Google Business Views
A virtual tour of your business with Street View technology.
BY SUEANN TOMLINSON | MARCH/APRIL 2014
Google Business Views is available to small businesses in Nevada. The program has gone from beta, to pilot, and was finally made official in early 2012 when all “pilot” monikers were removed.
Local businesses benefit from having a certified photographer in their community who can provide this unique service and get your business on Google Maps.
Showcase the inside of your business to the online world. Google Business Views uses 360-degree panoramic imagery to fully capture your business and let potential customers take a virtual tour throughout your business. Interactive features allow customers who find you online to walk through, explore, and take a closer look at your business. Click and explore below.
How Can Business Views Help My Business?
When potential customers search for your business by name on Google, they will see the images displayed directly on the search results page. These panoramic images will also be published on Google+ Business pages, Google Maps, and other Google properties and give customers a better sense of the layout, decor, and beauty of your business interior. Using easy-to-use HTML snippets or maps, you can also link to these images from your own business website, attracting potential customers who visit your website, too.
What is a Google Trusted Photographer?
Trained and certified by Google, only a Google Trusted Photographer can bring your customers inside your business with interior “Street View” imagery via your Google+ Business page. Along with the Virtual Tour, SuePH Photography will take a series of still or “Feature” shots that will highlight your merchandise or menu, hours of business, forms of payment, a storefront image, as well as selected interior decor images. All locations are professionally photographed to bring out the best of your business and let potential customers discover what you are all about.
The process is simple. If a business already has a Google+ Business page, it can contact a Trusted Photographer, and they will come out to shoot panorama tour images as well as up to 15 featured images for a one-time, predetermined fee.
“I was chosen to be a Google Trusted Photographer, but I accepted this opportunity to help the small business owners of Northern Nevada build their businesses, attract new customers, and promote job growth locally,” says Google photographer SueAnn Tomlinson. Call today to set up a complimentary consultation, or visit sueph.com for more information and tour samples of businesses who are already benefitting from the Google Business Views program.
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