Before the pandemic, “…we were able to foster relations with people who would come and dine in with us every week. But with the restrictions on indoor dining operations, either people rush in to pick up their orders or resort to online delivery options.”
“GoDaddy helped us be seen during the pandemic. Hosting our website on their domain not only gave our loyal and returning customer base access to our menus, but also helped new customers discover our business.”
This is where Harpreet’s determination to use his online presence to fill in for face-to-face interactions started. He turned to GoDaddy’s Website Builder, which he describes as being “extremely straightforward.”
Reaching customers where they search
“The Website Builder offers a large selection of modern, ready-to-go templates that suit unique business needs and includes built-in marketing tools to help businesses grow. It allows you to create a responsive website with no technical knowledge.”
“I love that I can manage everything for my website in one place. During the pandemic, we added search engine optimization (SEO) capabilities (a keyword search and match tool) to our website to ensure Pizza Hub was on page-one search results for delivery and takeout across the GTA.”
“Optimizing the website improved Pizza Hub’s search result ranking, making our business easier to find when potential customers searched for things like dinner, pizza or delivery.” This was the magic behind Pizza Hub’s continued customer base growth during lockdowns.
The website’s ease of use and management access has also been a game changer for Pizza Hub’s website operations, and so has GoDaddy’s SEO wizard, described by Harpreet as “…a do-it-yourself tool built into GoDaddy Website Builder that improves your website’s SEO.”
“From website updates to email and SEO, everything is managed in the GoDaddy Website Builder dashboard available on my laptop and my phone.”
A .CA domain just made sense
When choosing a domain name for his business, Harpreet knew that a .CA domain would be the perfect pairing for his local Canadian business.
“As a 100% Canadian small business owner it was a no brainer for me to choose a .CA domain for my business. The .CA domain also helps identify Pizza Hub as a Canadian company and helps attract our target customers geographically. Canadian business and .CA domains go together like cheese on pizza.”
Paying it forward
When asked about how he has maintained success during the pandemic, Harpreet is quick to respond. He describes the secret to his success as centered around relationships, whether it’s with customers, suppliers, other small businesses or those in their own kitchen.
“We’re only as good as the people around us.”
Equally passionate about making sure other entrepreneurs know how to reach their online goals, Harpreet was delighted to showcase his story in GoDaddy’s Unstoppable Campaign.
By sharing how his experience using GoDaddy tech has helped maintain his forward business trajectory, he hopes to motivate other small business owners to create websites for their business ideas.
By offering great tasting, innovative dishes combined with a winning online presence — optimized to find the customer when they search using his menu’s keywords — Harpreet has found a winning recipe for success.
“You truly never know where an online presence will take you and overcoming obstacles and cheering one another on is what it’s all ab