Category : Technology

30 Jan

Turn off the data and send them to the cashier

by Ryan G

A little more than a year ago, a colleague and I were at happy hour talking about a variety of things related to our professions in the auto industry. In our conversation he had brought up a potentially dangerous situation that was nowhere on my radar and that I did not put much thought into, Read More…

06 Nov

Dataium’s Digital Footprint Could Be a Giant Leap for Automotive CRM

by Ryan G

Automotive CRM is continually evolving, and you want to make sure you stay at the lead of the pack. Those who are early adopters of new business intelligence technology will maintain a distinct market advantage. Dataium, a “data utility company,” is poised to revolutionize automotive CRM. Dataium’s cloud intelligence data and reporting tools can significantly Read More…

25 May

Is your website used by search engine spammers?

by Ryan G

This post was derived almost verbatim from in their Weekly SEO News. Apparently, spammers have found a new way to get higher rankings on Google. The trick involves hacked websites and the canonical tag. Is your website at risk? What can you do to avoid this? What exactly has happened? In an online forum, Read More…

Filed Under: Technology, Tips

23 May

How to Add Matching Vehicles to Your Auto Reviews in WordPress using an RSS Feed

by Ryan G

We are experimenting with a WP Plugin called RSS to Post that will permit us to attach a few vehicles to each auto review we do for our dealer blogs. While the idea of attaching vehicles to posts in a blog  is not new, real-world use of this in WordPress is not particularly widespread., large Read More…

19 Apr

Will Auto Shoppers Use Smartphones to Buy Cars?

by Ryan G

According to a recent study performed by the independent mobile advertising network Greystripe, a “huge majority” of smartphone owners will use their devices to help them both find and buy a new car. Android and iOS users looking to purchase a new ride, be it new or used, intend to use their mobile devices during Read More…

24 Mar Introduces Breakthrough Software for Car Dealers with Social Relationship Management Tool

by Ryan G

Earlier this week held a webinar to introduce its new Social Relationship Manager tool, or SRM. I did not attend but I did spend some time on an in-depth review of it by Brian Pasch, who has a knack for breaking things like this down in to its components. I don’t know how much Read More…

02 Mar

Piwik Site Analytics Now Included with Auto Dealer Microsites

by Ryan G

In an effort to continually improve the blogging experience for our dealers, BlogPro Automotive has chosen to start providing its own analytics solution by including Piwik with all of our dealer blog and microsite hosting services. A recurring issue we experience with dealers is lost or inaccessible website analytics, usually the result of them switching Read More…