How Big Is the SEMA Show?

How big is the 2018 SEMA Show? The SEMA Show is the aftermarket industry's annual trade show in Las Vegas at the massive Las Vegas Convention Center and it's hard to describe if you haven't attended. It's a four-day event that brings in…

Automotive SEO Services: A Quick How-To Guide

Automotive SEO services: does it really matter? Yes, automotive SEO services matter, and here's why: Organic traffic is the biggest source of web traffic for the average automotive website. In 2018, the average automotive website received…

SEO Marketing in the Automotive Industry: Recent Trends

SEO marketing in the automotive industry is changing significantly. Here we take a look at recent trends for SEO marketing as well as PPC for auto dealers. All marketing, not just SEO marketing, plays a heightened role as the automobile industry…

Pickup Truck Owner Demographics: Who Buys Pickup Trucks?

Here is some information on full-size pickup truck owner demographics from our automotive database. This article helps answer the question, "who buys pickup trucks?" in 2018. Demographics of pickup truck buyers vary a lot from make to make. Light…
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Google Shopping Feed Specifications: New Requirements For Auto Parts Images

If you use Google Shopping, you may have an email that says images are disapproved because of Google Shopping feed specifications. Maybe you received Google's "risk of disapproval" email, followed by the "preemptively disapproved" email. Or,…
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Registered vehicles by state: fun facts

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Looking at registered vehicles by state in the US we found some interesting things that you can use for your next trivia contest for categories like "registered vehicles by state" or "number of vehicles in US." Most popular vehicle by state The…
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Auto Parts SEO Technical Guide for Marketers

We put this auto parts SEO guide together because technical issues may prevent your auto parts site from ranked organically. For automotive SEO, content and inbound linking is critical but you also need a good technical foundation to build…
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Hedges & Company listed on Clutch As Top Auto Parts Internet Marketing Agency

The team here at Hedges & Company loves the motorsports and automotive aftermarket industries. We get to work [vicariously] with cars and trucks every day. That's why our online marketing results make us different from other agencies—we…

Vehicles in Operation (VIO) FAQs

Here are some questions we get a lot on our analysis and custom reporting of vehicle registration data. Note that we do not provide raw data, we only produce custom reporting that utilizes vehicles in operation (VIO) data. Q: How many cars…

Automotive Industry Trends: Light Trucks Outselling Automobiles

Light trucks in the US continue their upward growth, and are now beating cars by more than 2 to 1. Through April 2018, 3.69 million light trucks were sold in the US according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, compared to 1.75 million automobiles.…
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Auto Parts Ecommerce Trend: Shoppers Searching for Manufacturer Websites

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We reveal 7 facts why auto parts shoppers feel the need to search for manufacturer websites before making a purchase Enthusiast auto parts shoppers are actively searching for manufacturers' websites before making a purchase, whether buying…