Google Maps Business View is a full virtual 360° tour of your location. The tour is hosted on Google Maps, Google Search and on your G+ Business or local page. The great thing is that there is no hosting cost. A virtual tour tells your customers exactly where you are and shows your business in its best light, online. The benefit to your digital marketing team is obvious; increased visibility and interactivity, a customized online presence and much better Google Search SEO rankings.
Google shares relevant stats for Local Business marketing
Studio M Hair Salon (left) Capitol Subaru (right) — Google Business View Photography by Gregory Dean
- Listing photos are second only to reviews in increasing the performance of a Google+ listing
- Having a photo on a Google listing increases direction request by 42% and clicks to a website by 35%
- And sadly, Google estimates that 90% of all profiles have not added images to their pages.
The take away here – use photography on your Google Plus listing! Make sure it is done right and contact the Authorized Google Photographer for your area; Certified & Trusted Independent Photographer – Gregory Dean Photography – Call (541) 897-6853