Auto aftermarket market trends articles and analysis covering the automotive industry. Hedges & Company, automotive digital marketing and market research company serving SEMA, AASA and Auto Care Association members.

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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…

Auto Parts & Accessories Manufacturers: Increase Your Sales and Build Your Brand

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[Webinar] Manufacturers direct to consumer (DTC) marketing, build your brand Auto parts manufacturers can increase sales through all channels of distribution, as well as build brand awareness, by building their online presence. We presented…

Drive Auto Parts Sales with Remarketing and Google Shopping

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Free Webinar Presented by Google and Hedges & Company Sept. 20, 2017 Hedges & Company is holding an exclusive webinar in conjunction with Google. The webinar is designed specifically for OEM or aftermarket parts & accessories…
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How Lifetime Value (LTV) Helps Your Online Marketing | Database Marketing Part 2

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Learn to calculate customer lifetime value (LTV or CLTV) We'll show you how to calculate customer lifetime value (LTV or CLTV) in this article, which is essential for database marketing. Customer lifetime value defines how much money to…

Auto Aftermarket SEO: How to Optimize Your Site For Six Main Types of Search

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Are you optimizing a website for auto aftermarket SEO (search engine optimization)? Even if you're trying to optimize your paid search campaign keywords, knowing how enthusiasts search online is important. Knowing these basic categories is…
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How to Have Free Online Advertising Campaigns For Your Brand: Here Are 3 Ideas to Try

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Auto parts manufacturers and resellers in the automotive aftermarket spend a lot of money to keep their brand in front of parts shoppers. Here are three ways to have an online brand advertising campaign at no cost when combined with paid search. If…

Paid Search vs SEO Case Study #2 for Auto Parts

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Pay per click (PPC) vs automotive SEO is a marketing combination we monitor very closely. A common question in the auto parts industry is the PPC vs SEO debate and whether both types of online marketing are necessary, or and whether these efforts…
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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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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.…