By Claire | Published on December 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 if you’re not familiar with Google. Read our simple support articles on how to set these up, or request help from our lovely team.

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

Read the helpdesk article Request ResDiary assistance

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