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How do I become a Google Trusted Photographer?9153

Liacohen private msg quote post Address this user
Ive been searching for hours and cant find an answer and need urgent help. Im trying to become a google trusted photographer. I bought a 360 camera. Do i just upload 50 pictures? Do they need to be from 50 locations or is multiple from one place ok? Does it need to be several pictures editied into a virtual tour or is a single 360 pic ok? If someone else already uploaded a picture in that location is that ok too?
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Once you have uploaded the required number of photos, they will send you an email. They do not need to be of the same location, but multiples from one location will work just fine. They count the number of 360° photos total. It's fine if there are already photos attached to the location.
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izoneguy private msg quote post Address this user
Do i just upload 50 pictures?
You do have to upload and get 50 360 photos Approved. I would upload more than that. Try to upload 5-10 per day. It takes about 5-10 days before they get "approved".

Do they need to be from 50 locations or is multiple from one place ok?
Multiples from different places are OK. Some I have one photo - others places I have had as many as 12.

Does it need to be several pictures edited into a virtual tour or is a single 360 pic ok?
Single 360 pics are OK. If you do have a "tour" - I would use PanoSkin and publish those into a tour.

If someone else already uploaded a picture in that location is that ok too?
Yes, you can show the world how much better your 360 photos are!

I hope this helps.
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Liacohen private msg quote post Address this user
This is very helpful. I was seeing people saying it took them a month to take 50 pictures and i couldn't figure out why i cant take 50 pics in a day. Hopefully they will be approved!
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izoneguy private msg quote post Address this user
You could take 50 pics in a day - but the pics do have to be posted to a business/restaurant/hotel etc to be approved. Taking pics in a park and places like that may or may not be approved. If you are going to this trouble - try getting a business to help you. Offer to take some pics for free. Once they get approved and you are a trusted photographer - Go back and show them what you are doing and perhaps get a photo job out of it.
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Liacohen private msg quote post Address this user
Izoneguy what is the reason a park wouldnt be approved vs a buisness? Does the pic need to be inside the buisness or is outside ok?
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Liacohen private msg quote post Address this user
It looms like a couple park pics from earlier did get approved today, so are you saying they may not all?
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izoneguy private msg quote post Address this user
It's Google - it all depends on how the AI is performing....you will never get to ask Google a question.

You can try anything - but you really need samples to show a business if you are going to the bother of becoming "trusted". Showing them park pics would be a futile exercise.
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Liacohen private msg quote post Address this user
Izoneguy, all im trying to do for the moment is get trusted. Why do you assume its futile? Is this based off of specific knowledge or just a general assumption?
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izoneguy private msg quote post Address this user
Specific knowledge. I have been shooting panos for 13 years. I actually quit when Google started doing it because there was not enough money in it. To make a long story short - I started my company up again after I "retired". So I started doing Matterport and other stuff and became a Google "Trusted" photographer. I have been trying to sell GSV in between all the other work I do and the demand is not there. I have loaded a few Matterports into GSV but the experience is meh....
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Liacohen private msg quote post Address this user
Again im not looking at how to sell the product. I know i cant just show park pics to a business. The question is so far it looks like all my park pics are getting approved, so are 50 park pictures enough to earn the trusted badge, thats all i want for now
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izoneguy private msg quote post Address this user
I guess so?
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TrustedPhotoDC private msg quote post Address this user
Upload 50 photospheres, form pretty much anywhere except private residences(policies are online). The quality train left the station a long time ago. It’s about numbers. The trusted name kinda used to mean something. Today it means, you can click a button.
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Wingman private msg quote post Address this user
I am pretty sure any 360 photo will be counted. No matter what website I saw it with 50 panos there was no mention it could only be business inside photographs.
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mcuddy private msg quote post Address this user
Any photo counts... I got mine walking down a canal
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fotoguy private msg quote post Address this user
Question: How do I get my business name associated with GSV? I have uploaded one business via the MP program. It sounds as if you need a google email address to upload it other than MP. I have 3 more business to upload via MP in the next couple of weeks and want to make sure I do it all correctly. Thank you in advance.
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DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user
@fotoguy

I moved your question to here:

How to get my business name associated with Google Street View (GSV)?

Best,

Dan
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