Connect the inside of your business to Google Streetview and allow your customers an amazing interactive interior 360 degree view inside! In conjunction with Google, Heidi, a Weston-super-Mare photographer, can now offer Google Business Views in Somerset to enhance your business, increase your web presence and improve the service you can offer your customers.
Bring your business to life: create a 360-degree, interactive tour for your customers to virtually “walk through”. Showcase all the details that your customers love, it’s perfect for restaurants, retail shops, gyms, salons and many more.
In the same way that we all use Google Street View to check out a location we’ve never been to before, with Business Views, your customers can walk around, explore and interact with your business like never before. Customers will be able to really experience your business – just like being there.
A professional photographer for 16 years, Heidi will also photograph 10 – 15 (at least) feature photos of your business, to showcase products, menu items, interior decor, the business front – anything really. Your business will then be totally free to use these images as required – even for your own marketing.
Not only will the panoramas and feature images appear on Google searches, Google Maps and Google+ Local, but you can easily embed panoramic photos on your own website, social media pages and more. Have a look at the video below to see the potential within Google Business Views.
I also love this superb animation, giving a bit more information on the project, it’s so cute!
A Google Business Views photo shoot will take around an hour (depending on the size of your premises) and will include a number of panoramas and Point of Interest photos of your business, to further enhance your online presence.
Once the shoot is completed Heidi will process your images and work with Google to create your panoramas and upload them to Google, linked to your Google presence. Heidi will then provide you with your panoramas and other feature photos for you to use as you wish, at no additional cost or license fees.
As there are no additional or subscription fees, Google Business Views represents excellent value for money and can help your customers see inside your business in a new and unusual way, whether your business is a restaurant, hotel, hairdressers, shop, or even a dog grooming parlour!
Some Google Business Views Tours recently created by Heidi
The Laptop Shop, 32 Meadow Street, Weston-super-Mare
The Royal Air Forces Association, Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare
Just the shop and the lovely Courtyard Cafe area – if you want to see more of their fantastic exhibits, and learn more about the history of Weston-super-Mare, then go along and have a look!
Headlines Hair and Beauty, Worle High Street. Weston-super-Mare
PRICES FOR GOOGLE BUSINESS VIEWS
Frequently Asked Questions:
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 Places 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 APIs, you can also link to these images from your own business website, attracting potential customers who visit your website too.
What will the Trusted Photographer do that I can’t do myself?
Trusted Photographers are trained to take high quality photos of building interiors, accommodating for common challenges such as low lighting and tight spaces. The photographers are also certified to take pictures using fisheye lenses and rotating camera turrets (mounted on tripods) that, once uploaded to Google’s processing pipelines by photographers, will be transformed into 360-degree panoramic imagery and a walk through of your business. Once photographers upload the pictures from their cameras, Google’s processing pipelines use sophisticated image stitching, HDR, image matching and other technologies to produce these panoramic walkthroughs.
Can I embed these virtual tours on my business website?
Yes, Google encourages you to share the walk-through experience of your business with your customers. To embed the 360-degree panoramas on your website, simply find the HTML snippet from a good point of view of the panoramic imagery on Google Maps, click on the “Link” button , click “customize and preview embedded map,” and then copy and paste the HTML to embed in your website.