Restaurant websites and online marketing


Restaurant websites and online marketing

Discussion of restaurant websites and online marketing techniques, services, and tools.

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Best Website Tools for Restaurant Sites

Started by Stewart Anderson. Last reply by Steve Brown Feb 20, 2013. 1 Reply

Using Online Ordering Systems

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Search Engine Optimisation

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Comment by Atul on May 26, 2013 at 8:09pm

Take a look at and some interesting articles on

Disclaimer - I often write in that blog also, so i am biased.

Comment by David Reisinger on February 26, 2013 at 1:44pm

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Comment by Samuel Rubenstein on October 6, 2012 at 12:44pm

Very interested to know if anyone is familiar with Gobza, Groupon, Living Social or similar types of couponing programs, and, if so, what your experience is? There seems to be a fair amount of public information on Groupon and Living Social, but not much yet on Gobza. Based on limited research to date, Gobza appears to be a new alternative to Groupon and Living Social that started in Texas and seems to be quickly moving to new markets based on the location of merchants and customers who join. Sysco (the food distributor) seems to be one of endorsers of this program. According to some reports, restaurants and other retailers can join for free as a merchant, and then can get free advertising and offer coupons electronically in a way that provide a lot of control vis-a-vis some of the other daily deal sites (eg, how many coupons are issued, the effective and expiration dates, the locations at which the coupons are redeemable and the size of the discount offered). Members also seem to earn a small commission on anyone who is “invited” to also participate as either a merchant or a shopper. We joined and hope to use the small commission to create a special employee incentive program. Customers who participate also seem to be able to join, review and compare for free and only pay a small commission (~10% of the coupon value) for any coupons actually requested. Here is a link to the Gobza web site if anyone is interested in reviewing or learning more: Seems to be a very attractive couponing program, but concerned that something is being overlooked. Please post your experience with Gobza and/or any information you have as to how Gobza compares to Groupon, Living Social and the other couponing and daily deal sites. Many thanks.

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Comment by Tyler Byrd on January 20, 2010 at 9:57am
Matradee, an online restaurant reservation and marketing platform, recently entered it's Beta phase. At this time there is no charge, it's completely free. All we ask is that you provide feedback on how we could improve the system. To find out more or test the website, visit us at:

Please note: Any reservations made are real, and will be sent to the corresponding restaurant. Please only make reservations if you intend fulfill them. Thank you!
Comment by Brandon Berman on December 9, 2009 at 2:21pm
Aloha restaurant websites and online marketing group!

I am a student from Hawaii Pacific University finishing up a double major in Entrepreneurial Studies and Finance and I am revolutionizing how restaurants market themselves online. These are not just big dreams; this is a reality for these reasons:

-I can put restaurants on the front page of major search engines for $50-$100/month (flat rate no pay per click) while others charge $300 or more.

-I let our clients promote their restaurants on search engine results page, not our directories which allows our restaurants to use the advertising space they pay for with SEO.

-Only one restaurant can be listed per area which gives our customers a competitive advantage by excluding their local competition from our service.

-Our directories do not have banner ads, pop up ads or any ads.

My partner and I currently have restaurant directories in California and Hawaii and we are going to launch another thousand restaurant directories across the United States within the next few months. I don't want to excite anyone too much so I'll just say that our we also have an iPhone application in the developmental process. I would love to network with restaurant owners, consultants and managers!
Comment by Krystal on November 19, 2009 at 3:33pm
Hello Everyone...

I really need your help. I am a student at California State University, Fullerton and my group & I are conducting a survey to understand how restaurant owners engage in online or electronic marketing. The following survey should take about 5 minutes to complete and your feedback will provide us with invaluable information for the research report we are preparing for Dr. Susan Cadwallader’s Strategic Marketing course..

Your response is greatly appreciated and individual responses will be held in the strictest confidence.

Thanks in Advance!

The site below will give you access to the survey...

Comment by FohBoh on August 21, 2009 at 1:12am
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Comment by Shane Christensen on May 9, 2009 at 8:19am
I am looking for link exchanges for restaurants, bars or clubs at
going to start a page of links for restaurants and a page of links for entertainment like DJs and bands




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