Today Google announced it changed the name of what was formerly known as Google Business Photos to a new name that is more in line with the new Google Maps and better describes what we offer. The program is now called Google Maps Business View. The program is still the same and you still have to go through a trusted photographer to have your business added. We can help with getting your business on line and also with verification or your Google + Local Business Page. Contact us to learn more!
We are very pleased to announce that we have been accepted into the Tourdash reseller program and can start to offer the Tourdash product to our clients! What is Tourdash?
Tourdash (http://tourdash.com) is a way of enhancing your Google Business Photo Tours with all new features not available in the regular tours. These enhancements include the ability to add advanced navigation, boundary and dynamic hotspots, autorotation, easy Facebook publishing and tour analytics (some packages only) to your Google Business Photos Tour! It allow your clients to interact more with your tour and download pdf files, view images and more! Tour Analytics shows the business owner when tours are accessed and for how long, so that you that you can see how effective your GBP Tour is!
Tourdash is sold as a yearly subscription and is available in 3 different levels. Silver (no analytics, ideal for smaller tours), Gold and Platinum.
We are currently working on a demo tour using Tourdash, but in the meantime please feel free to browse the Tourdash site and look at the demos they have there as well as more in depth coverage of the features available.
We are very excited about the new addition to our range of products! Please feel free to contact us for more information and pricing!
One of the latest tours we have published For Google Business Photos is for South Trail Crossing Barbershop. A place where men can get pampered! Like an old fashioned barber shop with modern tech where men can get a haircut and shave and do so while watching sports on TV. Walk ins welcome. The shop looks really great and they a complete line of men’s shave and hair products!
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We just found a good article that serves as a guide to Google Local. It describes the different types of pages and services.
If you are confused about the different types of pages your business can have this is a good place to start out.
You can find the article here.
we can help you getting started with your Google Local pages or help with the verification and get your business online. Be sure to contact us here to get started or call 403-830-9094.
I had a little fun just before Halloween. One if our neighbours sets up a Haunted House in his garage every year to scare the kids (and parents) on Halloween. I was able to get in a few days before the big night to get some shots and decided to put together a virtual tour of the Haunted House. Lighting was difficult (black lights) but I was pleased with the results! You can visit the virtual tour here
This should work on most devices that support HTML 5 or Flash.
To see the full post including some of the stills I shot visit this link
This is an example of a non Google tour that I am offering. I am currently working on a few more that will showcase other options if you don’t want to do a Google Virtual Tour.
We are looking to hire a full time or part time sales representative to assist with selling photo tours and other photography services. This is a commissioned position. Responsibilities would involve cold calling to sell the Google Business Photos Program, conducting follow ups and booking photo shoots. Generous commission structure on each sale and the opportunity to earn high income for the right candidate. This position offers flexibility and the ability to work your own hours. All training to be provided.
If you are interested in applying or have questions please contact us here or send your resume to skennedy at skennedy360photo dot com
We have just published out latest virtual tour for a client!
Fraserway RV in Airdrie is an RV Dealership that also offers RV rentals. For this tour we used a path that takes you to the rental office on the far side of the building. Access is off of the exterior views of the tour outside the front door.
Fraserway RV, Calgary, AB