How to verify your business listing on Google

So, you’ve claimed your business on Google. Next you’ll be asked to verify your business to make sure you’re the best person to manage the business on Google. You’ll need to complete the verification process to be able to manage your business information on Google. The verification method available to you will depend on the type of business you manage. … Read More

Do you really know what visitors think of your web site?

Have you ever wondered what people think when they visit your web site? Maybe you asked colleagues, family and friends to comment. The problem is they already know your business so they don’t give a true reflection of a first time visitor. They’re also probably far too polite to point out any shortcomings! Now with Peek User Testing you can … Read More

London’s biggest ever time-lapse video created by over 40 photographers

In December 2014 I was proud to join with 40 photographers in an incredible crowdsourcing project to collaborate in what is the capital’s largest ever time-lapse video. The creators of the video, time-lapse photography equipment company Triggertrap, edited 80 different clips by splicing together over 350,000 different photographs shot in just one afternoon. The video includes some of London’s most … Read More

The Coates Centre at Oakhaven Hospice

All locals in the New Forest area will know about the fantastic work done by Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington. Now Oakhaven have opened a brand new facility called The Coates Centre. The facility aims to offer information and support in a variety of ways to anyone in the local community whose lives have been affected by illness. I was delighted … Read More

The relationship between digital and local stores is changing

In this article Google’s Sameer Samat investigates how the relationship between digital and local stores is changing. It looks a at why it’s important for retailers to think of blending their digital presence with their physical stores. Leading retailers are offering in-store pickup for items bought online, supporting home delivery of products purchased in-store and showing product availability at nearby … Read More

Amazing Venues welcome Google Business View

AmaZing Venues create amazing experiences in a collection of the finest venues. Their unique properties across the UK just have to be seen and now you can explore using Google Business View. Our impressive 360 degree Street View tours are displayed on Google Search, Google Maps & Google Hotel Finder. We also include beautiful Point of Interest photos that show … Read More

Sounds added to Google Street View

Google Street View lets people explore the world from the comfort of their living room, but it can’t replicate the experience of actually being there. In a bid to make this the mapping service more immersive, designers have created the Sounds of Street View project, which adds audio markers to locations. As people move around the map, the sounds change … Read More

Hotels now get special treatment on Google Business View

Google Business View has always been a great way for hotels to attract bookings. Now Google have created special representation just for hotels. It’s an indication of how seriously Google are targeting the hospitality sector. Each area of the hotel; bedrooms, restaurant, pool etc is now treated as a separate tour so no more navigating down corridors to reach a … Read More