Starting a dental practice from scratch means choosing your own branding and logo, and creating a marketing plan to attract new patients and help your office thrive. But what if you’re a dentist buying an existing dental practice? This transitional phase offers a number of different challenges. How do you preserve the current patient base and still grow? What aspects of the logo and branding need to change? How do make it your own without losing what helped make the office such a success in the first place? In today’s blog, MDPM Dental Marketing talks about how we update logo and branding, and use social media to help a dental practice in transition, just as we did for Dr. Abudayyeh of Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry!
When you look for a new business, do you just visit their location and walk in the door? Do you pick up a phone book and see what’s around? No, you don’t. No one does! Now, we use a search engine to see what’s in our area, and we make a decision rather quickly based on what sites come up and the impression we get from their websites. Often, these impressions only take a few seconds! To help ensure your office is one of the first to be seen when someone Googles a dental practice in your area, you need search engine optimization. Fortunately, the team at MDPM Dental Marketing offers local SEO for dentists that employs relevant and useful content following Google’s best practices criteria.
When MDPM Dental Marketing works with a dentist, we create a marketing plan based on the service they provide and the patients they treat. Although many of our clients are general dentists, offering many of the same treatments and procedures for residents of their community, we also work with specialists. We know how to create a marketing plan to highlight the strength of a specialist, whether they focus on periodontal care, prosthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, sleep dentistry and sleep apnea treatment, orthodontics, and more. But, how do we create a custom website and local search engine optimization plan for specialists? Will this impact branding and logo?
How often do you give up when visiting a website? We’ve grown accustomed to fast loading speeds and as such, have high expectations for our web browsing experience. Even as a dentist, your dental website’s ability to load quickly easily impacts your ability to convert people searching for services online into patients in your office. You want low bounce rates, fast speeds, and seamless mobile usability, and MDPM Dental Marketing takes these factors into account when we design responsive websites for our clients. With Google Page Speed Insights and Web Page Test, our team makes sure your site loads quickly on any device, which is a vital component of UX (user experience), SEO (search engine optimization), and online marketing for dentists!
When we help a client with an organic SEO strategy and online marketing plan for their dental practice, the goal is to create long-term growth and achieve better positioning on a search engine results page (SERP). As a dental practice grows and thrives, the time may come when opening the doors of a second location for your dental practice is the right business move. While opening a second location is definitely a cause for celebration, you also need to think about your current marketing plan. What should change when you have multiple dental offices to see patients? How do you alter your dental SEO tactics to help both practices grow and attract new patients?
Schema markup, or the information that appears on a search engine results page (SERP) when you Google a local business, helps people find what they’re looking for in their community. Google uses this information to help direct people – referred to as users – to quality businesses (and dental practices). For our clients, MDPM Dental Marketing follows Google’s guidelines for best practices to help ensure we provide optimal search engine optimization for dentists. When users look for a dentist in their community, we want Google to direct them to your dental practice’s website. But, how does Google use local business schema, and what information is it looking for to determine whether to put your website in search results?
We don’t just help dentists across the country build a brand-new practice, we also assist those purchasing an existing one. When you start anew at an existing practice, transitioning it to a new brand may seem overwhelming. Fortunately, MDPM Dental Marketing understands, and will assist you through every step of this process, including creating a custom dental SEO strategy and rebranding your new office with a new logo and fresh website design. We’ve done this for many practices, including our latest for Dr. Reem Haj-Ali of Dreem Dentistry!
How often do you actually use your desktop or laptop to search for a business or service online? Most people use their smartphones, even when looking for dental care! In fact, mobile internet usage beat desktop usage in 2016 and even by 2012, smartphone sales exceeded desktop purchases. Way back in 2010, Google’s CEO urged designers to focus on mobile-first designs. We say all of this to remind dentists that having a site that looks good and is easy to navigate on a smartphone or tablet is crucial for staying competitive, attracting new patients, and enjoying improved SEO. With that in mind, let’s learn a little more about responsive, mobile-friendly design, and you should consider this when redesigning your website or formulating your online marketing strategy!
Have you ever visited a company’s site and found yourself shocked at how out-of-date the overall esthetic was? What was once modern and sleek can become outdated and cumbersome in a short amount of time. This is why we often urge our clients to consider rebranding and making serious changes to their dental websites after a few years. Of course, this doesn’t just apply to dentists, as MDPM Dental Marketing recently completed a total rebrand and website redesign as well! In today’s blog, we’re talking about branding, and what goes into rebranding a dental practice. Does your online presence need a serious revamp? Then we may have a few tips for everything from design to social media!
Thanks to a recent update to both paid and organic search results, Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs) have taken on a different look for desktop users. While some of these changes are cosmetic, they can add a new level of detail to the links provided in response to different queries. This is far from the first time a change has impacted SERPs. Over time, Google has found ways to include more information into the results they provide, making it easier for people to select a link that serves their needs. As part of our commitment to helping clients boost their SEO, we pay attention to the ways SERPs can change, and to what information you can include with links. As part of our support for your dental office, we can make sure you have helpful information included in every link while also helping your links appear more prominently in relevant search topics! (more…)