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More Google Reviews using NFC

Dated: February 9, 2024

Touch and Transmit: How can Near-Field Communication (NFC) help you get more Google Reviews? Customers’ visibility on Google Maps Because of our work creating interactive 360 tours and their superb ability to help ramp up our customers’ visibility on Google Maps, I’m always looking for new ways to enhance how we help companies boost their […]

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Photography tips for AirBnB

Dated: December 12, 2023

Photography tips for your AirBnB, why you might need them and how to achieve the best results. Suppose you have ever experienced that touch of anxiety when you’re booking a stay somewhere without being able to see inside beforehand. In that case, you’ll know how important it is as an Airbnb host to put your […]

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Advantages of Using 3D Virtual Tours For Serviced Accommodation

Dated: August 2, 2023

Over the years, I’ve worked with clients who have been talking about the advantages of using the 3D virtual tours I create for their serviced accommodation. Recently the number of my serviced accommodation clients has increased. Here are some reasons and advantages of this growing trend, with 3D virtual tour examples. Brits turning to serviced […]

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Common Google Business Profile Challenges – And How to Tackle Them

Dated: April 16, 2023

I’m getting more and more enquiries from people experiencing common Google Business Profile challenges, so here’s a page about how to tackle seven of them. Google Places & Google Plus If you can remember the days of ‘Google Places’ and ‘Google Plus’, you’ll know that Google’s business listings were once straightforward. The earliest listings were […]

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Photo sizes on a WordPress website

Dated: March 15, 2023

Standard portrait photo size Here’s a standard portrait photo size from Striking Places Photography. The measurements, in pixels, are 2048 x 3077. This is an aspect ratio of 2:3. The height is one and a half times longer than the width. You can have any aspect ratio you like! 🙂 Before the photo was uploaded […]

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Using your Matterport virtual tour

Dated: August 12, 2021

Congratulations! You’re probably here because you have your very own 3D Matterport virtual tour. So, now might be a great time to find out more about using your Matterport virtual tour, or as Matterport like to refer to it, your ‘digital twin’. If Striking Places Photography created your 3D virtual tour, you will already have […]

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What is a Google Trusted Photographer?

Dated: August 9, 2020

Quick links Google market share Projects and products Google Maps Business View Becoming a Google Trusted Photographer Striking Places and the Google Street View project Our services You’ve heard of Google, right?! That globally renowned search engine that allows you to find anything or any answer in a flash. Not only that, but it continues […]

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Google My Business 2020

Dated: June 16, 2020

What is Google My Business? Are you using Google My Business to its full capabilities? Find out with this article detailing all my top tips and experience for those business people who want to be found on Google and improve their visibility. From posts to insights. Here’s the low down to help you get started. […]

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3D Virtual Tours | Estate Agents

Dated: May 18, 2020

3D virtual tours for estate agents If you are an estate agent and you were listening to Robert Jenrick’s government briefing on Wednesday 13th May, you probably heard him say that all viewings of properties should happen virtually in the first instance. Not quite sure what that means for your business? We’ve got everything you […]

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Facebook 360s

Dated: May 3, 2020

What’s a Facebook 360? A while ago Facebook posts were configured to recognise equi-rectangles or as they call them Facebook 360s. These images are twice as wide as they are deep. When they are wrapped around all the edges meet seamlessly. They are partly created by the process we use to create Google Street View […]

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Striking Places sponsors Borrow My Garden

Dated: May 6, 2019

Successful female entrepreneurs set up new business Highly successful female entrepreneur, Claire Lee, the founder of Venue Queen and Jo Hailey of Striking Places team up to provide a listing service for people wanting to enjoy festival style and outdoor events. BORROW MY GARDEN is an idea sparked by a collaborative project where Claire and […]

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KickOff@3 Walthamstow 2018

Dated: March 13, 2018

What is KickOff@3? ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT? CLICK HERE TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE PHOTOS KickOff@3 is a social and charitable initiative that began in 2017. KickOff@3 brings together diverse communities and spreads multiple charity awareness to young people while having fun. The 2017 events were so well received and organised that interest […]

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