Restaurant SEO Services

Managed Restaurant SEO!

We provide restaurants a complete package of on-page, off-page, and technical SEO to help increase organic exposure and reduce paid advertising.

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SEO Company for Restaurants

We've been providing small business SEO campaigns for more than 18 years!

Over the years, we've offered restaurants a variety of search marketing plans, including franchise, enterprise, ecommerce, and local SEO plans.

We combine off-page, technical, and on-page search engine optimization in our restaurant SEO plans. You'll get a balanced approach to optimizing your Shopify, WordPress, or WooCommerce search engine placements.

Read on if you want your restaurant to rank higher in search engines!

Types of Restaurants We Help

We work with a wide variety of restaurants. The SEO services discussed below will help provide search engine optimization for restaurants and even:

  • SEO for Fine Dining Restaurants
  • SEO for Casual Dining Restaurants
  • SEO for Fast Food Restaurants
  • SEO for Family-style Restaurants
  • SEO for Ethnic Restaurants
  • SEO for Seafood Restaurants
  • SEO for Steakhouse Restaurants
  • SEO for Vegetarian Restaurants
  • SEO for Pizzerias
  • SEO for Food Trucks

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Our Restaurant SEO Services

We would like to carefully assess your restaurant website and its backlink profile before committing to an search engine optimization project.

Through this review process, we can better understand all aspects of your website's SEO, including its technical, on-page, and off-page factors. We use this approach as it is the best way (in our opinion) to begin restaurant SEO, in contrast to making changes to your website without a well-defined strategy.

To assist you in understanding the scope of our professional search engine optimization services, let's explore each of these areas of restaurant SEO and discuss them in detail:

Technical Search Engine Optimization Services for Restaurants

Technical SEO is familiar to most restaurants.

This often involves increasing site performance, passing Google Core Web Vitals, implementing SSL security, fixing mobile problems, removing duplicate content, creating XML sitemaps, adding structured data, setting up Google Search Console, and fixing concerns discovered in your SEO scan.

We have a talented group of in-house website developers for restaurants that can help fix all your technical SEO glitches in WordPress or Shopify.

On-Page Search Engine Optimization Services for Restaurants

It's often the case that restaurants hate doing on-page SEO themselves since they're not comfortable with content writing. That isn't an issue to us, we enjoy content creation!

We develop a detailed content plan for your targeted search phrases by performing keyword research and competitor review. This helps our in-house content writers compose 750-4,000 word articles for blog posts, service descriptions, guest posts, and other purposes.

In addition to that, we also offer restaurants on-site search engine optimization improvements like writing meta descriptions, optimizing page titles, fixing heading tags, building content silos, designing infographics and videos, and reducing keyword cannibalization.

Offsite Search Engine Optimization Services for Restaurants

When we look at various restaurant backlink profiles, we often notice they've forgotten about off-page search engine optimization. You might want to check your backlink quality if you've been struggling for years to get off the second or third page of search results.

With our backlink analysis services, we help restaurants detect malicious or spammy backlinks, including PBNs. We then put together SEO recommendations for restaurants for white-hat link building including guest posting, niche / curated edits, HARO outreach, social citations, NAP citations, and more!

Pricing for Restaurant SEO Services

The cost of our managed SEO services is determined by the amount of time you're able to set aside in your marketing budget for SEO. Although we're more than happy to work with budgets starting at $800 per month, many of our customers have significantly higher budgets that we work with regularly.

You can get an approximate cost for your SEO campaign by using the pricing calculator below.

Restaurant SEO Cost Calculator

Answer a few simple questions about your needs and our Restaurant SEO cost calculator will show you how affordable our Restaurant SEO packages can be for you. To receive a personalized quote, just call 800-796-8263 or send us an email.

Types of SEO Campaigns for Restaurants

We offer franchise, enterprise, ecommerce, and local search engine optimization campaigns for restaurants, so one of those should be helpful for your restaurant search engine optimization service. If you choose WebCitz for your digital marketing plan, we'll assemble a custom SEO service for your restaurants.

Local SEO Campaigns for Restaurants

Localized SEO plans are what we do most often for restaurants. More than likely, this is because so many nearby restaurants are searching for help improving their rankings in search engine results.

For example, restaurants in Chicago would want to be seen higher in organic search results for "Chicago restaurants." The work would include performing a local SEO audit of your site, optimizing Google My Business, performing onsite optimizations, doing LSI phrasing keyword research, fixing your backlink quality, reviewing your business citations, managing your online reputation, and possibly even optimizing your conversion rate. Your restaurant can show up higher in Google Maps with these types of SEO improvements.

The budgets for local SEO campaigns for restaurants are often $800 or more per month. This budget is shared between technical, on-page, and off-page SEO tasks.

Enterprise Search Engine Optimization Campaigns for Restaurants

We also offer enterprise-level SEO for large search engine optimization projects, which involves a much more robust SEO plan than placing a location-based small business.

In most cases, this means targeting very competitive keywords on a national level or managing search engine optimization of a huge website. We can leverage content optimization and keyword research tools like Surfer SEO and Ahrefs to help you formulate an effective search engine optimization strategy. During an enterprise SEO service, you can expect to see our SEO team work hard to audit your restaurant website and its past SEO work, build out a content marketing plan, then move onto off-page, technical, and on-page search engine optimization campaigns.

The recommended budget of enterprise SEO for restaurants usually starts at $8,000 per month. This budget is shared between technical, on-page, and off-page SEO tasks.

Franchise SEO Campaigns for Restaurants

Just like nearby SEO, our franchise search engine optimization plans are tailored to franchises. This form of search engine optimization helps improve local visibility for each of your restaurant locations.

In this case, we do all the local SEO campaigns described above, but for each location of your franchise. Optimizing multiple Google My Business profiles, performing search engine optimization on a much more complex website, possibly handling franchisee requests, and placing for franchise opportunity keywords are some of the major differences.

The average franchise SEO service for restaurants costs $2,000 or more each month. This budget is shared between technical, on-page, and off-page SEO tasks.

Ecommerce SEO Campaigns for Restaurants

Our specialty is helping you rank your storefront's online products and services better. This type of online digtal marketing is necessary for any ecommerce small business.

Are you searching for a professional search engine optimization firm for restaurants to help market your products? As a full-service SEO firm, we have enormous experience developing and marketing ecommerce websites built on WooCommerce and Shopify. The ideal pairing for your restaurant is working with our SEO company that has onsite ecommerce web designers and SEO professionals. Our departments can work together to provide efficient off-page, technical, and on-page search engine optimization campaigns. We'll make sure your structured data, content silos, URL structures, and 301 redirects are handled right.

The average costs of ecommerce store SEO campaigns for restaurants is often $1,600 or more each month. This budget is shared between technical, on-page, and off-page SEO tasks.

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Preferred Website Platforms for Restaurant Search Engine Optimization

We're an expert SEO agency serving restaurants, and we have in-house web developers, PPC managers and search engine optimization consultants. When performing search engine marketing for restaurants, we can leverage our knowledge of the most popular platforms, like WordPress, WooCommerce, and Shopify.

WordPress Search Engine Optimization for Restaurants

WordPress is the most popular CMS for restaurants.

We're often hired to optimize the Yoast SEO settings, tweak Structured Data plugins, fix content silos, and optimize URL structures on WordPress sites. Find out more about our WordPress SEO plans.

WooCommerce SEO for Restaurants

Because it's the standard of ecommerce within WordPress, it's no surprise WooCommerce is so popular.

For our WooCommerce search engine optimization plans, we often help restaurants build out better product descriptions, improve traffic from organic search, improve product silos, set up Product structured data, implement 301 redirects, and more!

Shopify Search Engine Optimization for Restaurants

This is often the most popular ecommerce platform for smaller ecommerce ventures and startups.

Restaurants on Shopify often need help improving page content, setting up SEO-friendly product collections, writing product descriptions, fixing theme concerns, fixing broken links, and more! Learn more about our Shopify SEO options.

If you're searching for search engine optimization firms working with restaurants, make sure to ask if they have in-house website developers or if you'll need to hire an outside company for that.

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SEO Tips for Restaurants

Here are our top SEO recommendations for restaurants looking to improve their online visibility, attract more customers, and increase their revenue. These SEO tips apply to fine dining restaurants, casual dining restaurants, fast food restaurants, family-style restaurants, ethnic restaurants, seafood restaurants, steakhouse restaurants, vegetarian restaurants, pizzerias, food trucks, and other restaurants.

Technical SEO Tips for Restaurants

  • Ensure your restaurant website is mobile-responsive and provides a seamless user experience across all devices.
  • Analyze your website loading speed with tools like Google PageSpeed Insights and address any issues to improve your website's performance and ranking.
  • Secure your website with HTTPS encryption to provide a safe browsing experience and increase user trust in your restaurant.
  • Create and submit a sitemap to Google Search Console to help search engines crawl and index your website more efficiently.
  • Implement local business schema markup to provide search engines with more detailed information about your restaurant, such as your menu and hours of operation, and improve your website's visibility in search results.
  • Use canonical tags to avoid any duplicate content issues that may arise from having similar content on multiple pages.
  • Regularly monitor your website for crawl errors and promptly address them to prevent any negative impact on your search engine ranking.

On-Page SEO Tips for Restaurants

  • Include relevant restaurant-related keywords in your website's page titles and meta descriptions to improve their visibility in search engine results.
  • Optimize your website's headings and subheadings with target keywords to improve your search engine ranking and provide a better user experience.
  • Incorporate restaurant-related keywords in image alt tags to provide context to search engines and enhance the accessibility of your images.
  • Create high-quality, original content that aligns with the search intent of your target audience and incorporates related keywords, such as blog posts about your signature dishes or the history of your restaurant.
  • Use internal linking to connect related content on your website, improving search engine understanding of your website's structure and hierarchy.
  • Use descriptive URLs that include relevant restaurant-related keywords to enhance your website's discoverability.
  • Display your menu and prices prominently on your website to improve user engagement and make it easier for potential customers to find what they're looking for.
  • Regularly scan your website for broken links and fix them immediately to improve your website's user experience.

Off-Page SEO Tips for Restaurants

  • Build high-quality backlinks from relevant websites, such as local food blogs or review sites, to increase your website's authority and improve your search engine ranking.
  • Maintain a strong social media presence to engage with customers and potential customers, establish your restaurant's brand, and build relationships with influencers and partners in the food and hospitality industry.
  • Encourage satisfied customers to leave reviews on popular online review sites, such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, to improve your online reputation and attract new customers.
  • Collaborate with other local businesses, such as nearby hotels or attractions, to cross-promote services and build backlinks to your website.
  • Participate in local business directories and citation sites to improve your local SEO and increase your visibility in relevant search results.
  • Create informative and shareable content related to the food and hospitality industry, such as recipes or foodie guides, to increase engagement and attract new website visitors.
  • Use video marketing to showcase your restaurant and dishes, and to provide behind-the-scenes glimpses into your kitchen and cooking process.
  • Monitor your online reputation and respond promptly to any feedback or reviews, whether positive or negative, to demonstrate your commitment to customer satisfaction and maintain your positive image.

SEO for Restaurants

Popular Keywords for Restaurant SEO Campaigns

Looking for suggested keywords to target within the SEO campaign for your restaurant? We've got you covered!

Before starting an SEO service for a restaurant, we like to scan the website and see what you've got to work with for content and link authority.

From there, we'll check to see what types of cuisine or dishes you'd like to promote in your area. Maybe you just launched a new menu and want to attract more diners. Perhaps you just don't feel like you are getting enough traffic to your website or social media channels.

Having this information helps us determine what types of keywords to focus on for content writing and link building.

Common Focus Keywords for Restaurants

  • Restaurant [city/area]
  • Fine dining [city/area]
  • Casual dining [city/area]
  • Family dining [city/area]
  • Brunch [city/area]
  • Lunch [city/area]
  • Dinner [city/area]
  • Takeout [city/area]
  • Delivery [city/area]
  • Outdoor seating [city/area]
  • Bar [city/area]
  • Wine list [city/area]
  • Craft beer [city/area]
  • Happy hour [city/area]
  • Seafood restaurant [city/area]
  • Steakhouse [city/area]

Pro Tip #1: Restaurants often target keywords related to their cuisine, menu, and location. This helps you attract diners who are searching for a specific type of cuisine or restaurant nearby.

Pro Tip #2: You should consider targeting long-tail keywords, which are more specific and less competitive. For example, "vegan brunch options in Portland" may be easier to rank for than just "brunch".

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