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    Restaurant Listings

    I am doing SEO for a local restaurant, and like to know if there is anything I should do besides using keywords and meta-tags relating to the restauran't name in order to assure a top spot.

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    If I was searching for a restaurant I would search by cuisine and or location so I would suggest targeting these key words.
    If anyone searches by name it would rank well anyway.


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    Just doing that won't get them a top spot anywhere unless it is on a very obscure search term.

    Check out this article:

    http://www.promotionbase.com/article/762
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    Re: Restaurant Listings

    Originally posted by Host Monster

    I am doing SEO for a local restaurant, and like to know if there is anything I should do besides using keywords and meta-tags relating to the restaurant name in order to assure a top spot.
    When people search the Net for a restaurant, the likelihood that the queries will be like this ...

    <type> Restaurant <city>

    ... Are very high. Therefore design your Home Page HTML Title Tag like this ...

    <title>Italian Restaurant Los Angeles - 800.566.2128 - Marco's Place</title>

    For this type of listing you'd be wise to include the phone number for convenience, so that folks can easily call the restaurant without ever having to click through to the actual Home Page.

    Check the listings, most will not have phone numbers in the HTML Title Tags.

    Also place the full name and address and phone number at the top (opening paragraph) and bottom of each page.

    Placing it at the top, will ensure that Google (and others who use Snippets) extract the correct information for your visitors to read about in the SERP (search engine results pages).

    For those engines that use the Meta Description Tag, place this information there.

    Then just acquire as many Backward Links from RELATED pages or sites with your keywords ... Italian Restaurant Los Angeles ... in the Anchor Tag Text.

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    I like the idea of putting the phone number in the title tag. Though it does not do anything for ranking, it does diffferentiate the restaurant from other search results on the page.

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    I wouldn't put phone number is title tag. Actually restraunts are best classified by location first, then by Cuisine.

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    Originally posted by Archbob
    I wouldn't put phone number is title tag. Actually restraunts are best classified by location first, then by Cuisine.
    Why not Archbob? It appeared at the end. Does it kill relvancy that much? I think it would be cool to have the phone number appear in the search results. Yes, people won't click through, but they might call and make a reservation.

    I do however, defer to your dark sith powers. By the way many are looking for your ring. Was it a US desert? Was it an Earth desert?

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