By Claire | Published on June 28th, 2017

Commission-free reservations directly from Google

A game-changer

Google has recently announced two new methods of generating restaurant reservations;  custom reservation links and Google Posts. Both are  game-changers for restaurants.

Restaurant operators can now add a custom reservation link, making it easier for your customers to make commission-free reservations via ResDiary, directly from the Google homepage.

Many venues use ResDiary as their main reservation system but also list on some other third party sites. For a long time, these venues have been trying to drive bookings directly from Google to ResDiary, rather than commission charging sites without success. The introduction of custom links, finally solves this problem.

In addition to custom links, Google have also launched a new Google Posts feature. With this feature, the ResDiary Reserve button sits under a venue’s business listing. Venues can add an image, catching the eye of potential diners and directing them to a commission-free way to make a reservation.

How ResDiary can help...

It’s a fantastic tool, but it can be a little complicated to set up. Which is why our lovely support and training team have offered to do it for you. Just click the blue button below to get set up!

Not comfortable sharing your details? Get in touch and we’ll walk you through it.

Please note: you need a Google Business Listing for us to enable this feature.

Additional Information

Want to find out more? Here are some helpful links:

  • Read ” Google Posts now live for all Google My Business users” by Barry Schwartz here
  • Click Here to learn “How to Add or claim your business listing” by Google
  • “How to set up your own Google Posts booking link” by the ResDiary team. Visit our help desk to read more
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