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Street View | Trusted Photographer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Invest in the Google Street View | Trusted Program

Google has created Business Views using the same “street view technology” that users have become accustomed to using. These tours capture multiple 360-degree panoramic photo shots of your business to give customers a better sense of what to expect when coming to your physical location. This technology brings your business to life, online, and will help to entice more potential customers.

What is the relationship between a Trusted Agency, Trusted Photographer, and Google?

Every Merchant has become a Trusted Agency through Google, by meeting the appropriate standards and guidelines created by Google. Only agencies and photographers who maintain these standards are recognized by Google and are able to carry the Trusted Agency badges.

How is a business view Street View | Virtual Tour going to help my business?

The Virtual Tour will help your business by enhancing the business’s web profile on Google’s database, leading more local searchers to you’re your tour and also add this tour to your Google’s Map page. With millions of searches done daily, weekly, monthly, just by having your tour on these sites, you have a better chance to be found than your competitors.

How much does a 360º Virtual Tour cost?

Depending on the size of your business, the amount of floors you have and the amount of time we need to allocate to your business’s Virtual Tour, prices may vary, however each panorama is priced around $100 for a single shot, however more panos can lower your overall price.

How long does a tour take to photograph?

This is not the easiest question to answer. Typically most places takes 5 minutes for a single stand alone panorama.   But most basic to advanced tours take upto 2 hours.  Larger venues are shot in pieces and can take a few days to a week or more.

How long will it take from my photo shoot to the tour being live on Google’s network?

After we shoot, edit, stitch together the pictures into your tour, we will have your tour loaded on google’s system within minutes to a few days in most cases, and larger tours can take a week or longer.  

Which areas of my businesses will be photographed?

You can tell us exactly what you want to show off and what you do not want he public to see. Typically if it is an area in your store or business that customers, or clients see when they are in your business, we suggest making that a part of your tour. Unorganized offices, storage areas and bathrooms can be left off of this tour, without a hesitation. Our Photographers can discuss these specifics before or during the shoot.

What time of day should we schedule our Virtual Tour photo shoot?

We can schedule a photo shoot any time anytime we have a photographer not scheduled for a shoot. The best times are either before your store opens or after the business day. This way it doesn’t disturb your normal work day, Photographers don’t have to worry about blurring people’s faces or being in the way.

Can I, as a business owner, upload more pictures to my Place Page?

There is a portion of the Virtual Tour known as Point-of-Interest (POI) shots. These are all things unique, interesting and important about your business, done with still shots. As your Agency, we are only allowed to upload 15 POI shots for your business. We wYulo be happy to take as many POI images as you would like for a small additional fee, as the owner of your business and the business’s Google Place Page, can upload as many pictures as you want. Just make sure they are interesting and worthwhile to the searcher and your business.

Could my Google Business View and POIs be removed for other reasons?

Google has a specific set of policies that they have created to uphold standards on their network. This gives Google the rights to take down pictures that deem unfit for the public and enhancing yor business. Although all business images undergo quality control and then review before being uploaded to the network, some of the photos may still be reported as inappropriate, by users, and later removed.

Can Google use the photos of my business in other applications besides Google Maps, Google Place Pages and Google+ pages?

Google may use these images in other products and services in new ways that will make your business information more useful and accessible to users. In return, Google will only try to help your business with the placement or use of the photos.

What measures are in place to ensure privacy and legal compliance?

Our photographers will always alert customers and employees before a photo is taken, to uphold their privacy. Google’s protocol states that all faces must be blurred for the tour; with that in mind — the panoramic imagery will be processed by state-of-the-art blurring technology to blur out faces of any employees or customers who appear in the imagery.