Frequency Asked Questions

What is Google Street View

Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. Streets with Street View imagery available are shown as blue lines on Google Maps.

Google Street View displays panoramas of stitched images. Most photography is done by car, but some is done by trekker, tricycle, walking, boat, snowmobile, and underwater apparatus.

What Is Google Business View?

“Google Business View”, “Google Business Photos” or “Indoor Street View” is a natural extension to Google’s Street View Technology. It uses the same photography technique used in Google Street View in order to offer 360˚ interactive panoramas inside businesses. Bringing you a cutting edge experience whereby potential customers can See Inside your business, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across Google’s massive network.
When your potential customers search for local businesses online, they will be invited to See Inside your business, using a stunning interactive and engaging 360º virtual tour from your Google business listing, when they find you via Google Search, Google Maps and Google+

How Google Business View helps?

Google Business View 360 degree virtual tours Influence customer decision making. With Google Business View a company is always open, which can help maximize visibility of your business. Your customers can navigate and look around your business and get a feel of the place before they make a decision. The virtual tour will give customers a better sense of the layout, decor, ambiance and unique qualities of your business.

What can a Google Business View virtual tour do for your business?

A Google Business View virtual tour attracts More Customers. 97% of people search for local businesses before making a decision. Choosing the right restaurant, cafe, hotel or any business is often a complex decision. Google Business View offers a significant advantage over your competitors, providing your potential customers with an extra level of confidence by allowing them to See Inside.

Not only does Google Business View showcase the inside of your business, it also enhances the search results of your business listing, providing you with an unprecedented marketing opportunity which will provide a clear advantage over your competition.

How we implement the Google 360˚ virtual tour for your business?
  • Evaluation
  • Our sales executives will evaluate and advise on the right number of “pano points” needed for your business, based on the size of the space to be photographed and the complexity of the shoot, then we will send you a quotation based on the evaluation.

  • Photo Shoot
  • Once the quotation confirmed, we will co-ordinate a photo shoot at your convenience.

  • Image Processing
  • On completion of the photo shoot our technical team will start to process the images. People’s faces and licence plates in the photographs are subject to blurring as per Google’s privacy policy. This usually takes approximately 5 business days to complete. Leading up to image processing we begin to register your business on Google. Once registered, we add relevant information such as address, working hours, and contact details, as well as set up your Google+ page for your business.

  • Publish

As soon as we processed the images, we connect the processed pano points and will publish the tour live on Google search and Google Maps whereby you and the rest of the world will see your spectacular virtual tour.


Costs vary from R3000 upwards and is dependent on the size and layout of the area /s you want to cover and the features/functionality you wish to include. In providing you with a quote, we will often do a site visit to determine the number of pano points (individual 360 degree panoramas) are required.

Hidden Prices

Google Business View virtual tour has no subscription fees, no recurring or monthly payments. This is a once off investment in your business and is affordable to both small and large enterprises. Published and accessible on Google forever. After payment you remain the sole owner and retain all copyrights to the images taken to develop your business virtual tour. You have the full right to use your virtual tour or static photos on any marketing platforms such as Facebook, eBrochures and websites.

How long does it take time?

In most cases, a photo shoot will take about an hour or two, but this varies depending on the size of your business. And then the tour would be published after 5 business days.

Implementation Equipments

We take photos using DSLR Cameras, 180 degree wide angle fish-eye lenses and panoramic photography stuff which brings the highest possible quality to the images. Photos taken then need post processing.

Re Shoot

You may need to re shoot your business in case that you redesign the environment, moving to a new place, adding another part or if you need to show your newly arrived products and more …

In order to re-shoot the business, simply call us and we will arrange everything. You will pay the new shoot with %30 discount.

Which businesses are supposed to use Google Business View virtual tours?

  • Hotels, Motels & Inns
  • Guest Houses
  • Restaurants, Bars & Coffee Shops
  • Conference & Banqueting facilities
  • Spas & Salons
  • Shopping Centres & Malls
  • Casinos
  • Airports & Aviation
  • Vineyards, Wineries and Breweries
  • Health Clubs & Fitness Centres
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Private Schools
  • Business offices
  • Panel Beaters
  • Amusement Parks
  • Large Venues and attractions
  • Kiddies Play Facilities
  • Nursery Schools
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Health Facilities

and More …