February 21, 2018

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

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 me” came from mobile in Q4 2014. (Think with Google) 4 in 5 consumers use search engines to find local information. (Google/Ipsos MediaCT/Purchased) 18 percent of local smartphone searches led to a purchase within a day. (Google/Ipsos MediaCT/Purchased) 88 percent of users search on a smartphone, while 84 percent search on a computer/tablet. (Google/Ipsos MediaCT/Purchased) 54 percent of smartphone users search for business hours, 53 percent search for directions to a local store. (Google/Ipsos MediaCT/Purchased) 4 in 5 consumers want ads customized to their city, zip code, or immediate surroundings. (Google/Ipsos MediaCT/Purchased) >70 percent of consumers say it’s important to have directions and a call button in ads. (Google/Ipsos MediaCT/Purchased) 2.1X: The increase in mobile searches for “stores open now” or “food open now” in the past year. (Think with Google) 1.3: The number of times mobile searches for “where to buy/find/get” increased in the past year. (Think with Google) 65 percent of people use their phone in their I-want-to-buy moments. (Think with Google) 76 percent of people who search on their smartphones for something nearby visit a business within a day and 28 percent of those searches for something nearby result in a purchase. (Think with Google) So, is […]
November 21, 2017
Google Virtual Tour Icon Cellars

Icon Cellars Google Virtual Tour in Woodinville, Wa

We just recently did a Google Virtual Tour of Icon Cellars, a small winery in Woodinville. In addition to the best known wineries like Chateau Ste. Michelle and Columbia, Woodinville has over 140 wineries, wine bars & tasting rooms for visitors to visit. Many of them are located in small industrial parks and it is amazing what they can do with the inside in creating a wonderful ambiance. In may cases you feel like you that you are in wine country. Of course, you sort of are with all the other wineries around, but not near the vineyards. Below is the tour we did of the Icon Cellars Google Virtual Tour in Woodinville, Wa: Icon Cellars now has a great looking business listing on Google. It will give prospective visitors a chance for a virtual visit to see what a wonderful place it will be to visit in person. Best of all they can do it 24/7 at their leisure.  Find out more about Icon Cellars by visiting their website. For more information on Wineries in the Woodinville area, visit the 2017 guide to Woodinville wineries, tasting rooms & events. Contact us if you would like to get your own Google virtual tour.  
October 9, 2017
Drizzle & Shine Google virtual tour

Drizzle & Shine Google Virtual Tour

Last week I did a photo shoot for a Google virtual tour at a unique boutique clothing store, Drizzle & Shine. They specialize in products that use recycled or vegan materials. Very nice! they are located on the south end of Capitol Hill in Seattle. They are an eco-boutique shop in Seattle. You’ll find a carefully curated selection of women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. They specialize in items that are kind to the earth and animals and that are made by people who are treated fairly. They donate a percentage of each sale to nonprofits that align with their values. They also showcase local designers, small businesses, and businesses that make a difference in the community—and world.  they believe that you don’t need to break the bank to do your part. Their eco-products are made to last will make you feel great. Doing good has never looked so easy! Whether you’re an eco-shopper, vegan, or fashionista, you’ll find things you love and will wear for years to come. Located at 102 15th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112 If you are ever in the area, make sure to stop by and have a look. You can also have a look at their virtual tour below: Find out how to get your 360° panoramic virtual tour on Google. Contact us for more information.