Unless you’ve got a nationwide restaurant chain, you’re local. This is something you must understand if you’re setting out on increasing your Google local search rankings.
Even the best restaurant in town, the one where you can only get a table 2 weeks in advance, the one that all of your friends talk about, it is still a local establishment. Chances are that 80% of it’s customers are local, and the other 20% are tourists looking for a place to eat. Nobody is going to travel great distances for food or a drink.Read More
Listing your restaurant/bar/caffé/pub website in as many local directories as possible is imperative to improving your establishment’s ranking in the search engines.
Listing your restaurant in all important directories is a manual process which will take a few hours, but you only have to do it once, so take some time off over the weekend, and make sure you get it done. To rank higher in Google, it isn’t enough to just submit your restaurant details to Google Places. Google aggregates data from the other directories as well, so you need to submit to all of the directories in this article.Read More
All food service businesses (restaurants, bars, caffés, etc.) need a mobile compatible restaurant/bar website. More and more people are browsing the net through their smartphones and tablet devices, and conducting searches.
Here are some interesting stats:
- 80% of mobile searches pertain to local businesses (such as restaurants)
- 50% of these searches want contact details, such as address or phone number