Online Marketing for Dentists

Making Online Marketing Easy for Dentists

For any person curious about growing their practice or maximizing the return of their advertising and marketing spend, internet marketing is among the most efficient ways of doing so. Online marketing works as a component of a well-developed advertising plan.

Exactly What is Internet Marketing?

Internet marketing has evolved to mean many different things. You can take into consideration online advertising such as pay-per-click campaigns, retargeting campaigns, online directory listings, search engine optimization (both onsite and offsite), affiliate marketing, online review marketing, and social media marketing as internet marketing. Internet marketing has transformed over the last few years and continues to change with new and different technologies.

When considering the types of internet marketing available today, you truly have to think about the objectives of your online marketing investment.

  • Is it to drive leads to your website or landing pages?
  • Make your phone ring from online sources?
  • Create awareness for your business?

One essential point to keep in mind is that your online positioning, creative, as well as your offer, needs to correspond across the web as well as your website and your practice. Consistent messaging creates a seamless buying encounter, increasing the odds of acquisition when the prospect clicks your online marketing message.

It is important to recognize that Search Engine Optimization is also an element of internet marketing. Too often, SEO is not considered part of the internet marketing mix. However, it is among one of the most important facets of a great online marketing campaign. When releasing a brand-new service or marketing your current services, make certain that it’s simple for individuals to discover your website and/or offer page. Prospects that see you on the internet may not click right then. Rather, it’s possible patients may be looking at another time for their specific needs change. Think of the keywords your patients would use to search for what you do and optimize your landing pages to be consistent with your advertising. Likewise, be sure to connect to your offer pages from your website’s homepage to maximize search engine result positions.

Why Is Internet Marketing Important?

Internet marketing typically offers the quickest responses as well as a way to gauge campaign results. The ability to review effectiveness in real time allows you to try different offer(s) and/or creative much faster and less costly than say a print advertising campaign.

When you can change your advertising quickly it can help to bring you a better return on your advertising investment.

With more than 84% of American adults having web access, the internet should be in any businesses’ marketing mix that is if you want to get to the majority of consumers. Online marketing also gives you the advantage of segmenting your market and providing very specific and targeted advertising. Unlike traditional advertising (with maybe the exception of direct mail), you are able to select where you want your ads to appear as well as identify where you want your prospects to come from, and exactly what type of person you want to target.

Who Should Be Investing in Online Marketing?

Anyone who is interested in improving their advertising results ought to think about the function that internet marketing plays in their advertising mix. Since there are a lot of ways to take part in internet marketing, truly any business can benefit and achieve a quantifiable return on investment.

Prior to starting any internet marketing, you will want to establish your budget and how much you are willing to invest in your advertising initiatives in the long run. You will also want to determine what kind of conversion you will want to achieve to make your investment worthwhile.

Not sure where to start?

We will be happy to provide you with a complimentary online marketing analysis and let you know where your opportunities lie. Click here to contact us.

Author: Kathy Jiamboi

Owner of Creativedge Marketing, where growth-oriented dentists find dental practice marketing strategies and advice to take their practice to a new and higher level.

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