How are new customers finding out about your restaurant? Over 80% of searches are now done on mobile devices when people are looking for new dining options. And a major factor to you reaching them relies on Local Search Engine Optimization. Here are tips on how to maximize Local SEO:

Here are just a few of the high authority websites you should be listed on:

  • Google My Business
  • Foursquare
  • LinkedIn Company Directory
  • Bing
  • Yelp
  • HubSpot
  • Yellow Pages
  • Yahoo! Local
  • Facebook
  • Apple Maps
  • Mapquest
  • TripAdvisor
  • CitySearch
  • WhitePages
  • SuperPages
  • BBB
  • CitySquare
  • InfoUSA

The key to getting great search engine results on Google or other search engines begins with your NAP. No, not what you take after a huge lunch rush, but your Name, Address and Phone. Having the exact same information in all of your business directory listings and other citations will go a long way to boosting your results. Other factors that are important are reviews, ratings, pictures and testimonials for your Google My Business profile and others.

In 2014, mobile internet use passed desktop use for the first time.

That was FIVE years ago. Have you adjusted your strategies accordingly?

According to The Local Marketing Institute:

  • 56 percent of businesses have NOT claimed their listing on Google My Business.
  • 67 percent of businesses have NOT claimed their listing on Yelp
  • 79 percent of businesses have NOT claimed their listing on Yahoo
  • 81 percent of businesses have NOT claimed their listing on Yellow Pages

And there are over 50 more top local business directories you should be listed on.

Not sure where to begin or where you stand? Smaht! offers a free 30 minute consultation to help you get started improving your Local SEO results.