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Ways Millennials Are Changing the Automotive Aftermarket

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Note: To get a true Generation Y marketing perspective, our genuine Gen-Y marketing intern, Brad, researched and wrote this article, which dispels a lot of myths about marketing to the millennial generation. Generation Y, better known as the…
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How Lifetime Value (LTV) Enhances Your Online Marketing and Grows Profits | Database Marketing Part 2

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Learn to calculate lifetime value The lifetime value of a customer calculation is very useful. It lets automotive marketers know how much money to invest to gain a new customer. Calculating lifetime value lets you know what a customer is worth…
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Big Data Shootout: VIO Stats for Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado vs Ram pickups

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We again dove into our US vehicle registration database of 245 million vehicles for our latest Big Data Shootout on Vehicles in Operation (VIO). This Shootout looks at the Ford F-150/F-Series, compared to Dodge Ram and Chevy Silverado pickups.…
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Big Data Shootout: Mustang vs Camaro vs Challenger Vehicles in Operation (VIO) Stats

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We looked at our US vehicle registration database of 246.9 million vehicles to see who's winning the new vehicle registration statistics for 2014. The results of our Big Data Shootout looking at new Vehicles in Operation (VIO) were a little…

Everything You Need to Know About Using Vehicles in Operation (VIO) Registration Analysis

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We get a lot of questions on US vehicle registration data and the vehicle registration database, like "how many cars are in the U.S.?" so here are some important things you need to know about buying and using automotive registration data. What…

How Online Auto Parts Buyers Shop for Parts & Accessories

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If you sell auto parts online, then your website needs to make a great first impression because online shoppers are fleeting. This is good information to keep in mind if you're marketing your online parts store with an automotive paid search…
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Automotive Industry Trends: Auto Parts & Tire Stores Start 2014 With 3.1% Sales Increase

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Automotive parts and tire stores are showing a sales increase over last year, in one of the important automotive industry trends for 2014. Brick and mortar auto parts, auto accessory and tire stores showed a 3.7% sales increase in April 2014,…
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Auto Parts Sales: Is Google Forecasting a Good 2nd Quarter?

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A promising second quarter of 2014 for auto parts and tire sales may be on the way, based off data from Google Trends. The ability to use Google Trends to forecast certain things such as flu outbreaks is well documented. We used data…
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Top Automobile Industry Trends for 2014

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New vehicle registrations grew 7.2% in 2013 and here are some of the important automotive industry trends that "drove" growth, which makes them important trends for 2014. Over 15.2 million vehicles were registered in 2013 so let's jump into…
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Google Auto Aftermarket SEO & PPC Predictions for 2014

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Here are our 5 Google automotive SEO and paid search predictions for 2014. Regular readers of this blog may be familiar with our previous Google predictions for the SEMA industry, which we're proud to say, have mostly been on target. Prediction…
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Why Long Tail Search Changed Automotive SEO and Paid Search Forever

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In SEO or automotive paid search, long tail keywords are the key to gaining more traffic and more sales. This has become even more important with Google’s new Hummingbird algorithm update, signaling huge new opportunity in search engine optimization.…
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Top 5 Aftermarket Online Holiday Sales Days

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We recently participated in a free webinar to help companies in the automotive aftermarket prepare for 2013 online holiday shopping, called “6 Ways to Increase Online Sales This Holiday Season,” along with the web experts at WebShopManager.…