Google Business Photos Program Begins in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, May 1, 2012: If you’re a small business in Northeast Ohio looking for a creative way to attract new customers to your location. Google wants to give you a helping hand by letting them visit your business virtually with its new Business Photos Program.

It sounds a bit out of the box, but through the use of Google’s Maps and Street View technology, a Google Trusted Photographer, can now create a virtual tour for your customers that will basically create a Street View 360-degree interactive virtual experience for people to see around inside your store. In a recent expansion to the Business Photos program, Google chose to open up Northeast Ohio and began the process choosing and training the independent “Google Trusted Photographers”. The program is now up and running and businesses can start to enroll to participate.

To get a glimpse of what it can make your business look like, check out the example businesses on the Google Business Photos site As you see, it’s literally the 360-degree virtual experience you get when you apply Street View to any Google Maps. As an added bonus it also increases your visibility on Google search!

Getting your small business the Street View treatment isn’t really all that hard either. For Northeast Ohio go to and fill out the contact form or call (440) 477-3247 to have a Google Trusted Photographer come to your business and take the necessary photos on behalf of Google. The photographer will then process and upload the photos to Google, who will then render the 360-degree panoramic interior of your business on, Google Maps, and on your Google Plus listing. You can also link and display your tour on your business webpage.

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