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I have been reading what others have to say about SEO. I have seen where people say that they don’t think that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is important. As a Charlotte Virtual Tour Provider I wanted to make sure that my company was listed at the top of the search engines if a real estate professional searched for service provider in my area.

I needed internet exposure for my new virtual tour company in Charlotte North Carolina. Since my website was brand new, I was coming up all the way back on page 9 in Google when performed a search for my company. I was pretty much nowhere to be found. I asked Team RTV (RTV’s provider Marketing Department) for some help. They responded very quickly.

Following the RTV plan, I started working on my site’s optimization that same Sunday afternoon. By the following Saturday, my site was appearing on the first page of Google results. Now, thanks to my blogs in Active Rain, and a little effort on my part, my site now shows at the top of the first page in Google for many key words. In addition, there are multiple references to my site for other keywords and searches through my Active Rain blogs and my Active Rain profile throughout the search engine results pages.

It feels good knowing that when potential customers search, they will find my company, Look Charlotte. I think it lends a certain amount of credibility to my virtual tour company when someone searches for a virtual tour provider and finds me at the top of the first page of the results.

Now is SEO important? I think you could make an argument both ways. I am just proud to be found in the search results when someone searches for my Charlotte NC virtual tour company.

Thanks Team RTV!!

RickLook Charlotte Media Solutions
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Virtual Vista Virtual Tours Has some important announcements to make!!!

First of all, a big thanks goes out to the outstanding patronage of our loyal West Chester PA clientele.

Effective November 3, 2008, Virtual Vista virtual tours now offer:

You Tube Tour Conversions

Outstanding West Chester Virtual Tour Specials

Club Virtual Vista Memberships

Amazing Single Property Websites

Unbeatable Tour Bundles

We have expanded our horizons to offer you the YouTube world. When you see our Virtual Vista YouTube Tour, there will be no doubt that we offer more than the competition can offer.

Virtual Vista has added several incredible specials. We want our local West Chester virtual tour service area customers to know how committed to excellence we are, in the quality of our service, as well as, the quality of our product.

Virtual Vista has implemented Club Virtual Vista. Our members will receive rewards that will pay for themselves over and over and over again.

For those real estae agents looking to up their real estate property exposure to the next level, we offer our West Chester Single Property Websites (e.g., What we love about offering these sites is that they put a spotlight on any listing. Even if you are not located in West Chester PA, we can provide this service to you.

Finally, for real estate professionals that feel a virtual tour is important for every listing, we have better than economically priced West Chester Virtual Tour Bundles. As always, we go out of our way to make sure that our bundles give the client the opportunity to save significant dollar amounts. Whether you are looking to reduce your marketing costs or free-up and re appropriate funds to further expose your property on the internet, our bundles are definitely a win-win deal!!!

Feel free to contact us with any questions and comments that you may have. Feedback is always welcome. Contact your local West Chester virtual tour company today.


Brian Castro
Virtual Vista
West Chester Virtual Tours

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My company is a Southern Nevada and Utah virtual tour provider. My work in this field has led to many diverse opportunities outside of the normal business. Since moving to Mesquite, Nevada and becoming the only virtual tour company in the region, I have been asked to cover several local events (with a media pass) and supply photos for several magazine articles. Recently, I was asked to provide professional photography services for the local Baja 300 desert race. I have also written an article on the Mesquite’s premier local golf courses and shot the Re/Max Long Drive Championship in Mesquite Nevada. Both of these opportunities presented themselves because of my affiliation with the neighboring businesses, real estate agents and the chamber of commerce. These photo opportunities are now leading to bigger events in upcoming months and will add to even more prospective work that the virtual tour industry can lead into.

There several avenues to get involved in such events, but the quickest way is to make a name for yourself and your business in your local community. The word-of-mouth advertising will take over from there and you will start to leads from places that you never had before.

In the past, I have visited local Nevada and Utah businesses, real estate professionals, the chamber of commerce and other town representatives. I have taken the time to talk to small business owners, mortgage professionals and government employees. They all have exposure to many locals that visit their place of business and can help pass the word about your business. I always leave a few business cards with them so that they can give some out and still have one for themselves. This is almost like having a ‘worker’ that promotes you every day for free! You should always mention your website (and make sure it is on your business card!)

A vital thing to keep in mind when you visit local business owners is to not try to sell. Just go in, introduce yourself and give a quick explanation of your virtual tour business. Be sure to thank them for their time and exit without delay. Remember, you’re only there to introduce yourself, not solicit them for business. They can go to your website later and view more information about your business online.

So take some time and hit the streets in your community. Even as a new virtual tour company, you’ll be astounded at the feedback you’ll receive just by meeting people in-person instead of sending them advertisements by mail or email. People do business with people they know and feel comfortable with. Don’t be a stranger; get out there and introduce yourself!

Rob Lenthe
Southern Nevada/Utah Virtual Tours

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Last nights webinar ‘The Formula’ was open to the entire RTV virtual tour network and was a huge success. Mike Thompson of Real Vision Studio joined us to discuss his top tips on running a successful virtual tour business. Here are just a few of the comments we received:

Woody said…
The webinar last night was an eye opener. It had a lot of very useful information… I’ve already started putting some of the tips to use.

Dale said…
Just a quick note to say that yesterday’s webinar was excellent. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. I really liked the fact that I could hear the audio without calling in. Keep up the good work!

Wendell said…
Great call…. WOW, I was not expecting to be flooded with all that information at once. CERTAINLY WORTH THE HOUR OF MY TIME!!!!

Alan said…
Tonight’s meeting was the best one yet! Keep up the great work!

David said…
Man I wish I had the energy you have. You did a fantastic job. You encouraged me to get going again!

Mike said…
Great webinar last night!

Hal said…
Tonight’s Webinar was very informative, a little overwhelming, but still good. You have answered a lot of my question, now it’s just a question of my implementation. I will be working on applying all that I have learned. GREAT JOB!! I will be looking forward to the next meeting!

Inner-Circle members, join us for a LIVE Q&A session on Dec 1st at 7pm EST!

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Inner-Circle members join us and ask questions about any and all topics discussed during the previous episode of ‘The Formula’.

Members will be able to ask questions LIVE!

Title: The FORMULA Q&A

Date: Monday, December 1, 2008

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Our next episode of ‘The Formula’ will again be open to the ENTIRE RTV provider Network and will be held on Dec 17th 2008 at 7pm EST.

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Join Jason LaVanture & Cheryl Waller on this exciting webinar where we will be discussing some of the SECRETS behind running a successful virtual tour company. Guest appearance of Alan Fon of Island Digital Images.

Find out how easy it is to apply ‘The Formula’ to your business!

Title: The FORMULA

Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

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Our technology team here at RTV has recently released a new powerful search engine optimization tool for RTV virtual tour providers. Once implemented, this tool will allow our worldwide network of providers to effortlessly increase traffic to their websites.

Increasing traffic to your website is the first step to increasing conversions and gaining new clients through your website. RTV has now made it easier than ever for providers to not only attract traffic, but also rank high for geo and long tail keywords with ONE simple change in their virtual tour builder system.

The new SEO tool will be announced during tonight’s webinar, The Formula.

All full service and In-house providers are HIGHLY encouraged to attend! If you are at all serious about marketing your website on the internet, this will NOT be the webinar to miss!

Register right now… while it is fresh in your mind!

-Team RTV

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