• February 8, 2015 at 9:58 am#64555

    If you have experience using any of the companies below, please rate them on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best. Comments also welcome.

    Automotive Marketing Group

    Auto Profit Masters

    Auto Repair Marketing 360

    AutoShop Solutions

    Car Care Connect

    Customer Link

    Drivetrain Technology

    ECN

    Ezytire

    i85

    Kukui

    MS Web Pros

    Net Driven

    Optima Automotive

    Repair Shop Websites

    Robert Maxim

    TCS

    Tire Guru

    Turn Key

    Note: If you know of another company that should be included in this list, please send us the information using the Contact Us link, or have the company contact us.

    AutomotiveManagementNetwork.com
    tom@automotivemanagementnetwork.com
    616-340-2380

    February 9, 2015 at 1:10 pm#73897

    I am working with AutoShop Solutions right now.  I have mixed feelings about their effort and design at this point.  Jury is out on how it will bring in new business as the new site has not launched.

    February 9, 2015 at 1:36 pm#73898
    Voit Ritch
    Member

    You should probably include Kukui in the list as they are an up and coming player in the world of automotive websites

    February 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm#73901

    I’m very happy with the results I’m getting from “Robert Maxim Website Solutions”.  After a few years working with one of the large Automotive Web company’s you all probably know, I had a very “pretty” website but, my results (my ranking) were still in the back of the pack.  Through a referral, I found Doug at Robert Maxim… it made a huge difference. You can check it out at http://www.HooverStreetAuto.com  Note: We are in the process of adding additional service pages and still have some “organizing” of the tabs to get done. Doug’s been great to work with, any questions, feel free to contact me.  Brian@HooverStreetAuto.com 

    February 9, 2015 at 4:41 pm#73902

    Kukui has now been added – thanks

    AutomotiveManagementNetwork.com
    tom@automotivemanagementnetwork.com
    616-340-2380

    February 10, 2015 at 8:25 pm#73905
    tanotter
    Member

    I had dealings with several website/SEO companies.  It was not pleasant or productive.  I am so glad to know Doug at Robert Maxium.  He has helped our already built website move up, fixed it up and given me tons of useful and helpful information.  It’s been a great business relationship that I hope will go on for a long time.

    Tracy Uguccioni
    Auto Tech Center
    Ann Arbor, MI
    auto-tech.us

    February 16, 2015 at 2:55 pm#73915
    autos
    Member

    Doug at Robert Maxim Website Solutions has made getting a website up and running a piece of cake. It is refreshing to talk to a professional that knows what he is doing and how to do it.

    Michael Oliver

    Oliver Import Auto Service  1715 Western Ave  Chicago Heights, IL  http://www.OliverImportAuto.com

    February 16, 2015 at 11:20 pm#73925

    This post is for the shop owner who is website and internet savvy, but doesn’t know programming, SEO, or SEM.  We use Odesk.com.  It is a global community of freelance webmasters, programmers and SEO/SEM gurus who either work by the hour or by the job for a fixed fee.

    We have spent thousands with several freelancers. Philippines, Pakistan, Ukraine, and Indonesia to name a few.  We had a complete mobile-friendly website built for under $500 bucks.  Can’t beat that.
    You can hire people to write for your blog, respond to E-mail, or basically do any task you can think of.  All you have to do is come up with a specific set of written instructions.  Check it out and see if you don’t get hooked like I did.
    J. Larry Bloodworth, CMAT
    Certified Transmissions
    Draper, Utah 84020
    P.S. We spent $60K with Google last year.
    March 14, 2015 at 9:35 pm#73959
    vdepot
    Participant

    Doug at Robert Maxim Website Solutions is a professional that knows what he is doing and how to do it.Too bad more people don’t give him bigger budgets to show how nice a job he does.Check out one of his really nice sites http://www.autocentricrepair.com

    I have many people doing many different areas on my sites. 

    ppc , blogs, answering questions on many forums . And data management from every inquiry we receive about 100 new email addresses a month . We email every person who did not come in and downloaded a first time coupon.  

    Our sites and upkeep costs about 4% of our gross sales.

    Super fast mobile site , proper grammar (as you can see from my posts i don not write on the site i just make drafts and leave it up to someone else to figure out the balance between seo and natural speaking. 

    germancardepot.com   Simple site but is out paceing my ppc. Cheers ollie 

      

    October 28, 2015 at 7:56 pm#74174
    pbrennan
    Member

    Good points everyone is making. 

    I rate good web designs with the following factors in mind, in order of importance:
    1. Conversions – Is it designed in a way that will maximize the number of phone calls & customers you get? I.E., large phone numbers that are click-able, customer reviews that build trust, mobile-friendly design, easy to read colors, calls-to-action, etc.
    2. SEO-ability – Is structured to take advantage of best-practice SEO techniques. This includes things like a mobile-friendly design, use of rich snippets / micro formats, website speed, and strategic internal linking – to name a few.
    3. “Future Proof” – Hard to measure & evaluate, but it should be built on a content management system or platform that is consistently supported & updated, plus give you the ability to manage & control the site yourself, should you ever want to take it over or switch providers.

    I personally have seen & like Kukui’s designs, although I think there are a few usability improvements they can make (like making their website templates responsive & not just having a mobile-friendly version of the site). 
    March 8, 2017 at 12:29 am#74680
    edwinsmith
    Member

    Along with direct mailing service, postcard and letterheads as well as other print marketing medium, this one http://www.digitekprinting.com/letterhead is one of the reliable resources.

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