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  1. Salik Ansari

    How much do online auto marketplaces (CarGurus, AutoTrader, Cars.com, TrueCar) charge?

    Hello everyone I'm a stock research analyst (interested in US and Canadian equities) and have just started looking into the Online Automobile Marketplaces space to see if any stocks catch my eye. I have been trying to find the different plans these online auto marketplaces offer to dealers...
  2. Cars.com PR

    PR & News Dealer Inspire Selected by General Motors to Provide Leading-Edge Website Services to its 4,000+ U.

    Automotive technology leader selected as website provider for General Motors, giving 4,000+ U.S.-based Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac dealers access to advanced website platform. Dealer Inspire (DI), a Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) company that provides disruptive technology and digital marketing...
  3. Cars.com PR

    Cars.com Cars.com Partners with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) for Memorial Day Weekend Camp

    Cars.com Commits Up to $1 Million of the Site’s Media to Drive Awareness of TAPS Critical Programs and Services to Help Families Grieving a Military Loss Leading digital automotive marketplace Cars.com (NYSE: CARS) today announced a partnership that will help drive awareness of the Tragedy...
  4. Jacques de Molay

    Blackhat CarGurus SEO Tactics PPT that Cars.com produced

    Blackhat CarGurus SEO Tactics PPT that Cars.com produced https://www.docdroid.net/aQ0Vbn0/blackhat-cg-seo-tactics.pdf
  5. kevinfrye

    CarGurus - significant drop in traffic?

    Had a visit with CarFax and they shared this graphic below, which indicates that recent changes to the Google algorithm has created a huge drop in traffic with CarGurus (competitor A) down to the level of AutoTrader and Cars.com. Source is SEMrush. Not sure how accurate this is - curious as to...
  6. C

    Cars.com BREAKING sold this week

    We recently began using Cars.com again earlier this year after dropping them a couple years back: What a difference: they have transformed to a complete solution, but more importantly our measured ROI makes large leaps as we began using more products because they interplay between them. As most...
  7. Jeff Kershner

    #RefreshFriday Ep. 39 - Classified Listings and Cost Per VDP – is this STILL a Relevant KPI?

    On tomorrow’s #RefreshFriday – @Dan Sayer and @jon.berna Jon Berna (Mr. Truth) join us to discuss the VALUE of 3rd Party Classified Websites. Of course Dans post here in the forums was the driver for this week's RefreshFriday. Thanks Dan! Which KPI’s should you be tracking? Is the cost per VDP...
  8. Dan Sayer

    Classified Listings and Cost Per VDP - Relevant still or meh?

    I'm back in retail after being on the vendor side (which I think everyone in retail should do at least once and vice versa) for nearly two years. Prior, I spent 14 years on the retail side mainly in Internet/BDC/eCommerce/Dig Ad. Around 2010, I was struggling how to measure ROI of classified...
  9. Staci van Wyk

    Deals4Dealers DealerRefresh Clients get 3 months of service for the price of one!

    Facebook Marketplace is the new Craigslist and right now it's free. With billions of users daily on Facebook, dealers that are posting on Marketplace are getting more leads and selling more cars. We helped thousands of dealers automate their posts to craigslist when it was free and we can do...
  10. georgenenni

    YIKES! Autotrader Referral Traffic falls off a cliff in July 2018

    Noticing a sharp drop in Referral traffic from Autotrader.com for my dealers across the country. Is everyone else seeing the same thing? Here is a YTD snapshot, with comparison to Cars.com and CarGurus.com. Have tried investigating causes, maybe their recent changes in SRPs, VDPs, etc. Any...
  11. georgenenni

    Which 3rd Party Classified Site has the best SRP?

    Love 'em or hate 'em, Third-party Classifieds are a proven way to get your new and used vehicles in front of thousands of active car shoppers in your market. These sites drive massive amounts of SRPs (search results pages), VDPs (vehicle detail pages), and leads for your stores. Each of these...
  12. Jeff Kershner

    #RefreshFriday RefreshFriday - Ep. 2 - Joe Chura Dealer CEO & Founder of Inspire Inspire

    RefreshFriday 2/16/18 - An Interview with Joe Chura of Dealer Inspire In this episode - just days after the announcement of Cars.com acquiring Dealer Inspire, we sit down for an exclusive interview with CEO and co-founder of Dealer Inspire, @joechura. We get to know a bit more Joe... how and...
  13. Alexander Lau

    Cars.com hires JPMorgan to explore possible sale

    https://nypost.com/2018/05/30/cars-com-hires-jpmorgan-to-explore-possible-sale Possible suitors include buyout firm Apax Partners and Atlanta-based cable TV company Cox Communications, which reportedly kicked the tires on the company two years ago before it went public. Publishing giant...
  14. Alexander Lau

    UserWay (Accessibility Plugins for Dealer Websites)

    https://userway.org UserWay is a pioneer in innovative website accessibility technologies We provide helpful accessibility plugins that work without refactoring your website's existing code and will increase compliance with WCAG 2.0, ATAG 2.0, ADA, & Section 508 requirements. ----------------...
  15. ed.brooks

    You can optimize your listings on 3rd-party sites -- and should!

    I make the contention that the 3rd-party sites are the most important search engines for used car shopping. Here's how to optimize your listings. "Car Dealers; How to optimize your used car inventory for third-party sites"
  16. georgenenni

    Cars.com's Cars Social - Anyone using, or have success metrics?

    I have dealer-customers who are being offered this new Cars.com offering. I know it is a relatively new service, but anyone using it, or have success metrics to share? Facebook retargeting for conquest, sold with some "loose exclusivity" in regions. Thanks...
  17. Cars.com PR

    PR & News Cars.com Releases "HOT CAR" Feature & Visual Badge

    Announcing 'Hot Car' Badges to Fuel Demand for Your Dealer's Inventory We (Cars.com) are excited to share that "Hot Car" badges have been added to our suite of price contextualization badging on Cars.com. With "Hot Car" badging, Cars.com is fueling demand for your inventory to help turn...
  18. Jeff Kershner

    Cars.com launches AI Chat (Conversations Starter Package)

    This just released from Cars.com - wasting no time since the acquisition of DealerInspire. We are excited to announce that the Conversations Starter™ Package will launch on Cars.com for your dealership the week of 4/16. Conversations Starter™ Package is built on the Dealer Inspire messaging...
  19. Cars.com PR

    PR & News DealerRater Enhances Salesperson Connect, Features Employee Profiles on Cars.com

    New research underscores the importance of salespeople reviews for both dealers and consumers WALTHAM, Mass. – March 21, 2018 – DealerRater, the world’s leading dealer review website, announced today an enhancement to Salesperson Connect™ that makes it possible for shoppers to review...
  20. Alex Snyder

    Cars.com acquires Dealer Inspire

    Cars.com announced this morning it is acquiring the Chicago-based automotive retail technology firm Dealer Inspire and its digital advertising agency Launch Digital Marketing. http://www.thebanksreport.com/home-page/cars-com-acquires-dealer-inspire/ Congrats to @joechura! This is...