What is Google StreetView Trusted?
Think of Streetview for interior spaces…click – look – experience. Google StreetView is a series of panoramic images that when stitched together create a 360-degree interactive tour of a business. Online customers are invited to step inside and take a good look around. The tour is hosted by Google and appears on Google searches, Google maps and Google+ Local listings. The business owner has full rights to all the images and the tours are easily embedded into websites and social media.
How does it work?
The photographer schedules a photo session with the business owner to walk through the space and plan the tour. Any special highlights are reviewed prior to the shoot. The photo session takes approximately one hour but depends on the size and complexity of the business. Hundreds of pictures are uploaded to Google’s processing pipeline, magically stitched and published. The post production only takes a few days for the business to go “live”.
The final product:
Upon publication a new “see inside” and a new “see outside” window appear below the map of the Google search results. These new features also appear in Google Maps and the businesses Google + Local listing. In addition to the online tour, the business owner receives a copy of the point of interest photos and instructions on how to embed the tour to their website and social media.
Businesses report positive responses from their customers and testimonials indicate a 20-25% increase in unique impressions after publication. Many report a direct link between the tours and increased walk in traffic with the decision to go to their store. The interactive experience encourages viewers to linger longer and ultimately form a stronger bond with the brand.
What can we do for businesses?
97 percent of consumers search for local businesses online. Businesses enjoy the enhanced listings and it’s easier for customers to find them. Our tours are a great way to showcase décor, ambiance, and the unique qualities of a business. Event venues, galleries, restaurants, boutiques, retail stores, showrooms, salons, spas, auto dealerships, gyms, yoga facilities, dental and medical practices can all benefit from the exposure. Invite customers inside your business to enjoy the surroundings you have worked so hard to create.