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    Best practices for web site inventory search functionality

    I've done a ton of testing on filters, homepage query, and search bar to see how customers get into the inventory and how they use them when on the SRP. I have a rollout in the next couple days which will track this even further and the order they were applied. My latest math around Aug/Sept of...
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    Toxic Backlinks? We are seeing an increase. Are you?

    Are you with any 3rd party listing sites CarGurus, AutoTrader, Cars, CarsForSale, Edmunds, or vendor SEO packages?
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    Toxic Backlinks? We are seeing an increase. Are you?

    Here are some domains that just popped up in both Google Search Console and a Backlink Checker tool: kingstonmillerav.de e5.kingstonmillerav.de thecarpetrecyclers.com 10.mtxh.traditionelles-yogazentrum.de carfax.blueridgenissan.co 11ss.euronett-umzug.de 18ss.euronett-umzug.de...
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    GMB Suspended Due to Quality Issues

    What information have you recently changed? Did you add areas to your SAB (service area business) outside your physical address and leave physical address displayed? Meaning you're located at 123 Main, Anytown, USA, but SAB says you service Anothertown, USA. Trying to cheat GMB... Do you have...
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    6600 Dealership Website Hack? - SpinCar At It Again? Clarivoy "hack the dom"

    TreasureData is fired by Clarivoy in http://tags-cdn.clarivoy.com/spincar/td/tva/loader.js, which is fired by u.clarivoy.script.setAttribute("src", "//tags-cdn.clarivoy.com/spincar/td/tva/loader.js") in integrator.swipetospin.com http://tags-cdn.clarivoy.com/spincar/td/tva/loader.js code: ...
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    6600 Dealership Website Hack? - SpinCar At It Again? Clarivoy "hack the dom"

    You're not reading the why. I posted it already. It's easier to include these scripts one master file, then various one-offs. If a change has to be made to any of the script, they would have to do thousands of rollouts. Keeping it all in a single master file is easiest. These scripts...
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    6600 Dealership Website Hack? - SpinCar At It Again? Clarivoy "hack the dom"

    Also need the data that is stored in "u" that this script references. It may load the script, but it might not execute it. There are a lot of if statements that I'm seeing that only execute scripts and functions or send data if specific data is contained within "u". Easiest example is this...
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    6600 Dealership Website Hack? - SpinCar At It Again? Clarivoy "hack the dom"

    My post entirely speculative in nature, but here's what I see: 1. I covered Criteo script. It's literally not doing anything, unless an account id is supplied. If that account_id is null (blank), nothing happens. It skips that entire section of code. The only way that fires if there is an...
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    6600 Dealership Website Hack? - SpinCar At It Again? Clarivoy "hack the dom"

    Can you post or link that entire criteo js file? You might be claiming it's sending data, but when it's actually not. It looks like they include this file by default to push events to an account only if the account ID is setup and not null. Your first yellow highlight...
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    Facebook Disapproving All My Ads - Anyone Else?

    From what I can see, "$2,000 Bonus Cash" are your trigger words in the first ad and "Wrangler Purchase" are the trigger words in the 2nd ad. Both are assumed that you need credit in order to qualify for the offer.
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    CarGurus and selective rule enforcement

    It's up to the states to enforce and fine these dealers for violations. It's usually up to other dealers to police this and turn in violations. Most states are pretty lenient on placement of disclaimers, as long as they are somewhere on the ad (VDP). In Nebraska this is how their law reads...
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    CarGurus - significant drop in traffic?

    It gives us enough to start forming theories or what's going on. Next, SEMRush's Position changes report do not crawl individual sites, they crawl Google SERPs (non-local) and take snapshots of the results for both mobile and desktop. Most snapshots and best data is from desktop.
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    CarGurus - significant drop in traffic?

    It's not a drop in sending to your website, it's a drop in a shopper's query containing your dealership name in which the CarGurus listing page is appearing. A search containing your dealer name should have your website(s) exclusive on first page, not a 3rd party website. With the make, model...
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    CarGurus - significant drop in traffic?

    It's hard saying what they were doing specifically that hurt their ranking, but a few things that jumped at while looking at their keyword position changes in SEMRush: 1. Biggest decline and lost position changes were year, make, model and make, model searches. ex "2015 ford explorer", "2014...
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    Google Store Visits Attribution Now Available in Google ANALYTICS!

    @Dan Sayer slight correction and explanation to the custom algorithm/location discussion that I was trying to get at last night in Slack. I'd venture to guess the Google Analytics algorithm is similar to how the calculation in Google Ads, but there has to be additional data (besides GMB) that...