Why Google Maps Business View?

Enhance your presence across Google with a premium-quality, 360º virtual tour powered by Street View technology. It’s simple, fast and affordable.

Add a virtual tour

Bring your business to life: create a 360-degree, interactive tour. Showcase all the details that your customers love. Perfect for restaurants, retail shops, gyms, salons, and more!

Engage with your customers

With Business View, your customers can walk around, explore, and interact with your business like never before. Customers will be able to truly experience your business – just like being there!

Share with the world

Not only will these images appear on Google Search, Google Maps, and Google+ Local, but you can easily embed panoramic photos on your own website, social media pages, and more!

Mobile Optimized

Google Maps Business View are fully optimized for both PC and mobile platforms. Your customers can be experienced from any smartphone, computer or tablet.

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Add your Google Maps Virtual tour to your own website

So you’ve had your Google Maps Business View virtual tour done and it looks fantastic on your Google listing! Now, you’d really like visitors to your own website to see it too.

Embedding a Google Virtual Tour is a simple affair, just follow these steps, or pass a link to this page on to your webmaster and they’ll be able to integrate your virtual tour into your website with minimal hassle!

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Google Business View: The What, Why, Who, & When

With the launch of Google My Business, small business owners, social media managers, and marketers alike are benefiting from Google’s integration of all of their business tools into one platform. While the functionality of the applications for businesses using Google hasn’t changed, the added value comes from easy, one-step access to analytics, profiles, listings, and reviews. In addition to giving you access to all the relevant information you want to know about how your business is performing online, My Business also brings with it the launch of Google Business View – a brand new tool for every marketer’s social media repository.

What is Google Business View?

By now, most of us are familiar with Google’s Street View. Giving users the ability to “stand” in the streets with a 360° photographic view of the area, Street View made it possible for you to literally visualize the location you’re getting directions for. Taking cue from Street View’s success, Google developed Business View.
At it’s most simplistic Business View is Street View for the inside your business. With Business View you can invite your customers to take a Google Virtual Tour of your business on Google Search, Google Maps, and even Google+.

Why Do I Need Google Business View?

Humans process visual communication significantly faster than they do written; which means your customers buy products and services with their eyes first. Using Google Business View gives you a competitive advantage when it comes to getting your business in from 80% of consumers who begin their search for local services on Google. These stunning photographs turn your listing into an eye-catching invitation to your customers and prospects to explore and interact with your company. As Google Business View is still relatively new, by investing in the service you’re local listing will standout among your competitors’ listings during a search.

Who Takes the Business View Photographs?

To ensure that the quality of Business View remains elite, Google has reserved the usage of Business View to business that hire a Google Trusted Photographer to capture the images.
In order to become a GTP, there are criteria that each photographer must meet. They must also be able to demonstrate their knowledge of Google Business View and how it relates to your business.

When Should I Add Business View to Google Profiles?

Now. No, seriously. Right now.
With a minimal one-time cost to hire the photographer, a few hours to actually take the photos, and the added benefit that YOU keep the copyrights to all the photos, the added SEO benefits, and advantage you’ll have over competitors’ listings there is no reason you shouldn’t find your local photographer and get an appointment set up.

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Google My Business debuts to help small businesses connect with customers via Search, Maps, and Google+

Google today launched Google My Business, a new free tool available at google.com/business. As its name implies, the tool allows small business to connect with their customers.

It does this by putting all Google services useful to businesses in one place:

  • Update your business info on Search, Maps, and Google+ to make it easy for customers to get in touch.
  • Add beautiful photos of your business and a virtual tour of your business interior to help customers see what makes your business unique.
  • Connect directly with your fans and customers by sharing news, events, and other important updates from your Google+ page.
  • Stay on top of reviews from across the Web, and respond to Google reviews.
  • Understand how people find and interact with your business using custom insights and integration with AdWords Express.

Google is also planning to launch an accompanying Google My Business app for Android and iOS. This will allow businesses to manage their information on the go, although the company wouldn’t say when to expect a launch other than “soon.”

Update: Google tells us the Android app will be launching later today; you can grab it now from Google Play.

We do know, however, how it will look like on Android:

Google says it also in the process of upgrading current users of Places for Business and the Google+ Dashboard to Google My Business. The company has tried various offerings over the years to woo businesses, and this is simply the latest attempt to bring everything under one roof.

It’s certainly a proper pitch: if your business is online in any form, skipping out on Google Search is simply not a good idea. The other Google services are icing on the cake, so managing them from one place is a logical move.

See also – Google launches Google Partners, a program to give agencies Web resources, support, and training and Google promises Fiber for small businesses ‘in the future,’ but you can use the ISP if you work from home

http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/06/11/google-business-debuts-help-small-businesses-connect-customers-via-search-maps-google/

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Business View – Streetview Comes Inside

Google Maps is expanding their coverage beyond ‘streetview’ and are now beginning a project to photograph inside local businesses as well. Our Google Trusted Photographers basically pick up where the Streetview cars left off, taking the street view technology inside local business. Now, customers Googling your business can not only get to the front door of your business, but they can go right inside.

Google is the world’s most used search engine, and the primary place that your customers turn when searching for local business. By participating in the Google Business Photos project, your business can have increased exposure in Google Search, Google Maps and Google+ local, with the addition of interior and exterior images with the call to action: “look inside/outside”. These links will bring your users into a virtual tour of your business, using Google Street View Technology.

A Google Business view Tour represents an unprecedented marketing opportunity for your business. At just a fraction of the cost of a print or radio spot, your tour will be online indefinitely – and the cost per click? $0. Monthly fee? $0. Your Tour will be hosted on Google’s servers at no charge – ever.

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Do me a favor please

Hi mates, do me a favor please, add my Fahoo Business Photos Icon to your website, make more user can find me easier, just copy & paste the code below to your site:

<a href="http://www.fahoo.net/" title="Fahoo Business Photos"
target="_blank"><img src=
"https://fahoobusinessphotos.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/fahoo_icon_s.jpg"
width="200" height="73" alt="Fahoo Business Photos" /></a>

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Guide to Google Maps Business View

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Since 2012 Google had been rolling out Google Business Photos (GBP) across selected countries around the world.  Basically GBP was Google’s ubiquitous StreetView but for inside businesses: A fantastic idea but very labour intensive.  This gave birth to the Google Trusted Photographer.  These photographers were trained in the techniques of panosphere photography and a proprietary software package that allowed StreetView style tours of the interior of the business.  As with all new products there was a bit of tweaking to get it right and today it has come of age and has been rebranded Google Maps Business View – catchy I know!  But at least there is no denying what it is – a Maps product that lets you view a business.

So how does it work?

Business Views is attached to the Business’ Google+ Local Business Page. It is accessed through numerous Google digital real estate:

  • The Knowledge
  • Graph Maps Search
  • Pegman Search
  • Google+ Local Business Page

Throughout the Google digital real estate Business View is presented as “See Inside”.

In the Knowledge Graph (this is the Panel that appears on the right hand side of the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) a business with Business View will have an extra tile reading “See Inside”.

Business View also has a number of additional benefits:

  1. The service includes 10 point of interest photographs that go to populate the photos section of the G+ Local Business Page.  These photographs also populate the carousel when the business is being searched for on the new Maps.
  2. The photography is the property of the business – the photographer relinquishes all copyrights to the business.  This is a very important distinction over Google Views which is consumer/hobbyist variant of StreetView.  (this will be discussed later)
  3. Business Views is hosted within the businesses account not the photographers.
  4. Business views is stripped all personal data that may be a copyright infringement or a breach of privacy rights.  Google spots checks the photographers work to ensure high standards are maintained and if the standards Google can request for the photographer to return and reshoot the work.
  5. Within the Business Views programme once the photography is complete there are no mandatory re-shoots, on-going costs or maintenance fees.
  6. The photography is free for the business to use in any way the business chooses (as long as the business adheres to Google’s terms of its Maps API)
  7. Business View can be embedded into the businesses Facebook page or into their website, or any domain that support html iframes.
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New Pricing System

  • Basic        $400+GST *             4 – 10 Panoramas **

  • Extra       $10+GST/Shot       11 – 200 Panoramas ***

For example:

  • If your site needs 8 panorama shots, the charge will be the basic $400 plus GST.
  • If your site needs 18 panorama shots, the charge will be $400+$10×8 plus GST.
  • If your site needs 28 panorama shots, the charge will be $400+$10×18 plus GST.

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New Pricing System

  • Basic        $400+GST *             4 – 10 Panoramas **

  • Extra       $10+GST/Shot       11 – 200 Panoramas ***

For example:

  • If your site needs 8 panorama shots, the charge will be the basic $400 plus GST.
  • If your site needs 18 panorama shots, the charge will be $400+$10×8 plus GST.
  • If your site needs 28 panorama shots, the charge will be $400+$10×18 plus GST.

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Google Maps Business View’s New Logo

As from today Google Business Photos has been re branded as Google Business View. All is the same just a new name and a new logo, all the great Google Business photos virtual tour benefits stay the same. If you want to see how Google Business View could benefit your business then please get in touch or see our website.

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Google Maps Business View’s New Logo

As from today Google Business Photos has been re branded as Google Business View. All is the same just a new name and a new logo, all the great Google Business photos virtual tour benefits stay the same. If you want to see how Google Business View could benefit your business then please get in touch or see our website.

business-view-badge

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