Dentists Give Thanks for Google Reviews
How do you say thank you to patients who so generously take the time to leave you a 5-star review on Google?
Google My Business has released a new tool for doing just that, it’s called Small Thanks with Google.
Now dentists – and virtually all businesses with verified Google My Business listings – can showcase their favorite patient reviews, by either downloading & printing a poster or by sharing via social media.
You can do this in under 3 minutes by simply going to the Small Thanks with Google website to design & download your own review poster.
You’ll get the blow by blow directions in a bit, but first let’s explore some ideas on how dentists can use these Small Thanks with Google posters & images… (more…)
What Are Google Posts?
Google Posts are a new way to market to patients & prospective patients (people searching for you on Google) through your Google My Business listing.
Google Posts are offers, content, events, or highlights about your practice published – via Google My Business (not Google+…more on that later) – which post directly to Google Search & Google Maps.
According to Google, posting through Google My Business lets you publish your events, products, and services directly to Google Search and Maps.
By creating posts, you can place timely, action-oriented content in front of patients & prospective patients when they find your business listing on Google or Google Maps.
Where Will People See Your Google Posts?
When you publish a Post to your Google My Business listing, your post will be seen on:
- Your Google My Business listing.
- Google search engine results – in your Knowledge Panel.
- On your Google Maps listing.
Here’s an example of what it looks like on search: (more…)
Dentists Can Now Resolve Google My Business Ownership Conflicts Automatically
If you’ve ever encountered a Google My Business listing for your dental practice which was owned by some other dentist…or worse, you can now rest easy with this recent news out of the Googleplex.
Back in March, Google began rolling out a new feature to your Google My Business Dashboard – automated ownership conflict resolution.
This new, more streamlined ownership resolution method automates the process of regaining control of a Google My Business listing that is owned by another dentist…or marketing company, spammer, employee…etc.
More precisely, a Google My Business listing that is owned by another Google Account. (more…)
What Is The Yelp Reviews Badge?
The Yelp Reviews Badge is simply an image with a snippet of code embedded in it that connects your website to your claimed Yelp Business Listing.
No matter how you feel about Yelp, Yelpers, or reviews in general, your dental practice needs to be on Yelp.
This doesn’t mean advertising on Yelp, (we’re actually against paying Yelp anything…for a few reasons we won’t get into here), it simply means claiming & verifying your business listing, you can do so by checking out this post:
The badge provides a direct link with your Yelp business listing, and the code allows Yelp to track it so they have even more (misguided) provocation to call your office & pitch you Yelp Ads. (more…)