How to set up and use the Elfsight YouTube Gallery widget on your Real Geeks site


Enhancing Your Real Estate Website with Elfsight YouTube Gallery Widget

Introduction

In the dynamic world of real estate, engaging potential clients through visually appealing content is key. Integrating a YouTube gallery on your website not only showcases your property listings in a compelling way but also improves user engagement and SEO. Elfsight, with its user-friendly YouTube Gallery Widget, offers a seamless way to achieve this. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to configure, add, and effectively use this widget on your real estate website.

Here are a couple of sites we have built that have the YouTube Gallery widget on them:

Step 1: Sign Up for ElfsightStep 2: Create Your YouTube Gallery Widget

  1. Access the Dashboard: Use this link to access the YouTube Gallery Builder.
  2. Choose your Template: There are different templates depending on what kind of widget and layout you want to use. Once you have decided which template will work best, click “Continue with this template” to continue.
  3. Add the Source: Copy the link to your YouTube Channel and paste it into the “YouTube Channel URL” box.
  4. Customize: Customize the widget to match your website’s style. You can select layouts, define the number of videos to display, and choose how they play (e.g., in a pop-up, directly on the page). These options are along the left-hand side of the page.

Step 3: Configure the Widget

  1. Adjust the Settings: Tailor the settings to enhance user experience. For instance, set the video to autoplay, but mute the sound to not overwhelm visitors initially.
  2. Optimize for SEO: Use keywords in your video titles and descriptions to boost your website’s SEO. Another trick is to rename the video file to something descriptive like homes_for_sale_in_Goodyear_AZ.mp4 before you upload it to YouTube. Here are some additional tips on getting your YouTube videos ranked: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/5-quick-tips-to-boost-your-videos-youtube-rank/

Step 4: Add the Widget to Your Website

  1. Get the Code: Once your widget is ready, click ‘Publish’ and then ‘Install’.
  2. Copy the Code: Click the green “Copy Code” button
  3. Embed the Code: Copy this code and paste it into the page of your website where you want the gallery to appear. You will need to paste the code using the source code option, the button in the Real Geeks editor looks like this: <>

Source Code section of the Real Geeks Editor:

Step 5: Test and Go Live

  1. Save the Page: Once you have pasted the new widget code into the source code section of the page click “SAVE AND CONTINUE EDITING” at the bottom of the page.
  2. Preview the Widget: Now click on “VIEW ON SITE” button in the upper right-hand corner to check how the widget looks on your website. Ensure that it’s responsive and works well on both desktop and mobile views.
  3. Go Live: Once you’re satisfied with the setup, your YouTube gallery is ready to go live. This visual addition will enhance your property listings and provide an interactive experience for your clients.

Conclusion

Adding a YouTube gallery to your real estate website is a fantastic way to showcase properties, Cities, Neighborhoods, and engage with potential buyers. Elfsight’s YouTube Gallery Widget is an easy and effective tool to integrate this feature. With its customizable options and straightforward implementation, you can create an immersive user experience that not only showcases your listings but also boosts your website’s appeal and functionality.

Remember, the key to a successful real estate website is not just the properties you list but how you present them. A YouTube gallery is a step towards making your website more interactive and engaging for your visitors.

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