Autobytel changes name to AutoWebOct. 2
Ads chase shoppers who quit Autobytel lead formsOct. 31, 2016
Car-buying startups of 1990s didn't live long and prosperMarch 28, 2016
Autobytel buys AutoWebOct. 1, 2015
Fewer lead vendors but better odds of conversionJune 8, 2015
Before the Great Recession, booming auto sales had drawn scores of new vendors into the lead-selling business. And the poor-quality leads that dealerships paid $20 apiece for were littered with bad contact information or people who had filled out a form to enter a sweepstakes rather than buy a vehicle. But the recession rinsed most of the fly-by-night players out of the industry, said Autobytel CEO Jeff Coats.