Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Portsmouth, New Hampshire during the blizzard "Juno" of 2015


"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?" -J.B. Priestley
Skiing down Bow Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire


Cross Country skier about to go down Bow Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 


Downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Ceres Bakery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire


Winter Foliage


A path we chose to walk down in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Snowy vines


Modern Launderette


Oracle House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


Log Cabin at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Is that really Google calling?

We talk to a lot of local business owners. As soon as we introduce ourselves as independent photographers who work with Google we always get asked the same question - 

'Why does Google call me 5 times a day asking for money?!'

There are generally two types of these calls. The first one usually starts out as a recording saying something scary like -
"Your Google listing is about to expire. Hold on to talk to one of our representatives." 
Then if you are brave enough to wait on the line, someone picks up and tells you that you have to pay an absurd amount of money to keep your Google listing active. 

This is, of course, is a scam. These people do not work for Google. Your business listing never expires because you didn't pay for it in the first place. They are simple scammers just trying to get some money out of you. It's a shame that they use Google's name to do it because it's such an obvious lie, many business owners are developing negative feelings about Google.

The second type of call is more complex and can be harder to see through. There's usually a real person on the other end of the call who tells you that he can manage your Google listing and make sure your business is at the top of every search. They ask for a monthly payment in exchange for these services. These companies sometimes claim to be Google, but in reality they are Search Engine Optimization (SEO) companies. 

Don't get me wrong. Optimizing your Google page and website for better search results can be a productive thing to do. There's a myriad of ways to do it and equally as many companies who claim that they can get you to the top of the search results. The danger is that SEO can only go so far and can never guarantee that your business makes it to the top. A lot of SEO companies out there are scammers who want to bill businesses monthly for doing practically nothing with mixed results at best. I've personally seen plenty of these companies. There are others out there who will give you SEO for your website as a one time cost. In my opinion these are a better option if you decide your businesses' website needs it. These companies are more honest and are probably not the ones calling you everyday.

So the next time the phone rings and someone claiming to be Google is on the other end, don't panic. Just tell them to take your business off their calling list and you'll be much better off.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Flatbread Co in Canton, CT


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Check out this 360º tour of your business across Google. It will feel as if you are really there.
You will instantly experience a virtual tour of Flatbread Co. in Canton, Connecticut.

Flatbreads' famous brick oven. 

Running your own successful business can be tough especially if you are trying to show the world how you stand out from your competition. Google Business View helps show the amazing charm of your business to millions of users around the world. 

Pizza & Dessert!

As Google Trusted Photographers we use Street View technology to let the world see the inside of your business location and experience a 360-degree walk through virtual tour.

The full bar with a menu of their delicious beverages. 

Thousands of businesses have already gone live with their tours around the world on Google. It helps give your customer the information they need when researching where to go for dinner, where to shop, or where to plan the next trip.
Zombies. They are everywhere. 

If you are a business owner & are interested in having Convinced Photography create images for you & Google Business View,

please contact: Cyle + Liz Davenport
telephone: (207) 450-0474

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Flatbread Co in Amesbury, MA



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Check out this 360º tour of your business across Google. It will feel as if you are really there.


You will instantly experience a virtual tour of 
Flatbread Co. in Amesbury, MA.


Google Business View is now available to businesses throughout the Amesbury, MA business area. Simply enhance your presence across Google with a premium-quality, 360º virtual tour powered by Street View technology. It’s easy, fast and affordable.

New ingredients arrive at the restaurant. 


1st oven created for Flatbread.

We create more than just a Google Business View virtual tour. 


The Google Business View program is already a great chance for business owners. For the simple cost of our photography time to shoot and publish the images you get the best marketing tool. It's hosted on Google Maps cost free forever. It is also showcased directly in all Google search results too.



The Five Faces of Food


The very best pizza that we can imagine!



The fantastic bar with great list of beverages. 



Choices



Logs of wood for the oven wave out in front of the restaurant. 

 Invite customers inside with a virtual tour of your business on Google Search, Google Maps and Google+. Premium quality photo shoots work around your schedule, and the results are live on Google in just a few weeks. Easily embed Business View on your website with the Google Maps API or simple HTML


The cool exterior of Flatbread in Amesbury.

If you are a business owner & are interested in having Convinced Photography create images for you & Google Business View,

please contact: Cyle + Liz Davenport
telephone: (207) 450-0474

Friday, December 19, 2014

Skyventure in Nashua, NH





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Check out this 360º tour of your business across Google. It will feel as if you are really there.
You will instantly experience a virtual tour of Skyventure in Nashua, NH.

Rock Climbing anyone?

Great spot for parties & celebrations!

Tropical plants brings a real sense of the tropics indoors.

Aloha!

The awesomest snack shack ever. 

If you are a business owner & are interested in having Convinced Photography create images for you & Google Business View,

please contact: Cyle + Liz Davenport
telephone: (207) 450-0474

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Artistic Roots in Plymouth, New Hampshire


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Check out this 360º tour of your business across Google. 
It will feel as if you are really there.

You will instantly experience a virtual tour of 
Artistic Roots in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Google Street View technology is no longer just for the streets! We now can go inside businesses with Google Maps Business View. This is a great way to showcase their interiors, enhance their Google listing, and influence potential customers decision making, with they very own virtual tour. 



Google Business View is now available to businesses throughout the Plymouth, New Hampshire business area. Simply enhance your presence across Google with a premium-quality, 360º virtual tour powered by Street View technology. It’s easy, fast and affordable.




If you are a business owner & are interested in having Convinced Photography create images for you & Google Business View,

please contact: Cyle + Liz Davenport
email: convincedphotography@gmail.com
telephone: (207) 450-0474

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Off Piste in Portsmouth, NH


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Check out this 360º tour of your business across Google. It will feel as if you are really there.
You will instantly experience a virtual tour of Off Piste in Portsmouth, NH.

Great unique items in Northern New England.

I just adore this store and the owners of Off Piste. They are amazing business owners that have completely used their unique sense of life to create a fantastic shop. There is humor, creativity, and can't get that crap out of my head because it is so cool gift items in this store. But you don't have to take my word for it...

A bike? A table? Yep!

Oh Tannenbaum! oh wha?

Dinosaurs have the right to celebrate the holiday!

If you are a business owner & are interested in having Convinced Photography create images for you & Google Business View,

please contact: Cyle + Liz Davenport
telephone: (207) 450-0474

Strawbery Banke at midnight

Monday, November 24, 2014

Laserink in Bedford, NH


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Check out this 360º tour of your business across Google. It will feel as if you are really there.
You will instantly experience a virtual tour of Laserink in Bedford, NH.

Treatment room for tattoo removal service.
Place your Google Business Page to the next tier with Google Business View. This is a new service that offers your Google Business page a lively 360-degree interactive virtual tour and Point of Interest stills for the world to see. 

You can now engage your customers with multi-dimensional experience. Customers can walk around and visually see the interior of your business from their laptop or mobile device. 

Business office reception area.

Your 360-degree panoramic images will appear on Google maps, Google Places, and you can also easily embed these beautiful images on your own website and social media pages.

 Business Photos will help your business stand out in Google search results, they will enhance your Google Place page, and customers will also be able to see them on Google Maps.

Creative branding for business showcased via Point of Interest Stills.

If you are a business owner & are interested in having Convinced Photography create images for you & Google Business View,

please contact: Cyle + Liz Davenport
telephone: (207) 450-0474

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Room & Board in Boston, MA


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Check out this 360º tour of your business across Google. It will feel as if you are really there.
You will instantly experience a virtual tour of Room & Board in Boston, MA.



We can create a high quality virtual tour powered by Google for your business. Why should you sign up to get one? Because it's:


Straightforward
All you have to do is schedule the photo shoot with us. We do all of the editing, processing and uploading. There's no ongoing costs or maintenance needed. Google hosts the images for free, forever.








Fast
The photo shoot only takes less than an hour, then we immediately go to work getting the photos ready for the world to see. It only takes 3-5 days from the shoot until the imagery is live!




Affordable
Our packages start at $300. That's a one time fee for the virtual tour and 20-30 professional still photos of your business.





 



If you are a business owner & are interested in having Convinced Photography create images for you & Google Business View,

please contact: Cyle + Liz Davenport
telephone: (408) 440 - 9758