10 Reasons why businesses should have Google Maps Business View

  1. To relieve customer uncertainty. Your potential customers are making a quick decision. Give them the tools to make the right decision.
  2. The extra photos will encourage more people to click through to your Places page or website. Take a look at Google’s case study showing “on average, restaurant listings that included Business View had a 30% higher click through to reservations.”
  3. The extra content could possibly be a minor factor in search rankings according to this article by Jeff Finkelstein.
  4. The “See inside” view is front-and-center when you view the Google Places page on a smartphone. Google states that one in five searches is local, which means someone is looking for a product or service nearby. 75% of smartphone users have contacted a business they found on their phone.


     
  5. You can embed the photo shoot on your site. Take a look at our blog here to see how it is done. Here is an example from one of our clients, Indigo 12 West.
  6. You also receive 10 - 15 still HDR photos with your virtual tour.


     
  7. You receive full rights to the images taken. Want to take these still photos and use them on your own website or in a local magazine? Go right ahead.
  8. Portland Businesses get a free listing on SeeInsidePDX.com.
  9. It completes your profile. Why would you let any profile of your business be incomplete? Want to know if there is anything else missing from your listing? Log into Google.com/Business to see what you can do with your online presence.
  10. Add ons. You can create a full market place with your tour when you embed it to your site. Here is a great example of a menu add on for Animal Care Group Lake Oswego:

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