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Ellen Horton

26 February 2019

What to Include in Your Dental Website’s About Us Page

Of all of the top pages on a dental website, the About Us page is often the most intimidating. Talking about yourself can be difficult, especially in a setting where you're trying to convince potential patients that you're the right dentist for them. Don't worry, though. Follow these simple Do's and Don'ts to get some […]

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Ellen Horton

20 February 2019

Facebook… It’s Also a Search Engine

Google is by the far the largest search engine. No other platform comes close. However, social networks like Facebook are underestimated for their search engine abilities. Prior to 2013, Facebook’s search function only returned results based on existing pages. There wasn’t much logic in the algorithm. Then the network made refinements. It took pages, categories, […]

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Ellen Horton

13 February 2019

Don’t Skimp on Subject Lines

Have an exciting new development at your practice? A new special you'd like to offer? Email is an excellent channel to get the word out. So you've written your email and scrutinized each sentence. Now you just need to add a subject line. You plug something in and hit the send button. Wait… it's not […]

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Google Ads vs. Organic Search

Ellen Horton

12 February 2019

Google Ads vs. Organic Search

Unless you're one of the 20 percent of people using Bing or Yahoo, we all go searching for answers in the same place – Google. The search engine giant, in all its tech glory, represents two completely different, yet equally valuable traffic sources: organic search and paid search. The difference between the two? Organic Search […]

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Ellen Horton

30 January 2019

New Local Search Trends Report

Understanding local search trends is essential. After all, how consumers use the Internet to consume local information determines how visible your practice is to prospective patients. A new report by Yext revealed interesting findings on local search trends, examining 300,000 business locations from the beginning of 2017 to the end of 2018. What can we […]

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Ellen Horton

23 January 2019

Should You Stay Ahead of the Curve?

The modern digital world, social media especially, is constantly changing. Keeping up with the never-ending stream of updates, announcements, and shifts within the digital marketing space can be daunting. Many changes are self-evident. For example, you log into your Facebook account and see a feature you've never noticed before. Others might be more complex… A […]

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Ellen Horton

16 January 2019

Searching and Clicking On Your Own Google Ads

Once your Google Ads campaign goes live, it might be tempting to head to Google, search a relevant keyword, and click on your ad. Well, resist this temptation. Doing so could make your campaigns less effective and more costly. Moreover, your individual search isn’t necessarily a representation of how your campaigns are performing on a […]

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Ellen Horton

9 January 2019

Why Your Search Engine Rankings Might Fluctuate

Fluctuations in your rankings can be panic-inducing. Watching your website drop in Google can seem alarming, as one small shift can prompt a noticeable difference in site traffic. But keep your cool. It happens to everyone. Search engine ranking fluctuations are quite common. In fact, it would be rare to see the top five rankings […]

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Ellen Horton

15 November 2018

Digital Marketing Minute | Front Desk Support

Your office phone rings. Once, twice, three times. Who’s going to answer it? What are they going to say? Someone doesn’t become a patient from your website simply by picking up the phone. Unless they schedule an appointment online, conversion typically occurs after someone speaks to your front desk. In other words, your phone can be an […]

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