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Business Photos pilot program: Invite customers inside your business
If you have ever wanted to see a business before going there, now you can! Google has added panoramic interactive virtual tours to the Google Places pages to bring your business to life. A1FOTOS has gone through a rigorous certification process to become a Google Trusted Photographer. We are one of the few photographers allowed to create these for your Google Places page as part of the Google Business Photos service.
Potential clients can now take a virtual tour through your business using their computer mouse. This is a great way to draw people into your premises and gain a new customer.
Your future clients will be able to start at your door and virtually walk into your business and look all around using the benefits of these 360 panoramic photos just like Street View. Arrows will allow prospective clients to move through your business and see exactly what to expect.
This tour will be available on your Google Place Page via Google Maps, which only a Google Trusted photographer can do for you. Millions of people use Google maps to find businesses every day. And we can even provide instructions on how to have your webmaster add your virtual walk through to your own website too!
We all know that the more information you can provide your customers via the Internet, the more likely they will choose your business over your competition. As your Google Trusted Photographer I will help you gain a competitive edge and put your business on the No. 1 mapping site in the world.
Business Photos From Google
Google Business Photos are suitable for many different types of business, although those with striking architecture or design, unusual features or spectacular views are particularly likely to benefit. Google Business Photos enables prospective customers to fully explore your shop, showroom, salon, etc. and are a great way to enhance your online presence. Showcasing your business with 360°images is a way for you to connect with potential customers giving them an “inside view” of your location when doing local searches.
What are Business Photos from Google?
Business Photos from Google appear when someone does a Google search on a business or location. When your Google Places page comes up in the search results, photos of your business and the 360° Virtual Tour will be shown. If you do not have your business listed on a Google Places page, you are missing out on marketing opportunities. And, Google Places is free! No cost advertising is hard to beat, so take a few minutes and check out Google Places.
Using top quality panoramic photography combined with sophisticated, image stitching and image matching technologies, prospective customers can navigate their way through your premises with ease. A virtual tour of your premises lets prospective customers have a look around using simple mouse controls to pan in all directions, horizontally and vertically; zoom in to observe details or out for a wider angle, and move freely around your premises as if they were really there.
How do 360° Virtual Tours Work on the Google Places Page?
We provide Google with a 360° virtual tour that works with Google’s Street View technology on your Google Places page. Along with the contact information and still photos of your business that appears there, a link to the 360° Virtual Tour of the interior of your business is also provided.
What’s in it for Your Business?
A 360° virtual tour takes your customers “inside” your business location and provides another way for people to get to know you. You also have the ability to use the 360° virtual tour in your online marketing, such as embedding the 360° virtual tour on your businesses website and Facebook page.
Google Trusted Photography
Shooting great quality photo images indoors is a specialist skill. Indoor lighting, space restrictions and visual flow issues can be challenging, leading to pictures of inferior quality. As a Google Trusted Photographer, A1 FOTOS comes equipped with the necessary expertise, skill sets and specialist equipment to bring your images up to the expected standard. If you intend to improve your businesses profile on Google Places, you should consider a virtual tour of your business using 360° virtual tours.
Business as Usual
There is no need to close your shop or make any special effort to accommodate our photographer. Shooting can often be completed in an hour (depending on the size of the business), and our photographer will work quickly and discreetly to provide minimal disturbance to your customers. As it is the responsibility of the business owner to inform customers and staff that filming is in progress, we recommend that clear signs are displayed to avoid any issues. In the event people are included in the photos, we blur their faces to protect privacy.
Google Business Photos were created to give your business the opportunity to present itself as it would be seen by anyone walking in, therefore no preparation is necessary prior to shooting. However, a clean and tidy environment is recommended to give your virtual customers a positive first impression.
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