When potential customers search for your business by name on Google, they will see tour images displayed directly on the search results page. These panoramic images will also be published on Google+ Local, Google Maps and other Google properties and give customers a better sense of the layout, decor and beauty of your business interior.
Indianapolis 360 photographers are trained and certified by Google to take pictures that, once uploaded to Google’s processing pipelines, will be transformed into 360-degree panoramic imagery and a walk-through of your business. Google will not accept outside imagery.
Google has photographers scheduling shoots in cities across the U.S., Australia, New Zealand,
France, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and the UK.
Currently, we are not photographing certain museums and government buildings without prior approval from Google. While we do photograph hotels, management will need to work directly with Google’s Hotel View division to schedule us to come out. Remember that you can request Indianapolis 360 to be your photographer! If you have a concerns about the eligibility of your business for this program, please feel free to reach out to us!
Google has certified our agency because we meet their standards of quality for taking feature and
panoramic images, uploading, moderating and publishing them on Google properties. Only a Google Trusted Photographers and Agencies, like us, will be able to provide the Google Business Photos services.
Pricing for a tour starts at $400 and goes up incrementally based on its size and complexity. This is a ONE TIME COST and businesses have an opportunity to show as much or as little of their space as they want to and wish to budget for. Prior to any photo shoot we will perform a site visit, prepare and accurate quote and present a formal proposal for your acceptance.
Yes, we encourage you to share the walk-through experience of your business with your customers on your website and social media pages.
Scheduling a tour is easy. We do our best to accommodate your schedule and limit disruption to your operations. Call (317) 572-TOUR or send us an email to get started.
A photo shoot may take up to two hours, but varies depending on the size of your business.
Please clean and tidy things up prior to the photography session. Remember that the aim of a Google Tour is to show customers exactly what they should expect to see when they visit your business.
Photo shoots generally include the main customer-facing space of your business. We encourage you to work with the photographer to determine areas of your businesses you would like to highlight or exclude.
We will work around your schedule to ensure that photos are taken at a convenient time for you and your business. Shoots do not require special lighting or setup, so you are free to stay open.
Because we want to keep the focus of the photos on the inside of your business, we aim to have as few people in the shots as possible. Those who do appear in the tour will have their faces blurred, per Google policy.
Yes, you are welcome to coordinate a repeat shoot as often as you’d like. Many businesses who have recently renovated their interiors or that have seasonal decor will request a re-shoot.
Photo shoots will exclude any areas of your businesses which you would not like to feature. All imagery will be processed to blur out faces of anyone who appears in the tour imagery. The blurring tool can also be used on security features, licence plates and computer screens upon request.
People with this authority include the owner or a director or manager with the designation to make such commitments. By agreeing to a photo shoot, you are confirming that you have that authority.
Google may use these images in other products and services in new ways that will make your business information more useful and accessible to users.
Yes, you will own all photos taken by Indianapolis 360 once you have paid for this service and the shoot is completed. You may use them in any capacity you wish. You do, however, grant license for the use of these photos to Google. Indianapolis 360 may also use the images for our internal portfolio and/or marketing materials.
Raw images require considerable post-processing to produce a walk-through experience. Therefore, you currently are not able to review the images before they are published. Such a feature is purportedly in the works, so check back for updates!
Your photos might be removed if they are found to violate the Google photo policy. You may also submit a request to have photos removed.