Immortalizing your business with a virtual tour will:
- stand out on Google Search forever with free hosting
- gain traffic from high quality images
- drive more traffic to your business
- among 18-34 year-olds in particular, prospects are 130% more likely to do business with you based upon seeing your business
- for resteraunts, approximately a 30% increase in online bookings
- benefit from an interactive media, another way to engage customers
- benefit from clients that already know whether or not they want to do business with you
- automatically work on mobiles, tablets, and desktops
- allow you to embed the tour in your website
- allow embeded tours to be used for online sales
Even better, you get more out of it when you put more in. Although our photographers are experts at showcasing what they see, allowing for no fuss tours, it is often what they don't see that needs to stand out. Talk with us for 2 hours with us (1 over the phone and 1 on-site) to tell us about your business we'll do everything we can to focus your tour on your business needs. Need a pamphlet to show with the tour? A menu? How about your highest sale item? We ask these questions to help your business grow.
Immortalize your business and display it for the world to see and explore, without having to drive or leave their home/desk.
Attract the local market: 73% of all Google Searches are local business oriented. 75% of customers decide to make a purchase based on your web presence.
Get the search real estate edge: The use of images in search results has been shown to initially increase business 20%. Using engaging imagery such as 3D animation, cartoons, animated whiteboards, games, virtual tours, and video has increased business up to 200%. Our goal is to reach customers through business advertising products that focus on where the customer looks for you first.
Increase your search ranking: Although the tour itself does not always increase SEO, Google increases SEO when high quality images are displayed and chosen properly. We also take the time to evaluate your Google Plus page and increase your SEO ranking through text edits, links to outside pages, and more.
Working more closely with us results in more uses. See just some of the uses of virtual tours below:
- human resources - find the best possible candidates by letting them know what to expect in the business environment. If you have outstanding staff, facilities, or attitude let it show in your workplace and to the world.
- models or site maps - although we don't always build a model of your business, we can. We're more than happy to create a map and model. Designers, engineers, and more will love it!
- marketing - ever find yourself looking for that perfect image to showcase your business. Let us help. Discuss your needs and we'll include imagry to make your business stand out.
- sales - there is nothing better than being able to show a client a product over the phone. Without the client ever reaching the business they can decide, pay, and the item(s) can be ready for pickup.
- training - new employees can learn the layout and some of the expectations of the business by virtually wandering the hallways. They will even learn about products while enjoying exploring online.
- executive presentations - every executive has wished that they had a picture of that item that they know just where it is, but it's not in your presentation today. Keep it current and keep the larger sales of special items rolling in.
More quotes from Google Think:
Words like "near me," "closest," and "nearby" are increasingly common across the billions of queries on Google every month. More and more, people are looking for things in their vicinity—be it a gym or a mall, a plumber, or a cup of coffee. Google search interest in "near me" has increased 34× since 20111 and nearly doubled since last year. The vast majority come from mobile—80% in Q4 2014.2
...In fact, 50% of consumers who conduct a local search on their smartphone visit a store within a day, and 18% of those searches lead to a purchase within a day. If they're unsure where to eat, nearly half of people won't search for a restaurant until within an hour of going. (That number jumps to almost 60% for millennials.3) And it doesn't stop there. Once at their destination, consumers are searching to help make good choices.
...Another survey showed that 40% of millennials looked up information about their food while in a restaurant within the last month.4 Similarly, "coffee near me" is a popular search on mobile, but so is "macchiato calories."2
2015, Matt Lawson, "I-Want-to-Go Moments: From Search to Store". https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/articles/i-want-to-go-micro-moments.html and https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/articles/i-want-to-go-micro-moments.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=2015-09-think-letter&utm_campaign=20150914-think-letter-weekly-insight-io-OT-OT-CS&utm_content=article-1-img-da-i-adv&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRogv6rAZKXonjHpfsX%2B7OsoWKCg38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YYJTst0aPyQAgobGp5I5FEMSrTYX7Z4t6MIXA%3D%3D
In many countries including the U.S., more google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers.
...65% of online customers look up more information online now versus a few years ago.
...66% of smartphone users turn to their phones to look up something they saw in a TV commercial.
...91% of smartphone users turn to their phones for ideas while doing a task.
...81% of smartphone users consult their phones while in a store deciding what to buy.
2015, think with Google, "4 New Moments Every Marketer Should Know". https://think.storage.googleapis.com/docs/4-new-moments-every-marketer-should-know.pdf
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Cafe Amore is a bustling bistro that has had no problems growing. However, Cristo and family often receive questions about the atmosphere and private room. Now they can refer to the tour. Even better, they continue to grow and have opened a second business, The Black Pearl.
McDougall United Church is the first church built in Edmonton. Sharing imagery is part of restoring the site and gaining historic status. Big pluses: They can rent the facilities more easily, especially since a large number of their renters come from out of town to play music or meet with a group.
Griffiths Ford is in Hinton. Although the car industry seems to place value on virtual tours to start with they didn't know we serviced their area! They were delighted to be able to showcase their vehicles, showroom, and fun atmosphere. Nothing better than a Wacky Waving Tube Man and a car with writing about all of the features on it.