DDA working with businesses on virtual tours for Google Maps

The DDA recently came across the opportunity to have the downtown area shot as a virtual tour and have it posted on Google as well as the Village and other websites (DDA) and other social media platforms.

DDA has purchased a package for the River Street area for $1900 to include about 80-90 spins It will include the government office building* and a Fusion Tour, plus still shots that are “ours” to use in any publications, on websites, etc.
*Google requirements for the Google Map Business View require a physical building in the area of the tour so we will use the government Center.

Our goal is to start the shoots April/May 2015 – first 20 businesses to sign up will receive a Fusion Tour, a $250 value, at no additional charge.

Any area business can purchase tours for their own use. Check out www.RealTourVision.com and/or the samples listed below.

RTV is a local photography agency specializing in virtual tours since 1999. Recently, they have become a Google Trusted Agency and are now able to offer Google Business View to businesses like yours!

Engage customers and visitors from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Invite your customer to “Step Inside” and experience the ambience and décor with Street View navigation. In addition to giving your customer a virtual tour, point of interest (still) shots will be included such as business hours, forms of payment, and specialty items.

RTV recently completed and published Google Business View shoots at Rare Bird Brewpub and Mt. Holiday Ski Area (click on “See Inside”) And Shorts Brewing tour into their Elk Rapids production facility that will be on their website soon.

Once RTV has completed your shoot and uploaded the tour to Google you will be notified and sent all of the photos. Yes, you will own the photos to use as you please – brochures, print ads, etc.

Basically you’ll be getting three amazing tools for the price of one – a Google Business View Tour uploaded directly to Google, a Fusion Virtual Tour that can be used on any social media that you choose to AND rights to all of the photos to use as you wish. Average business is charged $500 – $800.

Sign up now and get a free Fusion Tour (a $250 minimum value) to post on all of your social media platforms. Contact Karla Shiels, RTV Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Google Maps Business View Partner 231-486-5904 karla@realtourvision.com

Jan Bassett, DDA Chair