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GoDaddy Launches Specialized Restaurant Websites

May 18, 2013 |

Complete Mobile-Friendly Online Presence with Menus Using Website Builder & Locu

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recent surveys reveal 80 percent of individuals say it’s important to have a menu online1. In stark contrast, of the nearly 340,000 independent restaurants, only 4 in 10 have their menu posted on their website. GoDaddy and Locu are giving independent restaurants the tools they need to leverage the power of the Internet. Website Builder provides hundreds of customizable designs and many ways to change the appearance – making their digital identity exactly like their restaurant. Seamless integration with Locu provides a menu manager, letting restaurateurs quickly and easily update their menu.

.Locu specializes in easy menu-management and has hundreds of thousands of menus from all over the U.S. pre-loaded into their database, waiting for a restaurant to claim them. Once claimed, a restaurant can set prices, change descriptions and add photos of their meals. That means menu items don’t have to be entered manually on the website – it’s already loaded.

If a restaurant is brand new or Locu has not collected their menu, the automatic conversion of a document, pdf or image of a menu quickly enables users to have an SEO-rich menu online. Restaurants can print menus on a daily basis, making changes as often as needed for their menu.

“Restaurants have an ever-changing menu and they need a website that can easily keep up,” said GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving. “Website Builder with Locu was specifically designed for ease-of-use and versatility – giving restaurants complete control of their identity and menu without wasting time. GoDaddy is doing whatever it takes to help our customers cross the digital divide to take advantage of technology previously only available to the big guys.”

“GoDaddy has built a business on serving small businesses and we are excited to partner with them to better help local businesses get found online,” said Locu CEO and Co-Founder Rene Reinsberg. “This integration makes it extremely easy to keep the key information on restaurants’ websites in sync with the rest of the Web.”

Changes restaurants make on their Locu menu are published on websites and mobile apps across Locu’s partner network, including OpenTable, Foursquare and Citysearch. Customers using the Locu’s premium plan will have access to automatically update websites like Yelp, Facebook and TripAdvisor. In addition to menu management, Website Builder automatically creates a mobile-friendly website. In the same surveys referenced earlier, more than 80 percent of customers said they have searched for a restaurant using their smartphone. Yet, research shows only 1 in 20 restaurants have a mobile presence.

When a Website Builder user publishes their website, it is automatically converted into a mobile website. The website will then detect which device a visitor is using and automatically deliver the best experience.

GoDaddy, the Web’s top platform for small businesses, is introducing the partnership at the National Restaurant Association Conference tomorrow and expects the Locu integration to be widely available by mid-June.

“I love the fact that if my menu changes, I can go in and change it in a snap,” said Malee’s Thai Bistro owner Deirdre Pain. “This is not only helping me find new customers, but also keep my regulars up-to-date and offer specials. Now I can focus on what I really love – making delicious food and serving my customers. I know if I’m not online, I’m not really in the game.”

To find out more about how to get your website online quickly and easily using ” target=”_blank”>GoDaddy Website Builder, visit GoDaddy.com.


About GoDaddy
GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL certificate provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. GoDaddy provides dozens of cloud-based services, and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue according to 451 Research (Mass-Market Hosting Report-Fall 2012), and is the #1 provider of net-new SSL certificates for 2012, according to the Netcraft, LTD Secure Server Survey. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com/PR

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Stunning Revelation Amid IRS Scandal

May 17, 2013 |

Stunning Revelation Amid IRS Scandal

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Two US officials testified before irate lawmakers Friday on what they knew about the tax agency’s targeting of conservatives.Disclosure made during 2012 election

Powerball Jackpot Is One for the Ages

May 17, 2013 |

Powerball Jackpot Is One for the Ages

Powerball ticket

Alamy

Lottery officials say the frenzy surrounding Saturday’s drawing has sent the prize soaring to the world’s second highest lottery jackpot.
Mind-blowing sum at stake Saturday night

‘Hero’ Hitchhiker Arrested for Murder

May 17, 2013 |

‘Hero’ Hitchhiker Arrested for Murder

AP

Caleb ‘Kai’ McGillvary became a viral sensation in February after he used a hatchet to aid a woman in Calif. who was being assaulted. Grisly crime he’s now accused of

Biz Name Wiz Releases Major Update to Business Name Generator

May 16, 2013 |

Includes a more advanced algorithm and a variety of new features to the popular business name generator.

Biz Name Wiz, a leading business naming service, has launched a major update and improved version of BusinessNameGenerator.com, a popular naming engine for business on the Internet. Still 100% without cost to users, BusinessNameGenerator.com now includes a significantly more advanced algorithm that allows it to create more accurate and varied name ideas and a variety of new features available to users.

BusinessNameGenerator.com attracts thousands of unique visitors and generates 100,000 domain lookups each day. Over the past 3 years, it has generated millions of business name ideas.

The advance algorithm of BusinessNameGenerator.com creates name ideas using thesaurus integration and variables which include exact word matches, suffixes, prefixes, dropping first letters, dropping last letters, thesaurus words, popular phrases, cool words, tech words, corporate words, and strange words.

Additional features available to the BusinessNameGenerator.com user include:

A “Like” button to save favorite names to a list
The ability to save and email the favorite names list
A “da Best” button to mark an absolute favorite
Auto lookup of international domains for Canada (.CA)
Two unique views of search results: A big list of 200 words to view the names only and a view to lookup available domains
Related word suggestions via Thesaurus
Research tools for Google and TESS the federal trademark database
Show only available .com, .net and more urls – an incredibly valuable filter to help users find an available domain
Filters for search results:

Popular Search
Short (under 7 letters)
Phrases After
Phrases Before
Business/Corporate
Cool
Technical
Strange

BusinessNameGenerator.com has been redone from scratch to a huge benefit of its users,” said Mike Glezos, founder of Biz Name Wiz. “Already a popular business naming engine on the Internet, BusinessNameGenerator.com is now a tremendously more powerful tool, and I believe users seeking quality business naming options will find the new site even more helpful.”

About Biz Name Wiz
Specializing in smart, imaginative and inspired names, Biz Name Wiz provides startups with business naming help and established companies with enticing new product names and original taglines. Launched in 2012, Biz Name Wiz fills the gap between automated business name generators and agencies that charge tens of thousands of dollars to come up with a name and identity for new businesses. A portfolio of companies Biz Name Wiz has named and more information on the company can be found at http://www.biznamewiz.net.

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‘Multiple Fatalities’ as Storms Hit Texas

May 16, 2013 |

‘Multiple Fatalities’ as Storms Hit Texas

WFAA-TV

A tornado outbreak devastates parts of North Texas, causing multiple fatalities and destroying or damaging dozens of homes.Latest on the developing news

White House Releases Benghazi Emails

May 16, 2013 |

White House Releases Benghazi Emails

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After months of refusing to release documents relating to the Benghazi attack, the Obama administration has made an abrupt reversal.New details after ‘cover-up’ claims