First launched in 2007, Google Street View forms part of the free mapping service Google Maps, providing 360-degree views of towns and cities the world over. Users are able to navigate and explore real 360-degree images from street level around the world. Registered businesses will appear on the map, allowing users to quickly and easily view the google business listing to check opening times, reviews and obtain directions and journey times. You may have noticed it has now jumped off the street by also allowing users to view 360 panoramas from inside your business directly from google maps.
Google search plays an important role in the online visibility of your business. 84% turn to search engines to gather information for local purchases and 2 in 3 consumers, look for local business information on mapping sites & apps. Virtual tours integrated into your google my business listing are a truly powerful and affordable way to boost your SEO and improve your google-driven leads. By allowing visitors to step inside, directly from google maps, you can expect double the interest in your Google business listing.
A virtual tour integrated into your Google My Business listing will provide a significant boost in your Search Engine Optimisation
Virtual tours integrated in google maps are viewable from all devices, making it easy for customers to see inside your business from desktop PC, Tablet or Smart Phone.
The addition of a virtual tour lets your customers see inside your business, 24 hours a day year-round.
When searching for businesses, consumers use mapping products 44% of the time. Adding a virtual tour on this platform ensures you stand out!
On average, 41% of these place searches result in an on-site visit.
Listings with a virtual tour are twice as likely to generate interest.
“We are delighted with the addition of the two virtual tours that were created by Envisage-360. They have enabled us to showcase our restaurant and have given us a new way to stand out from the competition. Their idea to create a back of house tour of the kitchen area including the time lapse video of one of our evening services, gives our customers an all area pass to the workings of our busy restaurant”.
“We were really pleased with the virtual tour created by Envisage-360. They completed the onsite scanning process without disruption to our trading and were extremely professional and courteous to both our staff and customers.”
“We had spoken with a selection of companies that offer a virtual tour service but I have to say Envisage-360 has a different view and approach. The virtual tours have been a great addition to our website and have helped us to convert these online visits into physical visits at our showrooms. We would definitely recommend them if you are considering a virtual tour for your business. ”
“We were absolutely delighted with the virtual tour delivered by Envisage-360. We were looking for a way to showcase La Citaj in an open and transparent way and give our prospective customers the ability to book with confidence. The Envisage-360 virtual tour delivers on both counts and has become a valuable marketing tool to ensure consistent future bookings for this property.”
“We were delighted with the virtual tour delivered by Envisage-360. They were able to capture the layout and most importantly the feel from within the property that just wouldn’t have been possible with traditional photography. The use of multimedia tags, highlighting features and delivering video content specific to the property, really brings the tour to life. The ability to engage viewers of this property listing with an engaging and immersive walkthrough, prior to a physical viewing, really is a game-changer”
“Envisage-360 is the way forward to advertise your business! The 360 virtual tour Envisage created for us is just amazing! We have saved so much hassle of face-to-face viewings by having the tour of our student accommodation featured on our website. Envisage were very professional and they even produced some still shots from the virtual tour for us to use as marketing materials.”