Category: Automotive SEO

SEO can be very powerful for a business, why not use it to help your automotive business? With Automotive SEO your dealer can be taken to a whole new level.

Dealers: Here’s How to Avoid Missed Opportunities

Dealers: Here’s How to Avoid Missed Opportunities

If you only look at how your dealership ranks within your city, you’re likely missing out on tons of leads. One of the most important pieces to an automotive SEO strategy is measuring and improving rankings over distance. You may hold the #1 spot for those important “Ford dealership” and “used Ford dealership” keywords when searching from your store’s location, […]

2 Recent Automotive SEO Changes You Need to Know About

2 Recent Automotive SEO Changes You Need to Know About

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: SEO (search engine optimization) is constantly changing. And while it is an essential piece of a dealership’s marketing strategy, not everyone has time to keep up with the constant change. For me, though? Well, that’s my job. So, in an effort to keep everyone on the same page, I’ve put together […]

Breaking Down the Search Engine Results Page

Breaking Down the Search Engine Results Page

The world of auto dealership marketing often surrounds the search engine results page (SERP). This is inevitable as most people looking to purchase a car will perform some kind of Google search. However, the SERP is an intricate thing with many pieces to consider. In our recent video, What You Don’t Know About Search, Zach Billings, VP of Performance and […]

Car Dealers, Be Aware of This SERP Change

Car Dealers, Be Aware of This SERP Change

If you’ve noticed a big change in your rankings for model-related keywords over the last few months, this one goes out to you. As we all know, Google is constantly changing. While these changes often make the search experience better for users, they can be a pain for those of us chasing that number one spot on the search engine […]

GBP DIY Video Series – December Recap

GBP DIY Video Series – December Recap

The month of December brought an end to the GBP DIY video series. But the good news is that the month also brought a ton of interesting and important topics to the table. Josh went over some of the best practices for reputation and reviews management, how to manage your Q&A section, and the ways you can set your dealership […]

GBP | Questions & Answers

GBP | Questions & Answers

Here we go, another quick one. Your customers have questions. You have answers. Pretty simple right? Here’s the thing, though…other people have answers to, and Google gives them the means of answering those questions if you don’t get to them first. This, of course, opens to the door to our old friend, Misinformation…so, pay attention. Here we are on the […]

GBP | The Importance of Reviews

GBP | The Importance of Reviews

Do you want the good news or the bad news, first? The good news is that this is a relatively short episode. The bad news is, when it comes to how you rank in local search, it really does matter what people are saying about your dealership. So, let’s talk ‘Reviews’. By now, regular viewers are pretty familiar with this: […]

GBP DIY Video Series – November Recap

GBP DIY Video Series – November Recap

Last month, Josh covered a number of Google Business Profile (GBP) basics, from how to log into your account to how to get verified. This month, he dove even further into the deep end to teach you how to really get the most out of this tool. If you missed any of the episodes, don’t fret. I’ve got you covered […]

GBP Listings | How to Properly Nest Departments

GBP Listings | How to Properly Nest Departments

“Department nesting”… what is it? It’s the act of making sure that Google is aware that the various department listings you’ve created are associated with your dealership’s primary sales listing. For this week’s episode we’re going to revisit the actual dealer listings we used as an example last week, remembering to obscure and protect their data – just in case […]

GBP DIY Video Series – October Recap

GBP DIY Video Series – October Recap

It has been an exciting few weeks for us here at Wikimotive. We launched an all-new video series featuring Support & Special Projects Manager Josh Billings. In the series, Josh takes us through the various pieces that go into successfully managing your Google Business Profile (GBP). This month, he covered what GBP is, why it’s important, how to manage a […]

GBP Listings | Verification

GBP Listings | Verification

Last week, we covered the identification and creation stages of managing your GBP listings. In doing so, we covered the difference between claiming & creating a listing, then left off at the verification stage. So, guess where we’re picking things up this week! That’s right! So, what do we mean by “verification”? Simply put, it’s Google’s process for confirming that […]

GBP Listings | Identification & Creation

GBP Listings | Identification & Creation

This week, we’re covering 2 topics: identification and creation. Now, in this series, we’re basing everything on the specific standards set by Google for dealerships like yours. Why? By adhering to these standards, you’re ensuring that your online presence is compliant, so you won’t be penalized in Search. Makes sense, right? So, according to those standards: All car dealerships can […]

Resolving Issues with GBP Support

Resolving Issues with GBP Support

It’s inevitable that at some point, you’re going to encounter a problem with your Google Business Profile. Something that has you stumped. Well, don’t feel bad. Not only is it highly likely that other users will have encountered the same problem, it’s equally likely that advice and/or solutions can be found in user forums that you have access to. Here […]

GBP | Logging In & Profile Administration

GBP | Logging In & Profile Administration

To log into your Google Business Profile, visit business.google.com and click ‘Sign In”. You can log-in using any Google account, but you’re going to WANT to log-in using a general business account. This should be standard operating procedure for any business. Why? Because you’ll inevitably have to share, or hand-off those credentials at some point, and you wouldn’t want to […]

SEO Climb Video Series – September Recap

SEO Climb Video Series – September Recap

Dave has officially wrapped up a successful second series of SEO Climb. This month, like the rest, he covered some hot topics like whether or not you should hire an outside SEO (search engine optimization) provider, how ChatGPT and other AI tools impact SEO, the best ways to perform keyword research, and whether you should continue optimizing for keywords for […]

Welcome to your Google Business Profile

Welcome to your Google Business Profile

Did you know that your Google Business Profile (or ‘GBP’) listing is one of the most important tools in your marketing toolbox? It empowers you to manage how your dealership shows up in Search, and across Google products like Google Maps. Plus, it helps customers to find you within your designated geographic area, because Google-verified listings are more likely to […]

Should I optimize for things I already rank for?

Should I optimize for things I already rank for?

If you’re already ranking well for a particular search query, should you stop optimizing for it? Let’s say you’re doing a great job on writing content. You’ve done some quality keyword research. You’re tracking your progress. You’re seeing that the page in question is ranking really well for a number of keywords that you find important to my business. Do […]

How should I perform keyword research?

How should I perform keyword research?

So, you want to perform keyword research to create higher quality content for consumers in your area? I’m just so damn proud of you right now. Fire up your laptop. Now, there are a lot of paid tools out there that will help you in your keyword research, and we use any number of them depending on our goals, but […]

Will ChatGPT have an effect on SEO?

Will ChatGPT have an effect on SEO?

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. So how should AI tools like ChatGPT influence your SEO? Great question. Now, will ChatGPT change SEO, and are there ways that you can leverage this to improve the efficacy of your practices.Yes, and yes. So, let’s get down to it. To start, we’re in the early days […]

Should I hire an outside SEO provider?

Should I hire an outside SEO provider?

SEO, handle it in house, hire an outside provider? What are the pros and cons? Well, meet my two friends: time and money. Start by asking yourself, “how much time do I have?” If the answer is anything like, “None. I’m jam packed”, well…you don’t have time for search engine optimization. Now, ask yourself, “can I afford to hire one, […]