Top 5 Reasons to Add a Virtual Tour of Your Business

Nov 3, 2020

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Today's business environment is more complex than ever before. With the widespread use of virtual environments to conduct business, the world is now your direct competitor. Consumers' shopping experience is no longer limited by geographic boundaries. Technology allows them to shop, compare, and purchase online within seconds. How can companies--and small businesses in particular--compete with such in large competitive landscape?

The answer is simple: leverage technology to stand out against competitors. Whether you're a small business aiming to increase foot traffic, or a growing service business looking to attract clients from around the globe, you can use 360° photography and virtual tours to attract your customers, show off your business, and familiarize visitors with your company. Advanced Online Insights has created hundreds of virtual tours for companies across the United States. Here are the top five reasons why our customers have turned to virtual tours to enhance their business.

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1. Get More Views of Your Business on Google

Every virtual tour that we create for your business is shared through your Google My Business listing, which displays the most important information about your business through Google and its products, like Google Maps. The more photos you share of your business alongside accurate and updated business information like address, contact information, and more, the better your listing will perform. Google prefers to share reliable data that adds value to its users, and visual data is much more powerful that written content--meaning the more photos you share, the more powerful you become in Google's algorithm.

2. Engage More Consumers

An enhanced business listing will garner more views, but virtual tours take it one step further on a critical factor: engagement. In a study commissioned by Google, business listings with photos and virtual tours receive twice as much engagement as listings without them. This means that users are seeing your listing and then taking action on your listing by clicking to your website, calling your business, viewing your virtual tour, or exploring your business further on Google Maps and Google Street View. 

3. Get Beautiful, Professional Photography

Advanced Online Insights is owned and operated by Google-certified photographer Joseph Danzer. Each one of our tours is created from a series of vivid, professional photos--and our customers receive all of the photos we capture during the tour and the full rights to use them. That means that in addition to a powerful virtual tour, businesses receive hundreds of professional photos to use in marketing materials, their website, social media, and more.

4. Simple-to-Use Marketing Tools

Sharing your business' virtual tour is simple and requires no additional technology, plugins, or purchases. Once you have a virtual tour from Advanced Online Insights, you can quickly and easily share it via Facebook (see tips here), your website, Linked In, Twitter, via email, text message, and more. We provide guidance on how to share your tour so make the process as straightforward as possible.

5. It's Simple, Fast, and Affordable

Virtual tours and photos are live on Google within two weeks of the date our team captured the photos. Customers pay a one-time photography capture fee with no monthly or yearly fees. The best part? We keep our pricing very simple. The listing fee and price for the first 5 panoramic images is $349.00 Each additional panoramic image is $49.00 to add more coverage to the tour.

If you are ready to explore what a virtual tour can do for your business, contact us! We would be glad to put together a custom quote for your business. All it takes is a quick phone call so we can learn about your goals and how Advanced Online Insights can help. Send our team an email at to get the conversation started!

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