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How You’re Sabotaging Your Dental Practice’s Online Presence

There’s no area of modern life that evolves faster than the internet. For busy dentists, trying to keep your online presence optimized for search is usually one of those things that gets done as an afterthought, if at all. That’s a shame, and it can also also expensive. Prospects overwhelmingly begin their search for a dentist online these days. If your listing doesn’t appear on the first page or two of results, your prospects will likely never see it. Those prospects are lost to your competitors and the marketing dollars you invested are wasted. No one expects dentists or ...

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Will Your Dental Prospects Find You in Local Search?

Unless you’re a nationally or internationally known dentist, only the prospects in your market are looking for you. Google is personalizing search results to the user, and one of the ways it does that is by using location. Try it yourself – type “dentists” into Google’s search box and see what results appear. So, your practice should be among those listed on the first page of results, yes? Not necessarily. There are a number of signals that Google’s web crawlers – bots – are looking for. If the bots don’t find the right signals for your practice, your prospects probably ...

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The Keys to Ultimate Dental Practice Success

Colin Receveur, CEO 0f SmartBox, has done it again. He’s written the definitive book to help dentists thrive. Rise UP! The Keys to Ultimate Dental Practice Success, is being released shortly, and it contains hope and help for dentists who want the success they’re due. Dentists who purchase this book – at a ridiculously low price – will learn how to take and hold the “high ground” of better dental patients in their markets. Those are the patients that who will keep your practice secure through good economic times and bad. This isn’t another “bright, shiny dental ...

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Find a Dental Marketing Firm That Can Put All the “Stuff” Together

If you’re handling your own dental practice marketing, you know that it can feel overwhelming at times. Think about the different aspects of what it takes to compete in today’s online environment: search engine optimization, online content, a strong social media presence, online reputation management, and much more. Dental practice owners wear a lot of “hats,” and the sad truth is that only one of them – your dentist’s hat – makes you any money. Adding a lot of marketing hats isn’t a good use of your time or talents. Nevertheless, They Persisted A surprising ...

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Did You Go to Dental School to Write Marketing Content?

It’s an internet-driven world these days. Research shows that over 90 percent of dental prospects begin their search for a dentist online. And there’s no other advertising and marketing medium where the competition for “eyes” is more intense than the online environment. Being found online is a function of how much the various search engines, particularly Google, “likes” your online content. There are a lot of factors that go into great online content – responsiveness to prospects’ questions, authoritativeness, readability, search engine optimization, and much more. Writing ...

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Let’s Cut Through the Dental Marketing “Smoke and Mirrors”

There are probably thousand of U.S. marketing firms offering services to dental practices. Some of those companies are good at what they do. Quite a few of them tend to specialize in one area marketing – search engine optimization, social media marketing, and content writing come to mind. Not to “diss” any particular company, but there’s no “magic marketing bullet” that will consistently get you the new patients you need. It’s like having one tool in your toolbox; it’s just not up to tackling all the jobs that need to be done. Today’s dental prospects overwhelmingly ...

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What’s In Your Dental Marketing?

You couldn’t operate your dental practice without having carefully designed processes and procedures in place. From dental insurance to billing to appointment-setting, your practice needs structure. The same holds true for the clinical side of your business. But have you ever given the same degree of thought and planning to your marketing? Probably not. The vast majority of dentists have no formal training in the principles and best practices of marketing. They tend to do what they’ve learned from other dentists, or what they see their competitors doing. In a way, that’s a shame, ...

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SmartBox $25,000 Challenge Update

As the SmartBox $25,000 Challenge moves into its second month, the competition is beginning to heat up. We’ve Challenged our dentists’ practices to convert as many new patient calls to appointments as possible. SmartBox is directly incentivizing those doctors’ staffs by offering quarterly prizes – thousands of dollars in gift cards – and three fabulous annual prizes. Those phone answerers are stepping up in response. We saw a marked uptick in new patient appointments in January compared to the previous two months. As January is often a slow month for dental practices, the ...

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Don’t Be a Dentist Who’s Stuck In The Past

Change isn’t always easy, but it’s always inevitable. That’s a lesson that many dentists are failing to heed. Year after year – even decade after decade – they go about promoting their practices in exactly the same way. When the internet finally blossomed, dentists as a group were slow to adapt to the newfangled marketing possibilities. Today, virtually every dentist has a website, but far too many haven’t been updated and optimized for search for five years … at least. That’s an eternity in internet time. Dentists who are stuck in the past – even mildly so – ...

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When The Bubble Bursts, Will Your Dental Practice Float Or Sink?

You’d think that nobody could forget the lessons of the Great Recession of 2008-2010. Unfortunately, it looks like Americans have short memories. The United States is currently experiencing the second-longest stock market boom on record. By itself, that’s not a bad thing. Markets tend to run in boom and bust cycles. The problem comes when the bust is huge, and that’s what happened in 2008 when the subprime mortgage market collapsed. There were fundamental flaws in the regulation of the markets prior to 2008, and attempts were made to learn from history. Stronger financial ...

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If you’re ready to begin getting the only result that matters from your marketing - more and better patients in your chairs - get started today and schedule your Practice Discovery Session™. They’re free to serious dentists who want to see a Patient Attraction System™ that can double or even triple their practice.