google Street View

What is Google Street View and how does it benefit me?

Google Street View is the service we have all looked at; it shows in 360 degrees your street, your house, your business and now the inside of your business, which can be seen by all the Google users – that’s a share of the 3.5 billion searches made on Google every day.

Google Street View has been around since 2007 but lately you may have noticed a visual revolution going on. Google Street View has now hopped off the street and into businesses, buildings and places generally off the street.

This service has been running since 2012 and Local Exposure is happy to have been the first UK agency offering this service. The program has developed and so have we, with over 6,000 tours under our belt we are the most experienced at dealing with all different business types. Local Exposure is a fully certified Google Street View Trusted Agency. The Local Exposure Photography team have many years of commercial digital imaging, 360 photography, video and digital photography experience.

‘SEE INSIDE’ your business

  A 360-degree virtual tour that allows your potential and existing customers to view and navigate their way around your business using the same technology as Google Street View. Breaking down language barriers and helping you promote your products and services in a visually appealing way. 

Using the Street View arrows, potential or existing customers can explore around your business and see the types of products and services you have to offer in a very visually engaging manner. They are in control and can focus on what they are looking for in your business. Ambience and atmosphere are portrayed like never before to really engage with a user, creating that feeling of familiarity so that they get to know and trust your business, ensuring that you are one which they want to trade with.

Using Google’s predefined settings and equipment Local Exposure’s team provides a bespoke solution to many thousands of  customers, so your business is in safe experienced hands.

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Why do I need to have Street View for the inside of my business?

Confronted with a list of thousands of businesses your listing needs to stand out in today’s search. A Google Street View ‘See Inside’ Virtual Tour from Local Exposure is a fantastic way to achieve a listing that attracts those all-important click throughs to your business.

The integration of the ‘see inside’ within the Google ecosphere gives your business an increased visibility and engagement which in turn may lead to an increase in click through rates, increased engagement and an increase in footfall.

People are interested in having a good look, the try before you buy era is upon us and what better way to showcase what a business has to offer. The ‘see inside’ service goes above and beyond – being utilised to show cruise ships, interiors of cars, inside mobile homes, holiday parks, theme parks – bringing to life the internet in a way like never before. With the rise of mobile technology  touchscreen is now king! The ability to navigate a business visually in this unique and exciting way fits today’s advancing market perfectly.

Where does my Google Street View 360° Virtual Tour feature?

Google Knowledge
Graph / Card via Search

The Knowledge graph is the box at the side of your listing on Google’s search results page (SERP). Validating your business with a see inside box increases exposure.

Google Maps

Performing a search in maps will bring up your listing with a ‘see inside’, ‘see outside/ street view’ and a photos view. Upgrading your listing to include a ‘see inside’ will also change the ‘see outside’ so your business has brand new external imagery.

Google Street View

Where possible a Street view link directly plugging your business into Google’s excellent Street View meaning your business will be really connected.

Google Mobile Apps
(Maps & Street View)

Your business and Street View ‘See Inside’ will also be found and be navigable on these apps making the service a quick and easy way for mobile users to find and view your business inside. You may not use these services but a high proportion of your customers and potential customers will.

The virtual tour and associated imagery can also be ‘embedded’ into your own website and Facebook business page using a special unique link which we will provide you with.

Stats that speak for themselves

  • People remember 80% of what they see and only 20% of what they read.
  • 4 in 5 consumers now use search engines to find local business information.
  • 50% of consumers who conducted a local search on their smart phone visit the business within a day and 34% of those who searched on their PC or tablet also visit the business.
  • Those who view a listing with a virtual tour are twice as likely to be interested in using your services. Among 18-34 year olds in particular, prospects are 130% more likely to use services based on a tour.
  • Among people surveyed, 67% want more business listings to have virtual tours. 
  • 96% of online searches use Google and your business Google Street View Tour can be available on:

Google Search | Google Maps, mobile and PC/ Mac | Google Street View, including the new mobile app | Google Cardboard | Google My Business | Your website via a simple embed code | Your Facebook Business Page  via a simple embed method


Virtual Reality & Google Cardboard

Bring your business to life using a VR headset like Google Cardboard

Your Virtual Tour on Google is fully compatible with Google Cardboard so you get all these extra additional benefits:

  • Futureproof your advertising (VR is an emerging technology)
  • Totally immerse your customers in your business
  • Great for showing your work, products and services to new and existing clients
  • Showcase your business at events or markets with a branded cardboard headset
  • Open up fresh new markets locally, nationally and globally

Our award winning services

In 2015 Google updated their 360° business photography project to Google Street View Trusted. Under the former program Local Exposure was proud to be one of the first companies in the world to become a Google Trusted Agency, trained to undertake photography which would appear across the Google platform.  For our part in bringing this fantastic an innovative service to the masses Local Exposure was invited to the Googleplex in Zurich in 2014. Returning again in 2015 to collect another trophy, Local Exposure goes from strength to strength and has become one of the foremost agencies in the world.

Our specialist Google Street View Trusted Photographers offer a professional and courteous service to our customers. Our team of in-house mapping experts are waiting to piece together your Google Street View tour. And our after sales team are always on hand to offer help and support to help you get the very best from our services.

So just how do you get the inside of your business onto Google.

As Certified Google Street View Pro’s our team will come into your business perform the photography and upload it all onto the Google platform. The photography visit takes between 20 minutes to around two hours for a typical business. We have dealt with businesses of all shapes and sizes, from Cruise ships to beauty salons, bars to theme park, groups to micro businesses, so you can be assured your business is in the best hands.

Once the visit is complete the work is returned to our offices and our on-site skilled team of mapping experts take over putting your business onto Google. Depending on system issues and workloads this can take anything up to a couple of weeks but if you think its taking a little longer than expected by all means please call us – we don’t bite!

Once the tour is live we will be in contact to let you know and provide you with information relating to how to best optimise your Google Street View Tour.

Gain Visibility for your business today!

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A few words from some satisfied customers

  • Local Exposure are a 1st Class Business.They are the perfect company for all my Web Design needs.I would highly recommend their services to anyone!
    Andrew J Musson Ltd
  • Lovely company to deal with. Very friendly yet professional service, quick responses to any changes we ask for. We are very happy with them!
    Grace porter
  • Local Exposure produced a brilliant web site and video for us. Google tour is a nice add on too. Always happy to help us on the other end of the phone line when we get stuck. Five star service, would recommend to any business wanting a web site, hosting and support. Talbot House Hotel, Nottingham
    AJ Gray
  • A very professional approach! Local Exposure have supplied me with a solution to my website needs, they have helped me step by step to create my desired website for my business needs. Not only have they help create a website from scratch but are continuing to help me and support my business needs. Just a phone call or email away and they respond efficiently and effectively. I would personally recommend their services to my clients and business network.
    Karim Merchant
  • Great service, great people what more can I add.
    longbow arnold
  • Local Exposure created a video profile of our pub and we were very impressed with the quality. Check this team out if you are looking for a video for your business, the price is very reasonable and the quality is of an excellent standard. Thank you Local Exposure !
    AirHostess Tollerton
  • A phone call or two, plus an email and we now have a Google 360' virtual tour! Thanks Jane, trouble free pleasure doing business with you.
    Adam Wakeford