WHAT ARE GOOGLE BUSINESS PHOTOS?
Business Photos provide you with a Virtual Tour of your Business as well as a set of professional photographs. Your Virtual Tour and Photos will appear on your Google Places Page, as well as in Google Search and on Google Maps. This is just like Google Street View – only for the inside of your Business! From there you can embed your Virtual Tour on your website just as you would any Google Map. Your 360-degree interactive Virtual Tour will allow you to showcase all the details of your business that customers love. The service is perfect for restaurants, retail shops, automobile dealerships, doctors, dentists, lawyers, gyms, salons, and more!
WHAT IS SEO?
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO is the process of improving a websites visibility to search engines. The better your site’s visibility or “Page Rank”, the higher your site will appear when users search the internet. Over the last 1-2 years, a new form of internet marketing and SEO marketing has come into the game, Local Search Marketing. When performing searches for local businesses, Google has increased its local search results to encompass their Google Places business directory. As I’m sure you have seen in your own personal searches, Google now puts Google Places listings above even the organic search results when searching locally with a geographic keyword. What this means is there is now a level, or at least more level, playing field for small, local businesses to compete against the monster corporate companies in local search engine results.
HOW MUCH DOES A PHOTO SHOOT COST?
The cost of the photo shoot depends on the size of your business. Each location can have anywhere from 1-30 panorama locations. Each panorama location can be a maximum of about 15 feet apart. Photo shoots start at $350 which includes 1-2 panoramas inside of your business, and 10 product or merchandise shots. From there the pricing generally goes up depending on:
- The Number of Panoramas
- The Size of the Business
- Business Floorplan
- Special Marketing Requests
Each photo shoot location will be quoted before the shoot is scheduled. The fee for a photo shoot is collected at the time of the shoot. The business owner or decision maker will need to be available at the time of the shoot to sign a standard release form.
WHO OWNS THE PROPERTY RIGHTS TO THE TOUR AND PHOTOS AFTER IT IS DONE?
The business owner gets full access to the photos and virtual tour. The tour can be embedded on your website, facebook or blog. If for some reason you would like the photos or virtual tour removed from your business listing, it can be done at any time.