On Monday the Frye Art Museum in Seattle launched their virtual tour of the crowd-curated #socialmedium exhibit.
The exhibit was crowd-curated by over 4000 people with votes on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. and has received attention from the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, and most recently, the New York Times’ 36 Hours in Seattle piece.
The tour, produced by Soundview360, allows guests from around the world to view the artworks without leaving their desks! I love that we were able to contribute to the Frye’s vision and the evolution of social media technology and the arts!
Extend your reach on social media when you share your tour!
I love to keep an eye on how clients use their Google Maps Business View tours. This week Pental Granite & Marble told me that the “we decided to go ahead with the Seattle tour because of the wonderful response we got from the Fife tour. We had quadruple the reach on social media from the Fife tour than our usual social media posts.”
You started your business because you are passionate about the service and products you provide. They are wonderful! You are wonderful! Problem is that without a great marketing plan, you are the only one who will know about your wonderfulness.
Part of that plan must be to feed and care for your online profiles. To feed your profiles you need content. Photos of you, your business, your products, help you connect with customers online.
Let me know how I can help you create content that will be valuable to your clients so that you can get back to baking your bagels, renting your cottages, and delighting your clients.
At last Google has made a one-stop-spot to manage your business’s online identity and increase your visibility within Google search, Google Maps, and Google+. Introducing My Business and making it easier to find your people.
The beauty of the My Business dashboard is that you can now actively engage with your people from one place!
Google+: You can share new text, photos, links, videos, and events.
Insights: Verified businesses get insights into visibility, engagement, and audience.
Reviews: See your Google rating and manage reviews.
Google Analytics: Direct access to your Google Analytics dashboard.
Hangouts: Start or join a Hangout.
In Part 2 of this series on the new Google Maps you can see that Pegman has pulled some neat tricks out of his hat. [See Part 1 if you haven’t read it already] Now you can see the Google Maps Business View tours as well as the new photospheres in Google Maps Views tours.
Just click on Pegman in the bottom right corner of the window to show Blue dots for photospheres and Orange dots for Business Views (See Inside). When you click on a blue or orange dot to show the 360 degree images for the location.
Google Maps Pegman shows Street View Images
In the photosphere/See Inside view you can click and drag to change your viewpoint, use the navigation arrows to change locations, and show or hide the images carousel at the bottom of the window. To get back to the regular map just click Back to Map at the bottom left of the Window.
A Google Maps Views Photosphere
Do you want a Photosphere or See Inside tour for your location? Just connect with Katherine here at Soundview360.com!
The Seattle Chinese Garden is one of my favorite places in West Seattle. Especially in the Spring! I have visited a few times in the last month and created a mini-tour that is now available on Google Maps and this web site.
The little planets shown here offer a fun perspective. You can find a mini-tour on Google maps and as well as a fully customized tour with overlays and menu based navigation!