Review of how good restaurants are on some basic SEO Information


An interesting piece of research on SEO. The figures you might think are exceptionally good – however these are major US restaurants and the US are far ahead in the use of Mobile than here in the UK.

Reviews (not large enough for statisticians!) in London and Surrey highlighted that only around 10% of sites had a mobile friendly version. Most sites had title tags, but around 50% missed description tags.

So what can you do?

1. Check your pages for descriptions (and titles)

2. If you do not have a mobile website get one. After Lockmiths – Indian restaurants have one of the highest searches on mobile devices (high for other restaurants as well)



How Top Restaurants Serve Up and Stack Up in Mobile SEO

SEO Evolution: Sell, Discover, Deliver & Report on Highly Converting Keywords by Krista LaRiviere, gShift

The Search Agency (TSA) has conducted yet another analysis of how top companies are creating their mobile experiences online, and this time, it sank its teeth into the restaurant and catering sector.

The “mobile experience scorecard” consists of a set of criteria weighing factors on a website, like the type of mobile site, social media presence, geolocation API, and click-to-order, to name a few.

This time around, TSA created an SEO ranking scorecard, too, which looked at the following:

  • Missing Title tags
  • Missing Meta Description tags
  • Large page size warnings, indicating source code more than 250K
  • Click depth warnings, signaling a site buried pages more than three clicks away from the home page


The ranking is based on a points system where five is the best, The following table shows the top 25 performers when it comes to the SEO evaluation, with the first three positions comprised of:

  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Denny’s
  • Eat24


Note that the sites chosen for the research were based on data from Hitwise by total number of monthly visits to a mobile device in August of 2014.

Overall, TSA said the SEO ranking scorecard data shows a “continued inconsistency between reformatted mobile experiences and proper implementation.”

The report reiterated that “while missing Meta descriptions and click depth warnings may not directly affect page load times, large page size warnings do, and of the RWD [responsive Web design] serving sites tested, 50 percent showed errors of this nature.”


In the report, TSA gives examples of the best and worst restaurant sites in addition to tips on how websites in this sector can improve their overall mobile experience. You can access the full report here.  

 Credits: How Top Restaurants Serve Up and Stack Up in Mobile SEO