Time and time again, the best way to bring more customers into your restaurant is by finding them online. What’s better is letting those customers find your restaurant online instead. In order for this to happen your restaurant needs to be listed everywhere online. Every directory and citation could lead to new customers finding you online and coming to your restaurant.
The best thing is you usually only need to do this once. While you will get more out of most of these directories if you’re active on them, simply setting up a listing in the first place is hugely beneficial.
Here is a list of the top 20 places that you need to list your restaurant online today. Take the time to setup each one, it’s worth it!
Yelp is a go-to place to find great local businesses and write reviews.
Create your Yelp listing.
Zomato is where people find the best restaurants, cafes and bars in their local area. Previously known as Urbanspoon.
Create your Zomato listing.
TripAdvisor is where people find new restaurants, read restaurant reviews and opinions and compare prices.
Create your TripAdvisor listing.
Yellow Pages is where people find new restaurants, which restaurants are trending and find coupons and deals.
Create your Yellow Pages listing.
Yahoo provides news, reviews, ratings, directions and much more in their local restaurant listings.
Create your Yahoo listing.
Facebook is the world’s largest social network with over 1 billion users worldwide. Create a Facebook fan page for your restaurant with maps, contact info, reviews, posts, photos, reservation widgets and much more.
Create your Facebook listing.
Sidewalk, by Intuit Labs, is an IOS and Android app where people give and receive recommendations about small and local businesses with their circle of friends.
Create your Sidewalk listing.
OpenTable is where people make reservations for local restaurants and earn dining rewards each time they book.
Create your OpenTable listing.
Superpages is another online directory where people find local guides, directions, nearest restaurants and more.
Create your Superpages listing.
Allmenus lists restaurant menus for almost every local restaurant. When people are hungry to eat, they checkout Allmenus to find the best food.
Create your Allmenus listing.
Bing helps customers find your business on all of their devices whether it’s their computer, tablet or phone. Make sure your customers find the right information by claiming your listing.
Create your Bing listing.
Citysearch is a network including bars, restaurant and cafes. It’s a great place for people to explore new restaurants while finding recommendations from others.
Create your Citysearch listing.
Foursquare helps people find the best places to eat, drink, shop or visit in and city in the world. You can also discover places that your friends and experts have recommended.
Create your Foursquare listing.
MapQuest is an online mapping service. People can’t eat at your restaurant if they can’t find you so being listed on one of the largest mapping services in the world is very important.
Create your MapQuest listing.
If you’re located in New York City, MenuPages is the place to be. They now serve over 16,108 menus for New Your City restaurants.
Create your MenuPages listing.
White pages is similar to the white pages in your phone book. It’s where people are searching for your restaurant’s contact information.
Create your Whitepages listing.
Local is where people go for targeted and relevant local search results from local businesses. Listings include reviews, website links, directions, maps and special offers.
Create your Local listing.
Considering the fact that Google is the largest search engine in the world, this listing should probably be first on your list. When people search for your restaurant on Google, your listing is likely to show up. Claim it to make sure you’re in control of your restaurant’s information.
Create your Google Plus listing.
CitySquares helps people find local businesses in their neighborhood. It helps restaurants gain more exposure across the internet while helping more people find you.
Create your CitySquares listing.
YellowBook is another online directory with restaurant listings that include your information, links to your website, contact info, maps, directions and more.
Create your Yellowbook listing.
It’s important, especially for local businesses, to be listed everywhere they can be. You never know when and where someone is going to be looking for your restaurant tomorrow so don’t wait. The more exposure your restaurant has online the more successful you will be.