How To Optimize CloudPano Tours
Hey everyone and welcome back to another blog here at Momentum 360. In this week’s blog, we’re going to be talking about CloudPano Tours and how to optimize them for your business. If you’ll remember, about a month ago we posted a blog titled “CloudPano Virtual Tour Review” in which we talked about CloudPano virtual tour software, its advantages over other software like Matterport, its pricing, and more.
In today’s post, we’re headed back to CloudPano software and talking about how to optimize it. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
What is CloudPano?
CloudPano is a virtual tour software, used to create and publish 3D virtual tours. CloudPano makes the creation, hosting, and sharing of virtual tours extremely simple for those just starting out in the business of virtual tours or for users who are experienced and ready to streamline their services. CloudPano users can drag and drop uploaded photos, set and reorder viewing scenes, insert ambient music, and add hotspots. Additionally, the software is built for efficient smartphone usage. It also has an in-built motion sensor that responds to movements through phones. Likewise, it enables VR goggles for a more immersive experience. Users have full control over the privacy of their projects. They can set passwords to restrict access or share links with other people without the app. CloudPano also has a community page where users can share their tours to other users. Overall, users have full control over their projects from creation, creativity, and the privacy of their projects.
How to Optimize CloudPano Tours
Shoot and Upload Images
The first step in optimizing your CloudPano virtual tours is to shoot 360 panos, stitch them together, and upload them to your CloudPano account. On that same upload page, you have the ability to also rename and rearrange the order of the images so that it is easily organized and set up the way you want. Here, you can also put in contact information for the client so that all your information is in one space. Just like with other virtual tour software, CloudPano allows you to not only set an initial view of the property but also link the hotspots together which creates a full 3D walkthrough.
In CloudPano, there is a bunch of different types of information you can include in each hotspot. These include hyperlinks, short text, other images, long text, or even the HTML if you want to include something like a YouTube video. You also get to choose the icon that comes with it, which gives the user more choices in the design aspect of their tour.
One of the things that set CloudPano far apart from its competition in virtual tour software is the ability to customize your tours to exactly the specifications you want. This includes being able to add a custom logo to the tour, setting a default hotspot style, changing the entire theme of the panos being displayed at the bottom, and much more. Also on the list of pros for CloudPano customers is the ability to create a custom whitelabel URL.
A whitelabel URL is a site that sells your products directly but under a different domain, brand, or company name. This is super important because it allows you to include your company’s name or your client’s name with their tour to make it easier for customers and increase the exposure. You can also make it as short and memorable as you want.
Enable a Lead Capture Form
To do this, all you need to do is upload a promotional image, a message for customers, and an email address to send leads to your client and CloudPano will send any possible leads to your clients. It is a great way to advertise on your tour and is super easy to track the traffic and clicks it brings you.
The navigation in a virtual tour is the visual effect when clicking from one image to the next. CloudPano has a bunch of options including crossfade, radial, cells, distort, etc. There is also the option to change the navigation mode. The default setting for navigation mode is “initial view navigation” which ensures the viewer always looks at the same initial view of a screen no matter where they came from.
CloudPano Live is essentially the same as showing your client or customer a live demo of the product, however instead of doing it through an external software like Zoom or Microsoft Teams or whatever video conferencing platform, you can do it straight through CloudPano. The two options for this are “Party Room” and “One-on-one”. The former is 1-4 participants while the latter is just 1-2.
Create a Google Tour
Google has actually partnered with CloudPano to export the virtual tours created directly to Google Street View (GSV). As a company with a strong background in digital marketing and the necessity of local SEO, we can’t stress enough how important it is for your clients and your own business to have a virtual tour attached to their Google My Business profile. It is extremely cool that you can export directly to GSV through CloudPano and makes the process very easy.
All of these benefits and optimization tricks are available through CloudPano’s Pro features which is only $33 per month. Other software costs hundreds of dollars for fewer features, so we highly recommend that you consider making the switch to CloudPano and seeing what it can do for your virtual tour business.
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