Generally speaking (depending on your competition for keywords in your area), your Real Estate Video Tour will be visible on page one or two of the major search engines - usually within days. Your real estate videos are marketed and distributed on many sites all over the web - all included in the cost of your video tour!
A video is 50 times more likely than a text page on the same topic to appear on the first page of Google search results.
Additionally, Google, Bing and Yahoo's Universal Search is randomly placing thumbnails next to video search results, attracting the eye FIRST, even before the #1 search result. And... you can play the full size video in the search results window!
THE MYTH: The most popular place consumers look for homes online is Realtor.com®
THE FACT: The most popular place consumers look for homes online is Google!
Realtor.com is the website owned by Move, Inc. and licensed by NAR to be their only authorized website. They claim to be the most popular Internet shopping site for homes. With an impressive 7 million page views monthly, Realtor.com claims to own the largest market share of Internet home buyers. The fact, however, is that Google has 65% of all search traffic and 85 billion searches a month, of which an estimated 13% are real-estate related. According to my research, Google receives about 870 million real estate searches a month. Based on these figures, clearly, the most popular place for Internet buyers to look for homes online is Google, not Realtor.com.
You need to tap in to Google and other major search engines.
What does that mean for you?
- More eyeballs on your listing. You can even see how many people view the tour.
- A link directly to your personal website.
- Your listing video, with your name, phone number and a link to your website - will be found on Google's main search - sometimes even multiple times!