Start Your 2023 With a Google My Business Profile
If there is one thing you should start the new year with, it is a Google My Business (GMB) Profile. If you already have one, make sure it is up-to-date in 2023. As one of the top search results that displays, GMB is a platform where your patients can learn about you quickly and engage with you.
Here are a few things you can take advantage of with a GMB Profile:
1. Patients Search Locally
With a GMB listing, Google can determine the proximity of patients from your office. If a patient types in "Tampa dentist" and you have a verified GMB account, you will appear as a top search. GMB listings appear before any other results, so it is crucial that you are not missing these local search opportunities.
2. Google Reviews
Reviews are so important to patients when deciding to choose a healthcare provider. With your GMB listing, patient reviews can be easily accessed by prospective patients and be a huge factor in their decision. Reviews help prospective patients get to know you as a provider and they can read about your interactions and engagements with other patients.
3. Key Role In Your Ranking on Google
Dr. Leonardo's content and internal SEO tools rank your site on its own. But having a GMB listing tells Google to rank your site even higher on certain search terms. Listings that are full and complete are what make the difference between being placed in the spot above your competitor.
4. Present Important Information
Lastly, your GMB is just another outlet for your patients to see information such as your practice address, office hours, online appointments, phone number, accepted insurances, etc. If patients need more information than listed above, your GMB listing brings them directly to your Dr. Leonardo website to learn more.
Make your 2023 goal to have more visibility online. Our affiliate company, Digital MindScapes can create and maintain your GMB listing and use it as a local marketing tool.