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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…

Google's Direction: Mobile and Social

Nearly all of the recent changes at Google, many of which have been well documented here, are pointing to a change in company direction. The most successful and profitable online advertising platform ever, Adwords, is slowly but surely being trended out with Google favoring the future of both search and Internet browsing in general: mobile and social.

TK's JD Rucker had an article featured in Fast Company that points to why we believe this and how Google is moving away from old-school search ads to more "iPad- and Android-friendly" styles of serving people the data they want.

As of now, the article has received over 70,000 views worldwide and has made the most popular stories section of Digg and other social networks. It is relevant to car dealers because our industry is extremely reliant on PPC advertising to deliver traffic. If PPC is on its way out, where will your traffic come from tomorrow?

Here are the key points in the article:

  • Integration of Places and Reviews into Google's organic listings will reduce sponsored clicks. If that's the case, they must be hoping to replace that revenue with something else.
  • Google recently moved the most fiscally successful Internet company executive of all time, Marissa Mayer, from leading their "bread and butter" search products department over to geo/local.
  • Recent moves and hints of future moves indicate that Google is attempting to implement social media into all of their core products and services, including good ol' search.

Are you ready for the changes that are coming? Have you prepared for the changes that are already here? One way to do it is to watch the videos that JD is posting on Driving Sales every day. The next video, part 2 in his series about taking advantage of Google's changes, should be posted any time. Yesterday's video regarding the adjustments people should be making to their Google Places profile can be found on this post titled "Google Places Change: Step 1 - Clean Your 'House'".

Watch it and check Driving Sales every day as JD posts a new one, and don't forget to read our blog about Automotive SEO.

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