If your business welcomes in the public, then you are most likely eligible for a Google Street View virtual tour. If your website is not bringing in enough traffic, you should seriously consider it. With the photo section inside of your Google Maps Profile, people will discover an option to “View 360 Photos.” It’s a great way for them to “envision” themselves walking inside of your business. That’s just not possible for businesses who don’t offer it.
Since Real Estate Properties are not considered “businesses,” then private homes cannot offer virtual tours on Google Maps. Other public areas such as parks and recreation areas are welcomed by the public to contribute any kind of photos, even 360 panoramic photos and videos.
Since Google (and Google Maps) is not affiliated with the creation of virtual tours for businesses, that sector is left to photography agencies and freelancers who offer it to business owners as a service. This being the case, your virtual tour is unlikely free, as this type of work requires hours of shooting, stitching together the panoramic photos, and delivering the virtual tour to the client.
The shooting of a virtual tour is usually left to a professional. You may even find a freelancer. But for the highest degree of quality, go with a virtual tour service agency who is established, bonded and insured.
Have any questions? Call us at 678-542-4394. Our professionals will be happy to assist you. We can come out to you or discuss your inquiries over the phone. Our goal is to get Atlanta on the map with the help of virtual tours!