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Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R7Y3kZIDVg] Your Turn To Drive discusses Top 6 Things Car Dealers Do To Make Car Buying Difficult.  Jim D…

Choose the correct CRM for your dealership OR pay dearly

Choose the correct CRM for your dealership OR pay dearly

With all the CRMs on the market today, finding the right one for your dealership is becoming more challenging than ever. There have been massive changes in…

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

5 Benefits of Using Google AdWords Click-to-Message Ad Extensions

Looking for a new way to win over people more likely to send a text message than to call? Set up this free message extension for your text ads on the Googl…

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

Must-See NADA 100 Expo Displays for Fixed Ops

New Orleans is ramping up for the 100th anniversary of NADA, and the convention promises to be outstanding. You’ll be entertained at the NADA100 Carn…

Why Social Media Marketers Won’t Replace Your Sales Team

Why Social Media Marketers Won’t Replace Your Sales Team

Social media is changing the marketing profession in remarkable ways. According to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the social media analyti…

Grading Your Dealership’s Competition

In marketing for auto dealers around the country, we spend time analyzing their competition to see how they’re doing with everything from social media marketing to website lead management. In order to beat your competition out in sales, your dealership needs to take the time to look at what competitors are doing. Here are a few quick tips to analyze other dealerships:

  • Look at their website. Is it a customized site, or are they using a generic auto dealer website provider like Dealer.com? What are they doing to drive conversions?
  • Pretend to be a car shopper and fill out some forms. How soon do you get a response? Do they email, call, or both? Are all the emails automated, or do any of them look personally written?
  • Search in Google for brands and models that they sell. How well do their listings rank? Are they running or posting press releases or online videos?
  • Find their dealership’s Facebook business page, if they have one. What kind of content are they posting, and how often? Are they just blasting out sales and inventory or starting conversations and personal interaction?

Take some time to analyze your competition. You can see the areas in which you are strong and also what you need to improve.

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