How To Optimize CloudPano Tours

February 17, 2021 in Blog, Local SEO, Virtual Tours

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

  1. 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. 

 

  1. Add information

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. 

 

  1. Custom Logo

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. 

 

  1. 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. 

 

  1. Navigation

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. 

 

  1. CloudPano Live

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. 

  1. 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. 

 

That’s it for this week’s blog! As always, check out our website and social media to learn more about Momentum 360 and all that we do.

 

For information about pricing, check out our pricing page here.

 

For a complete list of Momentum 360 Services, check out our website here.

 

Still not convinced? Check out our portfolio and see our work for yourself!

 

Our team members have also worked at Google and Facebook before, so we have the most up-to-date knowledge in the business. All to help your business rank at the top of Google and kickstart your journey to be a future lead generation machine!

 

Here at Momentum 360, we want to make growing your business easier than ever. Investing in a virtual tour is without a doubt an imperative step in making that happen. Our society is prioritizing digital content now more than ever, and we likely will not see a decline in this mindset in the future years.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Momentum 360 Virtual Tours or would like to have one made for your business, feel free to email us or schedule a call with Sean or Mac. For more information, visit our website! Mac Frederick and Sean Boyle, owners of Momentum, have over twenty years of experience in the digital marketing field and have a passion for helping businesses reach their fullest potential.

 

We post our Momentum Monday and Small Business Saturday blog every week, so feel free to subscribe and make sure you are up to date on the latest trends in the industry. If you have any questions or concerns, leave them in the comments below! From everyone at Momentum 360, thanks for the love, stay healthy, and until next time, build Momentum! 

 

Momentum 360 Course

February 8, 2021 in Blog, Local SEO, Virtual Tours

Momentum 360 Course

 

Hey everyone and welcome back to another Momentum Monday! This week’s blog is going to be a little different than our usual posts. We’re excited to announce that later this year, Momentum 360 co-owner Sean Boyle is going to be releasing a course on how to create a 7-figure virtual tour business. There isn’t an official release date yet, but you can expect the course sometime in the spring of this year!

 

In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about some of the topics included in the course such as:

 

  • Legalities
  • Virtual Tour Software & Equipment
  • Services & Pricing
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Scaling

 

Of course, for the full picture, you’ll have to wait for the course to be released, but here’s a little preview of what’s coming!

 

Let’s get into it.

 

Legalities

An essential part of any successful business is making sure everything you do is above board for the protection of your business, employees, clients, and, of course, yourself. This section will go over business banking, invoicing and payroll, systems, and your business’s purpose and legacy. 

 

The last part, purpose and legacy, is something you will want to decide right from the beginning as it will set the tone for your entire business model. What do you want to be known for? When someone says your name, what do you want them to associate it with?

 

Virtual Tour Software & Equipment

In this section, we’ll be talking about the various software and equipment you will want to familiarize yourself with before starting your virtual tour company. Some of the software included will be Matterport, CloudPano, MP Skin, and Metareal. We’ll also be going over the various virtual tour cameras and what photographers tend to prefer. There are a lot of options out there for both software and equipment so it’s important to pick one that works the best for your budget, experience, and comfort level. 

Services and Pricing

Before you can start drawing in clients, you have to nail down your pricing system. There are a lot of ways to measure prices from time spent on a job to the square footage of the property you are scanning. Additionally, any other services you provide such as photography, aerial and drone photography, virtual staging, 3D rendering, etc., need their own pricing systems. 

Marketing

One of the most important parts of building a successful business comes from how you market yourself. It isn’t enough to simply create your business and hope clients come to you, you need to be well-versed in digital marketing strategies. Some of the things we’ll be talking about in terms of marketing are your website, local SEO, email, advertising, social media, and digital content. 

 

Between Momentum 360 owners Mac and Sean, we have 25+ years in digital marketing experience so you can trust that we know what we’re talking about in this area. 

Operations

To run a successful business and ensure a smooth process for clients, you need to make sure things are running well within your team. This includes communication between employees, scheduling, and integrating different types of software to streamline your processes. 

 

Some of the software that we use at Momentum 360 and will be talking about in this portion of the course are Slack, Callrail, Zapier, Calendly, and Google Calendar. Slack is an internal messaging system, Callrail does call tracking and forwarding, Zapier integrates software between web applications, and Calendly and Google Calendar are used to schedule and confirm appointments with photographers and demos for the sales team. 

Scaling

Finally, scaling is a business means to encourage and support growth within your company. In this section of the course, we’ll be talking about the entrepreneurial myth, ethics codes, and how to systemize and expand. Consistency and dedication to doing your job well are essential pieces in creating a successful company and will guide you well in your business. 

 

We’re really excited for this course to come out and hope you are, too! We’ll keep you updated on when the course will be available and how you can create your own 7-figure virtual tour business. 

 

That’s it for this week’s blog! As always, check out our website and social media to learn more about Momentum 360 and all that we do.

 

For information about pricing, check out our pricing page here.

 

For a complete list of Momentum 360 Services, check out our website here.

 

Still not convinced? Check out our portfolio and see our work for yourself!

 

Our team members have also worked at Google and Facebook before, so we have the most up-to-date knowledge in the business. All to help your business rank at the top of Google and kickstart your journey to be a future lead generation machine!

 

Here at Momentum 360, we want to make growing your business easier than ever. Investing in a virtual tour is without a doubt an imperative step in making that happen. Our society is prioritizing digital content now more than ever, and we likely will not see a decline in this mindset in the future years.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Momentum 360 Virtual Tours or would like to have one made for your business, feel free to email us or schedule a call with Sean or Mac. For more information, visit our website! Mac Frederick and Sean Boyle, owners of Momentum, have over twenty years of experience in the digital marketing field and have a passion for helping businesses reach their fullest potential.

 

We post our Momentum Monday blog every week, so feel free to subscribe and make sure you are up to date on the latest trends in the industry. If you have any questions or concerns, leave them in the comments below! From everyone at Momentum 360, thanks for the love, stay healthy, and until next time, build Momentum! 

CloudPano Virtual Tour Review

January 11, 2021 in Blog, Local SEO, Virtual Tours

CloudPano Virtual Tour Review

Hey Everyone, and welcome back to a new Momentum 360 Blog. This is our first post of 2021 and it’s a good one!

2020 was rough on all of us, but here at Momentum, we like to roll with the punches. Essentially, we take tough circumstances and let them motivate us to continue to improve. Along that same vein, in today’s blog, we will be reviewing CloudPano, the latest and greatest in 3D virtual tour technology

In today’s blog we are going to be talking about:

  • What is Cloud Pano?
  • Advantages
  • Pricing
  • Our Recommendation

So let’s get started!

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. 

Nowadays, there are many different 3D virtual tour softwares available, and CloudPano is one of the easiest to use with considerable advantages to take your virtual tours to the next level. In the past, Momentum 360 has exclusively used Matterport but as we grow and adapt to today’s market, CloudPano shows substantial advantages. 

Advantages of CloudPano

CloudPano was built to entice the everyday user. Other VR softwares are limited in their accessibility and usability, but CloudPano was created to produce professional images with ease. 

The core features of CloudPano include:

  • Hotspot
  • Scene Navigation
  • Voiceover/Audio
  • Floorplans & Maps
  • Panoramas
  • Social Sharing
  • 360-Site Stream

In addition, PropertyShark reviewed several 360 tour software companies. CloudPano was ranked third on their list and was praised for its unlimited tours and for the company’s commitment to the needs of ther customers.

Momentum 360 owner Sean Boyle has used CloudPano to create virtual tours and believes the advantages of CloudPano to be:

  1. Unlimited space
    1. CloudPano does not limit users to a certain amount of tours and does not charge users any extra for hosting. 
  2. Aerial and outside capability
    1. Most virtual tour softwares are only usable in an indoor setting. In residential real estate especially, being able to provide images of the outdoor space as well as the indoor is a game-changer. 
  3. Compatibility with any camera
    1. With Matterport, only certain cameras were compatible with their software. This limits photographers. However, with CloudPano, any camera with 360 capabilities are able to be uploaded to the CloudPano software to create a virtual tour. 
  4. Drone panoramic capability

Pricing

For all its’ usability, you would think that CloudPano is expensive. However, CloudPano is actually one of the cheapest 3D tour softwares currently on the market. The vast majority of virtual tour software platforms charge a monthly or annual rate. This is not the case with CloudPano. CloudPano begins charging users a one-time fee of $10 for their basic model. For their Pro features, the price increases to $33 per month.

This cost is a great value simply because at this price, users can generate an unlimited amount of tours. With software like Matterport, users are paying a lower monthly fee but are capped at how many tours and have to pay extra for anything past the limit. 

Recommendation

Here at Momentum 360, we fully endorse the use of CloudPano technology. Not only is it software designed for the novice 3D photographer, but it is also incredibly useful and easily adaptable for those who have been in the virtual tour business for a long time. 

We have been longtime users of Matterport, and while Matterport has a solid software base, we can fully recommend the use of CloudPano for its usability, price, and ease. Simply put, CloudPano makes virtual tours simple. We recommend CloudPano for seasoned virtual tour experts, but believe this software is easy for even beginners to understand. 

Here at Momentum, we’re making the switch and are excited to see where it takes us. 

That’s it for this week’s blog! As always, check out our website and social media to learn more about Momentum 360 and all that we do.

For information about pricing, check out our pricing page here.

For a complete list of Momentum 360 Services, check out our website here.

Still not convinced? Check out our portfolio and see our work for yourself!

Our team members have also worked at Google and Facebook before, so we have the most up-to-date knowledge in the business. All to help your business rank at the top of Google and kickstart your journey to be a future lead generation machine!

Here at Momentum 360, we want to make growing your business easier than ever. Investing in a virtual tour is without a doubt an imperative step in making that happen. Our society is prioritizing digital content now more than ever, and we likely will not see a decline in this mindset in the future years.

If you are interested in learning more about Momentum 360 Virtual Tours or would like to have one made for your business, feel free to email us or schedule a call with Sean or Mac. For more information, visit our website! Mac Frederick and Sean Boyle, owners of Momentum, have over twenty years of experience in the digital marketing field and have a passion for helping businesses reach their fullest potential.

We post our Momentum Monday and Small Business Saturday blog every week, so feel free to subscribe and make sure you are up to date on the latest trends in the industry. If you have any questions or concerns, leave them in the comments below! From everyone at Momentum 360, thanks for the love, stay healthy, and until next time, build Momentum!

Zillow Virtual Tours

December 7, 2020 in Blog, Real Estate, Virtual Tours

Zillow Virtual Tours

Hello, and welcome back to another Momentum Monday! We hope you had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Here at Momentum 360, we’re thankful for being able to continue providing our service to customers and to keep working hard. 

In this week’s blog post, we’ll be talking about Zillow and their new 3D virtual tour app. Let’s get started!

Zillow

For those of you that don’t know, Zillow is an online real estate and rental marketplace. Founded in 2006 in Seattle, Zillow has since grown into one of the foremost online real estate marketplace companies. 

Zillow serves every aspect of owning or living in a home including:

 

  • Buying
  • Selling
  • Renting
  • Financing
  • Remodeling
  • & More!

The Zillow database is home to over 110 million U.S. properties and offers features like home value estimates, prices of comparable homes in an area, and price changes over a certain period of time. 

Zillow 3D Home App

zillow virtual tour appWhat is the Zillow 3D Home App? Simply put, it’s an app that allows homeowners and real estate professionals to do a virtual tour of a property with their smartphone. The 3D Home App is comparable to Matterport’s 3D tour app. 

The application by Zillow is free and allows homeowners to publish these tours directly to Zillow along with the listing’s home details so that buyers and renters can easily navigate and do a walk through of the property from their mobile phone or computer. 

The images on the app are shot with a Ricoh Theta V 360°, an inexpensive camera that allows users to create and publish images at a low cost. These tours are very popular among users because Zillow promotes content that includes a 3D Home App tour by boosting those listings in their search results for a week. 

The Zillow App is designed to be user friendly, so that even those without photography or editing experience can use it. The app’s dashboard includes viewing a tour’s metrics, options for editing, sharing, publishing, and archiving tours.

Editing

There are four main edits a user can make to their tours once they have been uploaded to the user’s dashboard. These are:

  • Adding Arrows
  • Moving and Deleting Arrows
  • Rearranging the Order or Deleting
  • Editing Room Levels and Floor Labels.

Each of these edits can be made directly within the tour by accessing the dashboard. 

Sharing

There are three ways to share a virtual tour from the Zillow 3D Home App – sharing via the link, sharing editing access, and embedding an iFrame on your website. 

Sharing via the link is exactly as it sounds, the app will provide the user with a link that will lead people directly to that tour and listing. 

Sharing editing access allows the user to share permissions with anyone they choose. Often, photographers will share the editing access with their clients to ensure the tour is made exactly how the client wants it. By sharing in this way, all those with editing access will also be able to share, publish, and archive the tour. 

Finally, there is the option to embed an iFrame to your website. iFrame is essentially a component of an HTML element that allows you to embed photos, videos, media, etc. within a website page. Doing this allows you to display a secondary webpage on your main page. The Zillow app provides the user with the HTML code to embed into their website and display the tours that way. 

Benefits of the Zillow 3D Home App

According to the Zillow 3D Home App website, there are four main benefits to using the free app:

  1. Draw Attention
  2. Inform Decisions
  3. Clarify the Layout
  4. Improve the House Hunt

Drawing Attention – Real estate listings with virtual tours have a tag that makes them stand out on Zillow. Listings with a virtual tour receive, on average, twice the amount of views compared to listings without.

Informing Decisions – Listings with virtual tours allow users to envision themselves in the property much easier than still photographs do. This leads to 22% of properties with virtual tours selling in 30 days or less.

Clarifying the Layout – Photos alone don’t give viewers a realistic idea of what it is like to walk through a house. By using a virtual tour, potential buyers can actually feel like they are going from room to room. 

Improving the House Hunt – Most homebuying experiences begin online. Virtual tours are extremely helpful in allowing potential buyers to decide which homes they would like to see in person. 

That’s it for this week’s blog! As always, check out our website and social media to learn more about Momentum 360 and all that we do.

For information about pricing, check out our pricing page here.

For a complete list of Momentum 360 Services, check out our website here.

Still not convinced? Check out our portfolio and see our work for yourself!

Our team members have also worked at Google and Facebook before, so we have the most up-to-date knowledge in the business. All to help your business rank at the top of Google and kickstart your journey to be a future lead generation machine!

Here at Momentum 360, we want to make growing your business easier than ever. Investing in a virtual tour is without a doubt an imperative step in making that happen. Our society is prioritizing digital content now more than ever, and we likely will not see a decline in this mindset in the future years.

If you are interested in learning more about Momentum 360 Virtual Tours or would like to have one made for your business, feel free to email us or schedule a call with Sean or Mac. For more information, visit our website! Mac Frederick and Sean Boyle, owners of Momentum, have over twenty years of experience in the digital marketing field and have a passion for helping businesses reach their fullest potential.

We post our Momentum Monday and Small Business Saturday blog every week, so feel free to subscribe and make sure you are up to date on the latest trends in the industry. If you have any questions or concerns, leave them in the comments below! From everyone at Momentum 360, thanks for the love, stay healthy, and until next time, build Momentum!

What Are Virtual Tours?

December 4, 2020 in Blog, Local SEO, Virtual Tours

 

By Sean Boyle

7 minute read

Welcome back to another Momentum Monday!

In this week’s blog, learn about what virtual tours are and how they can help grow your business! Let’s dive in!

To the people that’ve followed Momentum 360 for a while, this topic might come as a bit of a surprise. I’m sure that you all know what virtual tours are…but does the average person? Not so sure. The purpose of this blog is to educate the uneducated so you can implement virtual tours in your small business too!

What Is A Virtual Tour?

“A virtual tour is a virtual representation of a physical location, most commonly shown off with 360 panoramic views stitched together for the viewer to seamlessly walk through the model as if they were actually there themself!” – Sean Boyle

For the people that have followed us before, you’re probably saying to yourself “No duh Sean!” Understandable. But a virtual tour and a video tour are two different things. Take the real estate niche for an example. If a realtor were to call us to get a virtual tour of their listing, we would use either Matterport, Google Street View or any of the virtual tour softwares out there. If the realtor called us and asked for a video tour, this would be shot with a 2D camera with a gimbal. Completely different service, this is why it’s important to differentiate the two. Without doing so, you come off as ignorant in the VR space as someone who doesn’t know what a virtual tour is…and if you’re in that space, that’s a problem!

Now, there’s a few more questions we need to answer. We need to talk about the different kinds of virtual tours, why they’re useful and who needs them for their small business or real estate listing. Let’s start from the top.

Different Kinds of Virtual Tours

To date, there are over 100+ virtual tour softwares around the world. They’re being used for all sorts of niches, not just real estate. I’m going to list the top 5 virtual tour softwares that I would recommend to a small business. Here they are:

Matterport

The golden standard of virtual tours. Matterport has been the leading virtual tour provider in the United States since its inception in 2011. Ever since, they’ve been working with hundreds of thousands of VR-based solution companies to help their clients grow with VR. Momentum 360 has been working with them since 2015, when we started up. If you or someone is looking for a high-quality VR solution, this is the best option for you. A warning though….you might need to cough up some dough as an investment for this…Matterport can be a bit expensive, nonetheless it’s a grade A option. Learn more about Matterport here.

3D Vista

Another quality option for significantly less, 3D Vista ranks among the top virtual tour softwares in the entire world. With only a one-time fee to gain access to their exclusive virtual tour software, it’s a no-brainer why smaller companies are using 3D Vista instead of its more expensive competitors. Learn more about 3D Vista here.

Omnisight Inc

An official partner with Momentum, Omnisight’s HQ also resides in Philadelphia. When we initially saw their work, we knew we had to partner with them. As the saying goes, “If you can’t beat em, join em!” In this case, it’s been a great partnership for both sides, providing unique solutions that both companies fought long and hard to find…at last, both companies have exactly what they need to succeed. Learn more about Omnisight here and check out their tours they’ve shot with us here.

Blue Raven Studios

Another partner with Momentum 360, BRS has been around for decades…employing the best of the best in the VR space. With unique solutions tailored for non-traditional VR niches, it’s undeniable that they’re dominating their space. Learn more about Blue Raven Studios here.

VPIX 360

Last but certainly not least, VPIX 360 was one of the original virtual tour solution companies back in the year 2000 that wasn’t afraid of a new millennium. Instead, they charged forward with a vengeance and to this day have the greatest VR infrasture on the market. Simply put, this is the greatest virtual tour software company in the world. They started the revolution and aren’t stopping to enjoy it just yet..there is still work to do. Learn more about VPIX 360 here.

Now that you know about some of the best of the best in the VR space, it’s time to talk about their use. Sure, virtual tours for real estate make sense, but why would someone use it for a….restaurants perhaps? Maybe an auto dealership? How about a school? These are all niches we break down in this next section:

Why Are Virtual Tours Useful?

Well, I’m glad you asked. I’ll be talking about 5 niches other than real estate to show you the power virtual tours possess for other niches too. Let’s dive in.

Restaurants

Have you ever looked up a restaurant online and said to yourself, “I want to sit right there! They’ve got a bunch of TVs to look at and it’s right near the bar!” Probably every single time you’ve looked up a place to eat, right?

So how cool would it be to take a virtual tour of that restaurant and be able to book a table/booth in the exact spot that you want beforehand? This way, there’s no asking to be moved to a different location in the restaurant, since you’re already at your favorite spot!

Having a bad table at a restaurant can take up the majority of your conversation…why not save the frustration and enjoy the night like you’re supposed to!

Schools

Especially during 2020, schools have been hit hard. From not allowing students in their building, to missing out on merchandise and sponsorship money from sports, we can all say that schools have gotten the short end of the stick this year. But what if we could change that? What if your school could show off the entire building while still being able to hit your quota for new enrollment? Too good to be true? We don’t think so.

Enter in a virtual tour. With this tour, your marketing team can hop on quick Zoom calls showing off your school in a quick demo. Not only does this allow the future student to get acquainted with your entire building, but you do so remotely without risking exposure to COVID. It’s elementary, Watson! It’s literally the perfect marketing tool you’ve been waiting for. Trust me, I know, you probably don’t have thousands of dollars sitting in reserve right now to throw at this. No worries, that’s why Momentum works with you on a set payment plan of your choosing.

Remember, our goal as a virtual tour provider near you is to make sure you can gain access to this software without breaking the bank.

Dealerships

KIA, Mazda, McLaren, these are all the dealerships that Momentum has helped during 2020 to save their dealership. They need virtual tours more than ever. So think, why would this make sense to have? A few reasons.

People in 2020 need safety and convenience, and I’m not talking about their cars. They prefer to buy their automobiles more online now than ever before. If your dealership had a virtual walkthrough to show off every nut and bold, you’ll get more sales. Why? Because it’s showing off your top vehicles in a convenient manner. It’s safe, and it allows you to click on each vehicle to learn more about it. Once satisfied, you can click on the website link that takes you either to a checkout page, or allows you to further schedule an appointment to go buy your newest car! It’s a genius idea that has allowed Momentum to work with such big names. So, if you’re a struggling dealership in 2020, there is no better time than now to invest in a quality virtual tour!

Stores

Along with the same reason for dealerships, people buy more things online now than ever before. That includes their groceries, household items, etc. So, the choice is yours. Would you rather invest in a quality virtual tour that allows your customers to buy products at your store, while also showing them what it looks like, or spend an incredible amount of money on a Shopify website that will take 3 months to start up? I think we can all agree that the former is a better option.

Business owners can’t wait around for ecommerce shops to be built, that’s just too much wasted time. Instead, we can have it so your customers can buy your products right from our virtual tour! Not only will it pull you out of the hole, but it will allow you to keep the ball rolling as time goes on.

Stadiums & Venues

Quick, think of your favorite sports team. Imagine you being there, eating and drinking to your heart’s delight, it’s perfect right? Now, imagine if you could actually buy the perfect seats too..wouldn’t that be better? Let me explain.

There’s websites right now like Seatgeek, Vivid Seats and Stubhub that allow you to choose your seats before the big game. But, there is currently no virtual reality tour that allows you to tour the entire stadium and venue. With this being said, you can learn exactly what concessions are near you, as well as a bunch of different features as well! Sure, it’s about where you sit, but you also need to make sure you’re near all the goodies come game time. A virtual tour would be perfect for this.

We’ve walked you through 5 prominent niches that need virtual tours right now. During this pandemic, it’s essential to innovate so your business can stay ahead. Without that investment, you could be risking falling behind the 8 ball and never being able to catch up.

So next time you’re in your marketing meeting, mention virtual tours and you’d be surprised how many people are foreign to this concept! Make the investment now and get a virtual tour for your space.

Who Needs Virtual Tours?

This is a very broad question, because potentially every niche with a physical location needs a virtual tour. In the 10+ years that I’ve been involved in VR, it’s important to realize that it’s not just about the tour, it’s more about practicality and how you use it.

Once you’ve figured out why and how a virtual tour for your business makes sense, let’s hop on a call!

From everyone here at Momentum, thanks for reading!

So…Why Go With Us?

Momentum 360 has been the leading-virtual tour provider in Philadelphia since our inception. Why? Because we deliver a top-quality product at a reasonable price. We take pride in helping small-businesses rise and get more traction. We lived through the struggle that most business owners go through on a daily basis, that’s why we get along with them so well.

If you’re looking to grow your online presence with a quality virtual tour, look no further.

You can schedule a call with Sean or Mac and always get more information on our website!

Our owners Mac Frederick and Sean Boyle have over 20+ years of digital marketing experience and are ready to help take your business to the next level! Our team members have also worked at Google and Facebook before, so we have the most up-to-date knowledge in the business. All to help your business rank at the top of Google and kickstart your journey to be a future lead generation machine!

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You can email us or check out our website for more information!

We hope this blog informed you on how to correctly publish your tour to Google Street View and the neat features that come along with this!

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How To Embed A Google Virtual Tour On Your Website

November 30, 2020 in Blog, Local SEO, Virtual Tours, Web Design

 

Welcome back to another Momentum 360 blog! Today we’re going to look at how to embed a Google virtual tour onto your own website. By having a virtual tour on your website, you make it easier for potential clients and customers to view a space or location without having to visit it in-person. Making a virtual tour directly available on your website also allows your potential clients and customers to have a more user-friendly experience when interacting with your website and/or services.

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Getting Started

For our example, we’ll be using one of our favorite Italian restaurants known as Savona. Located in Gulph Mills Pennsylvania, Savona includes a bar, lounge, and outdoor patio for wining and dining with friends and family.

To get started, enter the facility and its address into Google Search so you can find its Google My Business page. The location’s Google My Business page should be among the results that show up on the first page.

If you don’t see the location’s Google My Business page, you might have to do some extra digging. The address should be enough information for the location to show up.

Add any additional information of the company to your Google search if needed to find its Google My Business page.

Locating Your Virtual Tour

Once you’ve located the Google My Business page of the location, navigate to Google Maps. Do this by clicking the Maps tab under the Google Search bar. Once you’re under the Google Maps page of the location, scroll down to where you see the business Photos tab.

The virtual tour should already be available on the Google My Business page. You will see it underneath the Photos tab.

Within the Photos carousel, you should see an option to view “Street View & 360” photos. This subcategory contains 360 degree photos including your virtual tour. Find your virtual tour, and then select the bullet icon in the top left corner of the tour. This will give you the option to share and embed the virtual tour anywhere you want to.

Posting Your Virtual Tour

Choose to share and embed it. The following pop up box gives you the option to share the tour as a link or embed it as a map onto a page.

For our purposes, we want to embed the tour onto our website. So, select the option that allows you to embed it as a map. You also have the option to select the size of the virtual tour. The various sizes include small, medium, large, and custom size.

Once you’ve selected the size of the tour, take notice of the HTML code to the right. This code is what you will need to embed the tour onto your website page. This HTML code contains all of the information of your virtual tour, including the specific size that you selected.

When you’re done, copy the HTML of the tour and paste it to the page on your website. Before you post it, of course, preview it and make sure it looks good.

Whether you have WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc., whichever website provider you have, pasting it is very simple. All you have to do is add a content block, and then paste the code to where you see fit on your website.

Our Virtual Tour Services

Feel free to check out our virtual tour on Savona’s website here. We shot this virtual tour ourselves in 2019. It can be seen on Savona’s Google My Business and Google Maps page as well.

Here at Momentum 360, we provide virtual tour services in several locations across the country, including Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Dallas, and many more. Feel free to take a look at our stunning collection, and contact us if you need expert assistance with your virtual tour services.

Recap

To reiterate, you want to go to the Google My Business page of the location of the virtual tour you want. You’re going to find the Google My Business page on Google Maps. Scroll down to where you see the Photos carousel, and choose the “Street View & 360” photo option. Find the virtual tour that you want. You are able to choose where you want the virtual tour to begin.

For example, if you want it to start at a certain place on the location, you can navigate to that point. When ready, simply select the top left icon that gives you the option to share the virtual tour.

As explained, you can alter the size of the tour, ranging from small, medium, large, to custom size. Once you’ve selected the size of the tour that you want, copy the HTML code to the right. Now, you’re ready to paste the code onto your website.

Note, it doesn’t matter whether your website provider is WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, etc., whichever website provider you have, pasting it is very simple. All you have to do is add a content block to your page. Once your content block is up, you can easily paste the code to the page that you want on your website.

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