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It’s easy to be irritated by how the Internet has changed some things with your practice. Sure, it has made it easier to get your name out there (especially when we move you up in search!). And it is easier for patients and potential patients to know exactly what procedures you specialize in. Plus, a beautiful, functional website gives potential patients an instant feeling of...

At Advice Media we strongly believe that a blog needs to be a part of every website we build. As a busy doctor or dentist, the thought of adding another task — writing a blog — can be the last thing you want to do. Plus, you may be letting your personal behavior cloud your opinion. After all, you probably don’t spend a lot of...

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was over in Barcelona in March attending a Samsung event, he used Facebook Live to tell his followers about a new partnership between the two companies. The odds are that it went right to the top of his followers’ News Feeds. Why? Because he has some special Zuckerberg coding in the Facebook algorithm? Although that could be true, it’s actually because of...

All of our Advice Media clients have heard about the importance of pay per click advertising, but maybe you’re just a little bit fuzzy on how the whole pay per click thing works. That calls for a little Pay Per Click 101 refresher course. This is SEM, not SEO Search engine optimization (SEO) vs. search engine marketing (SEM), that’s what we’re talking about here. The suitcase full...

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...