If a potential patient decides to do a search for a certain type of medical specialist in their area, does your practice appear anywhere on the first page of results through Google or Bing? What if they decide to search based on their treatment plan or specific symptoms?
The reality of today is that a majority of people use the internet to learn about common medical conditions, procedures, and any type of health-related topic. Whether it be a desktop or mobile device, those potential patients are often absorbing new information that eventually turn into real actions. If someone is seeking treatment or looking for a provider in their area, chances are extremely high that they will complete an online search in an attempt to find the best of the best. By enrolling in one of our medical SEO programs, providers can utilize the help of our experts to increase visibility for their practice, highlight their specialties and experience, and ultimately be the first choice of nearby patients!
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Google’s top indicator of a strong site is content. Supporting your website with high-quality content will help you gain placement on the first page of search engines, and help create a healthy user experience. Not to mention that the rise of voice search means strong content is absolutely a necessity! Our team will help you build out unique content based on the conditions you treat and procedures you perform.
While content is certainly key, on page SEO goes far beyond one single component of a practice’s website. Our online marketing specialists will assist in helping your pages rank by focusing on the inner workings of your website and how closely they compare to known factors considered by Google’s algorithm. These optimizations include various components such as title tags, meta descriptions, schema, and internal links that each carry a significant amount of weight in terms of how relevant search engines believe your site to be in regards to a patient’s query.
Developing a strong off page SEO strategy involves building the quantity and quality of links that point back to your website. The reinforcement given by these two specific aspects of online search increases the validity and trustworthiness of a website in the eyes of major search engines like Google. As one of many ranking factors, off page SEO is an incredibly productive way to enhance a practice’s visibility to patients online and grow their organic search traffic.
This service is an especially important part of ranking well within local search results. Your business information needs to remain as consistent and accurate as possible across all avenues of the web. Because your online footprint extends well beyond your website, patients may be finding information about you through a number of different listings. Whether you’ve recently changed practices, opened a new location, or just have never focused on listings before, now is the time to work with our SEO experts to make sure your listings are accurate and actively pointing users back to your website!
Patrolling millions of websites isn’t easy, so Google is thankful when a medical website complies with its best practices, and usually responds by rewarding the website with excellent rankings. By identifying the technical elements such a page speed that search engines consider when evaluating your website, we’re able to successfully show your pages to potential patients searching for medical services nearby.
What good is all of this work if we can’t show you the results? While it is great to see basic information like your visitors, our account managers are able to give you closer insights into what exactly is driving patient leads directly to your site, including conversions such as phone calls and form submissions. Your dedicated point of contact at Practis will walk you through detailed analytics reports about your online properties and explain our recommendations on what your SEO lead intends to do in moving forward with optimizations.
Medical SEO Frequently Asked Questions
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Why is Content So Important for Healthcare Websites?
When you’re building a new site or just looking to freshen up your current one, content should always be at the top of your list. While the importance of content doesn’t decrease dependence on the industry, there’s a lot to say about the strength of it when determining a healthcare website’s performance. From getting your rankings for a specific procedure up to page one, to making sure that you’re fully compliant, there are many steps that providers and practices need to consider when curating high quality content for their website.