Google Places: "Business photos pilot project in select cities worldwide" takes off

With the introduction of Google Places, Google have started a pilot project in select cities worldwide to take photographs of business interiors. “When customers are searching for the right local business, setting, facilities, ambiance, merchandise, layout, or decor can be important factors in choosing where to go. Google is currently running a trial of this […]

With the introduction of Google Places, Google have started a pilot project in select cities worldwide to take photographs of business interiors. “When customers are searching for the right local business, setting, facilities, ambiance, merchandise, layout, or decor can be important factors in choosing where to go. Google is currently running a trial of this business photos project in approximately 30 cities across the US, Australia, and Japan. If you’d like your business to be considered for a visit from Google’s photographers, you can learn more and express your interest at http://maps.google.com/businessphotos. Right now we’re focusing on businesses like restaurants, cafes, hotels, spas, salons, gyms, and retail stores, but all are welcome to apply. Even though we’ll only be able to take pictures of a portion of those who apply due to the high demand, any business owner around the world can easily upload their own photographs and videos to their Place Page by logging in to Google Places,” said Google.

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