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So, you’ve decided to hire a marketing company. Smart move (if it’s us at Ortho Marketing, even smarter). But, odds are they can’t do everything without at least a little contribution from your practice. Speaking from the orthodontist marketing company side of things, we want nothing more than to help grow your practice and get it to the top. But, it’s often difficult to do that without your cooperation and some resources from you and your team. These are some fun, easy ways to help your marketing company like Ortho Marketing do their best for your practice:

Photos, photos, and more photos

Facebook and Instagram thrive on photos of you, your team, and your patients (so long as they have signed a photo release form). Especially if you’re not local, your marketing company won’t be able to pop into your office every day to take photos of your team in action. Keep a practice tablet or camera around so that any time there’s a great photo opp, you can snap it and send it to the team at Ortho Marketing or your marketers to use for social media management purposes.

Exciting events and promotions

The more fun stuff you do with your practice and your patients, the more opportunity a marketing company has to promote your practice as friendly and welcoming. When you decide to host an event or promotion (ideas for which your marketers should come up with, too), your orthodontist marketing company can promote on social media, send emails, make in-office props and flyers, etc. But without anything interesting going on, there isn’t much marketing companies like Ortho Marketing can do to show off your practice in a positive, friendly light.

Ask for reviews

Reviews are one of the most important parts of your marketing campaign, especially for the medical field; most searchers go through extensive review research before calling a practice. We know it can be uncomfortable, but you should never let a happy patient depart without first asking for a review. Train your staff to ask for reviews, too, which will not only increase your Google authority, but marketers can then promote your reviews on your website and social media.

Communication

When our account managers reach out to you, it isn’t to waste your time. They probably have valuable information that will help your practice or they need information from you to help them do their jobs. Also, it’s a two-way street – if you have a great idea or a puzzling question, talk to your account manager to get the ball rolling and wheels turning. Whatever the case, open communication between your practice and orthodontic marketing company is crucial for creating a successful marketing campaign.

Any questions?

At Ortho Marketing, we strive to maintain open channels of communication and cooperation between our team and our valued clients. If you’re experiencing anything else from your current orthodontic marketing company, or you’re ready to place your marketing into the hands of dedicated, intelligent pros, our team at Ortho Marketing is ready to work. Don’t hesitate to contact our team today.


Our team at Ortho Marketing are the experts in orthodontic marketing. At Ortho Marketing, we serve orthodontic practices on the international level. If you have any questions pertaining to website design, social media marketing, SEO, reputation management, Google Adwords, or PPC campaigns, or would like to get started marketing your orthodontic practice, contact our team at Ortho Marketing at: 914-788-1555

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Your internet presence, whether that be social media, blogs, photos, videos, podcasts, etc., should be an ever-flowing stream of creative content. But at Ortho Marketing, we see orthodontist after orthodontist come in with a lot of the same issues. These common problems usually have to do with taking on the task of producing large amounts of content with little experience doing so. So, we’ve compiled a list of the top 4 issues that might be holding your content marketing back. Take a look:

1. Not hosting content on your main site

We know that from a developmental standpoint, uploading content to an external site is just easier and faster. But from a content marketing perspective, this is a big no-no. The more you end up competing with your own website, instead of sending searchers and potential patients directly to your main website. It may seem like there’s no harm in competing with yourself, but it results in two major problems: 

  • Your practice loses authority by diverting content to a different website
  • You end up dividing your web traffic in half, which can hurt your rank on Google (bad for SEO)

Invest the time and money to get content on your main website, and drive new patient leads all to one place.

2. Lots of pages with little content

Google scores your pages on how much unique, original content they contain. So, instead of spending time posting ten pages with one paragraph each, invest that time into two pages with five paragraphs each and some fun photos. These two pages will attract much more search engine attention and will demonstrate more authority than any of those pages with thin content marketing value. 

3. Too much keyword overlap

We know that this seems inevitable in niche industries like orthodontia, but that’s not entirely true. The issue is that your website might have ten pages with vague keywords like “Invisalign” or “Braces”, and all ten of those pages compete with each other. The result is that, instead of one of those pages ranking on page one, they all end up on page 3, where no one will find them. Conduct some research, strategize your content marketing priorities, and incorporate some keyword variation that will make each page individually rank for its own keyword.

4. Slow load times

This is another thing Google takes into consideration, and it has a tendency to result in high bounce rates. If your page takes forever to load, no one will hang around to see what’s on it. Often, slow load time is as a result of high-pixel photos or dense videos on your website, all of which can be dropped down for the same quality. If this isn’t the case, then odds are you need a website upgrade. The investment of updating your website is absolutely worth it to provide a great user experience for your patients.

Don’t know where to begin?

If any of the above scenarios sound like you, you’re probably hindering the potential of your web content. If you’re not sure how to proceed, the pros at Ortho Marketing are ready to work. For more information on content marketing for orthodontists, or to talk to our experienced team, get in contact. We're ready when you are!


Our team at Ortho Marketing are the experts in content marketing for orthodontists. At Ortho Marketing, we serve orthodontic practices on the international level. If you have any questions pertaining to website design, social media marketing, SEO, reputation management, Google Adwords, or PPC campaigns, or would like to get started marketing your orthodontic practice, contact our team at Ortho Marketing at: 914-788-1555

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