Open your company doors online. Show the inside with a virtual tour
Meet your best marketing investment.
Google Business View is a “set-it-and-forget-it” marketing aspect, with no monthly, annual or other recurring costs.
Ask yourself the following questions to determine if a virtual tour is for you:
Are you proud of your company?
Do customers come to your physical location?
Does your company have charm or personality?
Do you have a local Google business page?
Do you want your company to be easily found on Google Maps?
If you answered “YES” to most of these questions, a Virtual Tour is absolutely right for your business.
Don’t have a Google business page yet?
Don’t worry . We’ll take care of that for you.
Your virtual tour will be shown there for the whole world.
Convert online visitors to customers.
With Google Business View you can have a virtual 360-degree tour of your business, which customers can view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Visitors are in control of a 360 degree interactive experience. It enables them to get to know your company in a unique, lively and attractive way.
They will be able to view the interior and see the products you offer, which will make them want to visit your business in person.
Show the world what you have to offer, show what you do and how your company differs from your competitors. Creatively inform visitors and convince them that a visit is worthwhile.
We'll make sure your company is on Google, the largest and most famous search engine in the world.
Google Street View for Business Virtual Tours is an extension of Google Street View that brings your online customers into your company.
24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
When potential customers find your company online, they can look around your company through Google Maps and Google Street View using a 360 virtual tour.
Customers will be able to step into your company as if they were there in person. Embed your virtual tour in your own website or Facebook business page.
Display your business activities in a fun, unique and attractive way.
Frequently Asked Questions about Virtual Tours
What is a virtual tour?
Virtual tours are interactive online 360° panoramic images that simulate a location. They represent a real location in virtual reality. They are not videos that limit what a viewer can see, but are 360° panoramic based and virtual tours are interactive. They give viewers a choice of what they want to see at that location and offer the freedom to move around the location as they see fit. That freedom makes the tour a realistic and engaging marketing tool.
What types of businesses should use Virtual Tours?
Virtually every industry ( get it? Virtually?) can make use of virtual tours. From real estate companies to catering to retail and even professional services such as dentists, physiotherapists and physiotherapists can benefit from a virtual tour. For every location you promote on your site, you present it in a more attractive and interactive way by means of a virtual tour. This gives you a 24/7 marketing tool that allows prospects to visit whenever they want, even if you are not there.
Why should I have a Google virtual tour?
It is a Google program and Google loves it. It will improve your visibility on Google, especially in the search results of Google Local. It also helps to build trust so people can ‘experience’ your location before they actually visit. These interactive, virtual experiences create more trust with potential customers and significantly increase the likelihood of a personal visit. When potential customers look for you on Google, make sure their first encounter is a good one by showing them what you have to offer.
Can a virtual tour be placed on my website?
Of course! You can easily put it on your company website with the instructions we’ll give you. It’s just a matter of adding one line of code. You can also share it on social media, blogs, email and anywhere else you can think of to post it.
How much does a virtual tour cost?
It is surprisingly affordable! It depends on the number of panoramas and the areas you want to include in the virtual tour. Virtual tours start at only €250. Digital marketing is a rapidly changing world, and there are few tactics that offer local businesses as much value for money as a virtual tour. Keeping track of and proving the ROI of marketing can be a challenge, but you will benefit from the advantages of this technology. More confidence, more web traffic and search visibility, more physical visitors, more sales… We can go on like this for a while.
Are there additional recurring charges?
No. It’s a one-time fee with no additional recurring costs.
What is a Google Trusted Photographer?
A Google Trusted Photographer is someone who has demonstrated Google’s ability to create 360° panoramas by uploading at least 50 Google-approved 360° panoramas to Google Street View.
What is Google My Business?
A local Google My Company listing is an online profile with your company name, address, phone number, website, photos and other details. It’s a free business listing on Google. When someone searches for your business on Google, the results are displayed with your local listing in the top right corner of the page.
What if I don't have a Google company page?
No stress! Then we’ll make one for you.
Wat is Google Street View?
Google Street View is a technology in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides 360° interactive panoramic images of positions along many streets in the world. It was launched 2007 and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas around the world, including corporate interiors.
How is a Google Virtual Tour created?
Our Google Trusted Photographer creates and publishes your virtual tour. For the layman it is a rather complicated process. For the Google Trusted Photographer it is a technically complicated but simple process. It involves creating multiple overlapping photos at different exposure levels of each scene to create high definition photos (HDR) using a special camera, as well as special software and applications to merge and enhance the photos into panoramas. Once the panoramas are uploaded to Google Maps, we link them together using tools provided exclusively to trusted Google photographers. After completion, the viewer can walk through your business and look around whenever they want.
Are people allowed to be present in the business during the photo shoot?
Yes. Customers and employees can be present, but their faces will be blurred to ensure their privacy. Most entrepreneurs choose to show the company without people. That way, you don’t have to ask anyone’s explicit permission to take photos and you can be sure that everything is clearly visible. We can shoot sooner or later if you prefer this look.
How long does it take to shoot a virtual tour?
That depends on how extensively you want to display your company. Once you have booked a virtual tour, our photographer will visit you. It takes about 30 minutes to an hour to create 10 separate panoramas. It will then take a few days for us to put the images together and build the 360 ° virtual tour. Once the post production is complete, the virtual tour can be online within a few days of taking the photos
What preparations do I take for a virtual tour?
Your business or location should look exactly the way you want it to look to your audience. You need to make sure your location is tidy and with as few people around as possible to ensure that the shots are taken as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you are taking a virtual tour of your home or a property you are selling, you may want to make it clearer and depersonalize.
My virtual tour is outdoors. What about the weather?
For a high quality virtual tour, the weather has to be good. Otherwise our photographer would not photograph your company or location. If the weather is too cold, causing rain or wind to make it difficult to photograph, or too hot, causing the camera lens to fog, we will not come to shoot that day. However, if the weather conditions are not favorable on the day of the shoot, we will contact you in the morning and reschedule.
Can I choose what will be photographed?
Yes! We will confirm with you the exact locations and areas to include in your virtual tour.