As Nevada’s very first Google Trusted Photographer, I wanted to share some of the very important reasons why you should invest in a Google Virtual Tour for your Reno, NV or surrounding area business.
How can Google Business Photos help my business?
When potential customers search for your business by name on Google, they will see the images displayed directly on the search results page. These panoramic images will also be published on Google+ Local pages, Google Maps and other Google properties and give customers a better sense of the layout, decor and beauty of your business interior. Using easy-to-use html snippets or Maps APIs, you can also link to these images from your own business website, attracting potential customers who visit your website too.
What will the Trusted Photographer do that I can’t do myself?
Trusted Photographers are trained to take high quality photos of building interiors, accommodating for common challenges such as low lighting and tight spaces. The photographers are also certified to take pictures using fisheye lenses and rotating camera turrets (mounted on tripods) that, once uploaded to Google’s processing pipelines by photographers, will be transformed into 360-degree panoramic imagery and a walk through of your business. Once photographers upload the pictures from their cameras, Google’s processing pipelines use sophisticated image stitching, HDR, image matching and other technologies to produce these panoramic walkthroughs. Check out some of the businesses that Reno’s Trusted Google Virtual Tour Photographers at TrustedPhotoNV.com have photographed!
Do I own the photographs taken by a Trusted Photographer?
Yes, you will own the photos taken by Trusted Photographers once you have paid for this service and the shoot is completed. Keep in mind that by signing the agreement, provided by the Trusted Photographer, you will also license the use of the photos to Google who will publish the imagery.
Can I embed these images on my business website?
Yes, we encourage you to share the walk-through experience of your business with your customers. To embed the 360-degree panoramas on your website, simply find the HTML snippet from a good point of view of the panoramic imagery on Google Maps, click on the “Link” button , click “customize and preview embedded map,” and then copy and paste the HTML to embed in your website. If you’re looking for even more customizability with your images, check out theGoogle Maps API.
The new year is right around the corner; have you positioned yourself to be as successful as possible for the rest of 2012 and dominate the competition in 2013? Marketing your business is critical if you want to expose yourself to more customers. Don’t wait any longer, and contact us today so that we can help differentiate your business on the worlds most popular search engine and showcase it through an amazing high quality Google Virtual tour!
Marcello of TrustedPhotoNV.com