Are you looking to track visits to your virtual tour? Not only visits but also where that traffic is coming from and other useful statistics? While you can embed a Google Analytics code into 3DVista, many times that is the client’s GA code, and you may not have access to the data. The approach below is a great way to pull traffic data from any tour you deploy in 3DVista, and you do not need Google Analytics.
This solves many scenarios that may be causing you difficulty. For example:
All of this and more is as easy as creating an account and inserting a snippet of code in the index.html file that 3DVista creates when publishing. (This is not for those using 3DVista’s hosting service – they provide stats as part of your hosting service. This is for those of us who have our own hosting accounts or tours hosted on client’s web servers.)
Create an account with Web-Stat: http://www.web-stat.com/?id=4554
Web-Stat offers a free account option that offers basic stats and an enhanced upgraded option offering much more detailed info and guest(your clients) access to reports. The upgraded option is low cost and offers some powerful features such as being able to provide your clients a log in account to view certain stats. The map view of traffic and real time visitor traffic is a great feature as well.
Once you create your account, your unique code snippet is provided. Copy it. Before you upload your published tour files to your web host, open your tour’s index.html file in notepad or any text editor and scroll to the end of the file. Paste the code snippet right above the </body> tag. Save the index.html file with the snippet now pasted into it. You can now upload your tour files as you normally would. Once uploaded, view your tour and check out your new stats and live real-time viewers info!