Having a food truck must be one of the most remarkable careers on the planet. You are on the open road with nothing but hamburger buns and the aroma of freshly made food by your side. It might not sound so appetizing to some, but a successful food truck can bring great satisfaction. There is a massive trend with food trucks, and it seems to be the new cupcake (you have seen the cupcake craze, right?). One important thing to understand is that food truck marketing will be an essential component regardless of the city you are in. Sure, you can always depend on people coming to your truck because they are hungry, but what about building a following? Like a small army of food truck aficionados?
The right search engine marketing campaign for your food truck brand could bring loyal eaters to you daily and generate solemn word of mouth and social online sharing. If done right, you could see some franchise options in other cities if you look at the big picture.
Here are some ways you can get your food truck search engine marketing underway:
Good branding can go a long way regarding how your audience perceives you. You can have the world’s ugliest food truck, but you will always be remembered if your logo is catchy and positioned right. Remember that people love brands and to be a part of a brand, especially if it is on a smaller scale, like a food truck.
Here are some great food truck brands:
This is not up for discussion. I don’t care if you sell seashells down by the seashore; people will see you and turn to a search engine to find out who you are. Don’t half-ass a website either; you need something up-to-date and modern that portrays your food truck’s personality. Just the other day I drove by a food truck with a very loud paint job, naturally I Googled it and found their site.
Here are some things your website should have to showcase the awesomeness of your food truck:
With a website, you will want to ensure your SEO marketing strategy is in place.
For a food truck looking to enhance its SEO, consider these strategies:
I cannot stress how important social media will be for your food truck search marketing campaign. Parking the truck and waiting for people to walk up is great but positioning a voice online for your loyal fans is even better. Sending out text message alerts for those who want to know your location, constantly updating your area’s Twitter account and Facebook page, and even your specials for the day are just scratching the surface. Social media can be a game changer for a food truck and will be an essential part of growth. Don’t shrug it off like it is nothing because a competitor can sneak up and do precisely these steps and spread their wings.
Here are a few social media tips for your food truck: