Now it may not seem apparent…. but there is some logic to these results and it all depends on proximity to the area in question (the results here are for “restaurants in Manchester”) but then other factors come into play such as the number of good reviews that they have, the number of photos and, you guessed it: whether or not they have a Google Trusted virtual tour available too.

You can tell which ones have them because they have in addition to their map listing, photos and “see outside” a further “see inside” option which allows you to take a virtual tour of the restaurant or bar. If you are searching using a mobile phone equipped with either the Google Maps or Google Street View apps installed then you also have the option to “see inside” using your phone.

Google Maps Virtual Tours Can Help to Increase Interest to Your Business by an Factor of 2

That’s right. Potential customers who take a look at a listing which has a Google Street View virtual tour are then twice as likely to be visiting, drinking, eating or holding an informal meeting there. In fact, it’s with people in the bracket of between 18-34 years old in particular which are more than 130 percent more likely to book purely based on the presence of a virtual tour.

So it’s in your best interest to have a virtual tour of your bar / restaurant or pub taken because it not only allows you to increase the ranking of your Google Local Maps listing increasing the chance of being seen in the first place but then also increases the chance that the customer will pick your establishment over another which does not have a street view virtual tour.

Google virtual tours also help when you want to increase the number of likes and follows on your social media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook and they can also be embedded as a tab on your Facebook page or shared as a tweet which also boosts awareness and you’re sure to gain a few likes and follows in the process.

How Can Our Virtual Tour Company Come to the Rescue?

Simple. Contact our virtual tour company and organise a photoshoot. Our Google Trusted Photographer will assess your business objectives and come up with the ideal pricing plan to fit your business.

You only need the minimum of 5 virtual tours on a Google Maps Street View listing to qualify but if you have a larger restaurant or bar and really want to take advantage of the benefits which having a Google virtual tour have to offer (your competing bars or restaurants may have larger tours) then we may suggest upgrading to a larger virtual tour in that instance.

Fully compatible with the latest desktop and mobile VR (virtual reality) headsets / glasses.

All of our Zeus 360 degree virtual tours and immersive walkthroughs come with VR built in as standard and are compatible with all major desktop computer virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and mobile smartphone VR glasses such as Google Cardboard.


Some of our property marketing packages come with a selection of VR glasses supplied to you so please get in touch and ask about which options we can offer you.

Contact us today!

You can call us on 07977502952, email us at or use the form below to get in touch with us and arrange a no obligation meeting to discuss your requirements.

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Real estate listings featuring virtual tours are clicked on 40% more often than those using still photos alone. When asked, 75% of all prospects surveyed said that they preferred virtual tours to assist in the decision making process. (“Planet Home Study”, 2007) Planet Home Study

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