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You may think of coupons as things you clip and use for 50 cents off a bottle of Tide at the grocery or a two-for-one on boxes of Twinkies. But you should consider placing coupons/offers on your practice’s Facebook page, particularly now that we’re in the New Year and many of your clients have resolutions that you can help them out with. Wonder if such effort...

There can be debate about the relative merits of Facebook. Is it simply a way for people to, in effect, brag about their lives? Does it make people depressed, feeling as if their lives don’t measure up to those of their “friends?” In the election, was Facebook the way millions of people spread false new stories and other myths? Is it making people, attention-deficit, constantly...

So, you just were home for Thanksgiving and between the political arguments and earnest discussions about the can ribs showing themselves on the jellied cranberry sauce, the talk turned to your practice’s website. Since you’ve just split off on your own after formerly working for a group practice, you need a new website. And your nephew, who is a “computer guy,” volunteered to build your site...

Whether your practice uses digital advertising or not, the growth of ad blocking is big news in the digital world. When Apple signaled last year that it would support ad blockers in iOS 9, things really got interesting. More and more consumers are using ad-blocking apps on both their mobile devices and desktops and it’s costing billions of dollars in lost ad revenue for publishers...

It’s no secret that mobile search is first and foremost in Google’s sights these days. They’ve made moves such as removing the righthand column (the former home for paid search) from SERPs to make them more amenable to the smaller screens on mobile devices. Limiting some information formerly supplied on SERPs, items such as reviews and business photos, was thought to be a nod to...

It’s always tempting to denigrate the current king…of anything. Maybe it’s the American idea that anyone can be the best, despite your means or upbringing, so a case needs to be made to bring the leader back down to the rest of us. Don’t believe it? Just look for trolling of Apple, or Tom Brady, or Nick Saban, or Taylor Swift, or whoever else is...

Google is always changing its famed algorithms. Sometimes the Goliath of Search announces the changes; other times it just makes them. Usually, since Google didn’t announce a change, someone stumbles upon something that feels different and then tests it before writing about what they think is going on. A host of SEO marketing experts then weigh in on if a change has been made and...

Photos are engaging. Whether they beef up engagement with a Facebook post, boost click-through rates in an ad, or grab the attention of a potential patient, everyone likes photos. Even search engines are coming around. Although Google and Bing generally return text-based results, that practice is changing as the search engine monsters have decided to include photos in search results for certain categories (food and beverage,...

At Advice Media, we’ve always loved search. Maybe it’s the whole needle in the haystack concept that is search. Beyond building great websites, we’ve always been insanely focused on methods to get our clients to the top of those searches for those websites. We’ve been masters of organic search, plus now, as Google has limited organic results somewhat in favor of paid results, we’re just...

Facebook is a busy place. Feeds are full of birthday wishes, photos of the new babies, political rants, and updates of every conceivable sort. The posts coming from your practice page can get lost in all the traffic. But there’s a way to guarantee a better chance of your posts being seen by your target audience — boost them. Boosting your Facebook posts guarantees a degree...