Just like Google street view, there is a now the option to give a virtual tour of your place of business. Accessible to customers through Google Search, Google Maps and Google+.
Pictures of the inside of your business, cafe or shop are taken then stitched together to form a seamless virtual view just like Google Street View.
Users can then navigate the inside your local business, travelling along the corridors or aisles while zooming in and out on areas of interest. Let users view your restaurant and pick a seat that they would like to book.
The photographs must be taken by a local Google Trusted Photographer or Agency. The Google Business View is then linked your Google Places or Plus Page for users to view and navigate.
The Business View is also visible on the first page search results of Google. Many businesses have reported a great improvement in click through rates to their websites and there is also the added benefit of SEO. The Google search algorithm will list your business higher than a business with no Business View feature added to their Google profile.
The requirements are that the photographs are taken by a Google Trusted Photographer, the business has a Google+ Local page and their street address has been verified.
Find your nearest Google Trusted Photographer.
A local Melbourne based Google Trusted Photographer is DJ Photography.