Here are some of the most popular questions we get asked about Google’s 360° tours.
Frequently Asked Questions about Google’s 360° Tours
The finished Tours are like an invitation from Google to VIEW your business. It will appear in Google search results, Google Maps and Google+ pages. These search results will look more inviting, colourful and informative, allowing your customers to really engage with and explore your business via the interactive experience. It also pushes you up the SEO, as people will be staying longer on your site - Google like that!
The fear of the unknown if generally the reason some people do not try something new! Visiting (and inspecting) your business on-line, will take that apprehension away, so they are confident in walking through your front doors, knowing they will have a warm welcome!
YES and NO!
They appear in your "Photos" and in the special tab "360°" as photos, but when you click on them you are actually integrated in to Google Maps!
Never! Or every couple of months! It's completely up to you!
If your an Antique Dealer with a high stock turn-over and want to showcase your items, you might want to do it monthly!
But if you are a retail store, you would be happy with the one virtualno tour and maybe a seasonal one for Christmas!
With Google's updated editing software, it is now possible to update just one are of the tour. So if you have just re-styled one part of your business, there is no need to re-shoot the whole lot!
Mark Howells is a fully accredited Trusted Photographer and has been a professional photographer for over 30 years.
He will only use the best professional equipment to capture your tour, to show it off tho its maximum beauty so that prospective customers will see it at its best.
No, it's business as usual! The equipment used is just one tripod and a camera, so a discreet operation is ensured! For privacy, Google's software blurs out any faces that may appear in photograph's too, so ultimate discretion is guaranteed.
Generally a very big YES!!! Unless "messy" is your USP.
As with faces and number plates, we make sure that security alarms, sensors and keypads are also blurred so they cannot be "cased" on-line by the criminal element!
Once our invoice is paid, we will transfer the attribution of the tour to you. You will then be able to use on-line tools to track the amount of visitors you get, and which panos are the most popular.
It really depends on the size of the business, but around one to two hours is needed to complete the panoramic photographs.
Yes, that's no problem! You can easily use a simple embedding code and insert your business virtual tour directly into your website or blog, plus it can be posted to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc. Click on the Menu sub-item above, to follow our easy steps to share and embed your Step-Inside Tour
From the day of your shoot, it takes an average of 24 hoursys for the virtual tour and images to be processed, uploaded, then quality checked and published by Google. (Although, it can take a little longer for the Tour to be completely integrated and the arrows between the panos to appear)
Not at all! Prices start from £295 for a small 1 or 2 area shop, restaurant or studio.
Call us on 07973 705477 and we can discuss your requirements.
Yes, we can shoot private homes, ideal if you are selling your house. They give potential buyers a realistic and interactive feel for the house.
These cannot be hosted on Google's, but are hosted on our own servers.
Again, these are hosted on our own servers, apart from Holiday Lets, which can be hosted on Google.
Yes of course, but we cannot show any patients. It can show staff.
So it best shot when there is no public access.
Yes! Just as you can with Street View. Once you have set up your headset, you are away!
Your 360° Tour can be hosted on a private server.
This is exactly like a Google Tours, but with the added enhancement of auto-rotation, drop-down menus and hotspots.
These are also not governed by Google's restrictions, so private homes, events etc can be hosted on them.
The equipment we use is especially configured to capture very high quality 360° still images. These can be converted to 360° video to give the impression of walking through an area.
Please call us on 07973 705477 for more information