This launch represents a huge turning point for Google +, because it adds a social functionality to Google Places, but also to Google Maps… which will probably encourage people to create a Google + Profile and share the experience they have had in any local businesses.
Hotels including restaurants are first concerned but so are small and medium sized hotels… because their presence on Google Maps will redirect hotel guests on their G+ Local page first.
It’s time for hoteliers to optimize their presence on G+ and G+ Local, to do so take a look at the presentation below.
by Meghan Kelly
Google is taking its Street View feature indoors. The company announced last May it would be taking interior shots of stores, but now it is moving out of its pilot phase with more 360 degree interiors cropping up online.
Street View on Google Maps has provided many hours of novel entertainment in looking up houses, friends’ houses, your elementary school, that park you fell asleep in that one time. But satisfying a small bit of voyeurism is not all Street View can accomplish.
Now Google is using these images as a marketing tool for businesses that want to show off their interiors.
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