• http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    A mobile search presence is essential for brick and mortar businesses like restaurants. As the stats show, someone looking up restaurants in your area is looking for a place to eat now–you need to be well positioned to capture that foot traffic.

  • http://twitter.com/gsterling Greg Sterling

    Yep. No question that if you’re in the restaurant biz you’ve got to be focused on mobile customers as well as getting your data into popular restaurant apps such as Yelp and Urbanspoon.

  • http://steveplunkett.com @steveplunkett

    Thanks.. very good info =)

  • Shawn Lippert

    This is why getting those citations increased in social apps and sites are so important to marketers and SEO’s since the integration of social signals, what I find interesting is that 3 out of 5 searchers had no particular place in mind, I have been optimizing my local clients for those popular 1 to 2 Word keywords, as most mobile users are using the auto-complete search feature (faster & less typing) on their mobile devices. Looking into their analytics on their Google places page now Google+ Local, I’m already seeing this strategy working as it shows most are clicking on maps for more on directions or a click to call phone number action.