Cars.com (NYSE:CARS) has slid 35.8% after missing on Q2 earnings today, cutting full-year guidance and ending a strategic review after receiving no interest, saying it will stay an independent public company. The company had launched a strategic look.

How many dealers can satisfy the consumer’s demand for a 100% online car purchase process? More than you might think — with many more on the way. ESA interviews Rick Ricart about Ford’s ambitions for a national rollout of a digital product Ricart Auto piloted.

Auto dealers looking to drive net profit have their challenges and opportunities in today’s market. Real-time pricing and quicker inventory turn can boost net profit — as does targeting more “buyers” instead of just “shoppers.”

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Local businesses would be wise to check-in on their organic Google visibility … again (and again). The search engine upped the importance of proximity.

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Adam Armbruster | Why does Amazon.com spend over $2M dollars weekly in TV ads? In this digital shopping world isn’t traditional media dead? No, it’s not.

Roland Eckstein | Knowing your product or company’s intent percent can pave the way to accelerating growth in opportunity markets.