Google Launches Virtual Tours of Indian Small Businesses
Google's Indian customers can now take an inside, interactive, 360-degree, virtual tour of thousands of small businesses.
Under Google India's new Google Business Photos program, businesses can tap Google's Street View technology to help create these tours, and add the imagery to their listings on Google Search, Google Maps, and Google+ Local Pages.
Businesses can hire Trusted Agency Photographers through Google to help business owners capture the interiors of their business. Beyond pictures of the storefront and merchandise, the photographers can also help small businesses snap displays of business hours, rating details, accepted credit cards, and posted menus. Alternatively, business owners can also upload their own photos and videos and any other information onto a local Google+ page.
Before officially launching this program, Google India worked closely with thousands of businesses in Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkatta and Chennai to pilot this program.
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