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QR Codes for Bars, Pubs, Hotels and Restaurants

QR Code Menu download

If you own a restaurant, it is very likely that you are implementing measures to stay up to date with new regulations and doing your best to eliminate the risk of COVID-19 infections while customers are enjoying a great meal in your facilities.

As a bar, restaurant, pub, or hotel owner you may now be concerned about using shared paper documents like menus, wine lists, offers, or other items such as salt, pepper, or even a ketchup bottle.

When it comes to save paper and reduce contact with physical items QR Codes are the perfect ally to bring digitalized content to your customers.

This post will show you how your business will benefit from using QR Codes not only to make your guests feel safer in covid times but also to bring in new customers.

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5 ways to promote your music on Spotify with QR Codes

Spotify QR Code

Spotify is probably the most popular global audio streaming service with 271 million users. No matter if you are a professional or amateur musician, you can use the platform to stream your music worldwide. Your audience can literally listen to any of your songs, anywhere and anytime on their smartphones.

Even though music distribution is not a problem anymore, you as DJ, band, manager or institution still have to promote your work to make a living and QR Codes can be a useful asset to do it, especially in the offline world.

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Get reviews on Google with a QR Code

QR Code Google Review

If you run a business or a restaurant these days, not only the physical location but also your online reputation are of immense importance. In many cases, customers first get a picture of business on the Internet before visiting you or consuming something. Online reviews play a major role in this. The more the better, even a poor rating can help you show users how you react to disappointed customers and how you manage to find a satisfactory solution for everyone. QR codes can simplify the process of writing a review or rate your business. With just one scan, you can redirect your customers to a Google Review Page to provide feedback.

The feedback from your customers is priceless – it will help you to bring new prospects on board and it will improve your rankings (especially local SEO and mobile search).

If you want to optimize your Google Business page and get the most out of your reviews strategy we suggest you go through this amazing post from Podium “Google Reviews Explained“.

In this post you will learn how to create QR Codes that will customers help to give feedback easily. A QR Code can be placed almost anywhere in the offline world and they make the process of locating the business pages and write the review much smoother.

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Lastest UX Updates March 2020

Almost 60% of our features started out by a user suggestion. We love pushing the limits of our QR Code Platform so feed-back hunting and listening obsessively to our users is one of our key strategies.  Sometimes we push small changes and sometimes we do major deployments that add new possibilities and features of our platform (design, UX, functionality, etc.)

The main suggestion/comment we are getting from our users is that we are not being proactive enough communicating those improvements.

Clearly this required of some action, so we start publishing today our monthly changelog. We will do our best to keep you informed of all the new features of our platform and if you want to pitch an idea/request to our dev team, you can do so at https://qrd.uservoice.com.

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MP3 QR Codes – Streaming Audio

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The QR Code above will link you to an audio file (mp3). Put your earphones on, scan the code and enjoy the music.

Whether you are a music band, a teacher, a stand-up comedian or even a poet, this type of QR Code is thought just for you. If you have something to say, sing, shout or explain you will enjoy MP3 QR Codes. The world is now your audience!

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Retargeting the audience that scans your QR Codes

Retargeting the audience that scans your QR Codes

According to Wikipedia Retargeting or Remarketing is a technique to display ads to people who have previously visited your website. You include a pixel within your webpage which sets a cookie in the user’s browser. That cookie allows you to target the website visitor with advertising elsewhere on the internet using retargeting.

The displaying of ads is managed by big advertisement platforms (e.g. Google, Facebook, AdRoll, etc.) that have a large network of websites where they can display those ads.

In this post you will learn how retargeting works in combination with QR Codes and the immense advantages of linking QR Codes from the offline world with your online offers. Using QR Codes with retargeting wisely will motivate prospects to buy your products or bind customers even stronger to your brand.

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QR Code Trends 2020

Google Trends QR Code

If we look back to 2012 many marketing “experts” killed QR Codes the same way in the 80’s Video Killed the Radio Star.

Posts from Forbes, gizmodo, marketingland and so many others reflect what marketers thought back in 2012: QR Codes are dead. We did some research and found out that trends indicate the opposite case.

With Google Trends you can view the evolution of searches for a given keyword. You can segment your searches by country or region. When looking up the keyword “QR Code” we are getting the following result:

QR Code on Google Trends 2004-2019
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What is happening? Why are QR Codes hip again? Looking at the interest and usage of QR Codes, we discover that QR Codes are used more than ever!

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7 smart ideas using QR Codes for PDF downloads

QR Codes for PDF Downloads

The QR Code above links to a PDF file. By scanning the code with your smartphone you can download a brochure about all the possibilities qrd.by has to offer.

Using QR Codes in conjunction with PDF files is a powerful solution, especially if you’re dealing with large files or you have the need to update them regularly. This article will not only show you why PDF QR Codes will save you time and paper, but also how to create a better user experience for your brand. Continue reading

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Add contact to address book in iOS13

The latest update of Apple to iOS13 brought many new cool features and an improved QR Code Reader

However, the way of adding a contact to the address book became more inconvenient. When you tap the “Add to contact”-Button on a mobile business card until iOS12 it was possible to save the contact to the address book with one tab. Now when Safari detects a vCard it displays the contact, but there is no easy way to get it in your address book. In the following we will show you the 4 steps how to add a business card to your address book.

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Best QR Code Scanner in 2019

Best QR Code Scanner in 2019

We get this question very often: What is the best QR Code Scanner out there? As a matter of fact, most of the apps will do the job by decoding the content of a QR Code and follow the link. However, there are some key features we suggest reviewing before downloading an app.

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