Going by a Google survey conducted and published in 2014, a whopping 80% of net surfers and consumers browse on different search engines for ferreting out info they’re looking for. Alternatively, more than 50% of customers searching for information about local businesses on their smartphones using Google’s Chrome browser, actually end up visiting a specific address within a day. Therefore, the significance of updating your dental site for local SEO does not need to be emphasized.
The more optimized your website is, the better will be its ranking (read higher) whenever Google goes on a dental SEO drive. You can take advantage of the following 5 tips in order to maximize the chances of your dental site ranking on the first SERP which in turn will boost up possibilities of you being consulted by more local patients.
1. Maintaining consistency is crucial
Just as consistency is significant for growing and developing your dental practice, being steady and consistent is equally crucial for promoting your online presence for local SEO purposes. To be specific, make sure that the name, address, and contact number/numbers of your practice (NAP consistency) is identical across-the-broad i.e. throughout the web world.
Elaborating on the aspect of NAP uniformity, confirm that the practice timings, names of staff, description of services, physical address, phone numbers, and all other relevant info is identical throughout. For instance, if you are available for a specified number of hours on weekdays and another set of hours on weekends, ensure that you clearly mentioning the timings on the website.
2. Make the most of Google My Business
If you wish to make the most of dental SEO, your primary objective should be to subscribe for Google My Business. Once you’re listed with Google My Business, the possibilities of your practice being found by a larger or broader group of customers go up manifold. You can capitalize on this Google tool which has been designed exclusively for benefiting small businesses and professional practices like yours.
Google My Business, available free of cost, enables you to supervise your business or practice across all Google verticals, including Google Web Search and Google Maps. When you’re online, you simply need to click on “get on Google” in order to register your practice. After you’re through with the registration process, fulfill all requirements for local SEO including but not limited to inserting the relevant keywords, uploading attention-grabbing images, and mentioning the practice hours.
Being specific is all you need to do for extracting maximum mileage from your Google My Business listing.
3. Refresh and update information that your niche segment is looking for
As a dentist or orthodontist, you’re well aware of what your niche segment looks for when they’re surfing on the net. As far as you or your practice is concerned, your local prospects and customers will note down physical location, hours when you’re available, how to reach quickly and conveniently, acceptable modes of payment, and so on. Does it need to be specified that you must incorporate the aforementioned info on your website.
4. Ensure that content is reinforced with local keywords most heavily used
The content of your site, more specifically the quality of the content makes a lot of difference when it comes to local search. To elaborate, simply mentioning that you’re a ‘dentist’ will not guarantee an enhancement of online traffic. There are so many other dentists competing for the same number of patients in the neighborhood you’re based.
You can be rest assured that a greater proportion of patients will contact you once you specify the city along with the neighborhood or the locality where you’re based. Including details about the special services you offer will further improve your prospects.
5. Make sure that your site is user-friendly for other search engines as well
Make your site user-friendly not only for Google for other popular search engines as well like Bing, Yahoo, and Yelp. Additionally, ensure that your site is optimized for searching on smartphones.
Log in at www.affordabledentalseo.com or forward a call to 727-797-3051 if you need more insights on how to make your dental site more popular across the web.