How To: Digital Online SEO Marketing For Restaurant
I was just watching “Check Please,” a Restaurant review show on channel 9 (KQED – PBS) in the San Francisco Bay Area. I saw this review on a cool Italian restaurant in Sausalito, Marin Co, in the S.F. Bay Area and was ready to plan my next date night with my wife there. BUT, of course I couldn’t resist looking at their website a little closer. I was flabbergasted (is that still a word?) at what I saw. NO SEO at all. I mean ZERO! How Google knew to list them as a ‘Sausalito restaurant’ at all (on page 3), is amazing. Cudo’s to Google. Shame on this restaurant owner.
How and why do Restaurants fail at digital marketing?
The problem is restaurant company management, or lack of. A typical restaurant owner is the person to open and close the place. Many times, they are the cook, the HR department, the bookkeeper, the marketeer and the out front person to greet patriants. On top of this, many restaurant owners are the food buyers, boose buyers and employee coaches. So it’s not too amazing that they wouldn’t realize that their local restaurant is on page 3 on Google, or is getting bad reviews on Yelp. Continue reading »
Why Social Media Matters for Businesses
If you own a small business, you understand why it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. Let’s consider how you divide those precious hours for your business. How much time are you (or an employee) spending on Marketing, Advertising and Social Media? Six or seven years ago, “Social Media Marketing” didn’t exist. Here we are, in late 2013, and an astounding 86% of marketers say that social media is important to their business. Over 60% of them say that social media generates leads, from just 6 hours a week on the “Big Three” (Facebook, Twitter and Google+). Continue reading »
How long will you wait to G+?
If you’re sitting back, waiting for your “friends” on Facebook to join Google Plus (a.k.a. Google+ or G+) before you create a personal profile or business page, you’re truly missing out on supreme SEO real estate. Many have taken to the “wait and see” approach, especially with more social networks, now, than ever before. Nearly every day we hear, “I’m already on Facebook and Twitter, do I really need to be on Google Plus, too?” The answer is yes, but let us explain why.
SMO of SEO
Social signals from the Google+ platform are becoming more important for determining search engine results. Joshua Berg, SEO/SMO Specialist at REALSMO, calls this “the social media optimization (SMO) of SEO.” Berg explains, “social signals provide a much better way of filtering out the noise and improving the quality of search results. This is a trend that will continue because it is a much better way of understanding what people really want, which is one of Google’s founding principles.” Continue reading »
Odd thing was, the designer moved the Google analytic code, but nothing else; that’s how we got this data. Stay tuned to see how long it takes to get their SEO and website traffic back on course.
How much should a small company spend on SEO and Social Media Marketing?
Once a company decides to market online, the tough question always is, how much to spend.
The folks over at the SEOMOZ conducted a world wide survey of companies like ours (Online marketing and SEO). We participated in this survey as well and were one of the 47% US based companies. 13% were UK based, 40% were 23 other countries. These companies included in-house marketing firms and agencies, as well as outside contractors and internet marketing consultants. The bottom line results were: 34% of their clients are spending $1,000 per month or more and about 16% were not on a monthly program. 45% were somewhere in between $100 to $1,000 per month. See the chart below: Continue reading »
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This is a common reaction we get when our clients see their search engine rankings after coming to SEOPRO. We show this to you as a warning because it is addicting.
If you are a B2B or B2C company marketing online, chances are you’re bombarded weekly or even hourly with various strategies designed to help you win business online and generate a good return on your investment from your website.
Best value in advertising today
Social media marketing is hundreds of times less expensive than other traditional marketing ventures such as print, radio and TV, while providing an immediate real time access to millions of people and potential clients on demand. Social media marketing is one of the only media marketing opportunities that offers direct marketing to only your market segmentation. This saves time and money. Continue reading »