Google marketing dental treatment

To sell on the web, a successful aesthetic dental website needs to be found. is the most popular search engine in the UK and being at the top of Google for any key phrase is possible. Google offers sponsored advertising space along the right hand side of its natural, free listing; sometimes the sponsored adverts also run along the top. Advertisers Pay-Per-Click (PPC) and are provided advanced statistics to monitor campaigns 24X7.

Signing up to Google AdWords allows the dentist to create adverts with specific wording, target specific key phrases, set a daily budget and a maximum Cost-Per-Click (max CPC) budget. Pay-per-click advertising on Google is like an auction. If a competitor sets a higher max CPC then their advert will, in most cases, rank higher. It is important to be on the first page of results in order to improve the Impressions, which is the number of times the advert is shown.

It is better to be in the top half of the first page to improve the Click-Through-Rate (CTR), which is the ratio between the number of Clicks on the advert and the number of Impressions. CTR can also be improved by creating well-worded adverts which have a headline that shouts back the search terms used i.e. an advert targeting the search phrase â€Ëœcosmetic dentist in walesâ€â„¢ and using an advert headline â€ËœCosmetic Dentist in Walesâ€â„¢ will have a better chance of being noticed and clicked on than if the headline was â€ËœDental Makeover in Walesâ€â„¢. Well-worded adverts with higher CTR are considered good quality adverts and could rank higher without increasing the max CPC.

Creating well-linked adverts is important so that visitor expectations are met quickly. The visitor will click on the most appealing advert expecting to see a website of relevance. By linking the advert to a specific and relevant web page and not necessarily the home or intro page, the advertiser gets straight to the point and ensures that the visitor does not lose interest. For example, if a visitor specifically searches on Google for â€Ëœtooth whitening in walesâ€â„¢ then the advert should link directly to the tooth whitening web page so that the visitor does not have to search for the page of most interest.

Selling dental treatments

In this information age, potential and existing patients are making informed decisions on whether or not to have cosmetic dental treatment without even consulting the dentist. People fear what they do not understand. Website visitors need to understand how a treatment is done so that they can feel comfortable and confident in their decision to take up treatment. Visitors will leave the website if they feel they do not have enough information to make a decision; they will further their research by seeking out other dental websites. Websites need to retain visitors by educating them about the treatments.

Hearing about dental treatments

Nothing grabs attention more than sound. Choosing the right melody to play when the visitor arrives on the home page allows the website to stand out and become memorable. Matching the tune with existing on-hold telephone music creates consistency of branding. The on-hold telephone narration may also be suitable, after cropping the sound files, for the website to complement wording and images. Not all visitors will want to read, especially whilst surfing the web in the evening after a long day at work. Listening to a professional, soothing voice can awaken interest and take the strain off the eyes so that learning about the aesthetic dental treatments becomes easy. Cosmetic dental websites should see how best to incorporate sound so that it attracts interest and does not drive visitors away.

Developing relationships

Out of sight, out of mind. A successful Internet marketing campaign involves e-mailing patients on a regular basis. Keeping in touch with patients, keeps them up-to-date in an affordable and efficient manner that reminds them of the cosmetic dentistry and facial rejuvenation services on offer. Maintaining a relationship with patients improves communication and loyalty. Directing patients to the website for further information allows the emails to be short and catchy, which increases readership.

Capturing website visitorsâ€â„¢ email addresses and sending out e-mails is an effective method of building up relationships as well as increasing trust and credibility with potential patients over time. Web visitors tend to browse, compare and wait before making a decision. Emailing fortnightly tips and short e-newsletters is a way to stand out and keep in touch.

Sending out emails is an effective â€Ëœword-of-mouthâ€â„¢ marketing tool, which allows subscribers to easily forward the e-mail onto friends and family. This is the viral effect of email marketing and the benefits are immediate.

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