7 Online Tools Automotive Marketers Need to Use

Automotive Marketing Tools

Whether you work at a digital marketing company or in-house at a local dealership, the right tools make an automotive marketer‘s job much, much easier.

From automating small, tedious content and social media tasks to organizing complicated SEO campaigns, these are the tools every digital marketer should have in their tool belt to save time and get better results.

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Infographic: 10 Reasons You Need SEO to Gain More Business

Eat Your Competition for Lunch

Every business owner knows how important marketing is to success, but the focus has always been on reaching large audiences in hopes of finding people who are in need of what a business has to offer. With the internet and search engines, however, it became a lot easier for people to seek businesses out than ever before.

But the internet and search engines brought one big new challenge for businesses: the ability to be found. If you can’t be found in search in 2015, you’re missing out on a large percentage of ready-to-buy customers, as well as high-quality leads from interested consumers.

Using SEO (search engine optimization) to make your website more appealing to search engines, your business will see an increase in traffic, leads, and sales from the types of customers you’ve been trying to target through both digital and traditional advertising.

Do you want to eat your competition for lunch? Do you want to gain more business? We’ve created an infographic to show you the top 10 reasons why you need SEO:

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5 Foolproof Ways to Instantly Create Better Content

Instantly Create Better Content

Whether you work as a copywriter, a blogger, an SEO, or a content marketer, we all want our content to be better. No one in this business should ever be satisfied with their work, and if you think you’ll be the first then you’re dead wrong.

So with a healthy dose of respect for the fact that perfection is unobtainable, you can start to improve, fail, improve, fail, and so on and so forth. It doesn’t end, ever, and that’s part of what makes the work so exciting. There’s no plateau to reach or game to win, there’s just continuous learning.

While that may sound intimidating to those of you who are new or struggling to create content or manage your business’s content strategy, there are a few ways you can improve right this second. Read on to find out how you can instantly start creating better content.

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5 Digital Marketing Flaws You Can Easily Fix in 2015

Digital Marketing Flaws

To be completely honest, not much changes for digital marketing in the New Year. Businesses that are on top of their game make valuable changes throughout the year, and those that don’t tend to always be left behind.

This year is no different. If you happen to be one of the businesses left behind by an everchanging digital marketing landscape, though, don’t feel bad. Just as billions of people make personal resolutions, you can make a professional resolution to fix your failing digital marketing strategy in 2015.

The following issues are only a sample of things that could be wrong with your SEO and social media strategy, but are easily five of the most important. Stop making excuses and make these changes happen now!

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Your Content Will Suck at First, and That’s OK

Your Content Will Suck at First, and That's OK

Creating amazing content sounds so simple if you listen to all of the experts. “Quality over quantity,” they say. “Create value,” they say. And the don’t forget the always-popular “Content is king!”

Here at Wikimotive, we’ve been guilty of giving this broad advice on occasion. It’s easy for us to say that as an automotive SEO company, but what about the small businesses and fledgling marketers just beginning to wrap their head around the concept of SEO and content marketing?

I know you’re out there, and this is for you!

To help ease the tension that’s likely building in your mind, just relax for a second and realize one thing: your content will probably suck for a while. I don’t say that to be mean, or to belittle your efforts. I say that because my content sucked for a while too.

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Creating Holiday-Specific Inventory Posts on Social Media

Holiday Posts Facebook

The Holiday Season is the perfect time to utilize inventory posts to your social networks, especially Facebook.

Tis’ the season to share in the joy and now as the dealer, it is your opportunity to incorporate that festiveness into posts you create for your automotive social media campaigns.

Using a VDP page from your dealership website, you can become inspired by the colors of your vehicle selection to the attitude your model portrays.

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5 Ways Car Dealers Can Stand Out on Facebook

Stand Out on Facebook

One of the most difficult things businesses seem to struggle with in the their online marketing efforts is social media. While it’s not new by the web’s standards, businesses have only just begun to tap into its true potential over the last couple of years.

In the automotive industry, car dealers who previously questioned the value of automotive social media marketing are beginning to understand its value. With Facebook becoming a great advertising platform, on top of a platform to connect with customers and brand your business, car dealers have an opportunity to  sell more cars for a fraction of what it would normally cost.

Let’s take a look at ways dealerships can stand out on Facebook.

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4 Great Examples of Social Media Posts for Car Dealers

Dealership Facebook Post Examples

Tying to grow your Facebook page without a strategy is like jumping into a lake not knowing how to swim. It is that simple. Not having a Facebook strategy automatically sets your page up for failure.

Knowing the type of audience you want to attract and the kinds of posts to use to attract them are the two main factors in creating a page that will swim amongst the sea of competition.

Each and every dealership has objectives and goals they want to meet and a majority of the desired results highly depend on the customers you reach.

Everything you need to know about how to connect with your potential and existing customers is right in front of you; it just needs to be broken down to better understand how to utilize what you already have.

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Interactive Debate: Which Facebook Page Call-to-Action Button is Best?

Interactive Social Media Debate

Facebook recently announced there will be new call-to-action buttons coming to U.S. pages by the end of the year and worldwide in 2015.

These call-to-action buttons will display on the cover photo of a Facebook page conveniently located next to the “Like” button.

The purpose of call-to-action buttons on Facebook Pages is to bring the business objective to the forefront of the page and to link domains located on or off Facebook that are in-line with your business’s goal.

Page Admins will have the ability to choose from seven call-to-action buttons, but only four of the seven will actually be effective for dealerships.

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50% Off First 3 Months of ALL Wikimotive Services Through December 20th

Wikimotive Year-End Promotion

With the holiday season, we know dealerships are looking to save money as sales slow down during the cold winter months.

But while marketing budgets shrink and hold out for President’s Day and then spring, there’s still work to be done to gain a competitive edge in your area–especially in search and social media.

To help dealers build the momentum needed to increase sales in 2015, Wikimotive is giving new clients 50% off their first three months of service through December 20th!

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