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Click-to-Call [Infographic]

Click-to-Call [Infographic]

  Most dealers understand the importance of making it easy for customers and prospects to find contact information. Websites often have prominent &…

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Car dealers have a terrible reputation. It's such a negative experience for so many that people are electing to make a major purchase like a vehicle fr…

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

Jim Roche is the Divisional VP of Marketing & Managed Services at Xtime. We asked him to tell us the biggest mistake he sees dealers making today when …

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

It seems that every year has a theme attached to it in terms of where dealerships’ focus will be. Which themes or buzzwords will dominate 2018? We…

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Today's customers walk into your showroom better-informed than ever before. Because they've done their research ahead of time, 89% walk into t…

An Introduction: Social Signals for SEO

Over the next couple of weeks I will be going into more detail about how social media is utilized as an SEO tool for car dealers. We will go over some of the various components that we've been "playing with" over the last couple of years (and ramping up tremendously in the last few months) that have yielded some incredible results. This will be a Driving Sales exclusive.

Google and Bing have both acknowledged their use of social signals in their search algorithms. This is different than the sheer link-building aspect of social media. Social links are viewed very differently than standard website links. Twitter, for example, uses the "nofollow" attribute on their links and shrinks them. Two years ago, this made them relatively-worthless from an SEO perspective. Today, there are ways to use Twitter to push your pages over the threshold and achieve better rankings for individual pages and the entire domain in general.

That's just Twitter, and it's not the most important social site anymore when it comes to search rankings. I'll go much more in-depth here on Driving Sales about how they work and what you can do to improve your search rankings as a result, but in the meantime please check out this infographic by CMO that breaks down how some of the biggest social networks can be used for SEO and other things.

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Social Media for SEO

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