What does a Google Business Photos package include?
- Photography session of your business. Normally takes less than 1 hour depending on the size of the location.
- Creation of a full 360-degree virtual tour of your office!
- Creation of a set of 15-20 “points of interests” photos for your Google Places page.
- Virtual tour and images are hosted by Google for free.
- Virtual tour and still images are shown on your Google Places page, next to your Google Search result, and within Google Maps.
- You own all the copyrights to the images. You have the freedom to use it however you like.
How does the Business Photos program 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 Place 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.
Why are businesses being photographed and how can I see the pictures?
I take high-quality still photographs that will be stitched into 360-degree views using panoramic camera technology. I am an independent contractor who has been trained and certified by Google to produce high quality panoramic images. As a business owner, you can also upload your own photographs to Google by signing into Google Places. You’ll be able to see the photos and 360-degree panoramic imagery directly on Google search results and on your Place page.
What will the Trusted Photographer do that I can’t do myself?
I am trained to take high quality photos of building interiors, accommodating for common challenges such as low lighting and tight spaces. I am 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 I upload the pictures from the camera, Google’s processing pipelines use sophisticated image stitching, HDR, image matching and other technologies to produce these panoramic walkthroughs.
What is the relationship between me and Google?
I am an independent contractor/business that is not employed by Google, agents of Google or affiliated with Google in any way. Google has certified me because I meet Google’s standards of quality for taking the feature pictures and panoramic pictures, uploading them, moderating them and eventually publishing them on Google properties.
Can I embed these images on my business website, Google+ Page or Facebook Page?
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 the Google Maps API.
What is the cost to get my business photographed?
I charge a one-time flat fee. There are no hidden or monthly fees. Please contact me for the rate.
To schedule a photo shoot, please call or send me an email in the form below.