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Details about the recent Possum and Penguin updates from Google


In this week’s Wednesday Workshop video, we explain the details about the two major updates released by Google this month. It’s not often that two major updates are pushed out in the same month, so we wanted to explain what’s changed so dealers understand what’s different.

What’s been dubbed the Possum update rolled out a few weeks ago, and it’s the update that most dealers would have noticed. Possum resulted in quite a few changes to how businesses are displayed in local searches, specifically in the 3-pack and the Local Finder page. Google also release Penguin 4.0, the final major iteration on its link spam algorithm (it’s now baked into the core algorithm and updates in real time).


Stop Advertising to Millennials (and here’s why)

Stop Advertising to Millennials (and here's why)

Well, okay, maybe not stop altogether. But here’s the deal, your advertising campaigns aimed at the younger generation might not be working. Why? The simple answer is that millennials are not responsive to the same kinds of advertising methods that worked on previous generations. Now, if you’re already tired of reading this post, here’s the main point: Stop trying to advertise to millennials and just interact with them.


By |September 27th, 2016|Education (Best Practices), Social Media|0 Comments

Prioritize your marketing channels


The Beard and the Hair are back for this week’s Wednesday Workshop video! This week, we’re talking about prioritizing your marketing channels so you get maximum return.

All marketing channels are not created equal. Some work better for B2B, yet fail miserably in B2C situations. You’ve got to find the right marketing channels for your dealership and prioritize the ones with the biggest return.


How to Make Your Content Even Better


For this week’s Wednesday Workshop video, we continue on the same subject of writing amazing content for your dealership’s website. Last week we shared a tip that helps come up with amazing content, and this week the tip will help you make sure the content is written well.

It’s a simple tip – just read your content out loud! If it sounds odd, then it’s wrong. It’s got to be conversational. Watch the full video for more details…


The Secret to Writing Awesome Local Content

The Secret to Writing Awesome Local Content

Do you read your web content out loud before hitting “publish?” This week, Greg Gifford has another blog post for us over at Search Engine Land asking this very question.

The fact of the matter is that even though content signals from your website are arguably the most important part of your local SEO strategy, not many websites actually have quality content. In fact, many websites are guilty of trying to cram to many “SEO” things (like their location) into their content. The result is something that sounds spammy and robotic.

That’s not how your mama raised you! […]