What is Google Street View?
Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides views from positions along many streets in the world. With Street View, you can explore world landmarks, see natural wonders, and take a look around your destinations such as museums, arenas, restaurants, hotels or small businesses before you even get there. You can use Street View in Google Maps, the Street View gallery, or the Street View app.
What is a Google Street View Trusted Photographer?
A Google Street View Trusted Photographer is a trusted professional for hire that can help businesses easily create and publish 360º virtual tours. They must meet certain criteria set by Google to be qualified as a Trusted Photographer or Agency.
Why do I need it for my business?
Google and Ipsos Media CT did a study which shows that when searching for businesses, consumers use mapping products 44% of the time. On average, 41% of these place searches result in an on-site visit. Listings with photos and a virtual tour are twice as likely to generate interest.
Think of this – your virtual tours will help you market your business 24×7, 365 days of the year! You can boost your visibility!
Consumers are using the internet all the time to gather more information about businesses such as restaurants, hotels, event venues, stores, etc. Usually they use a mapping tool such as Google maps to scout locations without actually physically going to each place . Providing more information about your business through photos and immersive virtual experiences, inspire greater confidence among prospective guests and patrons.
Most of our consumers are time-deprived that they would rather get more information online than to visit each and every place that they want to check out or do business with before making a decision. By providing 360° photos of your space, you can engage your potential customers with a virtual experience and make them feel like they are really there.
Here’s what people are saying about the benefits of having Google indoor Street View.