Google Street View Virtual Tour FAQs (5)

Questions about Google Street View Virtual Tours for the New England Region, including New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

Our store/office/business is small, would we benefit from having a Virtual Tour?

We often hear something like this: "My store is old... my office is small... we have nothing that customers would care to see online!"

We have spoken with thousands of businesses throughout NH, ME, VT, and MA, and have discovered that most small businesses don't think they need a virtual tour, and when they in fact want one, they worry it will make their business somehow look worse. Most businesses get excited by the thought of giving customers the chance to see their business online, and sign up once they realize what we are talking about. However, many believe their business is too small...old... or just worry if it won't look good for their particular business. However, one thing we always try to get across to potential clients, is that even if nobody ever views your tour (which is simply not the case, tours are often viewed much more than business photos), you would still benefit from having a virtual tour done because it helps your business appearance on Google, and since our tour rank is high, you bennefit even more by having Make it Active, LLC do a Google Virtual Tour for your business!

Think of it as a full page ad in the phone book (if you are old enough to remember phone books). Full page ads always showed your customers what you wanted to show them, rather than simply a business name and phone number. That is how Google Street View tours should be thought of.

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Do you offer Google Street View virtual tours outside of New Hampshire?

Make it Active, LLC offers virtual tours throughout the country. Our general focus area is New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. For areas outside of this region, we work with a network of Google-certified trained Photographers. This is helpful if you have a headquarters in the Northern New England region, but have multiple locations nationwide. We are able to offer the same level of service, without charging you travel fees, etc. and can ensure all of your stores get a professional tour to help showcase each of your locations.

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We update our business often, would we have to pay to redo the tour?

A virtual tour is created by using specialized cameras and lenses, to create 360 degree photo spheres. Once these spheres are created, they are connected to other local spheres; thus, creating the virtual tour. Individual spheres can be redone at any time, for a reduced rate. For businesses that change fairly frequently, we can setup plans, which ensure you are locked in at the same rate, but the spheres, and tour, is regularly updated.

We do want to also point out that you don't actually need to update the tour. You would also have photos on a Google listing, and can simply update individual store photos. The concept of a tour is to demonstrate your business, as it looks. If you regularly sell different items, it really won't matter to customers, as they will be viewing the tour to see how your business looks in general, and would not be necessarily looking for specific items.

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Our business is small, would we still benefit from a Street View Virtual Tour?

We often hear the same, or similar questions from customers about virtual tours. Often, customers think of a virtual tour as something only large businesses, fancy hotels, and elegant showrooms offer. That is far from the truth. At one point, the cost might have been prohibitive for small businesses, but now, with tours as low as $500, businesses can't afford NOT to do a tour. In fact, we would recommend any business to do a tour, whether you have a large furniture store, or a small sandwich shop!

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How can a Google Street View virtual tour help my business?

Google Street View virtual tours, are a very powerful way to showcase your business, and gain valuable search equity.

When we complete one of our virtual tours for your business, it shows up in your Google Business listing, so that customers can not only find your business, but can also see inside, as if they were there. This gives you the ability to show your business at its best, so that visitors, customers, and people all over the world, can experience what it's like to virtually walk through your business.

Having your website come on top of search engines, is more than simply performing one particular action. There are many things which help your business ranking on Google, one of which, is a Google my business listing, photos of your business, and lastly, a virtual tour.

Make it Active, LLC has an on-staff certified street view photographer that not has had specialized training and testing in order to be part of the Google Street View program, and has been doing it for years. We offer Google Street View Tours not only throughout our state of New Hampshire, but also Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, and anywhere in the Northeast. We also have partners to offer tours in other regions of the country.

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