Setup Single Launch Page for Tour:
We recommend if possible to have a single page on your site dedicated to launching the virtual tour. This allows you to track traffic in your analytics right up to ‘the front door” of the tour. This works particularly well when a client has several virtual tour modules from us and all can be launched from one page. Generally works best with a graphic on the homepage or main navigation pushes to this 2nd level page. See example link below.
“Fancybox” Style Overlay:
We have designed the tour to have all necessary navigation in the tour itself, so we now recommend (as our preferred method) to actually open the tour in a fancybox style overlay or modal window that floats over your main website. Your content management system may have this feature built in, or as a simple plugin. See example link below.
Persistent Graphic on All Pages:
You can place a graphic on all pages (header area, and/or footer) to point to tour or above mentioned launch page. See example link below.
Main Navigation Links:
You can place a link to the tour or launch page in your main navigation links. Popular ones are in the “About Us” and “Our Location” dropdown menus, but you can put anywhere. See example link below.
Example Site Link Using All Methods Above:
Here is an example launch page that uses the Fancybox Overlay to launch tour. The full site also incorporates all the other above mentioned methods:
See this use of deep linking in left margin navigation: