Interested in Google Business Photos but not sure what it’s all about?
If you’ve had a hard time finding the info you want online from Official Google Sources, we’ve listed all the links you’ll need at the bottom of the page.
If you have read through Google’s information but still aren’t sure what Google Business Photos can do for your business, call us at the number listed on our Contact Page and we’ll be sure to answer all your questions.
If you’d prefer, you may send us an Email and let us know a good time to call you back.
About Us: We have a strong background consisting of Business and Personal Photography, Internet Marketing, and Web Design — so we are confident we can help your business strengthen it’s online identity and impact on Google Products. Black Paw Photo is the most experienced Google Trusted Photographer in the New York City area and has been working with Google on the Business Photos Project since it was first launched in 2011.
Below is a FAQ covering some common questions. If we missed something please feel free to contact us.
Google Business Photos FAQ
Google Business Photos is a new Premium Business Service directly from Google and is provided by Google Trusted Photographers. The service includes an interactive 360 degree Virtual Tour of your business and 10-15 Professional High Resolution Photos. The Virtual Tour and Photos are published by your Google Trusted Photographer and will appear on your Google+ Local Page, Google Maps, and in Google Search Results. In addition, the Virtual Tour may be embedded on your business website. You own full commercial rights to all the Professional High Resolution Photos of your Business, which will be made available for you to download.
Where do you search when looking for something online? Chances are it’s on Google.
Your prospective customers are no different, and chances are the first place they’ll come in contact with your business will be through Google Search or on Google Maps. When they find you there, you’ll be on a page that includes your local competitors — so it’s important to utilize every tool available so that you stand out in search results an make the strongest possible first impression.
Google Business Photos is the first premium service available through Google and it gives Businesses a way to showcase one of their most unique aspects – their location. It is a powerful internet Marketing and Advertising tool that will completely change the way your business interacts with customers on Google products and across the web.
Google Business Photos Provides Businesses with the Following Features and Advantages:
- 360 degree Interactive Virtual Tour that appears on your Google+ Local Page, Google Search, and on Google Maps.
- The Virtual Tour is fully Embeddable and you may place it on any page of your own website.
- Your Google+ Local Page will be enhanced with new graphics that encourage customers to “see inside”.
- Differentiates your listing in Google Search and Google Maps and makes your business stand out among competitors.
- Increases the probability of click-through from Google Search results to your Google+ Local Page and Business Website.
- Includes 10-15 Professional Point of Interest Photographs added to your Google+ Local Page. The images will also be visible in Google Search results and on Google Maps.
- Your Point of Interest Photos will be made available for you to download in full resolution and you own full rights to these images.
Google Business Photos makes your listing stand out on Google by adding new features to your Google+Local Page, Google Search Results, and Google Maps:
You Contact Us, of course!
The only requirement is that you have a Google+ Local Page set up for your Business (see the FAQ item below if you don’t have a page yet).
Black Paw Photo provides Google Business Photos throughout the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania areas. We also work directly with a network of the most experienced Google Trusted Photographers in the World and can provide you with coverage in any area of the U.S.A. as well as many other parts of the globe.
A Google+ Local Page strengthens the impact and presence of a Business on Google. It provides clear, concise, information to prospective clients that find a Business through Google Search or Google Maps, and it allows a Business owner to provide customers with all the most important facts about their Business location. Business owners use Google+ Local Pages to make it easy for customers to find contact information, photographs, their Business website, and other pertinent information.
The majority of internet searches are conducted on Google, so it is important for a Business to present themselves in the best way possible across all of Google’s products and services. Google+ Local Pages are a free and easy way to insure that when customers find your business on Google, they’re getting all the right information.
Skipping to 3:24 in our video below will start you off right where we go over how to embed your Google Virtual Tour:
A Google Trusted Photographer is an independent professional photographer specially trained by Google to provide Google Business Photos to Businesses around the World. Google Trusted Photographers work directly with Google to publish your Virtual Tour and images on your Google+ Local Page, Google Maps, and Google Search. Orsi & Anthony from Black Paw Photo are Certified Google Trusted Photographers.