Frequently Asked Questions
What You Need To Know
How does Google Street View help my business?
You know there is a lot of information on the internet about how much people are looking at businesses before they visit. It may be reviews, directions, websites, or pictures and your customers are looking at it all before they get to you.
According to Google, “when searching for businesses, consumers use mapping products 44% of the time”. They even expand on this by adding “virtual tour are twice as likely to generate interest”.
So, almost half of the people looking for your business with are seeing you on one of Google’s mapping products and virtual tours generate 2x interest.
What do I need to do to get my business ready?
It’s really important to show a clean environment which represents your business. Take a few minutes and walk through your business and make sure it’s in good order.
We will also take a picture of the outside of the business from the parking lot. If you can, it’s best to not have cars parked directly in front.
What about my customers and my staff?
We can shoot with your staff and customers or without and our recommendation for this varies from business to business. We will work to accommodate your schedule and your specific needs.
For example, if you are a medical office and want to have a smiling face at the front desk to great people, that’s a good idea. If you are a restaurant and want to show how busy you are on a Saturday night…not such a good idea.
Once we speak with you and learn more about your business, we will be happy to offer specific suggestions for you.
How do you load my business tours to Google?
We are a Google Trusted Street View Photographer and have been certified by Google to take and upload 360° images to Google Maps.
In order to do this, you do need to have your business claimed and verified by Google. This is really something you should do with or without using our service.
If you are unsure or this doesn’t sound like something you have done, you can go here to learn how.
We are also happy to help you with this process if you need assistance.
Can the shoot be completed around my time schedule?
We are happy to work around your business schedule!
We can meet before your normal hours, after hours and we have done shoots in the middle of the night!
Just let us know how we can help.
How long with the photo shoot take?
Most photo shoots take between one and two hours from the time we arrive
Do I need a Google My Business page?
Yes, you do. Your business needs to have a Google My Business page even if you don’t decide to work with us! It is the most important thing to allow your business to be found locally.
If you don’t have a Google My Business page or you are unsure, just let us know. We will be happy to work with you to get it set up.