There is a huge chance you have heard about Google Maps Street View. It is a function available to business owners where potential clients can have a virtual tour of a business through the use of panoramic images. This is a function added by Google Maps to help individuals like you and me virtually explore several surroundings, as well as businesses.
Google Street View is a great tool for small and large businesses. In fact, if you properly set up your business on Google Maps, through the use of images and videos you have uploaded, you stand to enjoy a number of great benefits. Let’s take a moment to look at those benefits, shall we?
- TRUST: When your business appears on Google Maps Street View, you have given your customers a reason to see your business as a legitimate one, this is because the Street View allows transparency, and shows customers everything about your business. When you tell people about your business through word of mouth, there is a certain level of trust that can’t be attained until they see things from their own perspectives, and make their own judgment.
- SAVES YOU THE STRESS OF EXPLAINING YOUR BUSINESS TO POTENTIAL CLIENTS: Every customer feels the need to know about a business before they patronize them, and this is what Google Maps Street View provides them with; an opportunity to research on their own terms. You can also provide them with the most important information on your company, preventing them from getting information from the wrong sources.
- CONNECTS YOU WITH YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE: This is perhaps one of the most important benefits of Google Maps Street View; Google displays your business to only individuals who have shown interest in a product similar to yours. For example, Google Maps Street View will suggest restaurants to an individual who have asked where he can get “Italian food around him.” With the Street View, potential customers can easily take a virtual tour of your restaurant.
Now, Google Maps Street View provides you with information about a business, whether it is a home-based business, or operates in an office. Whether they offer delivery services or 24 hours customer service; whatever information it is, you can use Google Maps Street View to find out. For businesses to make themselves discoverable, they of course have to input all the needed information such as pictures, videos, opening hours, location whether home or office and so on.
However, there is a process to using this function to learn about a company online. To use, simply open the Google Maps app on your phone, and enter the name of the street or address you want to navigate. After then, you will see a small image at the bottom corner of the app. After this, you will see several companies, homes, and whatever it is you are looking for. To get more information about a business that you’d like to patronize, all you have to do is click on it, and information on it will be available to you. You can place a call, send a message or even share with friends and family.