Apartment Sites Blog

How to Setup a Google Account

TourVista uses many Google products in conjunction with our websites and online marketing services, mostly because these improve your Google rankings, but also because Google’s software is really good and provides tremendous value.

Google Analytics, Google My Business and Google Search Console are examples of the Google products we setup with your website.

To access these products, you’ll need … more

Add the Facebook Pixel to Your Apartment Website

Running ads on Facebook? Be sure to add the “pixel” to your website!

Facebook advertising can work very well for apartment communities (as long as the marketing team knows what they’re doing).

When running ads on Facebook, it’s absolutely critical to include the Facebook pixel on your website. This allows Facebook to communicate with your website and is the secret … more

Add Instagram Photos to Your Apartment Website

If you’re active on Instagram (and you totally should be! your target audience is there) then we highly recommend adding the Instagram photo stream to your apartment website. It’s easy, here’s how:

Setup Instructions If you haven’t already, setup an Instagram account.Go to this site and click the blue button. (screenshot)Sign … more

Send Large Files to TourVista

As we’re building your website we count on your team to provide us with the content, including photos & videos.

While email is great for small files, sharing large files (larger than 20 MB) is better using our online Google Drive, like so:

Go to our Google Drive – … more

Add a video to your website

Step 1: Create the video

A few tips:

Plan the route you’re going to walk through the apartmentTurn lights onDraw blinds if window view not ideal (e.g. parking lot)Close toilet seat lidsRecommend not adding a narrative unless you’re really good at this – usually, some nice background music is betterKeep it short, ideally 1 minute or less

Editing:

Cut out … more

Updating Your Domain at NameCheap to Point to TourVista’s Web Servers

For clients that are managing your own domains, you’ll need to do some basic configuration to “point” it to TourVista’s web servers (where your new website will be hosted).

While a bit on the technical side, this is actually really easy to do. You’ll be updating what’s known as the A record, which tells the Internet the IP address where … more

Getting Started

Login to your website Reset password Change password General settings, notifications & reports Leads & form archive Managing content Home page text Add new photos (detailed instructions) Floor plans & pricing Locations on the map (hotspots) Testimonials Specials: popup & banner

Updating your website photos

All TourVista apartment websites are built using WordPress which is a great CMS (content management system) but has a bit of a learning curve. We realize many of our clients want to manage their websites in-house and we’ve done a ton of customizations to WordPress to make this as easy & intuitive as possible.

So if you’re wanting to change … more

Updating Your Domain at Google to Point to TourVista’s Web Servers

For clients that are managing your own domains, you’ll need to do some basic configuration to “point” it to TourVista’s web servers (where your new website will be hosted).

While a bit on the technical side, this is actually really easy to do. You’ll be updating what’s known as the A record, which tells the Internet the IP address where … more

Updating Your Domain at Network Solutions to Point to TourVista’s Web Servers

For those clients that are managing their own domains, you’ll need to do some basic configuration to “point” your domain to TourVista’s web servers (where your new website will be hosted).

While a bit on the technical side, this is actually really easy to do. You’ll be updating what’s known as the A record, which tells the Internet the IP … more