Google Places Business Photos Now Official

May 6, 2011 • 8:19 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps
 

For over a year now there were rumors of Google Store Views, a feature where Google will let people walk through your store as they come from Google Street Views. Nice idea but what it turned into was the official launch of Google Business Photos.

Google Business Photos

Google Business Photos is where Google sends photographers to your business - for free - and takes pictures to be places in your photos and videos section of your Google Place page. You can see examples on this business. See the "from Google" pictures?

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Marissa Mayer of Google formally announced the program yesterday, as Greg Sterling reported:

Today at the Social-Loco conference in San Francisco Google's Doyenne of Local Marissa Mayer formally announced Google Business Photos. This is not a new product but the formalization of an offering that has been available in a more limited way since last year.

Here is a video demo from Google on this service:

You can apply for Google to take photos of your business over here.

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Comments:

Nick Stamoulis

05/06/2011 02:01 pm

This is quite a service that Google is offering, especially for free. Google has come under a lot of fire for not having good customer service for Google Places. Is this an attempt to placate business owners?

Plymouth Buzz

05/06/2011 05:43 pm

I so want to go out and take photographs for Google Places. I've been a Google-holic since the launch and need to do this! I really believe I'm the only person in the UK with a Google Places T Shirt too This is my future David in Plymouth England

Plymouth Buzz

05/06/2011 05:45 pm

@googleplaces:twitter I so want to do this in Plymouth, England and Area. I even have the only (I think ) Google Places T Shirt in the UK Make my new dream come true :) David

Plymouth Buzz

05/07/2011 11:50 am

Me Me - Plymouth, UK - Local Snapper !

Kel

07/20/2012 10:01 pm

This NOT for free. The business has to pay for the service!

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