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Social Media Content Boost Bundle

1. 5 Facebook Posts Per Week

2. 5 Google Posts Per Week

3. 2 Custom Image Creation Per Month

4. 4 Email Campaigns Per Month

Understanding how top medical practices are using the social media is the first step.  What type of effort and money should you spend on your social media strategy?  should you hire someone to “post”  for you?  These are common questions we are asked on a daily basis from our healthcare professional customers.

Facebook Content Posting For Doctors

Social Media is Becoming More Important For Your Medical Practice

As social media and specifically Facebook becomes more important for users all over the world, healthcare medical practices need to do more on Facebook. How do you stand out from thousands of other businesses who are advertising and working to get the attention and “Likes” of targeted users? The first step in answering this question is to look at the leaders in your space and your industry to see what they are doing on Social Media, and more specifically, on Facebook.

Your social media strategy should start with Facebook. Other sites, like Google-Posts, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube are all important. However majority of the conversion from social media is happening on Facebook and for some practices like MedSpas on Instagram.  We are also seeing very good results from Google Posts.  In Fact we are seeing better conversion from Google Posts than Facebook Posts.

PatientGain.com’s Facebook apps platform provides you with a competitive advantage. Here 4 major ways to get more “eyes” on the social media. More people should “follow”, “friend” & “like” you on different social media platforms.Starting with Facebook is recommended, as majority of of your patients are on Facebook, compared to other platforms. Also note that most people who spend a good amount of time on Social Media have more time than money, so generally leads generated from social media have less quality.  Out of 4 steps below, the quickest ROI is from running a professional, targeted and branded Facebook or Instagram campaign.  The cost of the campaign depends on your desired results and your competition. 

  1. Using your time, skill and content, add content to your Facebook business page and Google Posts. If you are on Instagram, add more visual content.
  2. Using your offline marketing, mention the Facebook business page address – For example if you have  a print campaign, add your Facebook business page address
  3.  Run ads on Facebook to promote your services, your events and you can even “boost”  your posts.
  4. Post on Facebook and Google with content related to your services. Services based posts get better ROI 

All of these steps build your “Engagement on Social Media”.  This takes time and a LOT OF EFFORT and MONEY.  It would be naive to think otherwise. There are hundreds of your competitors who are trying to do the same thing.   This effort, money and time is same as building your SEO for Google search engine.  It takes longer on Social Media, due to nature of social media.

Facebook Posting For Doctors
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3 Key Elements of Facebook Marketing For Physicians

It is easy to be confused by how and when to use Facebook platform for medical marketing. There are 3 key areas for Facebook marketing.

No 1.  Facebook Posting 

Facebook posting allows you to engage with patients who like your Business Page. We have seen very good results for physicians and medical practices who provide useful information about their services.  Facebook Posts are designed for engagement and it takes a significant amount of time and money to develop a healthy following using Facebook Posts for doctors.

No 2.  Facebook Apps

Facebook apps appear at the left column of your Facebook Business Page. They allow you to engage with patients who visit your Business Page. In a way, Facebook Business Page is evolving to be a simple website for your medical practice.  So each tab or the app can be used to capture leads, book appointments,  show your promotions to your patients. We have seen very good results for physicians and medical practices who provide HIPAA compliant apps on Facebook Business Page.

No 3.  Facebook Advertising

Facebook Advertising costs extra, and this is how Facebook as a company makes money. Just like Google advertising, Facebook advertising can be very effective to attract new patients to your practice. We have seen very good results for physicians and medical practices who advertise their services. 

 

Jumpstart Your Healthcare Marketing Using Social Media. Start Posting on Facebook Using Automation and Medical Content Designed Just for Your Specialty.  Patientgain.com Provides Medical Marketing Content for Your Medical Services. 

Most of the doctors and medical marketing staff at practices do not have time to attend to daily and weekly postings on Facebook and other Social Media. PatientGain.com’s Facebook Posting App includes content created for you. You simply need to approve the content.  See more details here.

5 Steps for Facebook Success for Doctors & Medical Practices

Use Social Media Apps To Acquire New Patients and Engage & Service Existing Patients

Social Media Marketing is another very important aspect of your marketing. Your potential and existing are hanging around on Facebook. You have to make it easy for them to do business with you.  Here are 5 steps.

5 Steps for Facebook Success for Doctors & Medical Practices

  1. Create Facebook Business Page for your medical practice.
  2. Optimize FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice.
  3. Add apps to your FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice. For example, add Contact Us app, add Appointment Requests app, add Promotions app.
  4. Add content to your FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice
  5. Advertise your FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice  on Facebook – There are multiple ways to promote your FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice. You can hire a professional ( recommended ) or do it yourself.  Professionals who are certified advertising professionals will produce better results for you.

PatientGain.com's Approach  to Healthcare Marketing Success : 12 Key Features of GOLD Solution

  1. Reasonable Monthly Fee With No Upfront Setup Costs or Implementation Costs
  2. Pay-Per-Month Model For Healthcare Medical Marketing
  3. No-To-Low Risk Medical Marketing Model
  4. Same System is Used By The Top Clinics in USA & Canada
  5. Awesome Service and Support - Phone, SMS-Texting, Email, Ticketing or Web-Based Meetings
  6. Awesome Software & HIPAA Servers Located in USA
  7. Assigned Account Manager Located in USA/Canada For Your Medical Clinic
  8. Generous Discounts for Multi-Location Healthcare Companies 
  9. Website, SEO, Advertising Management, Social Media, Email Marketing, SMS-Texting, Apps, HIPAA Compliance ALL Included in a Single Solution. 
  10. Eliminate 5 to 8 Vendors and Centralize Control of Your Online Healthcare Marketing & Advertising Success 
  11. Save 40% to 60% in Monthly Spend by Using Our Proven Single Vendor Model
  12. Save Approx 30 Hours a Month - No Need To Learn and Operate Multiple Apps

4 Key Apps For Facebook Marketing For Doctors and Healthcare Medical Practices

These apps have been used by hundreds of successful healthcare providers.
Medical Marketing App No 1.  Acquire Positive Reviews From Patients Who Have Already Liked You.
Example:
https://www.facebook.com/Columbiaclinic82nd
https://www.facebook.com/pg/FrancisMedEsthetics/services/

Medical Marketing App No 2.  Allow Patients Who Are On Facebook To Request An Appointment
Example:
https://www.facebook.com/FrancisMedEsthetics/app/1541825292544365/

Medical Marketing App No 3.  Allow Patients Who Are On Facebook To See Your Promotions and Redeem a Promotion
Example:
https://www.facebook.com/FrancisMedEsthetics/app/182873295081640/

Medical Marketing App No 4.  Use Facebook Posting App For Doctors & Medical Practices
Example:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/FrancisMedEsthetics/posts/

 

 

6 Steps for Online Success For Clinics

Step No 1.

As medical practitioners, we have to realize that patient behavior is changing.  Patients are now looking for medical services online. 88 percent of patients search online for medical services and clinic information. Even 47 percent of existing patients look for additional, related services online on your own website or your competitor’s websites. So you must be present on the Web.  60 percent to 72 percent of patients look for your services, check your online reviews, using a mobile device. Make sure that you have website that is focused on Mobile Marketing for doctors.  Here are many examples of great ( and free Mobile, responsive and intelligent) websites.  Once your medical practice is online, there are 5 additional important areas to cover.

Online Success For Clinics

Step No 2.

In US, approximately, 78 percent of the time, your patients are going to use Google search engine to look for medical related services, reviews and other information.  So your first step is have a top notch Google presence.  Other places are important also, like Facebook, Yahoo, Bing etc. But start with Google.  There are 6 important aspects of Google presence. 

  1. Google Local Listing for your medical practice
  2. Google Maps, verified listing
  3. Google Reviews rankings
  4. Google Posts
  5. Google Organic results
  6. Google Paid Search 

Each of these should be addressed by your online strategy for your medical practice.  Many doctors and practice managers think that having a nice looking website will suffice. Unfortunately it is no longer enough to have a nice website and a Facebook page.

Each of the above mentioned 6 important aspects of Google presence require attention to detail, time and commitment, not to mention financial investment.

6 important aspects of Google presence.

Step No 3.

SEO or Search Engine Optimization for Doctors & Medical Practices can be defined in many ways. To provide you with a high level guidance, these 5 areas are most important: 

A. Google Local Listing for your medical practice

  1. Create a Google account
  2. Add you clinic’s accurate information – Name, address are the most important information – Phone should be checked.
  3. If your practice’s information is incorrect, you will have correct it
  4. You may have to claim your listing also.
  5. In certain cases you may have duplicate listings, these should be resolved.
  6. There are dozens of other Local directories – They should be checked and updated.  But Google, Facebook, Yelp, Yahoo/bing are the most important ones. Start with these.

B. Google Maps, verified listing

  1. Create a Google account
  2. Add you clinic’s accurate information in the Maps
  3. If your practice’s information is in correct, you will have correct it – sometime the Map Pin is Inaccurate
  4. You may have to claim your Map listing also.
  5. In certain cases you may have duplicate listings, these should be resolved.
  6. There are many of other map based directories – They should be checked and updated.  But Google, Map Quest, Apple Map are the most important.

C. Google Reviews rankings

  1. Create a Google account
  2. Check you reviews and ratings
  3. If your practice’s reviews are 4.5 and over 100 reviews on Google, then you are doing well. If less than this, you will need to focus on this area.
  4. Other important review sites are Yelp, Facebook and HealthGrades. But start with Google.

D.  Google Posts

Posting on Google is a new way to share relevant, fresh content with the people who are searching for you. Use images, videos and even animated GIFs to engage your audience, and add inline links to drive traffic to specific content. This enhanced format allows searchers to hear directly from the primary source — you — and complements existing results from across the web. One important note the Google Posts expire every week. You have to post every week.

E.  Google Organic results

Your content on your website is the most important factor on your website.  Content refers to your text, headings, sub-headings, main paragraph, images, videos, blogs etc.  Your website must contain non-copied, non-plagiarized content.

SEO or Search Engine Optimization for Doctors

Step No 4.

Every year, billions of dollars are spent on online advertising. Very broadly, online advertising can be divided into 2 main categories:

  1. Display advertising
  2. Search advertising

As a doctor and a medical practice manager, both of these are important for you. You can acquire new patients using both of these mediums.

Display Advertising

Display advertising is a type of online advertising that comes in several forms, including banner ads, rich media and more. Unlike text-based ads, display advertising relies on elements such as images, audio and video to communicate an advertising message. For example, if your potential patient is on Facebook and has recently clicked on or watched a video related to Breast Augmentation medical procedure and treatment, ads related this subject can be displayed to the potential patients. This is an example of display ads.

Search Advertising 

Search advertising is very common. Every time you are on Google and type a search term, lets say “Urgent Care near me”, Google search engine will usually display ads on the top of the web page.  In the middle, there is a map, reviews and business listings, and at the bottom, there are organic or free search results.  The advertisers pay a fee to display their ads in the top area.  If a user clicks on any of the ads, the advertiser pays a fee for each “Click” This is called Pay-Per-Click advertising. For medical practices and doctors, this is very effective and creates excellent ROI.  Google PPC ads produce excellent results, however it is complex and requires a professional to manage your campaign.

Search advertising for doctors

Step No 5.

Reviews marketing is another emerging area. Online reviews are impacting decisions of your prospect patients dramatically.  This is one area that will make your medical clinic shine or impact negatively more than any other strategy. In fact it should not be a marketing strategy, it should be a necessity.

There are 4 ways to acquire positive reviews, and at the same time, minimize negative reviews. So your marketing strategy should be to minimize any negative reviews, and maximize positive reviews.

4 Ways to acquire online reviews

  1. Using SMS/Texting apps. A text is sent to a patient asking for feedback after a visit.
  2. Using Email apps. An Email is sent to a patient asking for feedback after a visit.
  3. Using an iPad in the lobby.  A patient  is asked to provide feedback right after the visit.
  4. Using Social Media or your Website.  An app can be added to your business page on Facebook or your website, asking patients to provide feedback.

There is no quick and foolproof way do this “quickly”.  There are pros and cons for each approach.  Google and Yelp understand that businesses are striving to acquire more positive reviews and “bury” negative feedback, their algorithms are aware of SMS requests for reviews – and they are blocking reviews posted using SMS originated requests.  Having an iPad in the lobby can cause block of IP Address and so on.

4 Ways to acquire online reviews

Step No 6.

Social Media Marketing is another very important aspect of your marketing. Your potential and existing are hanging around on Facebook. You have to make it easy for them to do business with you.  Here are 5 steps.

5 Steps for Facebook Success for Doctors & Medical Practices

  1. Create Facebook Business Page for your medical practice.
  2. Optimize FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice.
  3. Add apps to your FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice. For example, add Contact Us app, add Appointment Requests app, add Promotions app.
  4. Add content to your FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice
  5. Advertise your FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice  on Facebook – There are multiple ways to promote your FacebookBusiness Page for your medical practice. You can hire a professional ( recommended ) or do it yourself.  Professionals who are certified advertising professionals will produce better results for you.

5 Steps for Facebook Success for Doctors & Medical Practices

Summary for Online Success For Doctors

These 6 steps are proven to add value for hundreds of medical practices. There are many other steps you can take to further improve your strategy. Monthly Email Marketing is another strategy, among many others.  Contact us so we can help you and view details GOLD package here.

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