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Dental Marketing Tactical Hell Is No Place To Be

Too many dentists mistake the forest for the trees when it comes to their practice marketing. It’s easy, but a bad idea, to get bogged down in dental marketing tactical hell by focusing on the wrong metrics. You’ve got to focus on the right metric for your online marketing if you’re going to realize the success you want. Watch Colin’s short Tip of the Day video to learn where your focus should be. And if you're ready to learn more about focusing for results, follow the link below.   Learn ...

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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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What You Really Need To Grow Your Dental Practice

There’s rarely been a better time for dentists to embrace practice growth. The economy continues to surge, a recent market correction notwithstanding. With unemployment near record lows, and the recent tax cut promising to put more money in families’ pockets, smart dentists will position their practices to benefit. There’s just one problem – how do you do that? You certainly didn’t study practice marketing in dental school. You probably didn’t intend to add to your professional workload by managing your marketing yourself. Frankly, it’s a huge waste of dentists’ time and ...

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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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Why Orthodontists Must Master Local Search

Things aren’t looking that bright for a lot of orthodontists these days. There was a time when orthodontists pretty much had a lock on the business of correcting malocclusions. They did have a lock on treating more complex orthodontic cases. That all changed when Invisalign® was introduced. Suddenly, GP dentists could effectively treat mild to moderate orthodontic cases. And they did, signing up by the tens of thousands for Invisalign training. That was a serious blow to many orthodontists’ pocketbooks. Invisalign was challenge enough, but now ClearCorrect has tossed its hat in ...

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Dental Content?

Content is king on when it comes to being found on Google. But for dentists, as well as almost every other business, the right amount of content is the key to keeping your website ranking high. There are two reasons why too much content is a bad thing: keyword dilution, and reader fatigue. Keyword dilution can happen in several ways. The most common is to put too many common keywords across all of your site’s pages. Just as an example, you might include the phrase, “(City, state’s) preferred dentist” on all or almost all your pages – whether it’s appropriate or not. If you ...

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More is Not Better for Dental Websites

Content is and probably always will be king as far as Google is concerned, but dentists should be wary about adding content just to try to score higher in search engine results pages (SERP). That’s not to say that content doesn’t need to be kept fresh; that four-year-old article on dental implants isn’t likely to score well. But Google is far less concerned with the quantity of content than with the quality. Quality content is Expert, Authoritative, and Trustworthy and does an excellent job of answering searchers’ questions. If you’re loading down your website with additional ...

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Are You Impatient With Your Dental SEO?

Search engine optimization, or SEO, has been widely touted as the greatest thing since the invention of the smartphone. That’s both true and not true. One of the side effects of the internet is that everything is right now, or at least near-instant. That’s resulted in a shortening of expectations generally and particularly with regard to marketing. As the saying goes, “The problem with instant gratification is that it takes too long.” Done correctly, SEO is a highly effective means of driving more dental prospects to your website. But it’s not a quick fix, as much as most ...

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Your Dental Marketing Results Should Be Guaranteed

Manufacturers provide product warranties, and service companies offer satisfaction guarantees. Why should dental marketing services be any different? At SmartBox, we firmly believe that marketing firms should stand behind their services, and here’s why. Marketing has come a long way in the last 100 years. As an industry, we have much more knowledge, more more data, and many more demonstrated successes to help guide our efforts. In today’s connected world, every marketing company should be meticulously gathering and interpreting data about website hits, impressions, email opens and ...

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READY TO THRIVE?

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.