Jim Osgood

April 10, 2019
small business virtual tour

Small Business? We can help you get seen!

We do virtual tours for smaller businesses, too. Here is one of a Self Defense Studio in Redmond Washington we did 6 viewpoints just a little over a month ago. Already with 962 views. The cost was only $299. You can’t find a better digital marketing opportunity than that. Not only that, but they now have the #2 position in the search results for self defense in Redmond Wa.
April 1, 2019
Google My Business Example

Enhance Your Google My Business Listing for Higher Search Results and More Business

Google My Business offers business owners the ability to create a free Business Profile. This profile allows a company to reach and engage local customers through other Google tools like Search and Maps. Even if you’ve already got a strong, optimized website in place, Google My Business serves to complement business websites by pushing your content higher in search rankings. Businesses with search listings are: 94% more likely to be viewed as reputable More likely to be used than businesses without a listing. 29% more likely to motivate consumers to consider purchasing goods or services from them Taking the time to […]
February 11, 2019
Columbia Athletic Club Virtual Tour

Columbia Athletic Club at Pine Lake Virtual Tour

It seems to be health club photography time for me. On February 1st I did the photo shoot of the Columbia Athletic Club at Pine Lake in Sammamish, WA. It was somewhat challenging in that the club was open for business at the time. Of course, we planned it during a time period in which there were not many members around and I had the club manager on hand to run interference for me. Unfortunately, it was a rainy day, so I will be going back to add the exterior images to the tour. If you have been following the […]
January 11, 2019
Coal Creek YMCA Google Virtual Tour

Coal Creek Family YMCA Virtual Tour

I had a great New Year’s Eve with a large photoshoot at the Coal Creek Family YMCA in Newcastle, WA. The facility is over 49,000 square feet on two floors which opened in 2009. One of the challenges of doing the photoshoot was finding a time that no one would be around. If there are people in the shot, we either need to get written permission from them or blur their faces. It is much easier to find a time when no one is around and New Year’s Eve was perfect. The Club closed at 1 PM and I was […]
February 21, 2018
Google Street View

Video Overview of Google Street View See Inside for Businesses

Here is a good 3 minute video of the Google Street View See Inside program. It will provide a visusal experience of what Google Trusted photographers provide:
January 5, 2018
Search Stats

Local Business Search Statistic – Is Your Google Business Listing Important?

Having a virtual tour of your business is a great way to let customers visit your business 24/7. It is also a great way to enhance your Google My Business listing and will improve the likelihood of your business showing up in a higher position when someone searches for your product or services. Search Engine Watch has some great statistics on local search which shows the importance of having not only a complete Google Business listing, but going a little further the enhance that listing to bet better rankings. Local Search Behavior Statistics 80 percent of Google search interest in “near […]