There are several free ways you can market your restaurant online for free. Following these few steps will put your restaurant and your menu in front of thousands of potential patrons. These include directory listing, online menu, search engines, and social media sites.
Contact menuflavors.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, to get your menu online for free.
A recent study showed that 89% of restaurant goers search the internet before making a decision of where to eat. 34% said that view a menu online weighed heavily in their decision.
You can get you menu online for free at www.menuflavors.com, updates are also free. You will get a custom address that you can use to advertise on directory sites, business cards, flyers, etc…
Below are a list of directory sites that have high traffic and offer free listing for restaurants. If you have been in business for a little while, these directories should already have a listing for your restaurant; all you have to do is claim the listing and edit the details. Usually, claiming the listing requires you to answer the phone at the number the site has listed for you business and entering a code given when you make the claim. If your site is not in the directory, there is usually a link at the top or bottom of every page that says submit a new business/restaurant.
www.urbanspoon.com – get a free 30 day ad on urbanspoon.com just for claiming your ad. No credit card or any other obligation required.
Search engines crawl the web looking for information to index. If you claim your business in the directories listed above, you will have no problem with the search engines finding you. The two major search engines are www.google.com and www.bing.com
Social media sites allow you to take control of the you engage your customers in a format they are familiar with. The most popular sites are: www.facebook.com, www.twitter.com, www.foursquare.com, www.stumbleupon.com.