Introducing the new Tour Viewer. While we love our Story format, the Tour viewer can come in handy for many use cases and it is great for those that like one fixed view for their content. It can also be used to embed the tour on your website or blog with our embed code. You can easily select the Tour viewer when you place an order, or if you want it as the default viewer for all of your tours, change it in your profile. Once you select the Tour Viewer, you can select what kind of content you want to show when it loads, including the Dashboard view that also has customizable content modules. Just scroll down to the Tour media selection and pick what kind of content you want to show as your real estate virtual tour loads.
The great thing with the Dashboard view is you can mix and match what content you want to show in this view and arrange it in any of the three content sections. So if you wanted the floor plan or Matterport to show in the larger section, just select it.
And you can have both the Tour and the Story active. Our URLs now support a default view (what you select as the tour frame when you first create a tour), but also separate Story and Tour links. We also support SSL so the tour can be embedded in secure sites and the referring page can be tracked, which is important for reporting and it also enables our patent pending Brandkeepr functionality. See the same listing in the two different views:
- Story – https://www.seetheproperty.com/story/296986/
- Tour – https://www.seetheproperty.com/tour/296986/
You can see the words story or tour in the URL as the differentiator. So if you want the Story to be your default view that gets linked to the MLS, Zillow, Realtor.com, etc, use that at the main tour link and/or set the default to Story, but in the embed code you can still use the tour link option and embed a tour module into your page, which would be better than the Story. Pretty cool! The only difference between branded and unbranded tour is a /b or /u at the end as well.
We will be updating our embeddable content module down the road to add even more flexibility, but until then this option is pretty flexible out of the box.