New York, NY, March 01, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Google has recently released its New Pilot Program - Google Business Photos - in New York City. Business Photos gives business owners a great new way to attract new customers by providing interactive, high resolution, 360-degree images of places on Google's sites. To get Business Photos for your location, you must contact a "Google Trusted Photographer" in your area. Black Paw Photo is a New York City based Google Trusted Photographer, and makes the program available to business locations in New York City as well as parts of Long Island, and New Jersey.
Google Business Photos brings customers inside local businesses much the way street view allows one to walk down various streets, only now you'll be able to walk into shops and stores on those streets. Black Paw Photo, a Google Trusted Photographer, creates a 360-degree interactive virtual tour which showcases the important details of business interiors around NYC. Customers will be able to walk around, explore, and interact with a business they find on Google Maps or through Google Search. Another feature of the Virtual Tours is that they can be easily embedded on a business owner's website in much the same way Google Maps and YouTube videos are.
In addition to the Virtual Tour, Google Business Photos also includes 10-15 High Quality, Professionally Retouched Photographs which will appear on a business location's Google Places Page. These images serve to help give prospective clients important information about the business that may or may not be captured in the virtual tour. These professional photos are given to business owners after their photo session is complete and may be used on their website and social media pages as well.
Black Paw Photo provides the photos for Google but is not employed by Google. They are in what is known as the "Google Trusted Photographer" program and provide their services for local businesses at a rate similar to the going rate of comparable photography work in New York City.
Local businesses that choose to add Google Business Photos to their Google Places Page will see the photos and virtual tour on their page as well as on Google Maps and Google Search results. It gives them a chance to invite customers through their front door and show off their inventory or facilities. The types of businesses that have had the service at this point include Bars, Cafes, Restaurants, Florists, Dentist Offices, Automobile Dealerships, and Attorneys.
Eventually Google Business Photos will be as widespread as Google Street view, giving people the ability to walk into locations all over the world for a virtual tour. Right now the program is available in New York City and select locations around the U.S.A. For more details about Google Business Photos in NYC visit: http://www.blackpawphoto.com/google-trusted-photographer/.
For more information from Google, visit: http://maps.google.com/help/maps/businessphotos/