What is Google Street View?

What is Google Street View?

Google Street View is a high-quality interactive virtual tour of your business using Street View technology. By participating in Street View, you:

• Enhance your content on Google with beautiful 360-degree panoramic pictures and quality still photographs.

• Engage with customers who can now walk-through and experience your business with the familiar Street View navigation.

• Influence customer decision making during the search and discovery process by inviting customers into your business online.

• Share the images on your own digital properties via the Maps API or by simply embedding an HTML code in your website.


Where does Street View appear on Google? 

Once the virtual tour is uploaded, images appear on Google SearchGoogle MapsGoogle + and Google Maps for Mobile… all the ways that a customer will search for your business.


Can I display these images on my own website?   How about sharing the tour via email and on social media?

Absolutely.  Google makes it easy to share your tour at no additional cost.  See the “Sharing Instructions” section of this website for embed and sharing instructions.


How long does a shoot take and when will it be live?

Photo shoots on average take 1-2 hours, and your business can continue as normal during the shoot.  Once the photo shoot is complete, images are processed and uploaded to Google, and the tour will be live for the world to see in approximately 1 week.


How much does it cost?

Pricing for the taking and uploading of the photos is determined by the floor plan of the business and how many tripod positions are necessary to capture the tour.  You only pay a one-time shoot fee and that is it.  Contact J.R. at 504.339.7696 to schedule a walk-thru of your location and receive an estimate.