Topic: dealer dashboard

2018 in review: the evolution of CarGurus SEM Plus

Posted by Jeremy Sacco on January 7, 2019

After launching our SEM Plus product early in 2018, our engineering and product teams worked throughout the year to improve the product and drive better results for our CarGurus SEM customers. Here are some highlights of what we’ve added.

Bing search

We added a second ad partner to the mix for search budget in Q4. Now you can run search campaigns on Bing and Google. While the volume isn’t huge, Bing tends to perform quite well in automotive since its demographics skew toward older, higher-income searchers.

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Topics: dealer dashboard, product updates, SEM Plus

Updates to the Removed Listing Activity tab make attribution easier

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on January 7, 2019

At CarGurus, we’re working hard to give our dealers better tools to solve the challenge of attribution. We recently launched an update to our Dealer Dashboard that should make it easier for dealers to see which CarGurus leads bought a vehicle.

Lead details added to Removed Listing Activity section

The Removed Listing Activity section isn’t so much new as it is improved. It lets dealers see their recently sold/removed listings, along with a breakdown of all the CarGurus leads and connections for those vehicles. What’s new is that we’ve added the details of those leads so it’s easier for dealers to tie a specific lead to the sale of a particular vehicle.

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Topics: attribution, dealer dashboard, product updates

Buying cars at an auction? Use tools in your CarGurus dashboard to prepare

Posted by Alex Leifer on October 2, 2018

Car auctions are an essential way to increase and improve used inventory—and they are the bread and butter for many dealers. Because they can be fast-paced, high-intensity settings though, knowing which vehicles you are going to bid on and how much you are willing to pay before you get to the car auction is crucial.

Within your CarGurus dashboard are a number of tools to help you prepare so you can find the perfect cars to buy at the auction for your lot. In this post, we are going to look at how you can use those tools—and the data they provide—to set yourself up for success.

Consider the following questions before and during an auction and use CarGurus tools to stock the right cars and set up your lot for a quicker turn rate.

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Topics: auction, dealer dashboard, market analysis, pricing tool, tips and tricks

Find the pricing sweet spot with new Pricing Tool updates

Posted by Jeremy Sacco on May 31, 2018

While we’re happy to be the number one online auto marketplace, we’re still working hard to give our dealers more and better tools. We recently launched a few updates to our dealer dashboard that should make it easier for dealers to get the most out of our platform.

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Topics: dealer dashboard, pricing, product updates

Why all reviews deserve your attention

Posted by Alex Leifer on May 21, 2018

In today’s digital world, reviews are everywhere. Sites like Yelp, Angie’s List, TripAdvisor, and even auto shopping sites like CarGurus give people an easy way to share their buying experiences—good and bad—with fellow shoppers. For consumers, reviews provide the transparency they need to make informed buying decisions.

But reviews aren’t just about customer satisfaction. Your dealership can leverage them as a powerful marketing tool to drive customers to your dealership. In order to use them to your advantage though, you need to start paying attention—and responding—to them.

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Topics: dealer dashboard, reputation management, reviews

Options, options, options! A must for being successful on CarGurus

Posted by Mark Duly on May 7, 2018

With 95% of car shoppers using digital as a source of information, the value of adding options to your Vehicle Detail Pages (VDPs) cannot be overstated. Shoppers are searching for vehicle details, identifying value-added options, and looking at vehicle photos—all before ever stepping foot on your lot.

If you’re not providing this critical information on your VDPs, you could be missing out on countless sales opportunities—and overlooking a simple yet effective way to increase your success on CarGurus.

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Topics: CarGurus info, dealer dashboard, options