Step 1: Get listed with Google Places and Google Plus Local
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 with Google and will be the initial home for your Business View and Virtual Tour. 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: http://www.google.com/places/
Step 2: Consultation
Once your business page has been created, contact me to arrange a meeting to discuss the details of the photoshoot. 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 Business View Photo package.
If you are happy with the pricing, I will book a day to photograph your business.
Step 3: The Photo Shoot
I will arrive at your business on the scheduled date and time for your photoshoot. 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 photoshoot.
Before the photo shoot commences, you will need to sign a Google service agreement for the photography to allow publication.
Payment for the Photo Shoot is generally required at the end of the Photo Session which usually lasts around 3-4 hours.
Step 4: Moderation
After your shoot I will upload all the photos to Google servers and remove any traces of license plates and faces from all images. The panoramas are then edited into your Google virtual tour, placed correctly onto Google Maps, and linked with your Google Business Profile.
Step 5. Publishing
Once the photos have passed quality control, your Google Business View Virtual Tour and Point of Interest Photos will be added to your Google Business Listing and will appear through various Google properties such as Places pages, Google Maps and Google Business Listings.
Once your Google Business View photos are live on your listing you will also be able to embed the Virtual Tour directly into your own website using some simple HTML code.