Google Business View

Google Maps | Street View For Your Business

Street View is no longer just for the streets! Google has opened up it's world famous Street View coverage to allow local businesses to showcase their interiors. This enhances your Google listing, bumps your search results, and influences potential customers' decision making. Invite customers inside your business with your very own 360‑degree virtual tour.

Boost Your Visibility

Choosing the right restaurant, cafe or hotel is often tough. Build trust with a high-quality virtual tour that lets people experience your location before they arrive. These immersive, virtual experiences inspire greater confidence among prospective guests and patrons.

  • 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.

What Is Google Business View?

Whether we are shopping for a car, a dinner reservation, event tickets, or vacations, the Internet has changed how we decide to buy. Google answers over 100 billion searches in a single month. Each search presents a new opportunity to reach consumers when they’re most engaged.

Recently Google has allowed business owners hire a “Google Trusted Photographer” to come to their store or office, take a bunch of photos, and splice them together into a 360-degree virtual tour. That tour is called Google Business View.

These virtual tours work great for all types of businesses, but they are especially ideal for hotels, restaurants, retail stores, recreation venues, museums, and other public venues with a physical location open to the public.


Examples

Here are a handful of the many examples we have produced for our clients to show the kind of immersive experience that 360-virtual tours provide. Pro Tip: Enlarge the virtual tours to fill the screen for a more immersive experience. (Desktop: click on the square in the upper right. Handheld: click on "View on Google Maps")

Rodizio Grill Restaurant at Utah Motorsports Campus, Tooele UT

Performance Honda of Bountiful Used Car Lot

Sunrise Over Mount Everest in the Himalayas

 

Benefits

There are many compelling reasons why you should seriously consider Google Business View. Here are a couple of the main ones.

1. Get Discovered

Your Google virtual tour will appear in more than Google Maps, it will also be shown in organic Google searches and on your Google+ Local page. Additionally, you virtual tour can also be embedded to your webpages and social media outlets such as Facebook. With four access points to your virtual tour (organic search, Google+, Google Maps, Pegman) it’s nearly impossible for Google users to miss it!

2. Attract More Customers

97% of people search for local businesses before making a decision. Google Business View offers a significant advantage over your competitors by providing your potential customers that extra level of confidence by allowing them to see inside. It’s a fact, images have a significant impact to a person’s decision making when searching for local businesses. Supplying a virtual tour sets you apart from your competitors and provides an experience that’s informative and entertaining.

3. Convert More Customers

Studies show that 59% of customers visit a business within the same day of their search and 18% of local searches lead to a purchase within the same day.

Consider the New York City Restaurant Week case study where 84% of the 1300 surveyed customers said Google Business View played a factor in their restaurant choice. Or, the Leeke’s case study that showed a 20% increase to in-store traffic the year following the creation of their Google virtual tour. Google Business View virtual tours drive more business and increase your bottom line.

4. Drive Engagement and Encourage Positive Reviews

Naturally, you will benefit from the increased interaction your business listing receives as the virtual tour drives more traffic. This increase in engagement, in turn, results in better search results and more reviews of your business. With a virtual tour your customer knows what to expect before they visit and is less likely to have a disappointing experience or to feel misled. Customers who feel like their expectations were met or exceeded tend to leave positive reviews.

5. It’s Simply Affordable

Google Business View may be one of the most inexpensive virtual tour products on the market. The best thing is that there’s no “catch”. Google hosts the tour for you at no cost – forever. There is no question of the cost-benefit as there are no recurring fees and the upfront cost for most businesses is usually well under $2,000 (as low as $600 for small businesses)... a small price to pay for something with an indefinite return!

 


 

The Google Street View program is an amazing opportunity for business owners. For just the cost of our time to shoot and publish your tour, you get an incredible marketing tool, hosted for FREE on Google Maps, and showcased directly in search results and Google+ Business Pages. There are no monthly costs!

Increase your sales by calling Jacom Stephens Photography today

(801) 979‑1734

 

Case Studies

Learn how other organizations have benefited from hiring Jacom Stephens Photography

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons

Destination Homes

Destination Homes

Denver Police

Denver Police

Westminster Village

Westminster Village

Kenwood Electronics

Kenwood Electronics

  • Denver Police Department

    Testimonial

    "Jacom not only gained our trust, respect, and friendship, he created and produced the most amazing images. Our entire department is so proud of this professional and honest representation — the posters and marketing materials that we are producing are making a tremendous difference in communicating the honor of our organization."

  • Toico Industries

    Testimonial

    "Jacom Stephens is very responsive, takes a vested interest in our success, and he is proactive about suggesting solutions for our needs. I wouldn't still be using him nineteen years later if I didn't trust him and see a tangible return on my investment. I'm glad I have Jacom on my team."

  • Imagine Dragons

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    "These turned out FANTASTIC! Can't thank you enough for taking the time and energy to be a part of this. It was a really special night."

  • Signature Hood Design

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    "Jacom Stephens Photography has always exceeded our expectations and I do not hesitate to recommend their services to others."

  • Westminster Village

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    "Jacom is truly a professional and incredibly talented photographer in every sense. He kept coming up with ideas that connected with the residents in a very profound and real way. Just look at the images and you’ll see the true essence of who these remarkable people really are – Jacom was able to pull these emotions out. The results far exceeded our expectations, and in only a short time this investment has more than paid for itself."

  • Ground Level Design

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    "I do a ton of live concert marketing and the live images provided by management or the artist always suck. In most cases, I'm relegated to use only the least worst images. But these pics, my friend, are stellar! You nailed it!"

  • All Metals Fabrication

    Testimonial

    "A picture is worth a thousand words. We have all heard the cliché too many times, so I have a better version: 'a picture is worth a million dollars'. I literally was able to close a million dollar job with a brand new customer four time zones away because of my photo portfolio, showcasing past work. Jacom Stephens has been the go-to source for our buiness—his pictures really do speak thousands of words, and even better, generate millions of dollars in work."

  • Destination Homes

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    "Our photoshoot with Jacom was fantastic! He was extremely efficient and collaborative. He's great at getting the best out of the talent he's shooting, whether they are small children or mature adults. The finished product exceeded our expectations."