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Benefiting from Pay-per-Click

Have you seen these 2 features that Google has slowly been rolling out? Both relevant to your business, these features will increase your click-through rate, your mobile site traffic, and your conversion rates. Watch Samantha in this week’s #HardFacts to uncover what these features are and how it can help your business.

Price ad extensions are the most useful to every business because it has everything to do with offering a product or service…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 29, 2016 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Are You Missing the Big Picture?

We live in a world where we're tricked into thinking we know the bigger picture.  In reality, we don't!

Nan Mossey takes over for Paul in this week's Think Tank Tuesday to debunk a few common misconceptions about the marketing and advertising world.  From getting more PDP views to customer reviews, Nan will teach you how all of these busted myths can affect your business.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 26, 2016 at 10:31am — No Comments

Too Many Hands In The Cookie Jar

Hi,

It's me again. Me who you ask? Stan Sher, founder and President of Dealer eTraining. Yes, I know it has been a while since you have heard from me. But I am still here. I never left and I never will. I just enjoyed my peace and quiet for 2 years while working and…

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Added by Stan Sher on July 22, 2016 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Are You Being Responsible?

Let's get serious.



Stop being so irresponsible with your business! Sure, you can look up to experts for strategies, ideas, and marketing tools, but don't let them take the wheel. It's ultimately up to you to start the conversation with your customers from the content on your website to the content posted on social media.



Don't let your marketing strategy become all about selling your product. Make sure you're providing a solution to the problem that your customers may be…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 22, 2016 at 10:27am — No Comments

Dare to Try Pokemon Go

Sick of hearing about Pokemon Go?

You might be, or you might just be itching to get back to your own game while watching this week's Think Tank Tuesday. Kristin and Ali take over for Paul and explain why Pokemon Go may actually be a good tactic to try out for your business.

But why?

It could help you get more leads, but the most important part is that it will connect you…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 19, 2016 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Do you use these words?

Power words create an emotion, instill authority, and inspire someone to take action.  How do you use power words?

Potratz has used power…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 18, 2016 at 9:22am — No Comments

Is Facebook Actually Providing Value?

What are you doing on Facebook to provide value?

By creating a Facebook group, you'll be able to nurture the database that you already have, as well as increase the audience for your business.  Your new Facebook group will give you the opportunity to get feedback on products or services, engage with customers, and build top-of-mind awareness.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 15, 2016 at 5:29pm — No Comments

5 Easy Steps to Building a Great Personal Brand

Your personal brand is how you appear to the others around you, It's how you appear to the world. Therefore, it serves to reason that a strong brand is preferable to one that is unpolished and boring.…

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Added by Dennis Wagner on July 12, 2016 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Is Your Website Doing This?

What’s your website doing while you’re not looking?

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, I reveal the steps you should be taking to increase conversion and traffic on your landing pages, and it’s more than just a "Thank You" page. After watching this episode of Think Tank Tuesday, your website will be successful in no time!…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 12, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

How to Optimize Your Open Rates

Did you know subject lines framed as questions get fewer open rates and replies?

Most people assume you SHOULD ask questions in your subject line in order to get more open rates when that’s not the case.  You can also increase the success of your marketing campaign by dropping the exclamation points! 

We know it’s hard to break the mold, and…

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Added by Paul Potratz on July 1, 2016 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Are you making this mistake?

Search engine marketing is valuable tool when used correctly. But it's not the be all, end all of digital marketing. You need to be able to step outside of your comfort zone if you want to achieve digital marketing success.



If you haven't already begun experimenting with other tools; now is the time. The first tool you should start with is email marketing. Tap into your current database and gather more information about your customers.

On this episode, Paul explains how you…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 28, 2016 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Is Your Campaign Compatible?

Are you testing your emails before you send them?

More than 80% of the population use smartphone and other mobile devices. Over 60% of people open their emails on mobile devices. So what is your business doing to adapt to these ever-growing numbers?

In this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains that you should not only be A/B testing subject…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 24, 2016 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Speeding up the Success of Your Business

Are you looking for fast and easy ways to speed up the success of your business? 

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul will go into detail about techniques you need to use to brand your business and become successful in no time.  The first step? Ask yourself these questions.

Why are you unique?

What do you do as a business owner that is…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 21, 2016 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Should you be comparing yourself to competitors?

Comparing yourself to competitors in the same market...is it really such a good idea?

In this week’s Hard Facts, Samantha explains why it's not always ideal to compare your business to a competitor's, but how to do it properly in the right circumstances. Watch now!…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 17, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

It's all in the detail...

Attention to detail can lead to fewer car accidents. In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul explains how being dumped into an automated voicemail system can make it extremely difficult for customers to access your business.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 14, 2016 at 2:40pm — No Comments

How To: Capitalize on Your Blog!

Has your blog reached its greatest potential? 

Your blog can boost traffic to your website, create demand for your products and services, and position your business as a credible resource for information. If you’re not utilizing your blog properly, you’re missing out on awesome opportunities!

Watch this week’s Hard Facts to learn about some things you should know before hitting the…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 10, 2016 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Where's your money going?

Could it be time to switch more budget away from paid search on Google to social media? You asked - I listened!



Switching to using only social media platforms for promotions could hurt you in the long run, seeing as Google is a "destination place" for many users. Increase your brand awareness by using both in your marketing campaign!



In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul will answer this question and explain how you can use both Google's paid search feature, multiple…

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Added by Paul Potratz on June 7, 2016 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Gary Patterson Dealership Cartoons

Good afternoon everyone.

I just wanted to reach out and share our collection of comical Dealership Prints by cartoonist Gary Patterson, which are offered to Auto Dealer People members at a 40% discount and free shipping for a limited time on our website (…

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Added by Sean Patterson on June 1, 2016 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Defining Your Brand

I'm re-launching my Think Tank Tuesday series next week.  Until then, I've been encouraging business owners, entrepreneurs, and dealerships to watch the last 4 episodes on branding.

How important is a brand? Critical.  Without a brand, your business will lack trust in its followers and won't gain loyal customers or increased sales.

Watch these episodes to help develop your brand and become a successful business!…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 31, 2016 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Setting up Google User Explorer

Google's User Explorer lets us identify individual users by client ID and isolate data.  That way, we can evaluate the user and identify the path that they're taking so we can better personalize the experience for them.

You can also create segments to narrow down users who performed a certain action or engaged with specific content.  From these discoveries, you can personalize your website based on relevance.…

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Added by Paul Potratz on May 27, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

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