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social media ads.....what works?

social media ads.....what works?

 Lets talk a little about social media. The dealership that I have worked at has always focused on Facebook in this area. We would do a dail…

3 Proven Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

3 Proven Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

One of the most important things that small businesses need is a marketing strategy that is affordable and produces a high return on investment. There are …

Be More Than A Salesperson

Be More Than A Salesperson

Ease the anxiety and create an experience that is stress-free, encouraging and hopefully ends with sending them home in a new set of wheels. Leverage the …

Car Sales Advice For New Salespeople

Car Sales Advice For New Salespeople

When I started selling cars five and a half years ago there were 3 pieces of advice given to me that have helped me succeed in this business. I want to sha…

5 Avoidable Ways that Car Dealerships Can Reduce Staff or Customer Injuries and Liability

5 Avoidable Ways that Car Dealerships Can Reduce Staff or Customer Injuries and Liability

The National Automotive Dealer Association (NADA) data for 2016, revealed that there are 16,708 franchised dealerships in the United States, who sold a rec…

Google's Technicolor Dreamcoat

Have you thought about how much color has been added to Google's search result pages? It's as if they took a cue from a broadway play and have created their own Technicolor Dream Coat.

Businesses that understand the importance of implementing an in-store process to collect customer reviews get an additional benefit with yellow stars next to their Google Places listing.

Yellow is a color that draws the eye.

The Amazon effect has clearly trained consumers to click on the "products" and now companies FIRST that have the highest ratings.

This is an untapped opportunity for most car dealers. Check and see how many stars you have compared to other dealers in your market.

Suggestion: Download the Google Places App and start a strategy to get your customers to post a review when they are engaged with you!

Technicolor Google SERP

Are Your Friend's Photos Showing Under Your Assets


But now, the technicolorization of SERP include photo thumbnails (enlarge photo below) of people who "+1" the listing.

Imagine the charge in click behavior when a person searches and sees 5 of their friends profile photos under the SERP listing for a specific business.

The addition of photo thumbnails add color and relevance to people from their network of friends. The colorization and personalization of SERP pages can be leveraged to increase click behavior of online shoppers.  

You can see how powerful these thumbnails can be from the example below if you were interested in attending a conference and all your friends liked the event:

 

Do you have a technicolor search engine optimization strategy in place?

 

If you are not updating your Automotive SEO strategy to take advantage of these changes in Google SERP, you will simply be falling more behind.  Can you afford that?

 

Brian Pasch CEO of PCG

 

Brian Pasch, CEO

PCG Digital Marketing

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