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.
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Sunrise Over Mount Everest in the Himalayas
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!
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