Tracy Ryan Photography | Google Business View Basics


Google Business View Basics


Whoohoo congratulations! You now have  Google Business Street View, let me show you what comes next. 


Moving around in the tour 

To move the image: Use your mouse to click and drag while releasing the button to view and zoom if necessary.

To move to the next panorama: Click the large grey arrows once as they come up pointing in a given direction. Use the directional arrows to move the panorama. You will still need to use the mouse to navigate to the next panorama or spot in the tour.

To View on Mobile: Download the Google Maps Application and find the business. Touch screen devices make it really easy to navigate with swipes of the finger. Double taps are the easiest way to move from one panorama (scene) to the next. 


                Pssst... this is a 'real tour' above. Practice your skills with this example of Palm's City Resort, Darwin.

How to Share and Embed your Tour on your Website
Embedding the tour on your own website, sharing via email, or social media is accomplished in a few steps. It is much like embedding a YouTube player or basic Google Direction Maps.


1. Find the view you want to start with (each time you move the view a different code will be generated).

2. Once you have the starting view the way you would like, click the "three dots" at the top left of the screen and next to your business name and click on the 'Share or embed image' link.



3. Copy the URL link directly from this window (for sharing via email). Or click "Embed Image". This will give you options to custom size the embedded window for your website.

4. From there copy the code and place on your site.


How to Add your Tour to your Facebook Page



1. Click on this link and you will be taken to a page that looks like this...


2. Click on the button, then choose which 'Page' from the list you want to add your tour to and follow the instructions from there.

It should look like this (below) with a box above that gives you details that only you can see or the admin of your page.




How to work with your Google+ Business Page



Your Google+ Business Page is just like a  Facebook Business Page and is becoming much more popular than Facebook Business Pages so it's time to engage on Google+. Your Google+ Business page is where your virtual tour and stills sit and is the link that I sent you when I notified you of your Google Business View being published. 


1. Every time you post on your FB Business Page, also post on Google+. You can do this simultaneously through software such as Hootsuite.

2. Go onto your Google+ page at least twice a week to respond to messages.

3. Use one of the still images taken by me as your cover image on your Google+ page.

4. Ask friends and customers to rate your business on your page. They can do this straight from a Google Search.

5. Upload extra images with people shots to your Google+ page (I am unable to do this due to Google’s privacy laws, but you can!).


Now you are on your way to digital marketing stardom! 


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