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Keywords (1-10 of 100) Search Volume
1 car 9140000
2 auto 1500000
3 used cars 1000000
4 autos 673000
5 mechanic 550000
6 automobile 450000
7 vehicle 368000
8 dealer 201000
9 automotive news 90500
10 auto shop 74000
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Automotive Marketing Tips & Tricks

We here at WordStream understand the importance of keyword research, and we’re glad you came to us for your car and auto keyword queries. Here are a few more tactics and strategies to get the most out of your automotive marketing efforts.

According to Google, car buyers spend up to 15 hours online researching, comparing, and learning before making a purchase. One Kenshoo study found that 70% of consumers researching cars turn to search engines first. There is, simply put, a ton of competition for today’s automotive PPC advertiser. What’s the most effective way to make your ads stand out among the pack?

Mobile Tips for Automotive Marketers

Mobile, mobile, mobile! It’s a hill we’d gladly die on—especially when it comes to the automotive industry. According to WordStream data, just 41% of car-related queries occur on desktop devices; this compared to 52% on smartphones, and 7% on tablets. Take a look at our Mobile PPC Basics & Best Practices to get a better understanding of the ways in which you can best optimize your AdWords mobile strategy.

Location Targeting & Local PPC

Another thing: Location, location…you get it! Location should be the focal point of your automotive PPC targeting—Google has found that half of all searchers make their decisions based on proximity to their home or office. Getting more ads in front of consumers who live and work close to your used car lot can be a foolproof way to deflate costs and attract more qualified buyers.

Segment Ad Groups & Campaigns Narrowly

Here’s another tip that works in automotive marketing: get granular with your PPC campaigns! WordStream was able to help one client’s car dealership increase CTR by 478% and decrease spend by 13%, partially by restructuring his AdWords campaign—and, primarily, we accomplished that by getting more specific at the campaign level. The idea was that by giving each car model its own campaign, rather than giving each car make a campaign, we gave our client more control over his budget spend. He could allocate less funds to each campaign, better gauge the health of each campaign, and determine which campaigns needed fine-tuning and tweaking.

Target Automotive Ads by Interest, Demographic & More

One seemingly obvious, but definitely important thing to think about, in terms of audience: cater your automotive ads to the type of target audience you think would reasonably drive your car. This is another reason it’s good to have granular campaigns: if you have an umbrella campaign for two models of the same make, but one model runs on diesel and the other model is a hybrid, you’re going to be putting a hybrid vehicle in front of consumers only interested in diesel vehicles (and vice versa). Your CPCs will rapidly inflate.

Some illuminating statistics on this point, from Search Engine Watch: One “Harris Poll” from Harris Interactive showed that 57% of US millennials (ages 18-37) would consider a traditional hybrid for their next lease or purchase. Just 43% of Baby Boomers said they would do the same. So if you’re advertising a hybrid vehicle, get your ad in front of the right age group; if you’re advertising vintage Harley Davidsons, do the same. Likewise, consider targeting demographics by income; only your most affluent customers will be interested in a Tesla or a Rolls Royce.