How to add your Google Maps Street View Virtual Tour to your Facebook page

When you’ve arranged a Google Virtual Tour of your business by us, we strongly recommend you embed this and share it across all your digital content areas, especially your website and Facebook business page also.  This increases your organic SEO which ensures you rank higher in saerch results.

If you’ve got a Facebook page for your business, the process is quite straight forward. If you haven’t, we recommend you follow these steps on Facebook.

You can view a Google Virtual Tour on our official Facebook page Google 360 here, just click on the ‘See Inside’ tab : Google 360 Virtual Tour Business Photographer

Step 1

Go to google.com and search for your venue. When this appears on Google Search results, click on Maps.  Scroll down and locate the image that has a 360 looking arrow like below and click it

Once the tour has loaded, navigate to your desired starting point and make sure you are fully zoomed out

Step 2

Click on the ‘three dots’ icon to right of your business name at the top left of your tour, then choose ‘share or embed image’ from the pop up menu.

Step 3

Make sure ‘Medium’ is selected for the tour size, then highlight and copy the iframe source code.

 

Step 4

IMPORTANT! To install the page tab for your tour, you need to be logged in to facebook on your personal account to start with, so make sure you switch to your personal account before continuing.

Login to Facebook and then come back here to install a neat little app called Custom page tab.

Follow the link below then click on the button that says “Install Page Tab”. On the next page, choose your Facebook business page and then click the “Add Page Tab” button. You should then see the screen in Step 5.

https://apps.facebook.com/iframehost-a/?ref=ts

Step 5

Once installed, you’ll be taken to the settings page and should see a page similar to below.  Choose the options shown below and paste the code you copied for your virtual tour into the tab application. Once you’ve checked the settings against those shown below, click on ‘Save Settings’ at the bottom of the page to save your virtual tour tab to your Facebook business page.

newtabsettings

Step 6

After clicking “Save Settings” you will see a message that it has been saved and a “View Tab” button will appear at the top right of the settings page. Click on the button.

Step 7

You will now see a preview of your tour on your Facebook page. There’s one more thing we need to do, change ther name of your tab to something that reflects your tour. Click on the “Settings” link to top right of the Admin options that appear above your tour as shown below.

Step 8

We are now within the tab app to make the final change. So as shown below, click on “Tab Settings” then enter your preferred name for your tour tab in the name box. Click on “Save Settings” and finally click “View Facebook Tab” at the top left of the page.

You’re just about done!

Back on your new tab you’ll see your tour running on screen. When you’re logged in as the business manager, you’ll see an admin box at the top of your tour page, your normal customers won’t see this, but it will allow you to go back and make any changes that you need. You might want to add some extra text inviting your customers to look around and explore.

Your new tour tab will appear in the menu on the side of your Facebook page. If you want to change the menu link to a new position, just click the “Facebook Settings” link next to “Help” at the top right of your Facebook page. The choose “Edit Page” from the menu. Here you’ll see all your menu links, you can drag them into any order you like. SO make sure your new tour is nice and prominent. After you drag the menu around the page should save automatically and you can click the “Page” link top left of the screen to go back to your normal page viewing on Facebook.

Well done, it took a few minutes to sort out, but the results are worth it aren’t they. Now go post a status update and tell all your fans to come and look around your business! Then get your fans to tell all their friends to come and look around your business. You can see where this is going can’t you…..

*Do note, due to new Facebook changes you will only be able to install WooBox if your Business Page has over 2000 Likes.

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