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  1. jwittler

    PR & News Help us Work with DHS to #AllowSafeAutoSales

    Hello friends. Jacob from Cars.com here. Yesterday, Cars.com, Dealer Inspire and DealerRater joined the fight to advocate for indy and franchise dealerships to be permitted to sell and lease vehicles to support the rest of critical infrastructure during this time. We believe this can be done...
  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. erika_simms

    DealerAuthority Custom Landing Pages

    So many OEMs are cracking down on what vendors can be utilized by their dealers. It's a tough choice, and sometimes there isn't a choice - we get that. Co-op is a crucial part of the functionality of the dealership. But what we want to point out is that sometimes you lose when you only look at...
  4. georgenenni

    General Motors Referral Traffic Falls off a Cliff?

    I've been posting examples of this issue on LinkedIn but wanted to share here in case some folks can shed some light. For Cadillac, Buick/GMC and Chevrolet dealers, I'm seeing a dramatic drop in Referral traffic from the OEM websites, but can't figure out why? Both sites are secure (https:)...
  5. Devin Outfleet

    Custom Website

    Hello Guys i just Recently signed a big contract for a website with a family owned Honda Dealership in my hometown. we are currently trying to get to the bottom of an issue im sure you guys are all familiar with. "verified vendors" My question is this. do i have to be a verified vendor to...
  6. Casey77

    Dealer websites with excellent User Experience

    Hello there! I created this thread in hopes of disproving the fact that car dealers don't care how usable their websites are, and software vendors don't care about products they are developing, and that the only thing they both care about is money. I was inspired by this discussion...
  7. Alexander Lau

    Piss Poor User Experience / Usability

    I've been in the market for a car and have run into some fairly bad sites. Most of you probably already know, but there are still a ton of poorly designed, unusable websites, apps, plug-ins, etc. out there. It should help dealers actually, they should go to the 3rd party and make sure to hold...
  8. georgenenni

    Why do CDK lead forms need Zip Code?

    We know that an increasing percentage of shoppers say they prefer the shopping journey to occur on mobile, so why are mobile lead conversion percentages lower vs. desktop? They are, I see it in GA for dealers across the board, paid search converts at a lower % vs. desktop/tablet. I get it...
  9. Ryan Hartigan

    What Did You Pay for Your Dealer Websites?

    Hey everyone, I'm wondering what you have paid to have your dealer website created, or what you pay a third-party to maintain it. One of my previous clients paid $40K for a fully-fleshed out Wordpress site, with a nice inventory plugin, and a thorough finance application that did "progressive...
  10. jscole86

    Google Tag Manager - What to use it for?

    Most dealerships have quite a few 3rd party tags that need installed on our websites - analytics tracking, chat software, facebook tracking, adwords/ ppc tracking, crm tracking scripts, inventory plugins, etc. There are plenty more, you get the idea. In the past, we had to send them to our...
  11. Jeff Kershner

    Google Says NO MORE Pop-Ups in 2017!

    Google announced that they will be penalizing websites that use "interruptive" pop-ups, especially if they cover a significant amount of the page. Come'on Google, not all pop-ups are bad. Many bloggers, marketers and webmasters swear by them for list building and lead conversion. We have...
  12. Steve Stauning

    Seriously, Even AutoNation Can't Get Their Specials Pages Right?

    I was showing a client a demo of something today and came across this specials page on an AutoNation site: This is still 2016, right? Holy cow, if AutoNation can't keep robust, converting specials on their websites, what's that say about the rest of the industry. Oh, yeah, I recently...
  13. ryan.gerardi

    Experience with Autoxloo?

    Came across a website today powered by Autoxloo - http://www.autoxloo.com/ Not familiar with this company but the website was sharp. The site offered live chat, texting, keyword search and a real cool slider for searching inventory? I've always wondered why that's so rare with dealer sites...
  14. Chris Leslie

    CDK Sites Launch New Price Watch Button

    So yesterday I was doing some changes to one of our sites and I see that on our VDP's there is a new button that says "Price Watch". I click it and it pops open a nice little box that says to enter my email address to get updates when the price of this vehicle changes. I'm thinking to myself...