Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

What is Google Business view?


Google Business view is the newest tool from Google that utilizes Google’s Street View technology to provide 360-degree virtual tours of the inside of a business. Once published, your content may appear in a variety of Google products and services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Street View, Google Earth, Google +, and other Google products.

Did you know?

  • 81% of Shoppers Conduct Online Research Before Buying
  • When searching for restaurants and hotels online, 62% of people use Google
  • Those who view a listing with a virtual tour are twice as likely to be interested in booking a reservation there


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How does it work?


Google Street View for Business Virtual Tours are a natural extension to Googles Street View Technology, bringing the cutting edge Street View experience, and your online customers inside your business, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

When potential customers search for local businesses online, they will be invited to view inside your business using a stunning, interactive and engaging 360 degree virtual tour from your Google business listing when they find you via Google Search, Google Maps and Google Street View. Customers will be able to step inside your business as if they were there in person, using an interface they will be familiar with from using Googles Street View service.

You are free to embed your Google Business View virtual tour into your own website and Facebook business page by using a short snippet of html code. You can also link directly to your tour in email or via social networks such as twitter. However and wherever your customers find you on-line, they’ll be able to view and interact with your business in a fun, unique and engaging way like never before.


Go ahead and explore Jimmy’s Barber Garage down below. You can look around (floor to ceiling) by simply clicking and dragging the screen. To move forward, simply place the cursor on the floor towards your desired direction, and single click.  


How much does it cost?


The cost of the shoot depends on the size of your business but generally ranges between $300 and $1,500. Each location can have anywhere from 1-40 panorama steps or “photosphere”, sometimes even more. Each photosphere can be about 15 feet apart. $300 covers 2 panoramas inside of your business plus three required positions starting outside your front entrance. For a small shop that may be all you need. From there the pricing goes up depending on:

  • The Number of photospheres (your choice from minimal to complete coverage)
  • Business Floor Plan
  • Special Marketing Requests
  • Additional still photography, if desired
  • Discounts are offered for multiple locations and re-shoots (seasonal changes or remodel, for example)

For any questions or concerns please use the contact form provided above or email me personally at zs@zachsteria.com