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Google Business Photos – Free Photo Shoot for Hotels

Google is adding interior business photos to place pagesGoogle has announced that it will offer businesses such as hotels free photo shoots for their Google Places page.

If your hotel is in one of the select 25 markets in the U.S. you can apply for a free photo shoot.

If your property is approved by them, Google photographers will photograph the interior spaces of the hotel and post them in your Google Places listing for free alongside the user generated pictures. Google says it is taking panoramic shots of the hotel which “may be stitched together into a panoramic view” – similar to a Streetview, but for inside a property.

However, here are some limits to the photo shoot – it is only available in select markets for now; secondly Google will own all the rights to the photos and they are not accepting applications from “chain establishments.”

What are you waiting for? This will allow you to stand out from your competition. So apply today and see if they pick your hotel for a complimentary photo shoot.  You can apply here: https://services.google.com/fb/forms/googlemapsbusinessphotos/, or contact your Milestone Account Manager today to help you get started.

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Contributed by: Bhawna Sharma, eStrategist, Milestone Internet Marketing


3 Responses to “ Google Business Photos – Free Photo Shoot for Hotels ”

Many businesses have not gotten the memo about owning a website, some seem to see it as more of a major cost than an investment. For those who can’t put up the money to get a website, Google Places is a great option. Thanks for sharing this information.

Regards,

John Vender

Hi John,

I agree that Google Places is becoming important by the day. Local results are viewed millions of times a day. In fact, 20% of searches on Google are local in nature and 64% of the searchers on the net are looking for results within 15 miles. This is a big reason in itself for businesses to take a step and claim their place listings and enhancing it.

Thanks for your comment!

Best,
Bhawna

it is only available in select markets for now; secondly Google will own all the rights to the photos and they are not accepting applications from “chain establishments


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