Google Virtual Tour Services
Local Leap is excited to offer 360° photography for your company’s Google listing. A 360° virtual tour of your office or retail space provides potential customers with an idea of what to expect. It’s a peek behind the curtain that builds trust and drives more traffic to your web site. Use our 360 service alone or as part of your other Local Leap Marketing SEO services.
What is Street View?
Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps that provides interactive panoramas from positions along many streets and inside public buildings. It was launched in 2007 and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. Street View’s content comes from two sources – Google and contributors. According to Google, listings with photos and a virtual tour are twice as likely to generate interest.
Why Create a Google 360 Virtual Tour?
The main ingredient for a solid customer base boils down to one verb: google. Google searches are the beginning and the end of all roads that lead to the purchase of a new item or service. The creation of the powerful Google 360 Virtual Tours has changed the face of marketing when it comes to the consumer experience. These tours are believed to affect the consumer interest by as much as a full 100%, a solid sign that having a virtual tour available for your business will drastically change the number of customers you hope to draw. Sounds pretty amazing for the local business owner, right? But… there’s always a catch of some sort. Wouldn’t such a service would be outlandishly expensive? It could be, but not if you hire the right company for the job.
We know and appreciate that our customers are real people with real limitations. We provide excellent work, but we aim to get the job done at a fair price. Our customers don’t have millions of dollars to spend on growing their business, but they have found that it does take money to make money.
We are excited to be a Google 360 Trusted Photographer! We are certain that enabling our clients to gain access to the power of a virtual 360 tour will transform their business and grow their numbers to new heights. The age in which we live requires us to jump in the Google game full-force and stay current if we are going to maintain a competitive edge in our particular corner of the world.
If you want to gain more visibility for your business on Google, then you need to look into the addition of a Google 360 Tour. We would love to learn more about your business and tell you how the Google 360 experience, as well as our many other web services, can transform your customers’ current experience. Contact us today!
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Virtual Tour FAQs
A Google virtual tour is a series of 360° panoramas linked together to create a walk-through virtual tour. They are hosted on Google maps and associated with a business’s Google My Business listing. When someone finds your business listing on Google, they will be able to take a walk-through tour of the inside of your business. As a part of Google’s StreetView program and a program that Google is looking to grow, those businesses participating in the program see improved search results, especially in the “Local Pack,” the map with listings on the first page of Google Search Results.
Just about every single industry uses virtual tours. From real estate companies to hospitality to retail and even professional services such as dentists, chiropractors, and physical therapists can benefit from having a virtual tour.
It is a Google program and Google loves them. It will help your visibility on Google, especially in the Google Local search results. It will also help build trust that lets people experience your location before they arrive. These interactive, virtual experiences inspire greater confidence among prospective clients and significantly increases the chance that they will make an in-person visit.
When prospective customers seek you out on Google, help ensure that their first encounter is a good one by showing them what you have to offer when they do visit in person.
A Google Trusted Photographer is someone who has demonstrated to Google their proficiency in producing 360° interactive panoramas by having at least 50 Google approved 360° Panoramas uploaded to Google Street View.
Yes, you will own the photos once you have paid for this service and the shoot is completed. Keep in mind that by uploading the virtual tour, you will also license the use of the photos to Google who will publish the imagery.
We know you’re running a business, and that’s why we designed photo shoots to be as non-disruptive as possible. We will work around your schedule to ensure that photos are taken at a convenient time for you and your business. Photo shoots do not require any sort of special equipment, lighting, or setup, so you are free to stay open. Although photo shoots are non-disruptive and should not interfere with your normal business operations, it’s a good idea to let your customers know photography is in process and to avoid being in view of the camera, whenever possible.
Photo shoots will include the main customer-facing areas of your business. You can work with the photographer to determine what areas of your businesses you would like to highlight, or even exclude from the shoot. Once again, the goal of the photographs is to show customers what they would expect to see if they visited your business on a normal day.