Potential customers are out there right now searching for a business just like yours. Make your Google listing stand out from the crowd and show off the best of what you have to offer with an interactive 360° tour from BusinessView360.
Whether you're a small boutique hoping to allure clientele with your attractive styling, a restaurant trying to portray your finely-crafted atmosphere online, or leisure facility wanting to highlight the quality of your amenities, we have the tools to help you display this to your potential customers in a highly engaging way.
Alongside Google search results
Embedded on your own website
Inside a tab on your Facebook page
Within Google Maps & Street View
Mobile, tablet and desktop devices
Shared by QR code on promotional material
We can provide QR codes for use on your promotional material at no additional cost.
This technique allows your customers to quickly and easily scan the QR code straight from your advertisement and get an instant view of your premises on their mobile device.
The first stage is to figure out how many areas of your premises you would like to be photographed. A small high street boutique would likely be well covered with just 5 panorama locations for example, whereas a slightly larger bar or restaurant may be better suited with 10 or 15. Please contact us if you need any further advice when making this decision.
Once your booking has been confirmed we will arrive at your premises at the arranged time and our photographer will spend a short while discussing how to best lay out the tour with you. This gives you the opportunity to make sure every area of your premises you wish to be included is covered as best as possible with your chosen number of locations.
For smaller businesses it generally takes less than an hour to capture all the images we need, larger businesses will vary depending on the number of photographs to be taken.
Before publishing to Google we first go through a number of quality assurance checks and processes to make sure your tour will be of the very highest quality. To begin with, multiple exposures taken during your photo shoot are combined together using a technique known as high-dynamic-range photography to bring out extra detail and add vibrancy to the images. The processed images are then carefully stitched together into beautiful 360° panoramas and any visible faces or number plates are then blurred out (as per standard Google Street View guidelines).
If you don't already have your business registered with Google we will set this up for you. Once this is complete we can then go through the final process of uploading your imagery to Google Street View and mapping out all the individual 360° panoramas, connecting them together into a single navigable tour.
We've compiled this short checklist to help you ensure that your virtual tour will do your business proud for years to come:
Make sure the front and rear of your property are as clean and tidy as the interior if you wish to include these areas in your tour, remove any litter and keep nearby bins looking neat. Windows are often overlooked, but giving them a quick wipe both inside and out to remove any streaks can make a big difference.
You may wish to consider taking down any posters or adverts on display if they will no longer be relevant several months or years down the line. Of course, you are free to leave them visible if you would rather your future customers see what kind of deals you regularly offer.
We usually recommend that your property is photographed out of business hours, but if you wish to showcase your workforce please ensure that they are appropriately dressed to your usual standards.