Jersey City, NJ, January 27, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Black Paw Photo has been rapidly adding New Jersey automobile dealerships to Google Business Photos as demand for the service increases. Google announced on January 15th that since the official launch of its Google Business Photos program a year ago, the number of businesses with the service has reached over 100,000.
Black Paw Photo has been a Google Trusted Photographer in the New Jersey and New York region since the launch of the Google Business Photos pilot program in January, 2012. The new services from Google allows business owners to invite customers into their front door for a virtual look inside. Using high-resolution panoramic images and Street View Technology, businesses are able to offer customers an interactive virtual tour right from the comfort of their home computers or mobile devices.
With the help of Black Paw Photo, the automotive sales industry in New Jersey has been quick to adopt this new feature from Google after seeing how it can strengthen their online marketing and advertising efforts. Over the past year, Google has made it notably easier to find dealerships that have added Business Photos on Google Search, Google Maps, and Google+ Local.
Anthony from Black Paw Photo states: "Google has increased a dealer's online exposure in searches by adding new graphics and images that are designed to let customers know that they can see inside a business location." Only business locations that have added Google Business Photos have the new graphics, and so they stand out from all the businesses that do not have virtual tours. "Customers find us on Google before anywhere else, whether it's to get directions or just by accident. This is one more way we can keep their attention and get them to walk through our front door," said one dealership's sales manager.
"Dealers spend millions of dollars building beautiful showrooms and service departments, and this is the best way to show off the dealership to customers who've never been there," stated Anthony from Black Paw Photo - a local photography company which provides the service to auto dealerships. "Every dealership I've added the service for is absolutely thrilled with it," he continued. "Not only do the tours show up on many Google products, but they are fully embeddable and can be placed right on the dealership's website. As an advertising expense for auto dealers, this is a no-brainer."
Google doesn't provide the service to dealers directly, but does so only through trained and certified independent contractors. Black Paw Photo provides coverage to auto dealers in New Jersey. Companies wishing to add the service can contact Anthony from Black Paw Photo at http://www.insidebusinessnyc.com/autos to schedule an appointment. Pricing for the service is based on the size of the dealership. Once published on Google, there are no monthly fees and the virtual tour becomes a permanent part of Google and the dealership's Google+ Local Page.
Google Business Photos is the first on-demand service of its kind ever offered through Google and Black Paw Photo has been involved in the program from it's inception. For the first time ever, a company can call a photographer to request service and have a virtual tour live on Google in under a week. New Jersey auto dealerships have been taking advantage of the service and the excellent exposure it gives them. The following links will take you to the virtual tours of several New Jersey auto dealers:
http://goo.gl/maps/kiyFi -- Circle BMW - Eatontown, New Jersey
http://goo.gl/maps/RRgf7 -- Union Volkswagen - Union, New Jersey
http://goo.gl/maps/jbMPh -- Union Volkswagen Service - Union, New Jersey
http://goo.gl/maps/wJtgJ -- Englewood Cliffs Cadillac - Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
http://goo.gl/maps/MtZKG -- Hamilton Honda - Hamilton Township, New Jersey
More auto dealer tours as well as of other types of New Jersey business can be viewed by visiting Black Paw Photo's Portfolio website: http://www.insidebusinessnyc.com