A virtual tour of your business using Street View technology

97% of consumers use the internet to research products and services in their local area...
...As a Google Certified photography company, See Inside Ohio can take high quality photos of your business interior and decor. These photos will be stitched together to create a 360 degree virtual tour for your customers to view on Google. You can even easily embed your Street View-style tour on your website as shown below. Plus, you own the rights to the photos!

Prices vary by location size and you only pay when the photography work is done. You can even update as often as you like for a fraction of the price. There is NO monthly cost to have your tour hosted on Google Search, Maps and Plus!

Easily embed the tour on your website like this:


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  • "We can’t see anything else that provides more value than a customer interacting for thirty seconds with Google Virtual Tour. It conveys everything we would want to communicate about the value of our company."
  • "People have shorter attention spans. They’re not going to read dense content about what what we are and what we do. Our Google Virtual Tour enables people to have a very quick understanding of what we’re about in a way that is a bit of fun."

samples

Schmidt's Restaurant Und Sausage Haus

Wendy's, Tuttle Crossing

Heritage Golf Club

White Of Dublin

HideAway Country Inn

Columbus Eyeworks

World of Bounce

Tigertree

Shawnee Valley Campground

The LC Pavilion

Timeless Skin Solutions

David Beckham Photography

Ha-Penny Bridge Imports-Dublin

Joe Carson Motor Sales

Hippie Hut Guitars & Things

Smart Choice-Verizon Wireless

Play It! Games, Movies & Music

Columbus Dance Centre

Quality Inn & Suites Worthington

Jack's Appliance

The Candle Lab (Worthington)

Toyota West

Newport Music Hall

The Three Legged Mare

The Westin Columbus

Nail Styling

Wine On High

High Street Tattoo

Emerging Marketing

Ursus

The Sisters Sweet Shoppe

Aspen Ski and Board

Snap Fitness

Mid-Ohio Historical Museum

Sushi Thai

Nurtur The Salon

Firestone Complete Auto Care

Yoga On High

Buckeye Pawn Shop

Bunk & Loft Factory

Hilliard Advanced Dentistry

Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery (Dublin)

  • "People have shorter attention spans. They’re not going to read dense content about what what we are and what we do. Our Google Virtual Tour enables people to have a very quick understanding of what we’re about in a way that is a bit of fun."
  • "We can’t see anything else that provides more value than a customer interacting for thirty seconds with Google Virtual Tour. It conveys everything we would want to communicate about the value of our company."

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  • "We can’t see anything else that provides more value than a customer interacting for thirty seconds with Google Virtual Tour. It conveys everything we would want to communicate about the value of our company."
  • "People have shorter attention spans. They’re not going to read dense content about what what we are and what we do. Our Google Virtual Tour enables people to have a very quick understanding of what we’re about in a way that is a bit of fun."

Revolutionizing Online Shopping

Use TourDash to enhance your Google Maps Business View invite all your online visitors in your local store

enhance your tour

With Google Maps Business View you can invite everyone into your store as if they where there! And with TourDash you can do even more….. Let your visitors experience your store as never before. Show them your most interesting places and offer them all the information they want to know.

increase your online presence

Combining Google Maps Business View with TourDash gives you the best business experience. Seeing is believing. Bring your store to life and show off your specialties. Your most valuable places become easily accessible for the public. Entice them to visit the real thing!

know what your customers are looking at

Not only do your visitors discover your business. Now you can learn what they are looking for! Using TourDash Analytics gives you insight in the behavior of your visitors. Which places do they go to? What items do they look at? Which products appeal to them? How many visitors is your tour receiving?

see your sales grow

Use TourDash to make your visitors customers! With TourDash you can combine the business side of your site with the fun and easy use of a Google Photo tour. In time you’ll notice both your online and offline business results increase through the use of TourDash.

  • "We can’t see anything else that provides more value than a customer interacting for thirty seconds with Google Virtual Tour. It conveys everything we would want to communicate about the value of our company."
  • "People have shorter attention spans. They’re not going to read dense content about what what we are and what we do. Our Google Virtual Tour enables people to have a very quick understanding of what we’re about in a way that is a bit of fun."

Us and Google

About Google Maps Business View

Google Maps Business View brings street-view style tours to businesses through use of local Google Trusted Photographers. Through the new Google Maps Business View program, we can photograph your establishment and transform the images into a vivid 360° virtual tour within days of the shoot. The photo shoot is usually completed within an hour or two depending on size. Any identifiable faces or license plates will be blurred. Prices are affordable, one-time payments. However, if you desire a re-shoot for seasonal merchandise or a remodel, we offer the service at a discount. Whether you want to display merchandise, show off the decor, or just introduce the world to your business before they even leave their home, Google Maps Business View is the perfect tool for your business. We’d love to answer any questions about the program. Feel free to contact us via email, call, text, or the form below!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Sign Up Process

  1. How can Business View help my business?
  2. Why are businesses being photographed and how can I see the pictures?
  3. What will the Trusted Photographer or Agency Photographer do that I can't do myself?
  4. Are there any restrictions on what type of businesses can participate?
  5. What is the relationship between a Trusted Photographer or a Trusted Agency and Google?
  6. What is the cost to get my business photographed?

The Photo Shoot

  1. How long will the photo shoot take?
  2. What do I need to do to prepare my business ahead of the photo shoot?
  3. Which areas of my businesses will be photographed?
  4. Will the photo shoot disrupt my business operations?
  5. Will people be included in the photo shoot?

Privacy and Legal

  1. What measures are in place to ensure privacy and legal compliance?
  2. Who from my business can give legal permission for the photo shoot?
  3. Will Google be using the imagery in other applications besides Google+ Local pages?
  4. Do I own the photographs taken by a Trusted Photographer or Trusted Agency photographer?
  5. Can I review the photos after they are taken and before they go live on my Google+ Local page?
  6. Can I blur the images or take down all panoramas from my business listing?
  7. Could my photos be removed for other reasons?

Additional Questions

  1. Can I embed these images on my business website?
  2. Can I have a repeat photo shoot?

The Sign Up Process

  1. How can Business View help my business?

    When potential customers search for your business by name on Google, they will see the images displayed directly on the search results page. These panoramic images will also be published on Google+ Local pages, Google Maps and other Google properties and give customers a better sense of the layout, decor and beauty of your business interior. Using easy-to-use html snippets or Maps APIs, you can also link to these images from your own business website, attracting potential customers who visit your website too.

  2. Why are businesses being photographed and how can I see the pictures?

    Google Trusted Photographers and photographers from Trusted Agencies are taking high-quality still photographs that will be stitched into 360-degree views using panoramic camera technology. These Trusted Photographers are independent contractors who have been trained and certified by Google to produce high quality panoramic images. As a business owner, you can also upload your own photographs to Google+ Local by signing into Google+ Local. You'll be able to see the photos and 360-degree panoramic imagery directly on Google search results and on your Google+ Local page.

  3. What will the Trusted Photographer or Agency Photographer do that I can't do myself?

    Trusted Photographers and photographers from Trusted Agencies are trained to take high quality photos of building interiors, accommodating for common challenges such as low lighting and tight spaces. The photographers are also certified to take pictures using fisheye lenses and rotating camera turrets (mounted on tripods) that, once uploaded to Google’s processing pipelines by photographers, will be transformed into 360-degree panoramic imagery and a walk through of your business. Once photographers upload the pictures from their cameras, Google’s processing pipelines use sophisticated image stitching, HDR, image matching and other technologies to produce these panoramic walkthroughs.

  4. Are there any restrictions on what type of businesses can participate?

    We do not allow Trusted Photographers or Trusted Agencies to upload imagery of legal and government establishments. We also do not allow imagery of museums to be uploaded through the Business View program, as this imagery is supported through Google Art Project.

  5. What is the relationship between a Trusted Photographer or a Trusted Agency and Google?

    Trusted Photographers and Trusted Agencies are independent contractors/businesses that are not employed by Google, agents of Google or affiliated with Google in any way. Google has certified them because they meet Google’s standards of quality for taking the feature pictures and panoramic pictures, uploading them, moderating them and eventually publishing them on Google properties.

  6. What is the cost to get my business photographed?

    Because Trusted Photographers are not employees or affiliated with Google, and because Trusted Agencies are independent businesses they both individually decide how much to charge for their services. We expect the Trusted Photographers and Trusted Agencies to offer their services at a fair market value, and you may negotiate with each of them to come to an acceptable price for the service. Prior to any photo shoot, the Trusted photographers will present the Service Agreement, specifying their services, for your acceptance. Similarly, if a Trusted Agency is servicing your needs, they will present the agency Service Agreement for your acceptance. The agreement also spells out (among other things) that, in return for your payment to the Trusted Photographer or Trusted Agency, you will own the images that have been taken.

The Photo Shoot

  1. How long will the photo shoot take?

    In most cases, a photo shoot will take about an hour, but this varies depending on the size of your business.

  2. What do I need to do to prepare my business ahead of the photo shoot?

    You are welcome to clean and tidy things up prior to the photography session, but remember that the aim of the photographs is to show customers what they would expect to see if they visited your business on a normal day.

  3. Which areas of my businesses will be photographed?

    Photo shoots will include the main customer-facing areas of your business. You can work with the photographer to determine what areas of your businesses you would like to highlight, or even exclude from the shoot. Once again, the goal of the photographs is to show customers what they would expect to see if they visited your business on a normal day.

  4. Will the photo shoot disrupt my business operations?

    We know you’re running a business, and that’s why we designed photo shoots to be as non-disruptive as possible. Trusted Photographers and Trusted Agencies will work around your schedule to ensure that photos are taken at a convenient time for you and your business. Photo shoots do not require any sort of special equipment, lighting, or setup, so you are free to stay open. Although photo shoots are non-disruptive and should not interfere with your normal business operations, it’s a good idea to let your customers know photography is in process and to avoid being in view of the camera, whenever possible.

  5. Will people be included in the photo shoot?

    Because we want to keep the focus of the photos on the inside of your business, we aim to have as few people in the shots as possible. During the shoot, photographers may put up a sign and alert customers and employees about to be photographed. As the business owner it would be your responsibility to notify your employees and customers that the photo shoot is taking place.

Privacy and Legal

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

    Photo shoots will exclude any areas of your businesses which you would not like to feature. In addition, our photographers will always alert customers and employees before a photo is taken, to uphold their privacy. All panoramic imagery will be processed by our state-of-the-art blurring technology to blur out faces of any employees or customers who appear in the imagery. At any time you may request additional blurring or takedown of entire images through our Report a Problem link at either the bottom of the pano image, or within your Google+ Local page.

  2. Who from my business can give legal permission for the photo shoot?

    You must have the proper authority to allow a Trusted Photographer or Trusted Agency photographer access to the business premises to collect photographs and to subsequently allow Google to use those photographs in its products and services. People with this authority include the owner of the business or a director or manager with the designation to make those commitments on behalf of the business. Please note that by agreeing to the terms and conditions and the Google Terms of Service, before your photo shoot, you are confirming that you have the authority to make that commitment.

  3. Will Google be using the imagery in other applications besides Google+ Local 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. For example, further integration with Google Maps will allow customers to find these images easily from the 360-degree Street View imagery of nearby roads for many locations.

  4. Do I own the photographs taken by a Trusted Photographer or Trusted Agency photographer?

    Yes, you will own the photos taken by Trusted Photographers or Trusted Agency photographers once you have paid for this service and the shoot is completed. Keep in mind that by signing the agreement, provided by the Trusted Photographer or Trusted Agency, you will also license the use of the photos to Google who will publish the imagery.

  5. Can I review the photos after they are taken and before they go live on my Google+ Local page?

    Because of the technology takes individual unstitched and unreviewed images that need considerable processing after they are uploaded by the photographer, to produce the attractive ‘walk- through’ experience, you will not be able to review the images before they are uploaded to Google.

  6. Can I blur the images or take down all panoramas from my business listing?

    Yes, if you see a major issue you can ask us to blur some areas in each of the panoramic images. You may also ask us to take down all panoramas. At this time we are unable to take down individual panoramas. To request blurring or takedown click on the "Report a Problem" link on the specific images where you see issues and provide the requested information. Please note that the blurring/removal process may take several days.

  7. Could my photos be removed for other reasons?

    Yes, your photos might be removed if they are found to violate the Google photo policy. Although all business images undergo quality review before being uploaded, some photos may still be reported as inappropriate and later removed. The complete photo policy can be found here.

Additional Questions

  1. Can I embed these images on my business website?

    Yes, we encourage you to share the walk-through experience of your business with your customers. To embed the 360-degree panoramas on your website, simply find the HTML snippet from a good point of view of the panoramic imagery on Google Maps, click on the “Link” button , click “customize and preview embedded map,” and then copy and paste the HTML to embed in your website. If you’re looking for even more customizability with your images, check out the Google Maps API.

  2. Can I have a repeat photo shoot?

    Yes, you are welcome to engage with a Trusted Photographer or Trusted Agency and coordinate a repeat shoot as often as you’d like, but it is up to the individual Trusted Photographer or Trusted Agency to decide the cost. Many businesses who have recently renovated their interiors or that have seasonal decor will request a reshoot. Remember that you can always upload your own up-to-date photographs through Google+ Local as well.