Google has been working, since April 2010 on a Business Photos Program. Basically, the idea is to provide businesses with a local photographer that apparently has been approved by Google to take photos and/or virtual tours of the business. These photos/videos are then put on Google searches, Google Maps, Google Places and who knows where else?
The Google Small Business blog has a great story on it. Apparently it’s been successful enough that Google is now expanding it to other countries and they’re looking for more photographers to sign up to the program. Here’s a link to a photographer in the Atlanta, Georgia area just to give you an idea of the kind of photographers in the program.
It’s a really great idea – imagine looking for a restaurant and being able to take a virtual tour of that restaurant before you set foot in there? I can see this working well for Bed and Breakfasts, animal day care centers, boutiques and many other places. Very Cool.
Check out Google’s Business Photos program – it may just be the thing your business needs!
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