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Publish Business View on maps without a certified photographer?

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Hello, 

I am a little bit confused about Google Business View program, and will appreciate any input. 

Google says you can publish your own photos - https://www.google.ca/maps/streetview/publish/ , but will they appear as "See Inside" in the business' KG? Can people navigate to the self-taken view from the Google streets view? What are options available (if any) for businesses who want to take their inside view themselves?

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Hi Sergey

 

Are you talking about the 'see inside' option as shown here?:

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 4.50.30 AM.png

 

If so, then yes that option is only available (as far as I know) if you use the trusted photographer programme.

 

(Edited: Sorry Tim, published just after you :) ) 


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Hi @Sergey A

 

Yes people can navigate to the images, either from knowledge panel or Maps

 

So you can follow that link you provided and install the app to your phone, take your images and upload to your photos in Manage Photos.

 

 



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Hi Tim,

Thank you for your reply.
So, a photographer does not have to be a trusted Google photographer in order to get the inside view published, and accepted for businesses' knowledge graphs?
I just want to make sure we are on the same page here, because another person told me that you have to have a trusted photographer to do so (and he is a Top Contributor here as well).

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Hi @Sergey A

 

There are 2 versions:

 

1 via a trusted photographer that he uploads, this take precedence in the knowledge panel.

 

2 via the link you listed, kind of a DIY inside view, that you upload and visible in knowledge panel or street view section. ( called a photo sphere )

 

Download the app and experiment

 

This is a Photo Sphere

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Desert+View+Watchtower/@36.0440045,-111.826171,3a,75y,289.18h,55...

 

 

 

 

 



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Hi Sergey

 

Are you talking about the 'see inside' option as shown here?:

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 4.50.30 AM.png

 

If so, then yes that option is only available (as far as I know) if you use the trusted photographer programme.

 

(Edited: Sorry Tim, published just after you :) ) 


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Thank you Tim.
I am even more confused now. Even in this thread 2 different top contributors have different views on the knowledge panel question.

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Thank you for responding, Priya.
Yes, that's the 'see inside" option I was referring to.
Do you know if views published without a trusted photographer are available in the street view to navigate to? or only through a direct link?

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The see inside will only appear in KP from a trusted photographer upload.



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Hi Sergey

Any photos uploaded outside of the trusted photographer programme will be available in the KP via the 'see photos' link.

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