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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday Westminster Abbey

Dated: October 16, 2019

Her Majesty the Queen Happy birthday Westminster Abbey! As you may have seen recently, Her Majesty the Queen attended a ceremony at Westminster Abbey celebrating the 750th anniversary of its rebuilding by Henry III in 1245. The building was first formed by Benedictine monks in 960.   Royal Peculiar Westminster is not your usual church but […]

A great offer from G Suite exclusively for Striking Places customers and contacts!

Dated: June 3, 2019

We are pleased to announce that as a Google Trusted Partner, we’re able to offer our contacts and clients a fantastic deal on G Suite, which is Google’s email, cloud storage and hosting platform for businesses. If you like Gmail for your personal accounts, or you’re looking for a seamless online business solution, then this […]

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 […]

Augmented reality and why your business needs to be prepared for it…

Dated: March 26, 2019

Buzz words are a wonderful thing, aren’t they? Some become commonplace phrases and sometimes we don’t really know what is actually meant by them – augmented reality, for instance. On the face of it, augmented just means making something ‘in greater size of value’ so you could be forgiven for thinking we’re talking about a […]

Product Listings, Followers and more! New updates to Google

Dated: February 7, 2019

It’s been a very exciting week for us Google Tour providers! Google has made some very awesome updates to Google My Business and associated services – and you really need to know about them! Announcement number one: Product posts now available on Google My Business This first one is a big boost for anyone looking […]

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