Sean observed that business owners struggled with inconsistent steam of new customers because their location was hard for customers to find. It was not enough that business owners spent a lot of effort into designing their spaces in the most creative ways possible. yet resulting with no customers to appreciate it. Sean realized that business owners had to create an easier way for customers to find them… and he found the best solution is through Google Virtual Tour – an under-utilised, untapped profit making opportunity offered by Google.
Google Virtual Tour is a 360 degree virtual walkthrough of an actual space with smooth navigation and accurate depth that would simulate the experience of physically being in the space. Virtual tours give your potential customers a sense of your business before even contacting you or visiting your outlet. It’s like booking a grab versus trying to hail for a cab after getting off work… you know with certainty that once you get the grab confirmation that there will be a car on its way to you – that’s the trust advantage you get over your competitors.
It also helps boost impressions and higher rankings on Google. Appearing on Google Search Engine with a higher rank means that whenever a potential customer is looking for your services, you will have a higher chance to show up before your competitors in the result.
After accumulating more than 100 Google Virtual Tours in Taiwan, it was clear to Sean that Google Virtual Tour is an opportunity for brick and mortar businesses to put themselves on the map, capture new customers and as of right now, is in the same infancy phase when SEO was first introduced to the market.
It’s the low to even almost no competition, unfair advantage the businesses back home needs. Sean knew that Malaysian businesses could also benefit from Google Virtual Tours the way Taiwanese businesses did. With this, in 2017 Sean started 360View Media and made it his goal to have everyone in the world see the beauty of Malaysia through Google.