- What is a Google Business View?
Google Business View is a 360° tour on Google Maps that lets user Step Inside your business. Think of it as Google Street View technology for business interiors. With a Business View, your customers can take a stroll through your business and explore for themselves. Panoramic photos are taken throughout the location in a very precise fashion to give the viewer an immersive 3D walk through of your business.
- Why can’t I do this myself?
For several reasons. First, the equipment required to complete a Business View is very specific to taking stitched, panoramic photos. It is expensive equipment that even most professional photographers do not have available.
Second, to ensure a consistent experience for viewers from one view to the next, there are very specific procedures and specifications in terms of how the photographs are taken. Each Trusted Photographer goes through extensive training to learn these requirements. Third, Business Views are created using proprietary technology which Google allows Trusted Photographers to access.
Lastly, as technology and Google’s requirements change, the program changes. Trusted Photographers are in frequent contact with Google to stay on top of these changes.
- Why should I use a Google Trusted Photographer?
A Google Trusted Photographer is someone who has demonstrated to Google their proficiency in producing high quality 360° interactive panoramas and their syndication across Google Maps, Earth and Street View.