FAQs

When potential customers search for your local business by name on Google, they will see your business images displayed directly on the search engine results page. These panoramic images will also be published on Google+ Local pages, Google Maps and other Google internet properties. The images give customers a better sense of the layout, decor and beauty inside your local business. You can also link these images to your own business website or Facebook page attracting potential customers who visit your website and Facebook timeline too.  This is one of the best strategies in local visual marketing.

Google Business View Trusted Photographer’s take high-quality still photographs that are stitched into 360-degree views using panoramic camera technology. Google Business View Trusted Photographer’s are trained independent contractors certified by Google to produce high quality panoramic images. As a business owner, you can choose to have the photographer take and upload additional photos to your Google+ Local page.  If you don’t have a Google Plus Local page, your Google Business View Photographer can help you design one that fits your business. You’ll be able to see the photos and 360-degree panoramic imagery directly on Google search results and on your Google+ Local page within a matter of days.

Google Business View Trusted Photographer’s are trained to take high quality photos of building interiors, accommodating for common challenges such as low lighting and tight spaces. The photographer is also Google Certified to take pictures using fish-eye lenses and rotating camera turrets (mounted on tripods) that, once uploaded to Google’s processing pipelines through proprietary software, 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 Street View technologies to produce these panoramic walkthroughs.

Google Business View Photographer’s are independent contractors that are not employed by Google, agents of Google or affiliated with Google in any way. They are Google Certified because they 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 using proprietary software.

Google Business View Trusted Photographer’s are independent contractors that are not employed by Google, agents of Google or affiliated with Google in any way. They are Google Certified because they 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 using proprietary software.

Because Trusted Photographer’s are not employees or affiliated with Google, they decide how much to charge for their services. Google expects Google Business View Trusted Photographer’s to offer their services at a fair market value, and you may negotiate with them to come to an acceptable price for the service. Prior to any photo shoot, your photographer will present the Google Maps Business View Service Agreement, specifying their services, for your acceptance. The agreement also spells out (among other things) that, in return for your payment to the Google Business View Trusted Photographer, you will own the images that have been taken.

Contact us to schedule your Google Business View Photo Shoot