Pay To Get Business Photos In Google Places With Trusted Photographers

Jan 27, 2012 • 8:47 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Google Business PhotosBack in May, Google launched Google Business Photos to help businesses make their Google Places listings more attractive by showing off the inside of your stores.

Google said their has been such high demand that they have decided to open up a new program to let any business participate at a fee.

Google now lists trusted photographers in many locations around America where you can call them and schedule an appointment. But you have to pay the photographers and negotiate the price with them. These are not Googlers, they are third party photographers that Google "trusts."

Several photographers want to know how they can get on the list of trusted photographers. The way to do that is to fill out this form and wait.

Google added:

This self-serve model makes for easier scheduling and quicker turnaround, while also supporting the local photographers in your community. During the hour it should take for the shoot, you can collaborate with the photographer about how best to display and capture your business. When finished, the photographer will upload the images to Google, and shortly thereafter, you’ll see 360-degree panoramic views of your business on, Google Maps and on your Google Places listing.

More on this at Techmeme.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help and Google Places Help.

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01/27/2012 02:19 pm

FYI, your "trusted photographers" hyperlink is broken (missing the closing quote).

Barry Schwartz

01/27/2012 02:21 pm

thanks, fixed.

Carl D

01/28/2012 01:46 am

Your 'fill out this form' takes me to a form to look for photographers, not apply to be a listed photographer.

Dean Farrell

02/01/2012 01:53 pm

This will be a great service for business to enhance their web presence.  Not only does it show up in Google maps, but they can include the tours in their own web pages and share them via social media.

Black Paw Photo

04/09/2012 08:16 pm

Hello, I'm a NYC based Google Trusted Photographer.  If you'd like a full set of details on all the features, I made a short video about the program here: Feel free to contact me with any questions! Anthony


04/21/2012 03:00 pm

Related info : How to embed Google Business Photos into a Facebook Page

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