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Why Can’t Your Classifieds Site Perform Like CarGurus?

Why Can’t Your Classifieds Site Perform Like CarGurus? To be clear: CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG) is not perfect. In fact, dealers have plenty of legitimate issues with the company (I’ll detail a couple here). But, when it matters, CarGurus more often than not delivers results for dealers. CarGurus, you see, easily passes the DISC Test (Does …
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Do You Like Your Vendor’s Personal Touch? You’d Better… You’re Paying for It!

Do You Like Your Vendor’s Personal Touch? You’d Better… You’re Paying for It! People often marvel at the sheer majesty and splendor of a Las Vegas casino. The Chihuly glass in the lobby of Bellagio is a great example. At any given time, there will be dozens of people snapping photos of this expensive masterpiece. …
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Adapt or Die: The Auto Dealer’s Digital Adaptation Survival Guide

If there is one thing that remain constant throughout the automotive industry today, it is that change is inevitable. Change will never cease to come along and disrupt the way we sell cars and service customers. If we aren’t willing and prepared to adapt our thinking, our strategy, and our tactics then we might as well …
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How Negativity in Adwords Can Yield Positive Results

The challenge of Paid Search/Adwords can be quickly dismissed once one realizes the incredible possibility of impressive results. There are many educational resources for “would-be Adwords experts” along with plenty of tutorials, agencies, and expert-trainers who can be hired. However, in my experience, the only real way to master Adwords is to dive right in and …
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Using Your Dealer CRM and Basic Math To Assess Your Lead Providers’ Value

Part 1 How To Find Your Lead Source Values in Your CRM Part 2 Installing CRM Lead Source Values into Google Analytics PART I There’s nothing worse than focusing dealership dollars and staff attention on digital dead ends and yet we do it all the time. Many times we over invest in goofy lead providers and …