Google Maps Business View
Ben Kenyon is an Official Google Trusted Photographer
As 360fusion are already experienced in 360º virtual tours, we found that Google's winning combination of Google Places & 360º photos was something we had to be involved in.
Google Street View for your business interior
Business Photos are a new service from Google. Google understand customers are increasingly searching for businesses, products and services online. Google's Streetview can bring these customers down your road, but Google's Business Photos can bring them right into your premises!
It is now possible to have Google 360º panoramas of the interior of your business.
Ben Kenyon is now trained and certified to shoot and upload images to
Google Maps to enhance your listing in search.
What are Google Business Photos
Everyone is probably familiar with Google Street View. Whereby Google has driven cars up and down almost every street in the world photographing a Street View virtual tour. This allows anyone almost anywhere to virtually walk down a street. Google have now officially launched an extension to Street View called Google Business Photos, whereby the Street View extends into interior shots of a businesses store or shop.
Have your own virtual tour
Any shop owner can now bring their business to life with an engaging and interactive 360° virtual tour. The virtual tour will allow customers to take a virtual walkthrough your shop or store. The virtual tour will behave in the same way that Street View does, however will show high quality panoramas of inside your business. This great marketing tool is perfect for restaurants, retail shops, gyms, salons, apartments, sales rooms, cafes and more!
What qualifies us?
Ben Kenyon is a Google Trusted Photographer. This means he have been certified to come to businesses in the area, shoot quality panoramas and upload them to Google Maps Business View. As 360fusion are already experienced in 360° virtual tours, we found this was something we had to be involved in! So we got on the phone to Google, completed various training and testing, and got certified.
How it works
Our trained and certified photographer will come to your business and take a series of tour images throughout, starting from the exterior, working through the premises. It is best to capture your business on a normal working day but by all means have a tidy up before our photographer arrives. We will then do all the hard work (stitch your images together) and submit the panoramas to Google. You will then be able to view and share your new photos with the world live on Google within a matter of days.
Check out this video to see how its done:
Check out Whites Cafe (Middlesbrough, United Kingdom) Business Photos shot by our very own Google Trusted Photographer:
What are the benefits of Google Business Photos for my business?
- Shoppers, diners & customers can virtually view your business online and plan their visit
- Not only will the photos appear on Google searches, Google Maps and Google+ Local, but you can easily embed them on your own website, social media pages and more!
- Your Google Business Photos can be updated at any time
- Viewers can see quality 360° views of your facilities, equipment, products, décor and ambiance 24/7
- Great for national exposure and tourists as you can showcase your business worldwide
- You will keep up to date with multimedia technology and stand out over competitors offering a fully interactive and engaging web experience
- All copyrights are transferred to you and you can use the photos as you wish
Get in touch
If this is something of interest to your business, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 01642 688032. Alternativly if you would like some extra information or want to book a photoshoot drop 360fusion an email at email@example.com