A Bird's Eye View

04/02/2019
With Google incorrectly displaying our location, I needed to put us on the map
Crantock Location
When it comes to advertising and building business, Google provides a really important service. With so many potential workshop clients using this search engine to look for photography courses, it is vital I have a presence that puts all the right information in front of them. So they can see what makes my courses stand out from all the rest in terms of quality content, experience and tuition.

An important 'USP' is my all inclusive, residential aspect. Clients come and stay, for two to five days, to immerse themselves in a course that focusses around putting them first. So actually seeing where they will be staying and getting an idea of the accommodation is vital. And this is where Google are letting the team down.

For although it was built back in 2011, Google have yet to update their maps to include the Tara Vale development where I live. So on my business home page, their system displays a property in an adjacent road. This is a cause for concern, as the picture is misleading and Tara Vale looks like it does not exist. Yet after months of trying, I have so far been frustrated in getting Google to update their Maps.

So when I mentioned this to workshop regular, Sean Driscoll, he kindly brought his drone along on his latest stay. On a clear, calm January afternoon, he sent it up high overhead and captured an image that really puts us on the map.

I have circled our house and you can clearly see for the first time exactly where we are, and just how close we are to some of the most picturesque coastline in the UK.