When you write a book that becomes a #1 best seller on Amazon, your first reaction might be to pop the champagne corks and start celebrating. That’s not quite what’s happening here at the My Dental Agency offices. While our book, Dental Disruption: The Decade That Changed Dentistry, is now a #1 best seller on Amazon, we are feeling grateful and humbled more than anything.
Unlike a Halloween horror movie, marketing your practice doesn’t have to be scary. The trick is to not be like Freddy or Jason when it comes to digital marketing and scare your patients away with creepy tactics. Instead follow these tips to lead you out of the corn maze and have your patients calling you the hero.
Video is one of the most effective ways to quickly engage with patients and tell them about you and your practice. It personalizes the information on your website and social media pages, giving people a sneak-peak into you as a person. Whether you’ve used video as part of your marketing before or would like to start, there are 2 great ways to use it on your website and in your marketing.
Instagram is the next big thing! Does social media advertising even work? Twitter. Get on Twitter ASAP! Emails, does anyone read them?
Does marketing confuse you? We don’t blame you if it does. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with a deluge of conflicting information about what works and doesn’t work when it comes to marketing your practice. While everyone is looking for a silver bullet, focus on these 4 tried and true dental marketing strategies that actually work.
Google My Business has added some exciting new updates that will enhance your business listing and help your practice stand out online. The features give you more control over your listing and allow you to be more strategic with marketing your practice. With Google putting more emphasis on them, it also means that it’s more important than ever to keep your listing current and complete.
Facebook is still the place to be if you want to connect with your current patients and attract new ones. In fact, 74% of US adult Facebook users visit the site at least once a day. Those posts that come across the Facebook newsfeed of people who have liked your practice’s page, otherwise known as organic posts, play an important part in building your online brand. In order to get seen though, organic posts should contain content that elicits likes and comments. The more engagement a post receives, the more it will be shown on the newsfeed.
It’s easy for lead forms and appointment requests that come through your website to get lost in the shuffle. With all that your team has to do, responding to these requests as they come in can be challenging. With the right system in place, however, your practice can stay on top of these new patient leads. After all, these are people asking for consultations or appointments and they should be treated as a high priority. By following these best practices, you can keep up with your new patient lead requests without letting them fall through the cracks.
Lisa is new to the area, and found your dental office by doing a search on the internet. She is eager to set up an appointment, and is also calling a few other dental practices to find the best fit. She speaks with your receptionist, but the call ends with Lisa saying, “Let me think about it.” You never hear from Lisa again. Not only did you lose her as a potential patients, but you also lost out on referrals she would have given to her family and friends.