Create your own “See Inside” Thumbnail in the Google Knowledge Graph

Do you miss the “See Inside” thumbnail featured on Google knowledge graph listings with virtual tours? Know you can create your own! Create a post on Google my Business.

Use a screenshot of your virtual tour, and add the “See Inside” text if you’d like. Make the post an “event” and have it expire after 1-year. After which you’ll have to do it again.

After the Google Street View | Trusted Virtual Tour – Next Steps

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Great job! You’ve showcased the interior of your business using Google StreetView technology. You’re enjoying the benefits of a premium Search listing, and the “See Inside” feature has been enabled on Google Search, Google Maps, and Google+! You’re one of 10,000 businesses adding Google Street View | Trusted tours monthly, and you’ve experienced first hand that people who visit your tour are twice as likely to visit your business.

What next?

  • Update your Google+ page. We’ve already helped optimize your page, now be sure to keep it up-to-date. Do you have seasonal business hours? Do you use a consistent phone number online? Have you added any locations?
  • Promote your products and services on Google Images, Pinterest, and other social media networks. Social media loves imagery. Your Google Street View | Trusted tour and still photos are perfect for sharing, and getting shared.
  • Add the virtual tour to your website. You can add multiple starting spots, or enhance with overlays to make the tour a useful tool for your website visitors. We can help deliver a unique experience.
  • Increase the number of positive reviews on Google+, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and UrbanSpoon. The easiest way is to simply ask your customers, in person, and on your website. We can also help with other ideas for increasing your reviews, and improving your online reputation.
  • Use YouTube as a powerful way to promote your business. Whether this a a professional 60-90 second business profile video, or smart phone video about you and your business. We can help create a YouTube video of your tour with professional voice over, or a business profile video.

How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business at Will

He was alerted to that possibility when one of his regulars phoned the restaurant. “A customer called me and said, ‘Why are you closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday? What’s going on?’” Bertagna says.

It turned out that Google Places, the search giant’s vast business directory, was misreporting the Serbian Crown’s hours. Anyone Googling Serbian Crown, or plugging it into Google Maps, was told incorrectly that the restaurant was closed on the weekends, Bertagna says. For a destination restaurant with no walk-in traffic, that was a fatal problem.

Read more at wired.com