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Patients, Procedures, and Practice Websites: There’s No Place Like Home(page)

It may seem counter-intuitive but the fact is that many aesthetic consumers do not get their first impression of your practice when they walk in the door; for them, that expectation-setting experience happens weeks or months beforehand when they decide to check you out online. Your practice website — and especially its homepage — will […]

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homepage, web design

Infographic Friday: Turn Clicks into Clients with a Well-designed Homepage

The path to your practice website can take many routes — a click from a search ad, for example, or a link from your social content — but, more often than not, the point of entry is the same: Your homepage. It’s where many visitors will form their initial opinions of you and your practice […]

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google health, search, serps

Future-proof Your Practice: Understanding the New ABCs of Google Search Results

Looks like the gang at Google is at it again. Last week, the company officially rebranded itself as Alphabet; this week, they rolled out a new domain name with the appropriate but awkward URL of abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com. Name changes aside, though, the more relevant news relates to recent behind-the scenes changes the company has made to […]

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google, search rank, seo

Smart Marketing: 5 Ways to Rank Better in Search

Ever wonder how Google decides to rank one website higher than another? The SEO experts at Searchmetrics have (a lot!) and they’ve just released a new report that provides interesting insights into what factors separate high-ranking pages (i.e., those that occupy the top 30 spots) from everybody else. In a nutshell, the company analyzed 300,000 […]

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practice website, online health,

Online Health: Is Your Practice Website in Need of a Checkup? (Part I of a Series)

The diagnosis doesn’t look promising: According to a new study, almost three quarters (72%) of consumers don’t find the websites currently offered by healthcare providers particularly helpful. And, make no mistake, when potential patients are displeased, their subsequent actions (i.e., clicking elsewhere) are unlikely to make doctors feel particularly well, either. The study, Patient Attitudes […]

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brand awareness, cosmetic products, aesthetic marketing

Low Brand Awareness for Aesthetic Products Presents a Challenge — and Opportunity — for Doctors

Brand awareness. According to Wikipedia, it’s the extent to which a brand is recognized by potential customers and is correctly associated with a particular product. For companies like Lego or L’Oreal — both of which were named to this year’s most powerful brands list — it translates into instant name recognition and a healthy bottom […]

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seo, search engine optimization, web vendor

Is Your Web Team Generating New Business (or just Racking up Big Fees)?

Does this scenario ring a bell? After a full day of consults, surgeries and practice management, you sit down, open a report from your web vendor and find yourself scrolling through pages of data on your website activity. You know it’s key information for determining whether your web marketing works but you find yourself struggling […]

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Mobile-geddon or not, Healthcare Seekers Want Mobile-friendly Websites

It’s been almost three months since Google rolled out its update designed to reward websites that are user-friendly for people using their mobile devices. Since then, various analyses have suggested that the update may have had some impact on search results but nothing as dire as feared. Turns out it wasn’t “mobile-geddon” — which is not to […]

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before and after photos, trust, photoshop, medical marketing

4 Ways to Ensure Your Before and After Gallery Isn’t a Trust-buster

It’s often said that photos don’t lie — but that doesn’t mean that people necessarily believe they’re 100% truthful. After all, even the best shot in the world won’t have much impact if the people who view it don’t believe it’s real. What’s that got to do with aesthetic medicine? Quite a lot, actually, as […]

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Content Strategies: Reduce Friction with the Right Kind(s) of Content

As noted earlier this week, the questions that members of the RealSelf community ask online provide current and compelling insight into the thoughts, fears and concerns people have when considering cosmetic surgery. In turn, the trends those questions reveal can help doctors ensure that their marketing efforts are on track and properly allocated. After all, […]

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practice website, traffic, seo, content, google, search, rank

5 Ways to Generate More Traffic on Your Practice Website, Part II

As a busy aesthetic professional, you probably have neither the time nor the inclination to delve deeply into the technical factors that influence how well your practice website ranks when people are researching cosmetic surgery. And that’s okay. As discussed last week, the good news is that there are some simple things you can do […]

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5 Ways to Generate More Traffic to Your Practice Website (No SEO Skills Required)

You’ve probably seen the statistics: According to the Pew Research Center, 72% of Internet users say they’ve looked online for health information — and 77% of them say they began their last health-seeking session at a search engine. Question is will your practice website be among the results that Google, etc., return? If not, there’s […]

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Infographic Friday: Mobile-geddon or Not, Mobile Still Matters

It’s been three days since Google rolled out its latest update and, based on early reports, the sky hasn’t fallen on sites that are not optimized for mobile devices. (Long story short, the more “mobile friendly” your practice website is, the better it’s expected to rank in search results.) Does that mean the whole “Mobile-geddon” […]

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Will Google’s Latest Update Be ‘Mobile-geddon’ for your Practice Website?

Is your practice website mobile-friendly? If it isn’t (or you aren’t sure), the time has come to do something about it. Starting tomorrow, April 21, Google will officially incorporate mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor in determining search results, a move some experts are already calling “Mobile-geddon.” In other words, if your site isn’t mobile friendly, […]

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Infographic Friday: Doctors Who Blog Can Reap Big-time Benefits

Call it the curse of the blinking cursor: After a long day of surgeries, consults and practice management, you could be forgiven for deciding that you have neither the time nor inclination to confront a blank computer screen and compose a blog post for your practice website. It’s understandable. Unfortunately, it may also be unwise […]

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Infographic Friday: 3 Tips that Will Drive more Traffic to your Practice Website

It’s the blessing and the curse of the Internet: The same geography-obliterating power that allows you to reach distant consumers also gives them access to your competitors whether they’re across town or across the ocean. And while great content, compelling images and easy navigation can help set your practice website apart from others, basic web […]

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injectables, fillers, botox, realself, healthcare marketing

Moving the Needle, Part II: Plump up the Bottom Line with Injectables

As noted last week, consumer interest in injectables is soaring — and we’re not talking about idle curiosity either. Among the millions of people who are considering toxins and fillers, more and more are turning that interest into action. According to the latest data from ASPS, Botox and hyaluronic acid treatments were up 6% and 8%, […]

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Infographic Friday: Is Your Website Inviting or Annoying?

Have you looked at your practice website lately? No, I mean, really looked at it the way, perhaps, someone who is visiting it for the first time might? Having perused more than most, I sometimes get the idea that some practitioners either haven’t or have and don’t care if visitors stick around. The issue, of […]

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Infographic Friday: Doctors Who Get Visual Get More Leads

Picture this: Two patients come into your practice because they’re considering rhinoplasties. One describes her ideal attributes verbally — she wants a smaller tip, for example, or less flared nostrils — while the other shows you a photo of a popular celebrity with a perfectly proportioned proboscis. Unless you’re a mind reader, it’s safe to […]

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Product Reviews Give Skincare Sales a Healthy Glow

Online reviews — they’re not just for facelifts and tummy tucks anymore. In fact, if you sell skincare or other medibeauty products, a new report suggests that incorporating reviews for them on your practice website can boost sales significantly. The study, conducted by Bazaarvoice.com, looked at the impact online reviews and star ratings had on a […]

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