Category: Tips

How to Involve Yourself in Your Community

August 16th, 2017 by

Giving back to the community around your shop is a great way to invest in those who support your business. Whether you host a car wash for a local youth group or teach a boy scout troop about the importance of automotive maintenance, there are plenty of ways to get your business involved in your

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Yelp

July 11th, 2017 by

We know that Yelp is not always your favorite review platform, between the review filtering algorithm and negative reviews themselves. We don’t always love it either! But that doesn’t mean that you can ignore it. Yelp has become one of the most powerful and commonly used review-based directories. This is only reinforced by the fact

The 3 A’s For GUARANTEED Rankings

June 29th, 2017 by

On any given day, your SEO expert will be tinkering inside of ranking algorithms that consist of 300 to 600 individual ranking metrics in order to help you place better in search engines. With limited time, budget, person power, etc., how can we possibly prioritize all those metrics? With so many metrics, it’s incredibly easy

5 Ways to Stay Active on Facebook

June 21st, 2017 by

Facebook and Google both really love when a Facebook page is active. An active Facebook page will lead to an increase of engagement and fans on the page. It’ll also help boost your SEO and increase your Google rankings. Being active on Facebook does not have to be stressful or time consuming. Here are a

Difference & Importance Between Acquisition & Retention Marketing

April 27th, 2017 by

What is acquisition marketing? Quite simply, acquisition marketing is the process of gaining new customers. Acquisition marketing works to make the phone ring and get more new cars in your bays. What does acquisition marketing include? Acquisition marketing can be approached in many ways. Most importantly, your business needs a user-friendly, responsive website. With a

Tips to Improve Your Online Communication

March 30th, 2017 by

Whether you’re responding to a customer review on Google or sending an email to your parts supplier, the way you portray yourself, as well as your business, online can directly impact the successfulness of your company’s future. No matter who you’re communicating with online, it is important to evaluate your tone of voice, punctuation, grammar,

A Blog About Blogging: How To “Right” A Blog

March 1st, 2017 by

Which of these first sentences would make you read further? Let this be your first lesson: a key to your blog being successful is getting people to actually read it. Try to hook your reader with something catchy – maybe a pop culture reference, an interesting fact or a thought-provoking question. The next steps are

Are You Making These 6 Common Social Media Mistakes?

February 2nd, 2017 by

From staying in front of your customers to acquiring new ones, social media offers many opportunities in the automotive industry. Social platforms continually release new products and features to take advantage, so your social media presence can reach the next level. Unfortunately, with all the great things happening, we still see some very common mistakes