Want to double the interest your business gets on Google? Add a Virtual Tour. 360° Virtual Tours for business, could be beneficial for your visibility. First, when customers are searching on Google they discover your business and what’s most important at that time is First Impression. When they discover you on Google, most customers would like to see your business inside and out. Recent studies have showcased to consumers who use Google Maps when searching for local businesses that 44% of the time, businesses with professional 360˚ Virtual Tours are more likely to: • Create interest • Set appointments • And more business as a result So, how to create a professional Virtual Tour? First of all, contact us ( local360.net). When you have your business photographed by our Google Certified professional, your Virtual Tour will get uploaded to your Google Map listing, along with stock photography photos that both combine to make for an incredibly attractive first impression. (The only expense is the cost of the professional 360˚ Virtual Tour Photography). Please visit local360.net for examples and to schedule your Virtual Tour hashtagvirtualtours hashtagonline marketing
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?
In a recent consumer data study from a research firm (sponsored by google) over 4,500 online consumers took a survey across nine categories:
- Local Services
- Media & Entertainment
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.
The study also discovered that the consumers searched for local business information throughout the entire 4-step purchase process.
- INSPIRATION: When you realized you wanted or needed to make the purchase.
- RESEARCH: When you actively looked or researched your purchase.
- PURCHASE: When you purchased your product or service.
- POST-PURCHASE: After you purchased your product or service.
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).
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] or call 800-358-0101.
Read more at businessinsider.com
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