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On our Advice Media blog, we’ve touted the value of your practice’s Facebook page in many posts. We think your practice Facebook page is a great way to show your patients a different side of your practice by creating engagement and giving a little more personal insight into your practice. Plus, this kind of engagement engenders patient loyalty, which is priceless. To get the most out...

You’ve decided to add videos to your practice’s Facebook page. You’re going to give people a tour of your offices. You’re going to have different employees describe and show what they do. You plan on showing off new equipment. You may even have happy patients talk about their procedures. It’s going to be pretty cool…but not if your videos depend on audio for the viewer to...

Every day it seems professional reviewers become more of an afterthought. You could subscribe to Consumer Reports to see the latest reviews before you buy that new vacuum. Or, you could read the plethora of reviews from actual owners on Amazon. You could search Rolling Stone for reviews of the new CD from that indie group you love. Or, you could listen to clips on iTunes and...

Advice Media LLC, a leading digital marketing company for healthcare professionals, will further expand its digital marketing operations and services with the acquisition of certain assets of Patient Education Concepts LLC. “PEC’s Sight Selector, Website, and Social Media businesses are a wonderful strategic fit for Advice Media. Ophthalmology was already one of our largest medical specialty areas. The acquisition of these PEC businesses reinforces Advice Media’s...

If you’re engaged enough to be reading this blog, you probably already know that in the fall of 2015 Google changed its search algorithm to overcome the reliance on keywords in search ranking, instead rewarding content. That content applies to everything on a website, from headlines to page copy to blog posts. At Advice Media, we’ve been building engaging health care websites for over 15 years,...

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...