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ACT Press Release – New Twin-Disc Clutch Kits for Classic GM Vehicles with a 26-Spline Transmission!

Advanced Clutch Technology (ACT) is pleased to introduce its new twin-disc clutch kits for several classic GM vehicles with a 26-spline transmission. ACT twin-disc clutch kits offer a wide range of street-friendly to

Competition Clutch’s NEW Subaru HD Clutch Kit

Competition Clutch has just released their new heavy duty pressure plates for the 02-05 Subaru WRX as well as the 04-12 WRX STI. The kits for the 02-05 WRX and

Choosing the right Clutch – Sponsored by Exedy

How to properly choose a sports/racing clutch? 1. What vehicle does the customer have? You will want to know the following. a. Manufactures exact model and model year. b. Engine

Injen Press Release – New Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Gets New PowerFlow Intake Kit!

Injen Press Release – New Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Gets New PowerFlow Intake Kit! December 20th, 2012  New from Injen for the 2012 Ford F-150 5.0L V8 is the PowerFlow Intake System PF9011!

Injen Press Release – New 2012+ Scion iQ Gets New SP Series Cold Air Intake!

Injen Press Release – New 2012+ Scion iQ Gets New SP Series Cold Air Intake!   New from Injen is the SP Series SP2120 Cold Air Intake for the 2012+ Scion iQ! Key Features:

Nissan North America pushes for better Nismo support in US. Fans and Dealers rejoice!

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Nissan North America is looking for a bigger role this year as it announced recently it will begin offering better support to its dealer network here in the US.

Nissan officials are working on ways to increase marketing of the Nismo product line, including a Motorsports Boutique inside participating Nissan Dealerships.

Nissan is also working on details for future events around the country so consumers can be hands-on with the Nismo branded vehicles that help develop the racing-inspired parts. Japans’ Nismo Performance Parts division produces large sales annually. Sadly, the United States generated only about $3.5 million in 2012 as we experience very limited support or the product line.

“The limited target audience here has consisted mostly of owners of Nissan Zs and GT-Rs, the tuner crowd, video gamers and fans of GT Racing” says Rick Kulach, senior planner for the Motorsports Marketing Communications at Nissan.

 

But change is coming (and the Peasants rejoice)!

 

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn gave Nissan Motorsports a new building in Yokohama, Japan last year. He vowed to expand the Nismo Performance business globally, particularly in the United States.

“We will not simply be limited to just floor mats, shift knobs and various trim items” says Mr Ghosn. Our high-end Suspension Kits/Components, Brakes, Exhaust Systems, Head Gaskets and other pieces will be available to help our Dealer Network grow with more parts and installation options

2012-nissan-gt-r-nismo-gt3-race-car_100386274_l“With the public events we’re planning for consumers, our dealers will have some opportunity for incremental sales. But more importantly, they will have the exposure,” he says. “Customers will see what’s available. Dealers will witness what we’re doing to help. And they could actually have one of the race cars displayed at their dealership for a few days before the event to increase awareness.”

 

 

Keep your eyes peeled. Full Nismo support is planned to come stateside soon! Hope to see some of you out at these Nissan North America and Nismo hosted events.

 

 

 

IS YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION CREATING A BARRIER FOR SALES?

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Below is some useful information for your online retail store or your local tuning shop. Depending on your business, you might want your customers finding your products online to purchase from you, A Speed Shop might be looking for customers to locate and call them because they offer tuning and dyno service. Every business will have different needs, the article below might apply to each of your business separately.

It’s true; social media can have a huge impact on website traffic, website rank and ultimately how many online transactions are completed. This means more customers could be shopping on your stores website and making purchases. Online reputation is just as important as your reputation in person, and now, Google is making it so that you have to work hard to keep your online reputation clean and upstanding.

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To be clear, Google is a search engine that works as a graphical user interface (GUI) for the Internet that allows users to comfortably search the web without dealing with code. The topics covered in this post are solely on how Google is reaching to make the web a friendly and more accountable resource for businesses and users alike. (The “Internet” is not changing, but the search engine, Google, is making changes.)

One of these changes is that your online profiles will be graded according to how many followers your business has, how upstanding your followers are and how much interaction happens on your profiles. If you have a great social reputation, the inbound links from those social media profiles will have more of an impact on the site ranking.

OIM Online Identity Management

The first and most important step is to make sure that your business profiles are separate from your personal profiles. Social platforms are as real as talking to someone face-to-face, so be sure your business is highlighted for the right reasons. You can always share your business posts on your personal posts, but stay away from sharing your personal posts with customers.

The best place to start managing your reputation is by attracting the right audience. Build your following organically by posting information and links that your audience responds to positively. Always try to post back to your own site, but most importantly post topics that are important to your customers. If you run across a great article on how to wear white on white, share it on your social media platforms even if it doesn’t link to your site. If you offer products that relate to the article, put a note in your post where they can find the products. You can take it one step farther by hosting your own flash sale that corresponds with the article your posted. You will notice that people are more interactive with the information that you post, and in return your online reputation will continue to gain strength.

The next step is to pay attention to the profiles that you follow. Make sure that the pages that you follow are relevant to your business. For example, the Accelerated Wholesale FB page follows Speed Shops, Company Brands, ands and the Lifestyle of the Trade including Shows and Events.

TwitterFacebook and Instagram are all being ranked with the new standards; be sure to always keep up on all social profiles. If you can’t keep up with all of the profiles, choose one or two and focus on those. It is more important to have relevant information and followers than it is just having a social media page. Twitter is now being ‘graded’ by retweets and favorites. Make sure that you are posting content that your followers deem important enough to retweet. Pay attention to what you retweet and be positive it is relevant to your business because in the end you are endorsing that profile. Use hashtags to better circulate your posts and gain more of a following to continue to build the online reputation. Post quality images on all platforms and be sure to label them appropriately with a link for where the customer can purchase the product.

Social media has quickly molded into a marketing platform that is based on reputation and quality customer service. Pay close attention to your social media reputation and be sure that it isn’t bringing your website down to the lower search rankings. Keep it consistent, clean and be sure that your reputation upstanding to ensure more sales for your online boutique.

Thanks for 2013!

All of us here at Accelerated Wholesale wanted to say thank you to every one of our customers. We are looking forward to a promising and strong New Year in 2014! Thanks again for such a fun and exciting 2013!

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