In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses are losing money. Many business owners are looking anxiously at their finances, wondering if they’ll be able to stay open until the end of the year. Some businesses have opened online storefronts, but for other retailers, this isn’t a viable option. How do they keep their client based interested until it’s safe for their store to open its doors again?
To help out small businesses across the area, a local company offers free 360 Virtual Tours to companies who want to spruce up their Google My Business page. A virtual tour allows clients to virtually “walk through” the store online and see what it looks like before checking it out in person. When stores invest in this kind of service, their sales tend to skyrocket. It adds an air of professionalism and integrity to their brand and shows customers the clean, safe shopping space and a wide range of products before they step foot in the storefront. Usually, a service like this retails for $350. But for a limited time only, SEO North is offering this service to small business owners in Ottawa, Canada–for free.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has decimated small businesses, we’ve often asked ourselves: “What’s the best way to give back to the community and show them how they can keep their business afloat throughout this unprecedented time in history?” As we studied the current trends in Internet marketing, we started to notice that the popularity of virtual tours had skyrocketed. Customers weren’t any less eager to support the family-owned stores in the area–they just weren’t comfortable venturing outside and risking their health to do it. Fortunately, in today’s digital world, it’s never been easier to keep clients engaged with their favorite local business.
To compete with other stores in the area, most companies need a Google My Business page. A My Business page allows companies to personalize the information that customers see on Google Maps and Google Search results. They can read a description of the store, see photos and reviews, look at the store hours, and even call the store directly from the Google Maps app. Recently, local businesses have been able to chat with customers, offer special discounts, and also showcase virtual tours of their storefront. A 360 Virtual Tour is an invaluable tool for getting more customers through the door. They can virtually browse the store from the comfort of their couch–and when they like what they see, they’ll be lining up outside to make a purchase.
As experts in Internet marketing, we know the importance of having a robust online business. It’s long been our goal to make Ottawa, Canada, the most 360-friendly city. Imagine the entire population being able to tour every store in the area before leaving the house. They’d be impressed by the technology and want to visit the shops to see if they live up to the high standard they’d set. And with the current pandemic going on, it’s never been more challenging to keep your brand afloat. That’s why we’re offering our 360 Virtual Tour services for free. We’re committed to this area, and we want to help it succeed. There are no strings attached, no hidden fees. We want to help you stay afloat in these tough times, so when the streets are crowded with people again, you’ll still be living your dreams and counting your profits.
At SEO North, we’re a local Internet marketing company that’s based in Ottawa, Canada. We specialize in optimizing clients’ business listings to jump to the top of the Google search results and build a professional image on Google Maps. We help clients attract more customers by educating them about online marketing and showing them how to make Google work for them–not the other way around. We know the importance of enticing visuals, positive reviews, catchy descriptions, and ease of accessing information. And with years of expertise in online marketing, we’re confident that we can make Ottawa, Canada, the forefront of the Google marketing industry. Contact us today to request a consultation.