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Your Google Street View Tour automatically shows up for free in Google's Search and Map listings, but you can make the tour work even more effectively for your business by "linking" and "embedding" the tour in your own website!

There are two quick ways to take advantage of a Google Street View Tour in your own business operations. You will probably use both and you can get very creative with how you use either technique.

Be sure to share this information with the the person or people that handle your company's website, email, and marketing efforts to make the most of your investment in a Google Street View Tour.

1st Method: Using a Simple Web Link

This is the simplest and easiest method to get started. Most people are familiar with what a web link is and how it works.

"Quickly start using these simple links in your company's website, email signatures, newsletters, social media..."

You can easily obtain a unique and specific web link directly from the official Google Maps webpage. This link is used to open your Street View Tour directly in Google Maps. (*See visual how-to below)

A great feature is that when the tour opens you can have the link send them to any point in the tour and choose the direction they are facing when they get there.

Here's the fantastic thing, you can very quickly start using these simple links in your company's website, email signatures, newsletters, social media posts, public web listings, and more.

2nd Method: Using an HTML "iframe" tag

This information is for your web professional to make use of and may not be familiar to most people.

You can "embed" the tour directly into your website so that the tour shows up looking as if it were an actual part of your website instead of sending them to the Google Maps web page. In the same manner as above you can easily get the iframe embedding code directly from the official Google Maps webpage. (*See visual how-to below)

You can have the embedded tour display the view at any point in the tour and facing in any direction. For example, you could show a specific location and view in the tour when talking about that particular area of your business.

What If I have a responsive or mobile friendly website?

Web professionals know the "iframe" html element isn't very responsive friendly. Used by itself it will not resize automatically as you resize your website. Fortunately there's a few ways around this that provide a smoothly scaling iframe. The following link has a breakdown of some possible ways to address this, including examples.

Making embedded content work in responsive design

How to get both the "link" and "embed code" from Google Maps