Search Engine Marketing (PPC)


How to get 10 results from Google Autosuggest


This week’s tip is a quick one, but it will help you be a MUCH better marketer for your dealership. One of the most important aspects of SEO and PPC is keyword research – you need to know how people search for the things you sell, so you can optimize your site and your ads.

Our favorite keyword research tool is Google itself – if you start typing in a search phrase and “don’t hit enter,” you’ll see the Autosuggest results. These auto-populated searches show what searches are most often performed by users. Most people only see 4 Autosuggest results, but in this week’s video, we’ll show you a simple settings tweak that will show you 10 results.

Micro-Moments: Get There Early (and bring pics!)

Micro-Moments, Get There Early (and bring pics!)
Last week, we talked about Google’s “micro-moments” and how a typical automotive shopper uses their phone or computer to move further in the purchasing funnel. As they learn more about the car they’re interested in, customer research gets more and more detailed. We’ve all heard the Google mantra, “Be there, be useful, and be quick.” But after reading this blog post, you may want to consider getting there early, too. Let’s talk about how showing up early in the online car buyer’s path to purchase (with helpful images & videos) might help you sell more cars.


The Top 10 Videos of 2016


It’s the last Wednesday Workshop of 2017! To finish up an amazing year, we’re sharing the list of the most-watched Wednesday Workshop videos of 2017:

10. Learn more about the recent Google updates
9. Man on the street interviews from NADA 2016
8. How long does SEO take?
7. Local SEO presentation from Digital Dealer 21
6. Prove you need SEO with simple math
5. You might actually want a high bounce rate
4. Is your website just lipstick on a pig?
3. We don’t sell jeeps
2. NADA mean tweets
1. You CAN sell cars with Pokemon Go

Thanks for watching all of our crazy videos – we’ll see you in 2017!


You’ve got to own your dealership’s backyard


In this week’s Wednesday Workshop video, we’re back to talking about SEO and local search results. Far too many dealers spend all of their effort trying to show up in searches in nearby (larger) cities or metros – while ignoring their own town.

It’s important to own your own backyard before you go after your neighbor’s. With the recent updates to Google, it’s exceedingly hard to rank well in a city where you’re not actually located. Before you put all your effort into showing up elsewhere, make sure you’re showing up as well as you possibly can in your own city.

Check out the new AdWords Message Extension


In this week’s Wednesday Workshop video, we explain the newly released Message Extension in Google AdWords. You can actually get customers to send you a text message directly from your PPC ad in Google search results! Watch the video for all the important details…

By |November 2nd, 2016|Search Engine Marketing (PPC), Video|0 Comments