Albany.com Announces Partnership With OnlineXplore

ALBANY NY, January 20, 2009 – Albany.com announced this week a new partnership with OnlineXplore, a business that specializes in creating online virtual tours for venues in the greater Capital Region. Albany.com users can now find virtual tours of various places around the City of Albany when they visit Albany.com/tours.

“OnlineXplore offers a truly unique product,” said Sara Mannix, Founder and President of Mannix Marketing, Inc. “Their online tours of popular locations in Albany are a great resource for Albany.com visitors, and I’m confident their exposure on the site will help boost business for them.”

OnlineXplore combines high quality video footage and informative descriptions with 360-degree panoramic shots that are completely user interactive. Some tours also incorporate the use of venue-specific characters to add a liveliness to the scene.

Virtual tours that are now available at Albany.com/tours include the Empire State Plaza, Hudson River, Lark Street, SUNY Albany and Washington Park. More tours are expected to be added in the future.

Traditionally OnlineXplore has done work for clients like hotels, restaurants and ski resorts, but intends to use this partnership with Albany.com to reach a larger audience and broaden its appeal to businesses in the area.

“This partnership provides us the opportunity to really showcase our product and have more businesses discover us.” said Peter Rogers from OnlineXplore. “Once they see the quality of our virtual tours on Albany.com, they’ll want one for their business.”

For more information, contact Sara Mannix at 518-743-9424.

About Albany.com

Albany.com is a city guide to Albany NY and the Capital Region, reaching over 2700 unique visitors per day with an audience of both locals and visitors. Albany.com is owned by Mannix Marketing, Inc., a Glens Falls based, full-service Internet marketing company offering website design, hosting, database-driven content, search engine optimization, pay-per-click campaigns, link building, tourism marketing and 27 online travel guides. Albany.com’s sister sites include LakeGeorge.com, Saratoga.com, Adirondack.net, NewYorkStateDestinations.com and many others. Mannix Marketing is an official member of the Associated Cities network.

About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix is the CEO of Mannix Marketing, Inc., a Digital Marketing Agency headquartered in Glens Falls, NY. She founded Mannix Marketing in 1996 with a goal to get clients "found" on the web through organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of nearly 30 specialists, still operating under the tagline "We Get You Found On The Web." This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, Conversion Rate Optimization, SEO-friendly Website Design, Online Advertising, Social Media and more. Mannix Marketing also has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, which include Albany.com, Saratoga.com, LakeGeorge.com, GlensFallsRegion.com, CliftonPark.com and Adirondack.net, reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions more on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube and more.