Last week (Tuesday 17 July 2012), glasses were charged and speeches were made as the winners of the Car Dealer Power 2012 Awards were announced.
Spidersnet, having been shortlisted for three of the major awards including Web Design for both Franchise and Independent Dealers, were proud winners of the Car Dealer Power 2012 Award for Search Optimisation Services.
The glitzy awards ceremony, held in association with G3 at the top of the stunning Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, saw over 30 awards handed out to some of the top suppliers to the car dealer industry.
So what makes the Car Dealer Power Awards so special? These awards are voted for by more than 1,000 dealers across the UK, making them unique in the motor industry. As they are voted for by the people that matter in the car dealer industry – the car dealers themselves – they are much sought after awards.
The Spidersnet team, represented on the night by Sales Manager Raphael, were extremely proud to pick up the gong for Search Optimisation Services, which recognised our ability to design and optimise motor dealers’ websites.
Raphael, Spidersnet Sales Manager, said: “We are really pleased to come out top in the Search Engine Optimisation Services category. It’s something we have invested heavily in over the last 12 months and this award is a testament to all of the hard work that has gone into building search engine friendly websites. Spidersnet’s websites are attractive, relevant and highly visible to search engines and web searchers.”
Optimising a website means it ranks highly in search engines such as Google, which leads to an increase in website enquiries, and in turn, an increase in trade. Winning the award is a fantastic endorsement by the industry of Spidersnet’s strength in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) capabilities.
Highlights of the black tie evening included the stunning views of Portsmouth from the Spinnaker Tower, meeting James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine, a delicious three course meal and a magician working his magic in between courses.
Other big names recognised on the night include Hyundai, who picked up the Car Dealer Power Award 2012 for Best Overall Manufacturer, and the Kia Rio, which was crowned Car of the Year.
The Spidersnet team would like to thank Car Dealer Magazine and G3 Glasscoat for hosting such a splendid ceremony, and all of the motor dealers that gave Spidersnet their vote. We would also like to congratulate the other Car Dealer Power Award 2012 winners on their success.
For a full report on the Car Dealer Power Awards 2012, don’t forget to pick up issue 54 of Car Dealer Magazine, which is out on 15 August 2012.