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Google launches “Google Business Photos” in the Maritimes. Google Business Photos provide more visible search results and an interactive navigation experience. Press Release – Nova Scotia, Aug 31, 2012 – Google Business Photos work much like Google Street View and enable businesses to provide the potential visitor with a visual, virtual tour of their business. Specially trained “Google Trusted Photographers” will be available to businesses throughout the region to take 360-degree interactive panoramas of interiors of their businesses. The panoramas will enhance business listings on Google search results pages and will be seen on Google Maps and Google+ Local listings.

Greg Weir, the first Google Trusted Independent Photographer in the Maritime region, is pleased to announce that the first business to be photographed in the Maritimes is Inverary on Baddeck Bay, a Cape Breton Resorts property.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with such a long established and well known resort operator,” says Greg Weir, Inc. President. “We are delighted that the Inverary has contracted us to provide Google Business Photos of their property.”

“This is very exciting to be the first business in Atlantic Canada to participate in this program! Google is the main search engine for our customers and we are looking forward to enhancing our presence on Google and ultimately making it easier for consumers to make their vacation plans online” says Elaine Fitzgerald Muise, Director of Marketing, Cape Breton Resorts. “This also give us a chance to feature our new vacation homes to the world virtually”, she added.

Just about any type of business can benefit from Google Business Photos. Businesses interested in getting their virtual tour on Google should contact their local “Google Trusted Independent Photographer” to find out if they are eligible. In the Maritimes visit online or call (902)295-8889.

Google Business Photographers also provide a set of “point of interest” photos such as: hours of operation, menus, awards, and other focal points. This is a paid service provided by the photographers. Once completed, the photographs remain the property of the business owners and can be embedded on their own websites or used in social media.

About is a division of Inc. based in Nova Scotia, Canada. is the first to offer Google Business Photos in the Maritime provinces. Services available in addition to Google Business Photos include social media, SEO, apps, web and mobile site creation.

About Cape Breton Resorts

Cape Breton Resorts operates the premier resorts in the #1 Island Destination in North America. Cape Breton Resorts offers three different and unique locations, great for corporate team building or golf events, training seminars, weddings, family and golf get-togethers. Cape Breton Resorts has recently introduced Cape Breton Lifestyles offering vacation homes in Baddeck and Ingonish.


For further information:

Greg Weir (Google Trusted Photographer)
President, Inc.
(902) 295-8889

Elaine Fitzgerald Muise
Director of Marketing, Cape Breton Resorts
(902) 435-9782
(902) 402-8768

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