Have you claimed your Google Places listing yet? This free service is recommended for all businesses but critical for any business with a local market or a traditional shopfront where people come to buy your product or service.
When you claim your Google Places listing you will be asked to verify your ownserhip of the business. This is a simple, automated process. Once you’ve been verified you can add to your listing: opening hours, payment methods, detailed description and a range of other items. You will also be able to upload photos and videos and starting recently, you can request a 360-degree panaroma of the interior of your business. This service is provided by Google at no cost to you and it is being rolled out in major cities in Australia, New Zealand, USA and other countries.
After you have claimed you business listing in Google Places, request your 360-degree panorama for your business. According to the FAQs on the Google site the service is available for “restaurants, hotels, retail shops, gyms, salons, repair shops and a variety of other storefront businesses”, so if you think you’ll benefit from this service, apply now and bring your local search listing to life.