Notifications & Messages

Jared Hamilton
From: Jared Hamilton
Hey - It’s time to join the thousands of other dealer professionals on DrivingSales. Create an account so you can get full access to the articles, discussions and people that are shaping the future of the automotive industry.
×
Jared Hamilton

Jared Hamilton Founder - CEO

Exclusive Blog Posts

6 Tips for Better LinkedIn PPC Advertising

6 Tips for Better LinkedIn PPC Advertising

With a little over a year’s experience with LinkedIn Advertising and some insights from a connection at LinkedIn, I’ve put together a list of 6…

The 3 Laws of Extreme Ownership

The 3 Laws of Extreme Ownership

“These are all things that may help you justify your results. But is your dealer any happier because of this?” I just finished reading a…

The Q1 Inventory Glut - Expert Insight

The Q1 Inventory Glut - Expert Insight

You've heard about it, read about it, and probably experienced it. Q1 for the auto industry was a pretty rough one. Experts are diving into what the pr…

Online Reviews Drive Customers to Your Dealership

Online Reviews Drive Customers to Your Dealership

We’ve been in the business of reviews for quite some time now – 15 years to be exact.  As DealerRater has grown, so has the power and infl…

Devising a Perfect Landing Page

Devising a Perfect Landing Page

When your business is taken online, you have to make sure your website is generating customers and visitors. This is one of the most important things in on…

At the moment I'm on the plane returning to Salt Lake from Seattle. We spent the afternoon with some of the executives at Cobalt who are experts in search, email marketing and website utility. They lead up some impressive research that, in my opinion, is not known well enough in the industry. What really hit me (I had about 10 ah-ha moments today, this is just one of them) is the disconnect between our commitment to a sequential process in selling cars in person and our dedication to a sequential process to converting site visitors to leads. These processes are in fact, very parallel. These guys at Cobalt actually study log patterns of dealer site visitors and, among other things, dissect where the customers enter a site, what pages they visit, in what order, how long they stay and where they leave from. To most this might sound boring (personally for me it would be a blast) but regardless, think of the impact of this data! By studying it they find patterns to successful site conversions based on the demographic of that particular dealers store (brand, location, etc) IE: how do you convert a site visitor from simply surfing your site and leaving to go elsewhere, to actually taking a visitor and convincing them to seek assistance from your store in purchasing a vehicle. What they are proving is that just like you have a sequential process to convert a walk in to a buyer: 1 Meet and greet, 2. Needs analysis, 3. Product selection, etc"

 Unlock all of the community & features  Join Now