch on August 17, 2013 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Automotive Sales Training - How To Average $3,000 to $4,000 Gross Profit per Vehicle Sold

There are only five ways to increase the bottom line of a business: Sell more vehicles, practice price elasticity (get more gross profit per sale), create more repeat customers, increase the speed of the buying cycle for your current customers, and create continuity programs by getting the customer to continually do business with you (service, add-on selling etc.). Although all are important, one can be obtained instantly and with a huge impact - price elasticity and the ability to increase…


Added by Mark Tewart on August 16, 2013 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Male Domination: "No Girls Allowed"


Our industry, much like those of construction, technology, national politics and sports (amongst others) are notorious for being dominated by the male species. Why is that? Is it the old aged theory that women simply “don’t grasp the complicated machines known as cars”? Or is it that we just aren't macho enough? Whatever the reasoning, it simply just doesn't make any sense.…


Added by Carey Spillert on August 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — 14 Comments

Why Social Integration? The World Is Changing-Everything Must Be Connected

Everything IS Connected: 

The world is changing. Marketing is no longer defined by lip-service promotions. Instead consumers are flocking to the Internet, seeking information about their favorite brands and products. They want the…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on August 16, 2013 at 1:11pm — No Comments

The Most Valuable Commodity In Online Marketing

What you did five or 10 years ago is probably more important than your 30-second visit to some e-commerce site that’s now bombarding you with cookie-fueled retargeted ads.

That’s why looking to the past – not to the future – is the key to success in the…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on August 15, 2013 at 9:07pm — No Comments

The Perfect Storm

According to this article in last week’s Detroit Free Press, the average age of vehicles owned in the U.S. continues to be on the rise. With the average now being 11.4 years, it’s becoming more…


Added by Richard Holland on August 15, 2013 at 7:45am — 2 Comments

Training a new salesperson

How long should it take for a new green pea or salesperson to hit the floor.  What are some good ideas other than road to a sale and Ford training?  Its only a question I am only looking for other ideas thanks.

Added by Daniel Tegeder on August 14, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments

AutoCon: The Who, What, When, Where and Why!



Looking for an automotive conference that actually focuses on you- The Dealer? Look no further; The AutoConnections Conference and Exposition is where you need to be! For those who aren't familiar with AutoCon, we've got you covered:




Added by DealerELITE on August 14, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Automotive Sales Training - Don't Accept the Big Bad Economy

I couldn’t help but notice all the doom and gloom in several blog posts, especially in regards to Starbucks closing 600 stores. Yes, the economy is tough, but the most important economy is between your ears. If you keep reading about the bad economy and you keep telling everyone how bad it is, you’re allowing yourself to have a bad economy and to perpetuate that it is okay to struggle. The media will do enough of that — don’t help them. Bad economies come faster and stay longer because of…


Added by Mark Tewart on August 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Your Biggest Marketing Opportunity

Can you think of what marketing opportunity has low competition, high ROI, a lot of traffic, and will build customer loyalty? Many dealers are ignoring this aspect of their marketing strategy, and you need to start paying attention to this opportunity.

Added by Paul Potratz on August 14, 2013 at 10:01am — No Comments

DrivingSales 2013 Innovation Cup Award: Finalists Announced

Award recognizes the most innovative dealership solutions of 2013; finalists to compete and present their solutions at the 2013 DrivingSales Executive Summit; Early Bird Registration Ends August 15th


Salt Lake City, UT – August 14, 2013  - DrivingSales today announced that finalists have been selected for the fourth annual DrivingSales Innovation…


Added by Crystal Hartwell on August 14, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Digital Marketing Answers for Your Questions

Here at Wikimotive, we get questions in the mail every day looking for advice. We want to help everyone, and we gladly do it free of charge, but we know that sometimes your questions can get lost in the shuffle of the daily mail. To ensure that we see every question that you may have for us, we're creating a dedicated email address. From now on, you can send…


Added by Timothy Martell on August 14, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Blogging- Become A Social Media Destination Resort

If you are not hosting a blog on your website start one. If you are not posting relevant information and blogs to draw in potential customers do it.

Bring the traffic to you and become a destination resort for updates and information so you can…


Added by Bill Cosgrove on August 14, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Cut Through The Noise: 7 Tips On How To Have Social Media Success At Conferences

As the fall conference season approaches for the automotive industry, many vendors miss opportunities for exposure. Owning a public relations agency, my job is to maximize my client’s exposure to their audience. Conferences offer more potential customers for my clients, concentrated in a single place at a single time,…


Added by sara callahan on August 14, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

Congratulations "United" 2013 Little League From Allen Samuels Chevrolet Corpus Christi, TX

Congratulations "United" 2013 Little League From Allen Samuels Chevrolet Corpus Christi, TX 



Added by MANNY LUNA on August 14, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Why The Best Type Of Feedback Is Complaints

A brilliant and successful businessperson recently shared why he loves his angriest customers. Phil Libin, CEO and co-founder of Evernote, wrote an article for Inc. where he explained that customer feedback is…


Added by Mike Gorun on August 13, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sean V. Bradley Ft. Kalina Bradley "Stop Making Excuses" Success Is In YOUR Power & Control

Sean V. Bradley Ft. Kalina Bradley "Stop Making Excuses" Success Is In YOUR Power & Control

12 year old Kalina S. Bradley discusses insight of the "7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens" as well as the "Secret". Kalina at age 12 has a very balanced life and a clear understanding of what success and "effectiveness"…

Added by Sean V. Bradley on August 12, 2013 at 8:41pm — No Comments

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