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facebook, reach, organic reach, social, tips

Facebook Posts Falling Flat? It’s not You, It’s Facebook

If you’ve ever wondered how many people see the updates you post to your Facebook practice page, the answer is probably “less than ever.” “Organic reach,” the term for the visibility of posts that don’t require a payment for better placement, has not only been dropping for years, but just recently, took another hit. Late […]

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Facebook, search, professional services

Will Changes at Twitter and Facebook Help or Hurt Your Practice?

If you send a tweet (or post a Facebook update) and no one sees it, does it make a sound? It’s not a Zen koan. It’s a recognition of the fact that the major social networks continue to roll out changes that will likely impact whether your fans and followers see your content or not. […]

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search, social, content, facebook, google

Social Is the New Search: If You Want to Get Found, Get Social

When it comes to searching for information on the web, there’s no denying the power of Google. According to the data-counting website Internet Live Stats, the search giant gets more than 50,000 search queries per second. Little wonder, then, that businesses spend millions of dollars on SEO and other tactics to rank well and generate […]

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ARC, authentic, responsive, compelling, social

For More Effective Marketing, Follow the ARC of Social Healthcare

If you’re like many aesthetic professionals, you’ve probably found that social healthcare provides mixed results. On the one hand, the vast majority of aesthetic consumers — 90%, according to a recent RealSelf survey — expect doctors to be engaged in social media. On the other, you may have found yourself wondering why so few of […]

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social networks, engagement, healthcare marketing

So Many Social Networks, So Little ROI — and How to Solve the Problem

Snapchat, Instagram, Ello, oh my. Seems like every time you turn around, there’s a new social networking site that promises to introduce you and your practice to legions of people who will then click over to your website, fill out a form and schedule a consult or surgery. Or so the story goes. The fact […]

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Missing in Action: Facebook Gets Even More Unfriendly about Branded Posts

If you write a Facebook post and nobody sees it, does it make an impression? If that sounds like an updated version of the old falling-tree-in-the-forest riddle, rest assured it’s no joke. Earlier this month, the social giant announced that it was changing its algorithm yet again in an effort to decrease the number of […]

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Facebook, healthcare, cosmetic surgery

Facebook “Likes” Healthcare — Should You Be Concerned?

Would you share your personal health information on Facebook? If you’re like most doctors, the answer to that question isn’t just “no,” but “hell no.” Yet if Zuckerberg and company have their way, millions of people could be on the verge of doing just that. According to recent media reports, the world’s largest social network […]

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multiple devices, mobile, attribution, aesthetic consumer

More Mobile, More Devices: Do You Know Where Your Patients Are Coming From?

If it’s true that information is power, Mark Zuckerberg may be on his way to becoming the most powerful man in the world. Simply put, the amount of data that flows from Facebook’s nearly 1.3 billion users to the company’s servers is staggering — so huge, in fact, that it not only fuels the company’s […]

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Customer Service III: Don’t Let the Social Media “Phone” Go Unanswered

If you’re like a lot of doctors, you’ve probably found yourself wondering if maintaining a presence on the major social networks is really worth the effort. After all, recent changes at Facebook mean you’re probably reaching fewer fans and you certainly can’t describe intensive subjects like cosmetic surgery — or your practice values — in […]

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social media, reputation management

Infographic Friday: Get Schooled in Social Media — or Suffer the Consequences

If it’s been a while since you were in med school, you might not realize how much has changed on campus — chances are you never had to use Google Glass in anatomy classes, contemplate the prospect of tweeting a live surgery or, heaven forbid, consider auctioning off your virginity to pay for your education. Or, […]

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facebook, news feed, reach, brand page

Is It Time to Unfriend Facebook?

It’s been 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg realized his dream of “connecting the world” but for companies hoping to connect with consumers the dream may be over. According to recent reports, the company is in the process of slashing the number of branded posts that appear in people’s News Feeds. Translation: If you’ve been posting […]

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Facebook Turns 10: 10 Facts about Mark Zuckerberg’s Big Baby

What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago today, Facebook was a newborn website hatched in a Harvard dorm room and available exclusively to a few thousand college kids; today, it’s a massive online entity that has spread around the globe and rewritten the rules of social networking for users, companies and marketers alike. […]

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facebook, virus, social

From Viral to Virus? Study Suggests Facebook Could Lose 80% of its Users by 2017

With something like 1.2 billion users, Facebook is many things to many people: a social networking tool to stay in touch with friends and family, a personal-recommendation engine for searches and, if Mark Zuckerberg has his way, people’s one-stop shop for everything. Recently, though, a team of researchers at Princeton University suggested it was something […]

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Infographic Friday: 7 Followers Every Doctor Needs to Know

Let’s face it, getting heard amid the torrent of tweets, status updates and other postings that constitute the conversation on social media is no picnic. Proliferating networks, changing algorithms and an audience that’s increasingly adept at tuning out unwanted messages means it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re delivering the type of content […]

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Changes to Facebook News Feed Could Be Bad News for Doctors

If you’ve been thinking that your Facebook posts aren’t getting as much exposure as they used to you’re not alone. Recent changes to the algorithm that determines which posts get seen and which ones get buried have led to a precipitous drop in the number of people who are seeing posts from the brands and […]

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Facebook, Forrester, digital marketing

Despite a Massive Audience, Facebook Marketing Isn’t Making Many Friends

With more than a billion users, you might think Facebook would be the perfect place to focus your marketing efforts. According to Nate Elliott, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, that “perfect” place could use a whole lot of improvement. In a recent blog post titled “An open letter to Mark Zuckerberg,” Elliott slammed […]

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social media phobia, socmephobia

4 Ways to Overcome Socmephobia (aka Fear of Social Media)

You won’t find it in the DSM-5 but you could easy get the idea that some aesthetic professionals have an irrational fear of social media. They get feverish about Facebook; they get twitchy over Twitter, and they eschew any form of online interaction that takes them beyond the confines of their own practice website. It […]

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Infographic Friday: Baffled by Missing Facebook Posts? Batman to the Rescue

Unless you spend a lot of time delving into the technical details of social media algorithms, you’re probably not familiar with the concept of EdgeRank. On the other hand, if you’ve ever found yourself wondering why your Facebook posts don’t get much traction, you’ve probably felt its effects. In a nutshell, EdgeRank is the algorithm […]

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live surgery, instagram, social media

Live from the OR: Want to Demystify Cosmetic Surgery? Social Media Can Help

As RealSelf CEO Tom Seery likes to say, most doctors are at one of three stages in their approach to social media. There’s the Crawl stage, which entails basic reputation management, the Walk stage, where doctors freely share their expertise, and the Run stage, in which they embrace the kind of two-way conversation that leads […]

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For Doctors, Providing Relevant Content is the Key to Social Success

If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated by Facebook, you’re not alone. Between disappearing posts, questionable conversion rates and a steady stream of platform changes, it’s not surprising that many doctors find the site a mixed blessing at best. Case in point: The site’s latest update which entails giving users far more flexibility in determining what […]

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