Jon with the Rairdon Automotive Group. I was wondering do any of your stores have any history with www.everycarlisted.com? They are trying to start up in washington and trying to find some dealers that are using them?
Susan - sorry for the late response. I've been in Costa Rica and am just now seeing your message. My email address is [email protected] if you want to discuss this further. It has to do with tagging, and are a lot of intricacies.
We've gotten it to work on our website and in newsletters. If someone takes something you have and wants to show all their friends, I see nothing wrong with that at all!
The downside is a dead link, but if your 404 redirects are setup right the downside isn't as bad as it is made out. Google indexes our inventory all the time. They don't seem to knock us when we sell something.
I was just speaking with Eric Karandy at Dealer.com and your name came up. Go figure.
He mentioned that you seem to have a good process for getting people to use the Facebook button on a Dealer.com website inventory page. I know that Paul Rushing thinks that this is a "Social Media Fail" but I'm just wondering if you see any value in it or have a "hook" to get people to use it. Is there really any value here? It seems that if they share that vehicle on FB and end up buying it, it would soon be out of our inventory and then be a dead link.
Thanks Mitchell. It is still a long way from being done (if you can ever really call a site done). Yeah, we bought-in to the notion that people actually pay attention to your homepage with our last site....we definitely got carried away. There is actually a lot more content on this new site - you just have to dig....surf it like a customer
Just looked at your new site. I absolutely love it and I don't see too many sites I even like like for example your old site. It was way to busy but this one has a clean fresh, friendly and engaging look! Great job!
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Hey Jim, I saw your post about CarGurus raising your subscription fee 62%. I'm an analyst/writer for a niche news service that covers automotive classifieds companies, so this is interesting to me. Would you be willing to discuss it with me? Have you heard of any other dealers who are faced with this?