important_business_view_ranking_engagement_visibility

Google Street View | Trusted

We live in an era of technology and innovation. Everyone is embracing the convenience and efficiency of finding new businesses with google. So if you want to be found on the internet it’s important to optimise your presence with google.

Now is a good time to be at the forefront of these developments and to showcase your establishment with interactive 360 virtual reality panoramic photography.

Be seen with google.

• What is Google My Business?

• What are the benefits of having a Google My Business page?

• Why do I need to hire a Google Street View | Trusted photographer?

I don’t have much time. Just show me a 5 min video demo.

What is Google My Business?

It’s like a mini website which you setup for your business on google. Google then uses the information you enter here and displays it in it’s search result. Read below or click this link to watch a video.

google_search_business_view_results

1. Most people use google to search for services, businesses and places. Most typically people will first type in the service / keyword (e.g. coffee shop, hair dresser, restaurant etc), followed by the location (e.g. Milton Keynes, Norwich, London etc).

2. Goole now lists what it considers to be the most relevant results below the search bar in a special box. These results at the opt of the page in the prime space are there because they have Google My Business pages (which I can assist you in setting up).

The businesses enjoying the greatest visits will typically be those with 360 panoramas, pictures, reviews, followers and posts. Google does shuffle the results but try it for yourself and see which businesses keep getting to the top.

When you click on a result it take you to the next page (see No.5)

3. There is a drop down list to show more businesses – but you really want to be at the top.

4. The rest of the text based listings come next but don’t attract as much attention as the top listings which google is promoting.

google_map_listings_business_view_milton_keynes

5. When someone clicks on the search result (No.2) they see this page. On the left are the business view listings. You will notice that the ones at the top here all have photos and reviews. The top listing Bogota Coffee Company has a 360 panorama, as well as photos and reviews.

6. In the middle is information about the coffee shop taken from the business view page. It shows, the business name, business address, interactive panoramas “see inside”, street view, photos, reviews and who they were written by.

7. Next to all this information is google maps with a marker showing the location of the business – in this case the coffee shop. At this point the key action people take are:
a) Click on direction (to find out how to get there)
b) Click on reviews to see what people think about the business
c) Click on photos – but now people are interested in
d) Click “see inside” to take a virtual tour of the business.

360-vr-pano-photosphere-google-maps

8. When people click “see inside” they end up inside a virtual environment of the business where they. In here you can look around and explore. Click here to open an new window to see inside this coffee shop.

9. There are links back to the business details and a link direct to google maps where people can use street view or get directions on how to find you.

10. All the photos that have been uploaded a shown in the bottom bar.

google-business-view-page-for coffee-shop-in-milton-keynes

11. This is what a Google My Business page looks like. It has a unique numbers in the url to identify your business. You have a profile tab that lets you navigate to other areas and services of your google account. This is where you setup and manage the content that google finds and displays in it’s searches.

12. These tabs can be set up in different ways, and lead to other pages. The more content you have the better.

13. From this page you can see the sections – Reviews, Photos and See inside.

14. You are also able to see who is following you and has become your G+ friend.

15. When a user is logged on to G+ services their name an picture show up inside chrome. If you are not familiar with G+ services or using a page I can tell you all about it as I’m a regular user – I have over 10,000 G+ friends who regularly engage on my photos. Click here to see my G+ profile page as an example.

What are the benefits of having a Google My Business page?

Below are a few of the reasons why over 10,000 businesses are adopting Google | My Business each month.

Increase engagement with your business online.

Invite customers inside to experience your business’s ambience and decor with familiar Street View navigation.

Add premium-quality photography to your presence across Google.

I don’t have much time. Just show me a 5 min video demo.

Excellent value with no on-going fees.

It’s cheaper than comparable marketing/advertising expenses yet more effective.

If you don’t have a website for your business, Google My Business is a great and easy alternative.

  If you do have a website Google My Business can complement and enhance your chances of being found online.

You may not be tech savvy but your customers are looking for businesses online.

You don’t have to be tech savvy. As a Google Street View | Trusted photographer I can assist you in creating your online presence.

 Google My Business sits in the same family as Google Maps and Street View.

Hosting the photos is free of charge with no monthly fees.

fine_art_architecture_advertising_commercial_images_concept

Why do I need to hire a Google Street View | Trusted photographer?

Google care about the quality of their products.

Photographers have to go through a rigorous training program to ensure that googles standards are always met. This ensures that the end users experience is a positive one.

To process the images correctly and create a tour that is reliable requires training. After training, google trusted photographers are continually assessed on their work to ensure that quality standards are maintained.

It is therefore of benefit to businesses that only certified photographers are able to create the virtual tours. A 360vr tour package also includes commercial ‘still’ photography. So you will also receive quality commercial photographs of your business to use for all your marketing requirements.

It’s easy

I take high quality 360° panoramic photos for you to create a virtual tour of inside your business. The power of google’s Street View technology attracts your customers with an amazing interactive online view of your business. This tour appears on google search results, google maps, and google +local.

Furthermore, you can add it to your own website and publish to social media.

Enjoy the results

It is ensured that the panoramic images and point of interest photographs are captured professionally. This ensures high quality photos showcase your business and that images are appealing and attract your customers attention.

Google also quality checks the images just before they are posted online to your Google My Business page. You can then embed the tour on your website and/or share it via social media.

Benefits of Google Street View | Trusted

  • Utilise innovative technology from Google to improve your online presence and customer engagement.
  • Showcase your business for the world to see from any device, anytime, anywhere.
  • Excellent value – no on-going fees.
  • Hosting the 360 tour and photos is free of charge with no monthly fees.
  • Add premium photography to your online presence.
  • You don’t need a website.
  • If you have a website your can embed a tour to it to increase engagement.
  • Increased engagement equals an opportunity for increased revenue.

Get in touch with me so I can help you create your business listings in Google Maps for all to see, along with a Google My Business page. Show off your decor, ambiance, unique qualities, products and brand to the world.

The virtual tour will be visible on Google Search results, Google Maps and Google+ Local. Embed these tours on your own website and social media to attract even more potential customers.

With 360° interactive panoramas you give your potential clients a way to interact with your space, to not only see it, but to experience it in a way not possible with regular photographs. Whatever your business is, if your image, look and feel of your location is critical to your business, then letting your potential clients interact with your property before they get there is a sure way to make them feel comfortable and confident about booking. I will help you accomplish that level of engagement, and will make your business look incredible!

As I’m part of the Google Street View |Trusted Photographer Program, it means I can photograph your business and place a virtual tour of it into Street View, Google Maps and Google Places. Interactive features allow customers who find you online to walk-through, explore, and take a closer look at your business.

Google’s research shows that:
97% of consumers search for local business online.
73% of all online activity is related to local content

Your Google My Business page is free, and google will always promote it.

My service includes taking commercial photos to capture the interior and points of interest within your premises. All of this material is then uploaded to Google for inclusion on Google Search, Google Places and Google maps. Once it is there, it can very easily be embedded into your website and Facebook!

What does it Cost?

Prices start as low as £250. Businesses pay timothyselvage.com directly. There are no fees to Google, and google will host the 360 degree virtual tour and images for free.

Contact me on +44(0)7514808307 or email: info@timothyselvage.com for an obligation free quote.

If you prefer you can fill out a contact form here.