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Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

Women in the Dealer Workforce: Where We Are & Where We Can Go

It’s no secret that women make up a small portion of the dealer workforce and turnover among women is high. By not attracting and retaining women in the …

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

Car Subscriptions - Q and A with Bill Playford

I had the chance to interview Bill Playford about car subscription services, and how they're going to change the marketplace. Take a look what this ins…

Be The Exception

Be The Exception

How brilliant marketers find and follow what makes their stories different in a world full of average content DrivingSales is excited to announce th…

Keeping Up with the Joneses in Quick Lube

Keeping Up with the Joneses in Quick Lube

More than half of all sales customers will abandon your dealership’s service department in the first year. It’s a widely varying statistic &nda…

It Has Never Been Easier To Be Average

It Has Never Been Easier To Be Average

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Paid Tweets Now Showing in Google Search Results

Google is now integrating Promoted Tweets into Google Realtime Search. Twitter allows advertisers to pay for Promoted Tweets that will show up above the others in search results, similar to Google AdWords. Twitter itself only just unveiled Promoted Tweets, which the company is running on a trial basis with a select group of marketers, but eventually will open up to anyone who wants to advertise, including car dealers.

Not too long ago, Google rolled out Realtime Search, showing results from Twitter statuses that update in real time on the page. Now, paid-for Promoted Tweets will get prime position in Google results. Though this is a feature in progress of rolling out, car dealerships need to watch and see when and how they can take advantage of this new method of social media promotion.

As of now, these results will not show in regular search results but only in the Realtime search category (click “Updates” along the left side of search results to see). This integration with Google marks a continued cooperation between Google and Twitter and a new opportunity for interactive automotive advertising.

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