Voice of the Restaurant Industry
One question I get a lot when I talk to restaurant owners about social media is “Will Facebook get me on the first page of Google?” My answer is always the same: yes and no. Let me explain why.
First of all, I want to make clear that SEO/SEM (search engine optimization/search engine marketing) is a whole industry of its own, and it’d be simplistic of me to say that by having social media pages, you’ll rank higher in searches. SEO is complex, and it involves a lot of algorithms,…Continue
Added by Natalia Morais on February 28, 2013 at 8:51am — No Comments
If you are wondering what will happen with social media in 2013, you are not alone. Everyone is wondering what Facebook will do next or if a new social network will surge. While no one can really foresee the future, there are some trends that will probably be stronger in 2013.
The first trend I want to…Continue
Added by Natalia Morais on February 21, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments
Online reviews and websites are not a new trend, but business owners are still not totally convinced they should take the time to worry about them. As the world moves into a more digitally connected era, businesses need to understand that websites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google Plus Local and even Facebook are the new word of mouth – and they are not going away any time soon.…Continue
Added by Natalia Morais on January 9, 2013 at 5:49am — No Comments
Not sure which Social Network to use or wondering about the differences between them all? No worries, we’ve created this helpful Cheat Sheet for you. Feel free to download it and share it with everyone!
Click here to download: www.loyalrewards.com/SM_Cheat_Sheet_MT.pdf…Continue
Added by Natalia Morais on December 7, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments
Casual Dining makes up the largest segment in the restaurant industry, offering consumers a full-service model with a moderate price point. When Nation’s Restaurant News and WD Partnersconducted their inaugural Consumer Picks study, they included 33 casual-dining restaurant chains. Bonefish Grill came in at #1. Bonefish Grill is…Continue
Added by Ola Ayeni on September 6, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Yelp is to restaurants as Tripadvisor is to Lodging, Love it, Hate it. Or a combination of both. Sadly it’s not going to go away any time soon, so restaurants need to use it constructively.
Yes there are many Yelpers that are just wenchy, complain about the smallest things, are having a bad hair day and have also just broken up with their significant others and the littlest thing is an irritation to them. But there can be a lot of good and constructive information gleaned…Continue
If you are anything like me, you like to dig into things. The more I look into, the more I learn. The more I learn, the better job my firm can do for our restaurant partners.
One thing I always find curious when I'm digging around the internet, is when I see a restaurant's social media property, where they have a fairly large group of fans or followers.…
Added by Chris Leo on April 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Thanks to social networking, we no longer have to rely on an inspector or food critic to give us their latest report on our favorite restaurants. When it comes to food safety, and taste, we rely on one another.
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Added by Julie Lovelass on March 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
A show of hands if you are happy swimsuit season is just about over. You're not the only one!
As the restaurant daily deal sphere drones on, I can't help but compare them to a "get skinny fast" method that people use to drop a few pounds before hitting the beach. Sure, you can probably shed a pound or two by drinking a strange, green liquid and starving yourself for 72 hours. By the third day, you'll be running toward a bakery fast than Kirstie Alley can say "Jenny…
Added by Josh Hersh on September 14, 2011 at 5:22am — No Comments
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Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on June 30, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Of course, that depends on who you ask. As a hungry consumer, I applaud Google’s recent decision to include more local business results. Check out this search for restaurants in my town:…
Added by Restaurant Guru on January 30, 2008 at 9:56am — No Comments
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