Our Portal was founded in 2008 in order to provide users with a thorough and easy way to find restaurants across France and in 2010 was the first Portal of that kind that introduced online reservations for its partner restaurants as well as the first to be fully translated into English.
Furthermore, in 2010 it has introduced Corporate/Business Users at its database, where companies would register on the portal and take advantage of additional discounts and set menus that are only visible to the corporate users.
We are looking to re-design its Portal in order to follow the modern design trends as well as adhere to the new SEO guidelines since the old design is outdated.
In addition, although our Portal was translated into English, it failed to capture visitors/travellers from outside Francemainly due to poorly done SEO and probably due to its domain extension/structure (.Fr). Therefore, we are considering rebranding and potentially breaking the website into two entities, a .frand a .com domain that would potentially use the same Database.
For that purpose, we have secured some new domains, that may potentially be used for the re-designed Version. Still, we could consider other alternatives based on the feedback that we will receive from our Partners (Dev Team) that we expect to have a solid understanding of SEO and search engines per se.
Main Project is: Front End Design and Implementation - Reservations, User Ratings, advanced search capabilities etc,
Back End: CMS, Booking confirmation mechanism, Client Invoicing and Payment Gateway integration, SMS integration, EMAIL integration / newsletter etc
Our partner needs to have a solid track record of Design and Project delivery as well as SEO expertise since the Portal needs to be perfect upon submission to the search engines. We will be using our old DB at an extend so we will need to migrate based on our current DB (mySQL).