Getting Started

Getting Started with Google Street View for Business

Step 1: Get listed on Google Maps with Google MyBusiness

Initially you need to make sure your business has a Google Places or Google Plus Local listing. Most businesses already have a listing. To check if you're listed, head to https://maps.google.com/ and type in your business name and location to see if you appear in the results. Listings are free to setup. If you need any help in getting your listing set up I'm more than happy to help you.

Set up your free Business Listing here via Google: https://www.google.com/business/

Step 2: Consultation

Once your business page has been created, contact me to arrange a meeting to discuss the details of the photo shoot. I will take a look at your premises, the areas that you'd like covered and from that, give you a price for your Google Street View for Business tour package.

If you are happy with the details and price I will go ahead and book a slot to visit you and take all the principal photography required for your Google Business Tour Package. You will also sign a service agreement for the photography.

Step 3: The Photo Shoot

I will arrive at your business on the scheduled date and time for your photo shoot. You will need to have the business presented as you would like it to appear in the final photos prior to my arrival for the photo shoot.

Payment for the Photo Shoot is required at the end of the Photo Session which usually lasts around 1-2 hours.

Step 4: Moderation

After your shoot I will upload all the photos to Google servers and moderate the images, removing any traces of number plates and faces from all images. The panoramas are then edited into your Google Business View virtual tour and placed correctly onto Googles Maps and linked with your Google Business Profile.

Step 5. Publishing

Once all moderation has been completed,  your Google Street View Virtual Tour is published will appear through various Google properties such as search, maps and streetview.

I will also supply you with the full resolution licensed Point of Interest images from your photo shoot, which you will be able to use for further marketing should you require.

Once your Google tour is live on Google Maps you will also be able to embed the Virtual Tour directly into your own website and Facebook business page using some simple HTML code.