Does it help to Optimize Your Car Listings or would your advertising dollars be better spent with Autotrader or Cars.com?
When you advertise with cars.com or autotrader.com you do get exposure and at the same time, so do thousands of other dealers, with tens of thousands of other vehicles (are your cars priced lower than the rest of them?).
If you Optimize Your Car Listings you will get more exposure without the distraction of your competitors. This creates traffic to your website and your store with a greater percent of repeat and referral customers.
The more customers that search Autotrader or Cars.com for their next car the smaller you become and the bigger Autotrader.com or Cars.com becomes with your potential buyers. If you chose to aggressively optimize your listings and you begin to show up ahead of Autotrader.com or Cars.com in a Google search, then you are more likely to capture those new buyers.
What I’m saying is: Using these directories to list your vehicles is a bad thing and that you shouldn’t do it! Exposure is not exposure!
With Autotrader or Cars.com you may be aggressively priced but will be buried behind Premium dealers not to mention their banner ads. (These are the ads that appear from your competitors on each ad that you are paying for to list on these websites.)
However, for a fraction of the money spent on advertising with an outside directory and improving their brand, you could be showing up in the initial search that most people do on the internet when they make the decision to buy another car. All the time that you are showing up on the first page of Google you are advertising to more buyers and you are improving your own brand.
If you “Optimize your car listings”, you will be providing better service to your customers.
Your potential customers (the people who search the internet) want to see cars for sale in their area. Whether or not you Optimize your car listings, will determine if and where each and every vehicle that is on your Website will show up in a search.
Some one out there would love to know that you have a Ford Taurus for sale under $4000. and if it showed up when they typed “Ford Taurus for sale under $4000. in (the name of your town)” into a Google search because you Optimize your car listings… It’s likely, that you both will be happy!
This is where we come into the picture. Optimization is an on-going process of matching you and your products with the buyers who need or want them. This is done by getting you and your products indexed by the major search engines.
As soon as you say go, we begin an SEO optimization campaign for your vehicle listings.
Web traffic is influenced by seasonality, current events, and a number of other factors. The number of searches on your keywords, therefore, is constantly fluctuating. Execution of the above steps requires an extraordinary investment of time and thought, but it lays the foundation of a successful campaign and the satisfaction of doing the job right.
Once this ground-work is laid, we begin the monthly SEO campaign. The focus of the campaign is simple: to further increase our clients rankings, Web traffic, and profitability. The methods will vary based on the season and the target audience. What will not vary is our commitment.
Contact us today and take control of your online ads!