When you run a restaurant then chances are that you will want to make sure that you see as many people coming through the door as possible. However, you shouldn’t underestimate how important it is to have people paying you a virtual visit too.

The thing with websites is that it simply isn’t enough just to create one. You need to put in place an AdWords marketing plan, take a look at keyword ideas that are likely to attract the most customers, and make sure that your website works beautifully too.

So, with all this in mind we have put together some of the basics that you need to know about PPC and how it can work for your restaurant.

What is PPC?

Pay per click (PPC) advertising is when you pay to boost how high your website ads appear in the search engine results. It is most used by Google, which seems to be one of the driving forces behind websites of all types being a success or not.

The trick to making the most of PPC is to have a dedicated AdWords marketing strategy that will be the most effective for your restaurant.

Creating an AdWords marketing plan for your restaurant

The first thing that you should think about when creating an AdWords marketing plan is how much you can spend each day. This should start small, as you learn more about how it works for you, as well as complete all your keyword research.

Keywords are what is going to bring your potential customers to your website. Therefore keyword research is really important. You can target broad terms, but for a restaurant you really need to think locally, as this is the best way to target those who are living or staying in the area around your restaurant.

Creating an ad

Once you know what keywords that you want to include, it is time to make an ad that is going to really promote your business. The trick here is to think just like your target audience would. What would they like to see on your website? What things will tempt them into making a booking?

You should also try to keep it simple, you will only have a small amount of space to play with when creating any ad, which means that you will need to be short and sweet with what you want to say.

Always check your success

It is one thing to create an AdWords marketing strategy, but you should never just let it go stagnate once you have created it. Make sure that you measure and create your success, and you can see what is working for you, and what isn’t working for you. Making amendments where you need to.

The key to success for your restaurant is not just in providing great service and delicious food, but it is also about making sure that it is well promoted and visible too. It may be a good idea to see if you can benefit from what PPC has to offer.