Local Business Marketing - Are You In or Out?

Posted by Brooke Hawke on Jun 13, 2019 11:23:21 AM

By Mary Kay Miller

No matter what industry you are in, if you own a business, marketing online is essential to your success. With an average of 475,000 new businesses opening in the United States each month, it is more important now than ever to make sure your orthodontic practice stands out both online and offline. Many orthodontic teams still fail to see the relevance of investing in their online marketing, especially if they consider themselves a patient referral practice. This couldn’t be further from the truth!

In today’s digital marketplace, the first form of contact with any business is no longer the new patient phone call but the Internet. Consumers google your name and begin researching what pops up. Even if they hear your name from friends or family, the Internet is where they find your contact information and more.

Are you proactively delivering your marketing message exactly the way you want it delivered, or leaving it to chance?

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Topics: technology, orthodontic trends, Marketing, orthodontics, Mary Kay Miller, google, online reviews, local search, local business, brand identity, analytics

Google Maps 3-Pack aka Snack Pack Update

Posted by Ben Shin on Sep 4, 2015 10:26:41 AM

by Mary Kay Miller

As of the first week in August 2015, almost every local search on Google for any business or service, including orthodontics, will return a result with a new 3-pack. The term Snack Pack is also being used in reference to Google’s new Maps area with three results instead of the old 7-Pack with alphabetical rankings of A through G.

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Topics: technology, Mary Kay Miller, google, online marketing, search results, maps

The Aftermath of Mobilegeddon: Revisiting Google’s Mobile Algorithm Update

Posted by Ben Shin on Jul 22, 2015 12:29:12 PM

By Mary Kay Miller
            – Orthopreneur Internet Marketing

So what happened? Not much – at least not yet. We braced for a shockwave in April. Google was updating their mobile search algorithm and it was supposed to shake things up quite a bit. Websites that were not mobile-friendly ran the risk of dropping in the mobile search results.

So far, ten weeks after the update was rolled out, only about 5% of mobile searches have been affected. It was far from the hammer blow that some were anticipating. Many local search markets saw no change at all and confirmed by the Orthopreneur Internet Marketing team as we tested more than 100 orthodontic websites that were either responsive, offered separate mobile sites, or no mobile application at all.

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Topics: Mary Kay Miller, SEO, google, search, algorithm

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