Blog Tag: Virtual Tour Hosting

Virtual Tour Software Updates – Lots of Time Savers & What’s to Come

Latest Virtual Tour Software Updates for RTV

  • EasyMLS Updates – We have made EasyMLS even easier and faster for our users. Less buttons to click now for both USA and Canadian users.
  • Photographers Creating Orders – By popular demand, you can now permit your virtual tour photographers to place their own orders and create tours from within Fusion. When your virtual tour photographers create a tour, you are given a notification and can keep track of their activity.
  • Photographer Login – We’re very happy to let you know that you can now log directly into your virtual tour photographers account from your master virtual tour system account. This is a HUGE time saver for those of you with a large photography team.
  • Additional Agent / Owner Permissions – When you grant them permission, both agents and owners are now allowed to log into your private labeled login (http://login.BlueLaVaMedia.com) and delete tours. Remember that you will need to grant this permission and it is off by default!
  • Video Ripper Improvements – The video ripper that can be found under the “Video Promotion” section of your virtual tour manager now rips the videos with the audio tracks in the correct order. Consider using the video ripper to create short “Social” videos in addition to your longer YouTube versions. It’s easy and a great money maker!
  • Video Delivery Update – For those of you wishing that you could find a way to easily send your customers your drone video, or home walkthrough video directly through Fusion we are happy to tell you that you can! Check your deliverables section for both your created .mp4 video from our Video Ripper as well as the ability for you to send your customer any videos that you have added into your virtual tour production.
  • Image Delivery Engine Update – We are very happy to let you know that you can now send your virtual tour customers their images in a zip file named one of three ways! Our Image Delivery Engine will now allow you to deliver your images to your customer using your scene sort order, the name you gave your images or you can choose to use your own scene title. Choose your favorite and most convenient naming convention and keep things easy on your customers with these new improvements to the RTV Image Delivery Engine!

Virtual Tour Player Updates

  • Improved Tour SEO – We know that the better a tour ranks in the SERPS the more views it will get, so we stand committed to making sure that your tours will get noticed by the search engines. Our new improved Tour Tags and META should give you a noticeable boost in both MacroSEO site and virtual tour ranking. Remember that your tours MUST be linked onto a site with “Follow” tags for the search engine spiders to pick them up and index them. We encourage you all to use the MacroSEO site to help accomplish this and be sure to blog all of your tours. See www.TourGrandTraverse.com for pointers.

Thanks for your continued support!

Team RTV

Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services

Order a Virtual Tour – 866-947-8687


Free Tour Credits from RTV – Feed the Tour Shredder!!

Virtual Tour ShredderReal Tour Vision is pleased to announce our all new automated Tour Shredder! There’s no other way to say it; deleting unnecessary virtual tours from your account was always a painstaking endeavor. Users will now be able to shred multiple tours at once, which means significantly less time cleaning up old unwanted tours. Our new shredder will also remove the tours you shred from YouTube, and the tour provider rankings will no longer be reduced due to shredding tours. The old shredder was very underutilized and we feel these improvements will go a long way towards helping our customers keep their accounts clean. In the end this means more resources for maintaining a highly competitive virtual tour hosting platform.

Why shred?
It’s really quite simple. RTV has created a first class virtual tour solution that requires lots of programming and maintenance to keep it (and YOU) ahead of the competition. This means it’s vital that we keep our hosting costs as low as possible so the most resources can be allocated towards programming for a better tomorrow!

You can help us with this mission and receive free tour credits in the process. Our new Tour Shredder allows you to easily locate and remove virtual tours within your account that are no longer needed. The Shredder suggests virtual tours for shredding based on past traffic and the status of your virtual tours. Virtual tours that have not received any traffic in over one year and or tours that have been marked as SOLD in the account will be automatically flagged for shredding. We will never recommend business type tours or tours that are not “For Sale” as a possible tour for shredding as you’re already paying an annual hosting fee to keep your business and commercial tours on our system.

How do you do it?
That’s the best part since it’s VERY simple to use! To use the new Tour Shredder simply login to your RTV account at https://manage.realtourvision.com, click on the FSD tab along the top, then click on “Ready for Shredder”. The system will keep track of how many virtual tours you’ve removed from the system and pay you back in tour credits. We make it very easy for you to remove dozens, or even hundreds of tours at a time. The Shredder will also remove any associated YouTube productions in the process. Watch this short video to see the shredding process in action – https://youtu.be/NbHZ7AjMTS8

What’s in it for you?
RTV credits customers with one free tour credit for every fifty virtual tours that are shred. Using our current virtual tour credit pricing, this payback is equal to having a 2% cash back program just for keeping your account clean. RTV was the very first virtual tour hosting service to reward customers for shredding old tours. To date we’re still the only company with such a program. Not only will you earn tour credits by shredding your old tours, but you’ll also feel good that you’re doing your part to help RTV keep the most resources allocated to programming.

How often should you shred?
As your technology partner, RTV will now count on you to shred unnecessary tours from your account on a regular basis. Each month RTV will send you a reminder if the shredder identifies any new tours that can be shred. Be on the lookout for that email! If monthly shredding is not for you then you should minimally clean out your old and “sold” tours one a quarter throughout the year. It’s fast and it’s easy to do so just make it a part of your routine.

Policy Changes Coming Soon!
While we know that most of our loyal customers will have no problem shredding old data, there will still be those that have gone out of business, left the industry or are simply too busy to shred. To address these cases RTV will soon be introducing new policy that will label accounts that do not use the Tour Shredder as “Abandoned” or “Distressed” depending on how many tours are being created in those accounts each month and how many “shreddable” tours those accounts contain. Accounts that are abandoned or just plain running inefficiently will receive notification from RTV encouraging the shredding of this unnecessary data. If the data is still left in those accounts RTV will then use the Tour Shredder on the customers behalf to bring these accounts back into balance.

A very big thanks to everyone for your continued support. We’ve very excited about all the new virtual tour technology that we’re able to provide. It’s you, our loyal customer base, that helps make all this possible.  See you on our next webinar!

Sincerely,

Team RTV

RTV, Inc
Virtual Tour Software & National Photography Services
Order a virtual tour – 866-947-8687

 

PS. Have you looked at your mobile tours lately? How about your deliverables section? 😉


Silver Springs MD Virtual Tour Provider Now T4 Status with RTV

A very big congrats goes out to Adam Lowe, owner and operator of Adam Lowe Photography for successfully completing RTV’s T4 professional photographer program. On a daily basis Adam provides portrait, architecture, commercial, wedding, and event photography in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas.  He has recently moved his virtual tour business over to the RTV virtual tour hosting platform and has already picked up several jobs from RTV’s national accounts.

Adam holds a bachelor of science in business and has been professionally trained in photography at the Washington School of Photography, where he currently teaches several classes. Additionally, Adam has achieved the prestigious recognition as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) organization.

Adam works with numerous architects, builders, property managers, realtors, and interior designers to ensure that the photographs he produces for his clients represents their work and their properties in the best way possible. Adam is also a Google Trusted Photographer and can produce 360 degree virtual tours for your business, storefront, or restaurant.

Silver Spring, Maryland-virtual-tour-company

Adam Lowe Photography
Order a Virtual Tour – 240.389.2751
Silver Spring, MD Virtual Tours


Got a Virtual Tour Business Website?

http://www.360TourDesigns.com

As a virtual tour provider, you need a great-looking website that promotes your virtual tour services and showcases your stunning 360 virtual tours. But you don’t have to spend a fortune on a fantastic website. These three website builders are free—and you’ll get tons of features and functionality along with an amazing look.

WordPress –
The most popular free website platform around, WordPress.com makes it super easy to create a virtual tour website. There are thousands upon thousands of templates to choose from—many of them with eye-popping photo and video sliders that place the focus on your virtual tours.

Plugins are another great feature with WordPress. You can find a plugin for just about any feature you want on your website, and most of them are free, too. It’s easy to set up, add content and pages, personalize layouts, add links, and more with WordPress. You can even get a private domain name with a free WordPress website for $25 per year.

Wix –
Originally designed as a Flash-based website builder, Wix offers hundreds of stunning templates with the majority now in HTML5—which makes your website mobile-responsive. But this platform has preserved its original intent, with the majority of its themes designed for creative content like video, photography, fashion, food, and journalism making it a nice fit for virtual tour operations!

An easy interface with drag-and-drop and click-to-edit makes Wix websites a breeze to set up. There’s also plenty of free content you can add, and 24/7 technical support available. A private domain name with Wix costs just $14.95 per year.

Weebly –
A simple, powerful, and free site creator, Weebly lets you choose from hundreds of modern, unique themes that are fully customizable. Built-in SEO and analytics help you bring more traffic to your website, and you can display videos in HD format to maximize the impact of your virtual tours.

While Weebly doesn’t offer hosted domains, you can use the free website builder with a domain name you’ve purchased from a web hosting company (for example, GoDaddy.com, with prices starting at $1 per month).

RTV Virtual Tour Company Websites
If you want the least amount of work on your end and would like something custom made for you RTV offers a very easy to use ready to go out of the box virtual tour company site.  Check out some of the templates, pick your colors, fonts and a few days later your site will be completely ready to roll.  From there you’ll only be paying $25.00 per month with no commitment as they operate on a month to month basis.  

RTV, Inc
www.RealTourVision.com
Virtual Tour Software & Digital Marketing Training 


Virtual Tour Hosting With RTV

RTV offers the finest virtual tour hosting in the industry. We’re very proud to have maintained 100% up time for our virtual tour customers. Other companies might tell you that they have 97%-99% up time, but that means their systems go down for three to four hours a month. Do you really want to risk that?

When you’re researching other virtual tour hosting companies, we encourage you to use valuable online tools, such as siteuptime.com and compete.com, to reveal the facts about who you’re getting ready to do business with.  How does RTV virtual tour hosting work?

When an RTV user publishes a virtual tour to our hosting facility in Dallas, TX, a virtual tour URL link is instantly created. The hosting center automatically adds dynamic keywords, meta tags, a title, and a description to boost your virtual tour’s natural search ranking.

The virtual tour servers then automatically customize your virtual tour by adding mega virtual tour features like Google Map, agent / owner information, hit traffic analytics, download tour, iPad – iPhone tour, and so much more.

We can host your virtual tour permanently at our virtual tour facility, or you may choose to host it on your own servers. Either way, you pay only a small fee of $10.00 for use of the infrastructure. It’s amazing and quite affordable.

Take the new Fusion virtual tour hosting system for a test drive today! Click below to setup your free trial.

http://manage.realtourvision.com/trial.php

Sincerely,

Team RTV
RTV, Inc
Virtual Tours & Digital Marketing Tools
866-947-8687