Client Focus: Kupper Subaru

When we arrived at Kupper Subaru in Mandan, ND to shoot their Google Street View | Trusted 360 virtual tour, we noticed a problem. They’re selling Subaru’s so fast, it was difficult to capture them standing still long enough to take photos. If you look close, you’ll even notice a transport dropping off new inventory.

Kupper Subaru is the #1 Subaru in North Dakota, and you don’t have to spend much time at a Subaru dealership to learn Subaru owners love their Subarus! Like Kupper Chevrolet, they have one low price, and sales people paid on customer satisfaction, not commission. As they were selling cars as fast as they could get them, it’s obviously a formula their customers find attractive.

Speaking of attractive, there was an interactive touch screen Subaru kiosk, a toasty fireplace, and cozy customer waiting area with even something to keep their littlest customers occupied. The tour also features their sales, parts and service departments. It’s an inviting atmosphere to shop for, or service your Subaru. But hurry, they’re moving fast!

Looking to attract more customers in Bismarck and Mandan? We would be happy to help showcase your business and invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google Maps Street View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you! It’s the only way to Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

In the meantime, we’ll see you at Kupper Subaru 805 East Main Street Mandan, ND 58554 (888) 274-4916

Client Focus: Kupper Chevrolet

Kupper Chevrolet [ko͞opər] in Mandan, ND resides in a building that is over 100-years old, but you’d never guess by looking at their modern facilities. In their Google Street View | Trusted tour you get to explore the showroom, sales floor, waiting room, service drop-off, and parts department. Throughout the dealership, the staff was wonderful, and couldn’t have been more pleasant to work with.

Kupper Chevrolet is part of a larger dealer group that is changing the car buying experience. Sales compensation is paid based on customer satisfaction surveys. Upfront best-pricing and a money back guarantee have all combined to make them the #1 Chevrolet dealer in North Dakota.

Looking to attract more car buyers? We would be happy to help showcase your dealership and invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google MapsStreet View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you! It’s the only way to Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

In the meantime, we’ll see you at Kupper Chevrolet 1500 2nd Street NE Mandan, ND 58554 (888) 468-3093

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Client Focus: Fargo Theatre

The historic Fargo Theatre has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its iconic marquee is the most photographed location in North Dakota, not to mention Fargo. When ESPN Gameday visited Fargo, they chose a downtown location on Broadway, with the Fargo Theater playing a major role. But if you asked the average Fargoan when the last time they were inside the Fargo Theatre, you’d likely be met with a blank stare.

It’s a beautiful, historic theatre both inside and out. We were thrilled to allow Google users to “See Inside”. While shooting the virtual tour, we couldn’t help but notice the new Digital projector right next to the classic film projector. It seemed a nice parallel to the work we were doing creating a digital virtual tour of such a historic building. In both cases, the mix of old and new blending nicely.

If you haven’t been to the Fargo Theatre lately, it’s still a great place to catch a movie. Many people may not realize that in 2009 the Fargo Theatre opened a “second screen”, Off Broadway. It’s a more intimate theatre that hosts many Off Broadway events, and can even be rented to host a birthday party with your own DVD/Blu-Ray movie selection!


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Looking to attract more theatre patrons? We would be happy to help showcase your theatre or any historic location, and invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google Maps Street View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you!  It’s the only way to Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

Until then, see you inside the Fargo Theatre! 314 Broadway Fargo, North Dakota 58102 (701) 239-8385

Google’s Magic Leap Video

Google invested over half a billion dollars in a virtual reality company called Magic Leap. This recently released video may explain why:

Google Maps Made Possible by an Elegant, Simple Algorythm

“What’s the shortest way to travel from Rotterdam to Groningen?,” Dijkstra said. “It is the algorithm for the shortest path, which I designed in about 20 minutes.”

Google Maps does this for us now and we don’t even really think about what a complex task it could be. Shortest path problems, a key feature of graph theory with a whole lot of pretty obvious real-world applications, get insanely deep very fast. The result is known (informally) as a combinatorial explosion, which is where the number of different combinations that must be explored in a given problem grows exponentially.

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90% of local people search for this “on the go”?

It seems like everyone is “on the go” these days. I thought for a moment it was because gas prices were below $2.00 per gallon here in Fargo, ND and everyone just got their tax return back. Ok, maybe that’s somewhat true..but, with all the new gadgets and mobile devices, most people enjoy being on the go because technology keeps them aware of what is going on at all hours of the day. So how does this impact consumer purchases and what can local businesses do to market to this growing trend?

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In a recent consumer data study from a research firm (sponsored by google) over 4,500 online consumers took a survey across nine categories:

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  1. Local Services
  2. Restaurant
  3. Automotive
  4. CPG
  5. Media & Entertainment
  6. Finance
  7. Retail
  8. Technology
  9. Travel

 

The survey found that nearly 90% of local people using smartphones and 84% of tablet owners searched local businesses for hours, directions, address and the businesses products and services.

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The study also discovered that the consumers searched for local business information throughout the entire 4-step purchase process.

  1. INSPIRATION: When you realized you wanted or needed to make the purchase.
  2. RESEARCH: When you actively looked or researched your purchase.
  3. PURCHASE: When you purchased your product or service.
  4. POST-PURCHASE: After you purchased your product or service.

 

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Another interesting point that the survey found, conversions after a local search were 2X as likely vs. a non-local search, plus over 50% of the smartphone searchers visited an offline store following the search within 24 hours. Read more

One of the most important steps for any business owner is to make sure your business information is complete and 100% accurate on all Google networks (see Google guidelines).

Want help? Call 701-540-5922 or email the “Local 360” team in your area at [email protected].

 

 

Explore inside ‘The Colbert Report’ with Google

The funny, hilarious and always entertaining Stephen Colbert will host the last episode of “The Colbert Report,” tonight.

For those fans who are unable to make tonight’s show or have always wished to make it to a show, you can finally take a friendly 360 degree interactive virtual tour around the entire set, thanks to Google Maps Street View | Trusted. Click around, look up, look down, zoom in on Stephen’s desk. You’ll have the best seat in the audience. If you have dreamed of hosting “The Colbert Report” take a view from behind the desk and host your own ‘Report.’

I know we’re are all sad to think that tonight’s show will be the last, but rest good tonight knowing that you can relive your favorites moments thanks to Google’s Street View Technology. As Dr. Seuss said best, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

Be sure to tune in to Comedy Central tonight at 10:30PM CST.  Invite and attract customers inside your local business and increase your rankings and visibility on Google. Email us at [email protected]60.net or call 800-358-0101.

Read more at businessinsider.com

 

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Client Focus: Breadsmith Fargo – “See Inside”

Breadsmith of Fargo specializes in hand crafted artisan breads made fresh from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients with no additives or preservatives. When they say “made from scratch” it truly is and also the daily bread is never frozen. Products are baked in a 13,000 pound, stone hearth oven imported from Europe that is nothing short of awesome.

A midwest based company, every Breadsmith location believes in “quality over quantity.” Rob Roberts, owner of Breadsmith Fargo brings that same approach and his team takes it to the next level with their passion, cleanliness and smiling faces to every customer that walks thru the door. I always thought that bread was “just bread” until I experienced Breadsmith. Everyone loves getting “the best product at an affordable price” and Breadsmith does exactly that!

Here is a great example of a small business that is truly connected to the community of Fargo Moorhead and loves giving back. You will also be happy to know that Rob and his team donate their time and products to those who are in need. They donate bread to shelters and soup kitchens, as well as generous gift certificates and bread orders to assist local fundraisers.

“We’re looking for ways to make the in store experience even easier for the customer.” says President Tim Malouf. Go click around and zoom in on the 360 Virtual Tour above at Breadsmith of Fargo. You can do everything but smell the fresh bread. Check out all the daily fresh bread and remember they also make specialty breads and a wide range of cookies, muffins and sweets.IMG_1701IMG_1719

Let us know of a small business that could benefit from a premium 360 virtual tour and if they sign up we will send you a FREE Google T-Shirt. It’s Simple, Fast and Affordable and it Doubles your visibility on Google…WOW! In the meantime, we’ll see you at Breadsmith, 1617 32nd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103 ph. 701.478.8000

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Client Focus: Spicy Pie Pizza, NDSU 360 Tour

Spicy Pie NDSU ceilingWalking thru the front door at Spicy Pie NDSU gives you a fun, creative energy that just feels great.  A Google Street View | Trusted 360 interactive tour allows you to feel that energy by seeing 360 degrees in every direction.  While you may wonder why it’s important to see every angle, you only need to take a look straight up.  You will find ceiling tiles with very unique artwork.

Creativity is something that every Spicy Pie location does an amazing job displaying.  Spicy Pie is a local Fargo based company that has brought New York style pizza to the midwest.   These pizzas are HUGE…18″ to be exact and watching the team make your pizza from scratch is a treat in itself.  I have never seen a guy toss a pizza so fast and high before.  Someone said he was Italian, and it was genetic.  You can order just a slice of pizza with whatever toppings you please, order a cold beer, have a soda, enjoy some wings, try out a grinder sandwich or pick anything from the excellent menu items.  Getting back to those ceiling tiles, they can be purchased. So you can create your own design and display it at the restaurant.

NDSU students, you can use your Bison Bucks at the Spicy Pie NDSU and get great deals on t-shirts plus other items, Go Bison!  If you are visiting your son or daughter on the NDSU campus just walk across the street. You will able to experience the unique atmosphere at Spicy Pie NDSU.  If you can’t make it to Spicy Pie NDSU soon, they have locations in Downtown Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Minot and also Grand Forks.  Check out each location’s unique decor and atmosphere.

Looking to attract more customers?  We would be happy to help showcase your business and invite customers to “See Inside” by creating a Google Maps Google Street View | Trusted 360 Virtual Tour for you!  It’s the only way to Instantly Double your visibility on Google.

In the meantime, we’ll see you at Spicy Pie NDSU.  1414 12th ave N, Ste B, Fargo, ND 58102 – ph 701.356.7438

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Client Focus: Spicy Pie Pizza, Downtown Fargo

spicy pie grinderSpicy Pie is a North Dakota company that specializes in hand-tossed pizzas, grinders, wings, and more. There are locations in Minot, Grand Forks, and 3 locations in Fargo. Beer is available at all locations, liquor at some. While there is often a line at meal times, the wait us usually short. Eat in, take out, or have it delivered.

spicy pie hand tossedI remember the first time I walked into Spicy Pie, I wasn’t sure if I was still in downtown Fargo, or uptown NYC. The historic building, and decor gave it a big city vibe. As did the generous sized slice of pizza with your choice of toppings, at an affordable price. Even graffiti on the walls. New York style. The atmosphere is fun, and so is the staff. The exposed brick and lots of wood helped contribute to a great looking photo tour. Click and drag (or touch) the tour above to experience it for yourself. Of course to experience the smells and the flavors, you’ll have to visit in person.

If you need help with showcasing your business, and inviting customers to “See Inside”, we’d be happy to create a premium-quality 360 degree interactive tour for you! It’s the only way to instantly double your visual presence on Google. The one-time charge ensures it’s affordable, and yours forever. In the meantime, we’ll see you at Spicy Pie in downtown Fargo! 322 N Broadway, Fargo, ND ph. 701.356.7437

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Please contact us at [email protected] or call (800) 358-0101 for more information.