How are you doing? How’s your family and your team?
This week brought more delays in openings as this pandemic continues to spread. I know I said it last week, but I want to say it again. These are uncertain times, and – from business owner to business owner – we really are all in this together.
As I also mentioned last week, our team is here and working, business as usual. If there’s anything we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to reach out so we can keep things moving forward.
How are you doing? How’s your family and your team?
There is a lot going on right now, and things feel very uncertain. Believe me when I say, we’re in this together. I hope you’re staying safe and healthy.
Our team is here and working, business as usual. If there’s anything we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to reach out so we can keep things moving. We’re here to help.
In that light, we’re working hard on our end to generate ideas and create content/tools that are useful to you during this time to keep momentum with your practice. We understand that your marketing and communication needs are different right now than they have ever been before and that – as the days and weeks go on – these needs will change (most likely super quickly as news, regulations, and information continues to emerge).
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!
It all starts with a call to learn about you, your practice, and your goals. At MDPM, we want you to feel like we’re an extension of your office – your marketing arm, if you will. Drop us a line, and let’s get started!
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