In This Issue:  RVT Insight Newsletter - August 2009

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INSIGHT from RVT.com
 
     TRAFFIC (RVT Network, July 2009)*
 
RVS SOLD: 546
SITE VISITS: 510,000

AD VIEWS: 2.5 Million
RV LISTINGS: 30,000 +


*Compiled using Google and Urchin Analytics. Results from June 23 - July 23.
    TOP 10 MOST VIEWED RVs
1 2000 Four Winds Hurricane
2 2007 Safari Simba
3 2007 Dynamax Corp DQ264ST
4 2006 Renegade Toter
5 2004 Ameri-Lite 24QS
6 2005 Forest River Rockwood w/Tow Vehicle
7 1998 Jayco Eagle 312FKS
8 2007 Monaco Monarch SVE
9 2006 Mercedes Itasca Navion = to Winnebago View
10 2007 Earthroamer XL-VT
    SELLING TOOLS


iPromote - RVT has partnered with iPromote, a one-click rich media display advertising company, to give you the opportunity to bring additional clicks to your RVT listing(s). The iPromote button has been installed on your account page which allows RVT sellers to instantly build a display ad package, making it possible for you to run prominently placed display ads on premium websites - internet wide.

The service gives you total control of your campaign(s). iPromote's user-friendly interface makes it easy to drive traffic to your RVT listing and gives you the ability to target and reach potential RV Buyers. The pay-per-click (PPC) model means you to only pay when interested people click on your ad(s) and arrive at your listing. Start/stop promotions, update PPC price and daily budget, and adjust where you want to target your ads to run in real time.

You will also receive access to analytics to understand how your ads are performing. In addition to using the iPromote button to start advertising, you can promote your RVT listing by visiting http://rvt.ipromote.com/. Just enter the webpage URL of your listing at RVT then click "Create My Ads."

YouTubeYouTube VIDEO - If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more VIDEO!  RVT.com has recently added the ability to upload a YouTube video to your RV listing, for no extra cost.  To set up, login to your Dealer User Area's Inventory Manager and simply select "edit" next to the RV you'd like to load the video to. Then enter the URL for its YouTube video in "YouTube Video" form and "Save Changes."   A video for the RV will now be available for potential Buyers to view.

Login to your account here to add video

    On the Festival Trail:
    Wild and Wacky RV Destinations

 

July 24-26, Gilroy Garlic Festival. It's all about the food when Gilroy, California hosts this annual celebration of the flavorful, stinky bulb.  Celebrity chefs, cook-offs, cooking demonstrations and tons of pasta, calamari, scampi and other goodies fill the air with heavenly scents.  Nosh away to lots of great musical entertainment.  Find RV camp sites on the Gilroy Visitors Bureau website.

July 29-Aug. 2, Appalachian String Band Music Festival. On a mountaintop in Clifftop, West Virginia, folks from around the world gather to pluck banjoes, fiddle, dance and sing in a toe-tapping celebration of Appalachian music. Learn to square dance or flatfoot.  Try your hand at basket weaving.  Enjoy family activities, demonstrations, master classes, competitions and concerts. Buy tickets and make onsite RV camping reservations (no hook-ups) online.

Aug. 28-29, Potato Days. Come for the wacky fun and wonderful food as the town of Barnesville, Minnesota celebrates its spud-producing heritage.  Mashed potato wrestling, mashed potato sculpting, potato car races, barrel rides, a potato picking contest and potato sack fashion show are just part of the old-fashioned fun.  Make sure to sample the homemade potato soup, potato pancakes and potato sausage!  RV campsites are listed on the website.

October 2-4, Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. New Mexico's skies glow with color each fall as hundreds of hot air balloons lift off, creating a magical aerial landscape of dancing shapes. Breathtaking mass ascensions, ghostly balloon glows, fairy-like twinkles, amazing competitions, balloon rides, entertainment, fireworks and more are all part of the fun. Want to be part of the action? Sign up to be a volunteer chase crew member. Buy tickets and reserve RV sites online.

    FRAUD PREVENTION

Our security system is constantly being upgraded for your protection, however, please note the following alerts:

!!Prices that seem too good to be true usually are.

!!Refuse any deal in which a buyer, usually claiming to be from overseas, is acting on behalf of a "client" and requests you to send an amount ABOVE your selling price.

!!When using an Escrow Service, only use trusted providers such as Escrow.com. Type in the Escrow Provider's site URL DIRECTLY into your web browser and DO NOT TRUST LINKS SENT IN EMAIL INQUIRIES, they may lead to a spoof web site.

!!Refuse any arrangement in which the 'buyer' requests an inspection of your RV, at YOUR expense.  Some scam attempts using the following company names: Helping Hands Ministry, Easy Go Auto, Your Auto Brokers.

Please visit our web site for more information on fraud prevention. If in doubt or to report a suspicious ad, please contact our support office at 1-800-677-4484 or email us at [email protected].

    RECENT TESTIMONIALS

"Thanks for selling our motorhome.  RVT came through once again."

          - Annonymous, July 22



"We were very happy with the RVT service. It allowed us to sell our motorhome quickly and efficiently.  Thanks."

          - R. Barnum from California, July 17

"It was very easy to insert pictures and enough data to explain the details. It was such a pleasure and I would definitely use you again...it only was in for 2 weeks...it was great, thanks again."

          - R. Young from Texas, July 11


"I created my listing at 10 PM and it was sold by 9 AM.  Thanks RVT!"

          - A. Arnold from Florida, July 4

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