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Get Noticed on Google: Tips for Using My Business

Google listings on iphoneEver tried searching your business name? Besides a basic listing, what info appears? If there’s not much, you’re missing an opportunity to draw more customers to your store. A detailed business profile on Google can make your business easier to find, let hungry diners know what sets you apart, and give searchers additional information—like reviews, hours, and website links. It’s an essential part of a digital marketing strategy for both large and small businesses. And the best part: it’s free!

With more than half of Google searches conducted on mobile devices, Google now places more emphasis on displaying results based on the user’s location. Local search results are listed near the top of the search results, right under any paid ads, or in a sidebar with hours, so getting a placement there gives your business high visibility.

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To Hashtag or Not – Tips for Using Hashtags in Restaurant Marketing

Is your social media marketing campaign reaching your target market?

The hashtag is a new consideration in marketing strategy.  According to Social Times, the hashtag was introduced to the masses in 2007 on Twitter by a fellow named Chris Messina who asked his followers “how do you feel about using a # (pound) for groups. As in #barcamp [msg]?

hashtags on Twitter

Since its introduction, the hashtag has grown legs not only on Twitter, but also in other popular platforms, including Instagram, SnapChat, and Facebook—as a subtle method of grouping social content and improving search ranking for key terms. Read more

Restaurant SEO: 8 Tips for Driving Online Traffic and Sales

seo-2Did you know that more than 80 percent of the people in your trade area use their computers or smart phones to look for local restaurants?

Today, we take a broad look at one of the keys to getting your web site and online ordering system noticed online. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of setting up the pages of your website so that they can be found, indexed and ranked by web search engines like Google and Yahoo, and in turn by people searching online for restaurants like yours. Read more