Jesse Peterson, Eide Motors
Jesse was frustrated with a lack of tangible results from factory programs, consultancies, and advertising agencies. He knew he was getting crushed by the classifieds in organic search and his concerns were being ignored.
Eide beat the classifieds in organic almost immediately thanks to the best automotive dealership website platform on Earth. Jesse’s sales exploded from a massive increase in search traffic, which was up over 150% inside of two months. Now his shoppers from organic search have increased by more than 500% and Jesse has expandeded his geographic selling range by purchasing his competitors.
Brian Logun, Sandy Springs Ford
Brian took a risk. He agreed to buy half the store for half of the losses while he worked to turn it around. In 2008, Sandy Springs Ford was 30th out of 32 Ford dealers competing for the Atlanta market.
Within 9 months, Sandy Springs Ford became the #1 dealer in Atlanta. Brian did not use any Adwords or PPC advertising at all, ever. After 15 more months of dominating the Atlanta market in organic search, Sandy Springs Ford became a top 100 Ford dealer in the country. Remora continued to quietly crush the market from their remote location well north of Atlanta and in 2013 Brian sold the store for a tidy $48 million.
Tim’s was a small used lot focused on clean late model trucks in and around Concord, NH. Located in a challenging competitive environment, Tim’s is surrounded by well capitalized car dealers who are always running heavy advertising throughout every channel imaginable and seemingly everywhere.
Once Tim’s actual trucks started outranking the classified behemoths and the franchised dealerships in organic, their tech advantage changed the math. Winning on the critical commercial search terms drives a constant flood of fresh leads and their sales have exploded.
Disgusted with the way they were represented online and disappointed with the trickle of leads generated from their group site, Taylor Family was seeking a way to brand themselves as online leaders. Their problem was figuring out how to serve online shoppers a reasonable experience while still complying with unhelpful factory shenanigans across five different locations.
Taylor Family launched a pre-perfected Mako site, the best car dealer website on Earth, and now their inventory ranks organically ahead of every scummy pickpocket in the industry. Taylor Auto’s drastic increase in leads and sales have been due to increased organic search traffic combined with Remora's flawless auto dealer website conversion tech. Deploying the best auto dealer website has been life-changing for Taylor Automotive Family.
A medium-sized, single rooftop luxury group with outstanding operators. Frustrated with consistent brain damage from factory programs, Motor Cars of Atlanta chose to go enterprise with Remora.
Crushing the Atlanta market in search has exploded their new car and luxury used car business. Now MCOA is a regional mega power that dominates the luxury car market across the southeast.
Small Ford dealer in WV with a difficult geographical situation. In the middle of nowhere surrounded by three medium-sized markets with their own Ford dealerships.
After more than a decade of quietly dominating organic search in all three nearby markets, Toothman has started purchasing his Ford dealership competitors. So far, he's bought two of them.
A uniquely themed, pre-perfected car dealer website that simply wins organic search. These market dominators feature a proprietary technical advantage that crushes organic. Built specifically to rank your cars on mobile search, Mako sites are the fastest to load under all circumstances and on all devices. Friendly and respectful support means that your days go easy while you steadily win online. Mako sites brand you as the trusted leader in your market by serving a polished shopping experience that turns your web shoppers into actionable opportunities to sell cars.
A proven SEO plan with flawless turn-key delivery and expert management. Remora’s Charter dealers win every time and see at least a 100% increase in traffic coming from organic search within the first 3 months. World-class SEO service on Mako website tech means that you win on the most valuable and competitive search terms for car dealers. Our Charter SEO techs are grizzled stewards of online visibility profiles. These veteran superstars manage the myriad of off-site factors that matter to your treatment in search every day. Perfect website tech is half the battle; your inbound link profile, NAP citations, and GMB must be tight and right as well to beat back the big classifieds in commercial search. Try to do it yourself or let our experts crush this for you too. We report on our work and on our results.
SMS for car dealers, solved. Remora Sonar enables gracefully texting back and forth with customers from your main line while keeping all conversations nice and tidy in your CRM for proper pipeline management and follow up. This team-based texting solution is built specifically for auto dealers and allows for private T.O.s and instant sales management break-ins. Great for making more leads by promoting text-based sweepstakes, contests, and events. Confirm and reschedule test drive appointments privately and make car deals happen in a private and respectful way that your customers appreciate. Dealers that leverage all of the tools available in Remora Sonar can often double their actionable opportunities to sell within 3 months which make their day-to-day work life more enjoyable.
Enterprise data stewardship, unlimited imports and exports, useful pricing tools, pure privacy, and expert support. Harbor simplifies inventory with automation, a robust VIN exploder, common sense tools, and support for non-VIN items like trailers, golf carts, jewelry, jet skis, boats, livestock, or land.
Model specific landing pages that cleanly display your current lease specials and factory offers tied to your on-the-ground cars that qualify. Land valuable new car traffic on model-specific, content-rich, organically ranking conversion machines. Always current, Reel pages add an additional layer of SEO penetration into your market for lease, rate, and factory rebate style search terms as well.
Our filter-based, automated factory incentives save thousands of wasted dealer hours each month. Set your pricing strategy once and forget about it forever. We sort out the factory’s mess on your behalf while you stay focused on selling cars. Brain-damage-free, automatically updating incentives are combined with a human touch for added flexibility. Breaking pre-set filter rules for allocated cars and dealer specific incentive programs are simple matters. All national and regional incentives are available and displays are built to match your strategy.
A personal and experienced Captain for your tech ship. There’s always a lot going on at your dealership, even when your technology stack is operating optimally. Your Captain is your personal concierge who is dedicated to maximizing your growth online. On monthly 50-minute guidance calls, your Remora Captain delivers and reviews additional robust reports and suggests actionable steps for you or Remora to complete each month that will maximize your online findability and sales from search engines.
It may seem like a big ordeal, especially if you've ever lived through a disastrous handover between rote amateurs. We take care of the complicated matters involved in upgrading your website and we do this all the time. You keep your preferred CRM and inventory systems. This means that you manage your sales pipeline and inventory in the same exact way after we upgrade you. The most noticeable difference will be more leads and opportunities to sell cars than you'll know what to do with.
They should. For more than ten years, Christian has been teaching the industry about Remora's tech at every imaginable conference and still no one has tried. If anyone has tried, they failed because we haven’t noticed anyone new in the sandbox, ever. Beating giant classifieds in search is difficult. Cut-rate, and program providers lose to everyone and can't materially compete with Remora.
Meet with us. Decide for yourself.
They'll pay you the stairstep money. They'll ask you what you did to become the top dealer in your market. And they’ll probably tell you that Remora sucks.
Make a quote, and show them what you can eliminate and what there is to gain from winning in search.
Maybe the juiciest use of Remora tech is to reach into a bigger market. Santa Fe Ford, Christian’s alma mater, is a short drive from medium-sized Gainesville, FL. While a 30% improvement for a store in a dense metro creates a massive increase in volume, crafty out-of-town stores that are Winning in search can often double (and sometimes even triple) in size.
Dominating metros in search often results in a rapid acquisition of your store. If you’re not to be acquired, dominating a metro in organic search prints money.
A single rooftop serving a rural part of PA, Kightlinger Ford Chevy Buick GMC is located in the middle of a national forest. An old Remora vet, Kightlinger has been growing by beating the classifieds in search for nearly a decade. Taking their fair share back from the pariahs of the web means that they don’t have to worry about other dealers, because they don’t even exist.
We take a holistic approach to your unique situation and face your technical challenges head on. The focus of our proprietary tech advantage is crushing your classified competitors. The care and craftsmanship that it takes to beat these giants of the web clearly spills over and creates more than enough authority to uproot any car dealer competitor.
Yes, but you won’t get rich, so why do it? Our tech will make a giant pile of fresh leads no matter how you operate, but if you’re showing disrespect to prospects, bouncing them of your lot, and sowing a bad reputation in your community, it’ll be a waste.
Yes, we can work around it. If your factory’s shenanigans are making it difficult to get ownership of your domain, this argument back from dealer owners has worked well over the years: “I own my building.” That’s the whole argument.
If this common sense approach with your OEM is not getting you anywhere, I suggest litigation. However, there is a solution that does not involve a protracted fight with your factory. Google has clearly defined a change of address process that we perform perfectly on your behalf. This works to preserve your findability in search throughout the change of address process and, while sub-optimal, the end result includes you owning your real estate, your domain.
If you sell cars, and drive business from the web, you are in competition with Autotrader, TrueCar, CarGurus, AutoWeb, Carscom, and shady OEM interests whether you like it or not. Usurping these giants may seem impossible, but we do it every day for optimal operators.
Fact is, your factory only accepts zero bids from “digital” providers. OEMs also require these vendors to insure the factory program at their own expense. This works great for factories who absolve themselves of any hard cooperative advertising expenditures. It works great for wet behind the ears startups who are seeking a sponsorship to buy that might also help them raise money. These digital scams are typically betting they can sell their loss-making hot potato with their factory stamp. The real sucker in this deal is you, the dealer who gets fooled into thinking that factory providers are endorsed based on merit. The truth is, your factory is attacking your advertising budget through gagged patsies.
Remora is dominating with proprietary software advantages that can’t be easily replicated. We take advantage of the constantly updating content that you already produce every day. It’s your well-merchandised inventory, and it’s what your web users actually want. If you spend $4,000 a month with an SEO that makes worthless pages on your website, a year and $48,000 later, they are still worthless. You're in the business, so you already know this. Grossly overpaying for worthless trash doesn’t magically change the ACV. Car dealer SEO is dominated by tech excellence, not writers.
Often dealers that engage with us lower their costs by firing overpriced and overhyped website and SEO providers. Once our tech has been deployed, many dealers drastically reduce or even eliminate their paid search and PPC spends because of the overwhelming increase in more valuable traffic from active organic shoppers.
No surprises. We take great pride in serving you with transparent processes and transparent pricing. Build a quote for your store, and meet with a Remora team member to discuss your options and dial in your specific deal and discounts.
A single point person will be designated by you to be our main point of contact (POC) with your store. We deliver your POC a clear welcome kit with a list-based request for what we will need to integrate with your business management systems.
Expert phone and email support is included in all Remora services and all change requests are free. We respect your money and time. For this reason, we seek to minimize your involvement with your website. If you desire monthly guidance calls and overly robust reporting, get a Remora Captain. Your Captain becomes your main point of contact with Remora and meets with you and your team on a 50-min Zoom call each month to discuss progress and new opportunities.
Now that you’ve found the answer, you’ll soon be silently thanking your factory for their robust wool eye cover operations. The fact that so few dealerships ever break free from their rep creates the rich soil for you to grow your fortunes in. What we do beats the classified pariahs, we don’t see factory-aligned websites or “SEO” providers as competition. Our quest to crush the behemoths of the web creates more than enough authority for our clients to dominate their dealership competitors on every commercial term imaginable.
They aren’t us.
It’s like my grandpappy told my pappy, and my pappy told me: “Wantin’, ain't gettin.”
Why don’t you give trucks away? You don’t?! It’s because it would be bad for business. Remora’s tech is real. For this reason we don’t fit into your OEM's for-profit, sponsored program scams. We work hard to create areal-world lead advantage for our family of dealers. We have co-created this with dealers for over a decade and have expertly refined the platform into perfection. We built this from scratch to be a turn-key lead machine for salt-of-the-earth dealerships. It’s not for your factory, it’s for you.
Metal, gone. Assuming your trap is well set, measure us on sales. You’ll know it’s working because you’ll be hiring new sales to cover the floor and you’ll be scrambling to buy up every piece of inventory you can find.
No long-term contracts, we earn our money. Monthly clients commit to a three-month initial term, and then month-to-month after. We offer an additional 10% discount for dealers that choose to pay a year in advance. Most of our clients are clients for life, and many choose to pay yearly to bank the extra 10% win.
With ease, grace, and sometimes, a little swagger. Just like those classified pariahs, our system is built to connect Google’s car shoppers with your real cars on the ground. Unlike the classifieds, your entity sells cars, you buy cars, you help people with financing, and you serve the real life personal travel needs of your community.
Those pariahs are just affiliates, and Google laughs when they burn affiliates to the ground. Affiliates encroach on Google’s main business of keeping the pole position of World’s largest affiliate by a hundred miles. This means that in Google’s eyes, you are a much better result to serve their active car shoppers. The classifieds beat you because their tech is better than yours, and our tech is better than theirs. For this exact reason, we Win.
Smart and comprehensive. Intelligent business decisions that lead to great success start with rock-solid data sets and end with perfect communication among your team of experts. Remora’s reports are focused on actionable data that build the underpinnings of great decisions and are directly applicable to your business, the business of bursting open your managed pipelines. Remora clients often alter their strategy once they have more leads than they know what to do with. Meant for guidance through growth, Remora’s family of dealers self-schedule reports to generate and send to unlimited parties daily, weekly, or monthly, on specifically these data-based insights:
Inventory Temperature – Scientific heat checks for every car on your lot. Ever had two prospects come in for a car you just took a skinny deal on and wish you had held your ground with the nit? Mako heat reports put the facts of the matter on your side when considering letting a nice piece go to another “too high.”
Always know exactly how many times online shoppers have perused each vehicle, exactly how many site shoppers have requested price drop alerts, and how many have selected a vehicle as a favorite. We make it dirt simple for you to make rapid decisions by tying all buyer intent data together, juxtapose it with days in stock, and then run it through a proprietary algorithm that pits your inventory against itself to deliver a simple heat score.
This way, you’ll quickly know exactly which piece of ice-cold inventory to move the “too high” to, and you’ll have the cherry pieces ready when reasonable shoppers come in a couple days later to pay all the money for them.
Web Traffic Quality – Most dealers have robust advertising and marketing strategies that drive traffic to their website from many different sources. The data underpinning all Mako reports is fed from your own GA through Google’s API. We sort out this complicated mess of data with a proprietary algorithm that scores each traffic source based on what users are doing when they land on your site.
Calculating differences between each source of traffic and every referring site, we measure and consider conversions, time on site, number of pages visited, and bounce rates. Each source of traffic is pitted against each other to generate a Quality Score that is easy to understand and make decisions with. Remember, this scoring algorithm does not consider the volume of traffic from each source as this report is meant to reveal strength or weakness for each source of incoming traffic based purely on merit, not volume.
Site Health – It matters to your users, it matters to Google, and it matters to you. Site speed and loading your inventory quickly under all conditions with all devices is mission critical. Mako site health reports automatically monitor your site’s speed via GTmetrix and YSlow, the two most respected analyzers that are capable of measuring sites with the complexity required to serve the database-driven needs of a dealer site.
As often as you’d like. All reports utilize proprietary algorithms co-created with dealer clients and expertly crafted by Remora. After many years of refinement and optimizations, dealers love our automated reporting. View live reports in the portal, and you can self-schedule automatically generated reports to be emailed to yourself and company accounts, and unlimited third parties may receive daily, weekly, or monthly reports according to your exact preferences.
Yes. It’s easy to build perfectly optimized pages ad infinitum. You can do it, your agency can do it for you, and your Remora Captain is happy to build specific landing pages by request. All pages may be worked on in private and launched live when ready, or automatically according to a preplanned schedule.
You may build unlimited pages on your own for free. When crafting a single event page, or a massive roll out, you build with confidence knowing that your pages are automatically optimized and built to rank with authority in organic search.
Yes. Call your Captain, or request new pages and pass assets as attachments by emailing [email protected] Please be ready to discuss your overarching vision and requirements for the page, and also be prepared to provide all relevant graphics, videos, data, or any assets that you have to support the page.
With ease. Mako sites deliver granular settings for management of your team members' access to your important business systems. This keeps you in control and your team relaxed and focused on work. Groups can provide individual member access to specific domains on a case-by-case basis. Team members and management with access to multiple locations use a friendly dropdown to move between domains.
Specific permissions within each domain are easily toggled on and off by management in control of each member of the team. You keep complete control over who edits incentives, default payment settings, special offers, service coupons, and every critical facet of your online business.
Is an old employee never going to be hired again within 100,000 miles of your town? Or maybe you just hired your next green pea superstar. Adding and removing team members and managing member access is easy. Your staff edits are instantly live on the web. You, your management team, or your Captain can handle these matters immediately.
We take great care and pride in supporting your site. Send bulk requests, or small changes, to [email protected] for prompt team page updates. Our keys to the kingdom are your keys. If you’d like, you can make updates yourself and your site will update instantly. Whether you need to change info on an existing team member that was just promoted, add a new smile to the team, or if a used-to-work-here won’t be hired within a thousand miles of your store, instant team page updates are a simple matter in your Remora portal.
Yes, Mako sites can automatically generate a unique page for your whole team. These pages rank in organic search for your team members' names due to increased domain authority stemming from Remora tech. All updates to team members in your portal are instantly live on the web, and fired team member pages are automatically redirected.
Personalization options for your team include multiple phone numbers, email addresses, biographies, social media links, and any content your sales pros want to share. These individual team member pages provide a direct line for your website shoppers to start a conversation with a particular sales pro. This direct connection makes new leads for your managed pipeline and removes friction by ensuring that your prospects can always choose the sales pro they will feel most comfortable working with.
Yes. Siren incentives make it easy for you to control everything imaginable regarding factory and custom dealer incentives programs. Set specific conditions, incorporate unique disclaimers, and prevent overlap with our filter-based exclusions. Overrides are a simple matter for specialty and allocated inventory. We work tightly with you during the initial development phase to dial in your pricing display to fit your unique strategy, and please lean on your Captain or any Remora team member for pricing display and incentive updates.
Of course. Your Mako site provides you with the ability to display custom factory offers regardless of whether or not you currently have qualifying vehicles in stock. There are a myriad of ways to customize these factory offers to seamlessly integrate with your dealership's unique advertising and sales strategy.
Thanks to the power of Siren Incentives, hands-free, automated, and always-on updates are your new normal. All regional and local factory offers are included. Pricing updates instantly on your Mako site as soon as we receive the new data sets. Expertly powered by ChromeData, sites typically update the same day that OEM offers do.
Yes. Mako allows for customized sidebars that are quickly created and easily updated. All on your own, or request it from your personal Captain, sidebars can include car carousels, coupons, positive reviews, department hours, maps, custom calls to action, and anything you can dream up. Every possible option is readily available, so crafting perfectly aligned sidebars for every page on your site is always easy.
Yes. We approach this from several different angles to ensure that your social proof from your happy customers is proudly displayed on the web. Mako sites easily integrate established reviews from Edmunds, Carscom, Google, Facebook, DealerRater, Trustpilot, and even Yelp. Built directly in from get, our review tool cultivates positive reviews on your chosen platforms and sends unsatisfied customers to your team for a resolution before a negative review is ever left on the web. This way, you can manage potential reputation problems in a proactive way that keeps you in control.
It's easy. All of your reviews can be found in your portal. New reviews that you have yet to approve stay pending and never go live without you. Submissions that have already been given your seal of approval can be managed as well. Simply put, complete control of this hugely valuable asset and key source of social proof is always easy.
Easily. Mako's straightforward editing tool gives you total control over every facet of the page, including page style, text formatting, images, videos, and so much more. Updates to the site are instant, and if you’re a power user that desires full access to the HTML source code and CSS that powers the page, it's all there for you.
Mako syncs up perfectly with your preferred social media channels, Google Drive, OneDrive, and many more services that host your library of images to make your life easier. Taking pictures for the site with your phone or webcam is a convenient matter as well. Simply put, managing images and editing content is a cinch for your dealership or your advertising agency.
While whistling. Literally a drag and drop interface, you make changes to your site's navigation bar as much as you’d like, all on your own, and the site updates instantly. Great for meticulous owners that like to sweat the details.
Log into your portal to add new navigation items or edit existing elements. Simply drag the menu item to your desired menu location, save your changes, and they’re live. Remember, you never have to do it yourself. We take great pride in supporting your site and needs. Lean on our amazing team who will deliver these updates promptly.
Yes, in the portal. You can also contact a support team member or your Captain and we'll always handle it quickly for you.
Yes, and this is a powerful tool. Great for building cohesive marketing strategies around “Cash Corral,” “Under 12k,” “Manager Demos,” and “Speciality or Upfitted” inventory list-based landing pages that convert shoppers into buyers.
Updating these critical elements is a nearly effortless affair. All you have to do is select the page you wish to edit and these fields will be front and center, ready for any revisions or updates you wish to implement. Mako sites also allow you to view and revert to older versions of every custom page. This means that you never have to worry about losing your previous work when making updates. As always, you can simply connect with your Captain to let them handle changes to your custom pages, or send in a ticket to a team member at [email protected]
Email [email protected] and we will handle these changes promptly. You can do it on your own as well. Edits to your tracking phone numbers, department hours, and social media links go live instantly when you save your changes.
No. The dynamic search bar on your Mako site is a complicated beast that has been A/B tested to the moon and is designed to work flawlessly for site shoppers. Remora has spent many years perfecting this critical tool. Feedback is always appreciated, and we regularly make tweaks and adjustments based on dealer input.
Naturally. Direct access to all of your store’s preferred social profiles is native and super handy for shoppers. Your social presence may be proudly displayed on every page of your site via the useful toolbar that makes leads and follows everyone throughout their shopping journey.
Yes, adding your body shop, rental, insurance, and detail departments is a simple matter. Just like maintaining the general info surrounding your dealership and its core departments, adding in custom profiles for additional services only takes a few simple clicks. Ask your Captain to do it, or fill in the relevant info within the "Dealership info" category.
Mako makes managing special deal coupons for all of your departments easy in two ways. First, national OEM service and parts specials are uploaded and synced via automated feeds. This means that all you have to do is decide which offers to run and then kick back while your coupons work their magic.
If you would like to add coupon promotions other than what is provided via your OEM, or if you are running an independent used store, get excited! Mako sites come with a convenient coupon creation tool that makes it easy to build unique promotions offered only by your store.
Grab the message you want to promote and insert it in the relevant fields, or simply send it over to your Remora Captain to get custom coupons up on your site.
With grace. We provide a simple, feature-rich banner management dashboard from which you can edit and load banners and manage groups of banners. If you don't have time to make hay with the best banner tools in the world of car dealer websites, remember that you can always submit a support ticket or let your Captain handle this promptly.
Yes. Your Captain is happy to craft impactful, alluring, and effective banners as needed.
Yes. Your powerful banner-based messages are not quarantined to the homepage. Mako sites offer ultimate freedom and flexibility for your rotating banner groups. Place them wherever you want, even on vehicle list pages.
Yes, updating banners is easy. All you have to do is use our handy editing tool in your portal to change the base image, image alt text, and set automated start and end dates for each promotion.
Rearranging the order of specific banners is also easy. Select which banner group you’d like to reorder in the banner groups section of your portal, then simply click the up and down arrows located on each banner's overlay to its new position until the order of your banners is exactly how you want it. Remember, you can always lean on your Captain. Call or email and we will get right to work implementing your desired updates.
Yes. Staying agile and accurate with pricing is always critical. Mako makes these quick actions a breeze for your team.
Yes, you can get as granular as you can imagine. Narrowing down your inventory for specialty pages and promotions is a cinch. A filter-based interface makes setting up these pages a simple matter. Even easier, request the page from your Captain or via [email protected] and we’ll build it promptly.
We tie into the parts of your tech stack that you like. If your team is already marking specials with your inventory management provider, we’ll get the data from them, and your managers that are responsible for pricing may continue using the systems they are already comfortable with. Alternatively, Mako site provides a manual dealer interface to mark specials, as well as a free and automated approach.
Many dealers choose to let us automate the whole marking specials process using days in stock. Custom set to trigger on different lengths of days in stock for new and used inventory, vehicles automatically become marked as “Specials” on all list and details pages and display in a list on your “Specials” page. This changes the placement and merchandising of the vehicles, but never their price. This little trick ensures that your “Specials” page always displays a bunch of cars that are generally going to be good deals, while you sit back and make hot leads on your aging inventory. You may select additional inventory to be marketed as “Special;” this will not disrupt any of the automated processes.
Yes. If your pricing strategy includes complicated math, separating regional and local incentives, and custom dealer discount programs, we’ve done it before.
Yes, this is a popular strategy. This works especially well for smaller rural dealers and any stores that are not trying to compete online with their low, low prices. Gated Mako sites get "get-me-dones" in the store so you can sell them credit first and a car second. Gracefully gating pricing while allowing web shoppers to view your entire inventory means serious shoppers must create an actionable lead to see prices. This causes foot traffic and leads to increase for stores that will never use low prices as a differentiator.
Yes, it is as easy as flipping a switch. Additionally, we can gate your cars, which will only display a “Best Price” to shoppers that first submit a valid email address and phone number. This causes your casual looky-loos to transform into actionable opportunities to move metal. We build your solution to flawlessly implement your store’s unique approach to pricing and lead capture.
Yes. You set default interest rates, term, and an expected down payment amount as either a flat dollar amount or as a percentage of your car’s advertised price. Shoppers, or your sales pros that are working with prospects, may override defaults with a term, interest, and down payment that applies to their unique credit situation or repayment preferences.
Everything your shoppers store lives in a referenced cookie for one year, or until they clear cookies from their browser. This way, even when they leave and come back, shoppers see the payment options throughout your site that apply to their exact situation just as easily as they can see the purchase prices. This keeps your online prospects browsing through your inventory while building value for your users and trust in your store.
In short, everything. Mako sites are built for speed, performance, and dealer ease. Toggle away to your heart’s content or work with your Captain to dial in your vehicle detail pages to perfectly power your strategy.
Your pricing display strategy is infinitely flexible. No matter how you choose to display a price (with complicated math, dealer discount programs, incentives, or if you choose to gracefully gate your pricing or inventory entirely), we’ve done it a hundred times before.
Car and inventory list sharing features are on by default, and may be edited as well. Favorite cars and comparable lists may be shared privately via links that your prospects and sales pros can use to smooth out the process. Printable brochures, as well as private text-a-car and email-a-car links, make it easier for your prospects to do business with you.
Shoppers quickly access original window stickers as downloadable pdfs (most OEMs) for all of your new and late-model used cars. Recent shopper counts and favorited counts may be displayed on details and list pages as well.
There are a myriad of options available. Talk to your Captain, call, or send your full request to [email protected] and we will update your site to match your strategy promptly.
With Remora, you are always in control. Delicate care is taken during the initial development phase so that your strategy is properly implemented online from day one. Regarding updates and changes to your strategy, it’s easy. We hand you the keys to a wealth of options for your list pages in your portal. Lean on your Captain, do it yourself for instant updates, or send your full request to [email protected] If you can see it, your Mako site can be it.
Inventory feeds are handled with care. We understand that accurate and well-merchandised inventory is crucial for success. We actively listen for changes and process all updates immediately. The most it can take is a few minutes.
We support all inventory management providers and we programmatically monitor all of your feeds and halt the process if anything is drastically different from your live web inventory. Our system will ignore errant submissions and alert a Mako team member to connect with HomeNet, vAuto, or your inventory provider to sort out any discrepancies on your behalf. This approach safeguards you from any hiccups, even if it’s your inventory provider. Our proactive approach does a great job of stopping merchandising problems before they happen, regardless, and inventory rollbacks to any time in the last month are a simple matter. Ask your Captain, call, or send your request to [email protected]
Yes. Automatic pricing gives you the power to granularly set global discounts for your new car inventory. Set discounts with a flat dollar amount or by a set percentage of the price to streamline your discount strategy. Need to apply a different filter for a specific year of a target model and not your entire inventory? Easy.
Yes. All consumer data is encrypted at rest and in-transit via a certified SSL connection. Mako sites deliver an intuitive and proven credit application for your shoppers and staff that is great for collecting vitals. Buyers complete four bite-sized steps and your team is instantly notified.
Yes. By request, our native, SEO-friendly blogging platform is tech friendly, easy to use, and free. Mako tech makes ranking posts organically and adding a regular blog posting routine into your repertoire a simple matter. Agencies love our blogging tools and may have direct access with your permission.
Mako sites use the Google Analytics API to pull in your goals and conversion data straight from your raw Google Analytics (GA) account. Your personalized reports always match your GA, because we are literally pulling in your data directly from Google through an API. Out of the box, Remora sets up goals for completed chat transcripts and form fills. Every dealer is unique and many consider all types of conversion data. We match your requirements, goals for phone calls, scrolling, map page views, and time on site, and anything you can dream, can be. Optimal operators know what is happening on their site and where their business is coming from. "Seems good" sucks; know for sure with clear tracking.
Yes. If you feel comfortable with a pre-trusted tech that wants to update styling or forms on your behalf, accommodation is a cinch. Available by request, this functionality is hidden by default for cleanliness and as a general precaution against accidental fat fingers (even really well-meaning ones).
No matter how fat the finger, all site edits are always reversible. We maintain a history of all edits and can instantly revert to previous points in time before the fat finger attacked.
Yes. All leads parse perfectly in your CRM every time. We codify your traffic from referral sources (like Facebook), tag sources with UTM codes, and always know which buyers came from organic search results versus paid advertising.
Yes. Mako keeps a copy and can re-fire if your CRM ever comes up short. We archive and store all of your inbound leads forever, so you can alway resend a specific time and date range to fill any gaps once your CRM is back online.
Yes. Every page on your site is already secure. We utilize your Authorize.Net, or any payment processor, to deliver funds directly. Accepting payments is a safe and convenient process that is extremely helpful, especially when it comes to handling car payments and repair orders.
Yes. However, we strongly discourage you from using Google Tag Manager (GTM) due to the clear and obvious security concerns that come along with it. Tight communication is a must between everyone who has access to GTM.
It’s up to you. We are your tech backbone and are happy to support your tracking needs no matter what they are. Everyone has their own ideas, and every market is different. The default settings are to track all completed chat transcripts and filled-out forms as converted shoppers. Your agency will love us; if you can dream it, Mako can track it.
There is no industry standard of what represents a conversion. For this reason, conversion rates are all over the place, sometimes even over 100%. Regardless, to give you a rough idea, our default form and chat completion tracking tends to produce conversion rates that clock around 3% to 8%. Pricing and inventory merchandising will always have a big effect on this metric, so context around your store’s unique approach is key when considering conversion rates.
Yes. Ask your Captain or call. Charter clients enjoy full service and top results when it comes to SEO. Tight set up and management of your Google My Business page is critical.
Flawlessly. We are happy to integrate any third-party software into your site gracefully. Ask your Captain, call, or send your request to [email protected] We’ll handle the rest.
Unique to Remora, we asynchronously load every third-party tool in parallel. This means you never have to worry about site speed or user experience degradation should any of your third-party vendors have a bad day at the office.
We certainly can. However, there is usually a better way to tie software services together. Problem is, iframes are terrible for findability in search. Regardless, occasionally they are unavoidable; in these cases we install the iframe and touch up the page to mitigate the damage in search.
Remora automatically filters out your dealership's IP address from your Google Analytics account. Staff traffic will not show up in your Google Analytics or any of Remora’s reporting.
We sure do. Mako sites sync up flawlessly with all inventory management providers.
Yes. We enjoy rock-solid working relationships with all automotive CRMs, and a few others. Syncing up with your existing business management provider is a snap.
We leverage the power of reCAPTCHA v3 to detect and stop abusive traffic before it ever becomes a problem. Specifically, this technology is imperceptible to site users and does not need to display a visual test to actual human visitors in 99.9% of cases. It’s the best spam protection on the web and you get to keep the silky smooth experience.
Yes. We lean on ChromeData for instantaneous access to current and premium stock photos. This fills in the gap for shoppers when your team hasn’t had time to take the photos yet.
Reports from CARFAX or AutoCheck are properly woven throughout your list and details pages.
Quality scores within Google Ads are assigned based on a similar set of technical and on-page factors that cause preferential treatment in organic search. Mako list pages are a great spot to land paid traffic and are quality score monsters. Go all the way down the rabbit hole with Reel PPC landing pages, which are built specifically to maximize your quality score for PPC campaigns to specific new car models.
Yes! We will be delighted to send you up to 20 individualized website and SEO reports for you to present the real facts of the matter to your group. Talk to your Captain about this handy, free, and appreciated presentation shortcut. If you're organizing a conference of your own, please call for information about including our verified reports in your bags.
The initial term is three months starting on the “effective date” of the agreement. The term goes month to month after, and you can cancel anytime after three months. Just like really a great massage, no returns.
All change requests and account updates route through our client-friendly support ticketing system. Email assets as attachments (up to 25 MB) and send change requests to [email protected] Your request will be addressed promptly.
Contact your Captain, call (904) 770-4395, or email [email protected] If it is outside of our business hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, we will respond promptly when we return.
We accept checks, credit cards, and wires. No cash. Invoices are sent on or around the 20th of each month, and are due on the 1st net 10. We also offer automatic settlements and we accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
No. We do not extend credit. Remora accepts checks, credit cards, and bank wires as acceptable forms of payment.
Guaranteeing SEO results or sales is a fool’s errand. Despite what our results over the last decade make it seem, we do not have a key to the backdoor of Google. There are too many factors at play to make guarantees in search. Take a good long whiff before engaging with optimizers pedaling in guarantees.
You own your building, you should own your market too. Only Remora dominates the classifieds and lead aggregators in organic search. It’s more valuable and easier than you think. You can crush your competitors and every bloodsucking pariah around by deploying our proprietary advantages. We make sense, and we make money.
Optimal operators demand tools that work for them, and Remora Sonar data-enables your main sales line and solves your SMS management. Mobile apps and desktop work tools ensure that your team’s sales communications are automatically logged in your CRM for proper pipeline management. Remora’s Sonar SMS installs your real and local phone number into all of your prospects’ and customers’ phones. Built specifically for sales teams, active text conversations can be privately turned over to a manager who can provide help to team members privately, or managers may break into live chats and texts through their work computers or our Apple and Android mobile apps.
Yes. When properly leveraged, Remora Sonar is more than a great tool for confirming and rescheduling appointments in a private and respectful manner; it’s a lead machine. Advertise “Text or Call” to your one main # on all vehicle image overlays and throughout everywhere you advertise, online and off. Make leads by promoting and running legitimate text-based sweepstakes with extra entries for test drivers. Consider a monthly event on the weekend to select the Winner(s) of a $500 useful gift card. A “must be present to win” clause creates an enormous Saturday every month.
We win. They report. After more than a decade of domination in search, Remora has witnessed epic rises and epic fails from slick marketing companies with no good tech. Our focus has always been the matter of making profits for our car dealer clients from the rich commerce that is always flowing on the web. We tell you the truth, and we Win.
Modern SEO is a delicate art form. The result of Remora’s work lasts indefinitely, so long as the assets stay in place. While accrued domain authority will stay with your domain regardless of your website provider, Remora’s licensed assets are unique, proprietary, and irreplaceable. There is no replacement for a lightning-fast user experience, tight schema markup, a perfect URL structure, and the rest of our proprietary tech advantages.
No. WordPress is a blogging platform that is free. Great for Moms, WordPress is not an appropriate platform for marketing 2, 20, or 200 million dollars worth of cars online. Google hates it, as evidenced by this slide from when Google presented to WordCamp (a developer conference):
WordPress alone costs webmasters 1.5 seconds on every page load.
If you are ok with WordPress representing your brand, why not do it yourself? A complete car dealer website on WordPress is only $79 once, and you’ll own it forever. Even if you hire out the one total hour it will take to set up, you’re still all-in for under $200 once, and $0/month forever. You’d be shocked to find out how much unsuspecting dealers are paying for free WordPress blogging sites posing as car dealer sites. If paying more than $100 per month for a Wordpress site now, quit it. Either, hire Remora and crush your market, or hire your nephew for an afternoon and own your website forever.
We write code from scratch starting with a blank text file. This is the only way to build an entire application that is perfectly streamlined and built exactly for its use case. Our use case is crushing the classifieds in search. To achieve this we wrote a lightweight, pre-perfected car dealership website application that leverages the real users on your site to supercharge your findability online and in search engines.
Yes. Use our quoting tool to estimate a single rooftop and then meet with us to discuss the project you have in mind.
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You will be provided a welcome kit that includes an admin account to your Remora portal and full control of permissions. We work closely with your point of contact and team during the initial development phase and do all of the heavy lifting when it comes to team pages and the porting of blog posts and important existing pages.
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