3 Tips To Drive Patients To Your Website

Tips To Help Patients Find You

As an urgent care business owner it can often feel too difficult to rank higher than the competition and get your name out in the digital world. You don’t have to be an urgent care with 30 locations to beat the odds and stake your piece of property in the land of urgent care marketing. Many people searching for urgent care start looking online, first. Of course, you want your name to appear in the search results. You can follow these simple tips to help drive patients to your website and boost your urgent care marketing campaign.

1. Email Lists: Email can actually be useful to your urgent care marketing plan. You can build an email group by having a monthly newsletter for people to opt-in on. Once they sign up, you have the ability to drip feed content that informational and helpful. Review requests can also be sent to help people leave you positive reviews on Google, which makes your urgent care name look that much better.

2. Facebook Marketing: There are a few ways you can use Facebook to your advantage when planning out your urgent care marketing campaign. One way is the use of Facebook ads and you chose the specific demographic information for those you’d like to target the ads to. You could also track those who have visited your website to re-market to those same people on Facebook.

3. Website Blogging: With enough effort, urgent care marketing is easy with blogging. If you blog often enough with solid content it can help drive patients to the website. You can also share links on social media, like Facebook to bring more viewers. You can also talk about issues in your blogs that people often seek answers to, therefore; bringing value to patients.

These tips sound easy enough for urgent care marketing, right? These are some of the most basic things you could be doing to get your website noticed. If you want to know more or need some help getting started in the right direction, feel free to give us a call. We’d be happy to have a consultation with you and find out about your marketing needs.

Urgent Care Marketing: Do You Have What They Want?

Your Website: Is it urgent care marketing worthy or is it a dud?

We’ve said it multiple times, but it’s just that important that we’re going to say it again. Urgent care marketing starts with your website. The website is your urgent care’s digital face. If it looks like a dud, take a guess at what patients are going to think about your clinic. Sure, for a decent urgent care marketing campaign you need to have a mobile friendly, responsive website. That’s not the end of it! Your website needs to be more than just a pretty face, it needs to have important content, too. It should be acting as a way to market yourself, hence; the urgent care marketing campaign part.

So, what can you do to ensure that your urgent care’s website isn’t a dud so that you can draw in more patients? First, you need to put your urgent care marketing thinking cap on. You’re an urgent care facility owner, so your website should reflect everything you can do for a patient. It’ll be easier to optimize your website in that direction. Most likely the number one reason for a patient stopping by your website would be to obtain basic location information. Make sure you have an area that can allow patients to click for a quick view.

Aside from obtaining this information patients may be looking for:

• Any number of your urgent care’s general services offered
• A way to contact you directly via phone
• An option to contact without having to call (some hate calling on the phone!)
• Your hours of operation

Other details about your urgent care such as your staff members or fun filled information will spruce up your website to help patients stick around longer, but the base information mentioned above must be easy to locate for patients. There is nothing worse in this digital age of patients needing things “right now” than them having a hard time navigating your website to find information they want to know. That will make them click the back button quicker than a blink of an eye.

If you need help getting your website in order, give us a call so we can help you with your urgent care marketing!

Mistakes Made With Urgent Care Marketing

Urgent Care Marketing: Find solutions

In our past posts we have discussed in great lengths different ideas about urgent care marketing. Sometimes, urgent care businesses will take this information and run with it to satisfy the “do-it-yourself” mentality that they have. It’s fantastic to start branding yourself, but there are a few mistakes that can be made urgent care marketing. We’re going to tell you about some of those common mistakes and also tell you how to fix those mistakes!

Urgent care marketing mistakes:

1.) Bad Pages: A major mistake you can make is having too many main link pages on the front of your website or not having enough precision in the titles of the pages.

2.) Snooze Fest: A common issue is the website content being too boring with plain text on every page.

3.) No Social Ties: If you are blogging, but you don’t have those blogs connected to your social media pages, then you’re doing yourself a disservice.

How do you fix these problems for optimal urgent care marketing?

Urgent care marketing solutions:

1.) Better Pages: A lot of urgent care owners think making a one-page landing site is good enough. The truth is that Google likes to see a website with more pages, but they have to be precise. Have a set of page links at the top of your home page that speak clearly about what you want to portray to the patients in regards to your urgent care. If you want more information then creating drop down menus from the main page links at the top of your website is a great idea. For example, let’s say you want to talk about your mission, yourself, your team and your community involvement. All of those things can be sub-categories to your “about us” main page link. That makes your site look cleaner, navigate better and diminishes confusion.

2.) Snooze No-More: The content you put on your website is important to urgent care marketing efforts. Your site should have content that is written to convert visitors to patients. You also want to have photos or videos, because graphics make people more likely to stick around.

3.) Getting Social: Connect to your audience on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ for better urgent care marketing. Your urgent care business page should have social posts daily, but more importantly make sure your blogs are showing up on your social networking websites as a way to point back to your website. More people visiting your website means more potential for additional patients!
If you need any assistance getting these things in order for your urgent care so that you can get the most out of urgent care marketing, then give us a call @ 405-788-2619.

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Why Does Blogging Aid Urgent Care Marketing?

Urgent Care Marketing: Information to catapult your brand

Summer is here and we hope that you’re going to be doing some “hot” branding in order to tidy up your urgent care marketing campaign. The first step to reaching out to more patients and being able to treat more people is to have your own personal website. If you already have a personal website then you’re on the right track to enhancing your urgent care marketing campaign! Today, we will explain three ways that blogging helps for urgent care marketing.

1.) Search Engine Optimization: We, internet marketing gurus, like to refer to this simply as SEO. If you want to be recognized by Google, then you have to remain fresh and that means having high SEO. The more you appear on search engine rankings, the more traffic you get to your website. We don’t have to tell you that more traffic means more potential patients, but we just did, because it is important! One way to boost your SEO is by blogging on your website. It has to be on a regular basis and it has to include your keywords that are particular to your urgent care business.

2.) Amplify Your Traffic: Blogging not only helps with urgent care marketing by increasing your SEO on your website, but it also increases interest of potential patients. Blogging consistently doesn’t have to be daunting, just be fresh and informative. After all, your blog may just be the answer to a medical related question someone searched for. By landing on your blog and seeing the answer, they may be more willing to stick around and navigate the rest of your website!

3.) Brand Your Agency: You can go with the “out of the box” free blogs found online, but nothing about that allows you to be you and it’s not nearly as powerful (nor is it ranked well by Google) as having your blog built into a website dedicated solely to your urgent care brand. People make decisions based on emotion and blogging will take you one step up in that category. People like to see a little lightheartedness in the writing paired with the informational, helpful tips you may have to offer.

So, are you ready to make your urgent care marketing campaign shine? Blogging on your website can be the ticket that gets you those new patients. Don’t let them look elsewhere for their medical needs!

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The Many New Ways of Urgent Care Marketing: Part 4

Urgent Care Marketing: 12 internet marketing strategies

We hope our last three posts have helped you begin some spring cleaning for your urgent care marketing campaign. Thus far, we have listed nine different ways your urgent care marketing campaign could be improved. We have just a few more things to reveal that may help you get more patients and keep your urgent care business rolling. The final three new ways of urgent care marketing strategies are as follows:

1.) Online customer service: Having ways to make patients’ lives easier is great. For example, allowing patients to check-in online provides them the ability to do so before even leaving their homes and decreasing their wait time. That’s great customer service! Another way to improve customer service is by having a way for patients to pay their bills online. People lead busy lives and if they don’t have to make the extra stop to pay off their bill at your physical location, that’s just one more way you have made their lives easier.

2.) Local listing updates: Local listings are an online version of directories. It’s important that each listing is complete, accurate and matches all other listings. This is especially important for those appearing on Google.

3.) Blogging: Content such as blogs are a great way to produce ongoing changes for your urgent care website. This will keep you fresh in the eyes of followers and for Google. These can be automatically pushed to your social media pages for even more exposure, directly linking back to your website.

As you can see it is very important to stay updated in this digital world we live in. Having a fantastic online presence will be your ticket to receiving more patients and keeping the ones you already have. Are you equipped to handle all of these new ways to keep your urgent care marketing campaign current? If any of these aspects seem too hard to handle on your own, we’re here for you.

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The Many New Ways of Urgent Care Marketing: Part 3

Urgent Care Marketing: 12 internet marketing strategies

In part one of this four part series we discussed improving your urgent care marketing campaign by utilization of a responsive website, paid ads and organic links, and having an ad landing page. In part two of this four part series we expanded the discussion to include online videos, social media postings and online review management. All of these marketing tools are important in keeping your urgent care name out in the world and on the minds of potential patients. In part three of this series, we will examine three new ways you can develop your urgent care marketing campaign for the future:

1.) Keyword choices: Keywords can make all the difference when it comes to patients finding your urgent care name online. If you rely on keywords that are not directly related to what people are searching for on search engines, then you may find that you aren’t generating much patient traffic. It is best to choose a few keywords which emphasize your industry.

2.) Business branding: Your urgent care is still a business, not just a place for patient treatments. Giving your business it’s own brand is important. A “wow” brand gives your patients that immediate idea of what to expect when they walk through the doors. You need to have a decent looking website (seriously, who wants to stay on a website that is difficult to navigate or bothersome to look at?). You also need to “parade yourself” on social media and give your business that “personal touch.”

3.) Quality images: The quality of your photos and videos are gravely important. Your patients definitely take notice and so does Google. Seeing pixelated images or low-quality videos on your urgent care website will most likely make patients click the back button; these things make patients question your true worth. This is one reason why your website could receive a high bounce rate (people quickly exiting or not staying on your website long).

We hope you’re thinking about your urgent care marketing campaign more deeply now! It might be time to upgrade your pictures and/or videos. Then, really focus on your branding and pick some great keywords to mirror what your urgent care business really does for patients. Only then, can you push forward. In the final chapter of this series, we will disclose the last three ways you can add to the future of  urgent care marketing.

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The Many New Ways of Urgent Care Marketing: Part 1

Urgent Care Marketing: 12 internet marketing strategies

It’s a brand new month and we hope you love the idea of sprucing up your urgent care marketing campaign. It’s that lovely time of year when passion is strong, not just for romance, but for getting things done within your urgent care business. It’s smart to reflect on some of the ways that online urgent care marketing continues to progress with the best marketing practices, technology trends, and what Google desires your site to look like in order to obtain the necessary search engine optimization (SEO) benefits.

As 2015 ramps up into full swing, instead of looking back at what you’ve been doing and repeating the same mistakes that were made in the last year, it seems that a better way would be to look forward. Stay updated on strategies that will continue to be the “bread and butter” of your internet urgent care marketing campaign and your urgent care business will go further. In part one of this four part series we will discuss three out of twelve new ways that you can boost your urgent care marketing for the future:

1.) Having a responsive website: We’ve said it once and we will say it again; if your website doesn’t adapt to fit the smaller screens of a cell phone or tablet, then you just might be missing out on patients who would have otherwise visited your urgent care facility. In 2014, an article was published by Nielson which concluded that US adults spent, on average, 34 hours per month using the mobile internet on smart phones. The research firm puts smart phone penetration at 65 percent. That is a significant number of potential urgent care patients using their smart phones to find services in your area. Don’t give them a reason to click the back button and look elsewhere for their urgent care needs.

2.) Paid Ads and/or Organic Links: Pay per click advertising for the Google search engine is one way your urgent care name can be found online. Another way to get attention is by ranking high on the organic links list which appear below the paid ads. You can do this by having proper updates to your website that Google will recognize and categorize as being legitimately good changes.

3.) Ad landing pages: Having paid ads with click-able links can take patients to a created landing page. The landing page is a carefully designed mini-site that is written a bit differently than your main website. It would include brief bits of information about the services patients are looking for and the content is designed to increase your calls and patient stream as quickly as possible.

All of these things are SEO hard at work. We know that urgent care marketing can be a tricky thing to progress, but with the right tools you can appear to be a marketing guru. In part two of this four part series, we will be discussing another three ways that you can improve your urgent care marketing campaign.

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Urgent Care Marketing Plans for 2015

Urgent Care Marketing: Paid ads vs. Organic

In your quest to deck out your urgent care marketing plans for 2015 you may be wondering what will benefit your business the most. When patients conduct a search for urgent care facilities on websites like Google, they find two types of results. The first result is a paid ad which appears above every other link and is obviously different. The organic result is the first, natural link below the paid ads that populates for terms relevant to what the patient has inputted.

Of course, you want to be found and you want the best option for your urgent care marketing plan. You want to be seen by patients at the very moment that they are searching for you on Google, but it is how you are seen that can be significant. To make the most informed decision for your urgent care marketing plan, there are a few things you should know about the differences between paid ads and organic links.

Paid ads are advertisements that generate when certain keywords are typed into a search engine. The paid ads cost companies by the click. The organic links are there, because the companies have used search engine optimization (SEO) to get them noticed by Google. Think the patients won’t know the difference between these two types of search results? Think again.

More than one study has been completed in attempt to find the percentage of people who actually click on paid ads versus the organic links. The overall result is that people choose organic links 94% of the time versus the 6% that click on paid ads. The reason for this simple: the majority of people do not trust paid ads.

So which side of the fence will you be on when setting up your urgent care marketing plan for 2015?

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No Holiday Break for Urgent Care Marketing

Urgent Care Marketing: Get Active in Social Media

The holidays are a crazy, busy time of year for everyone trying to get things done on their checklists. While you will have some time away from the office, the urgent care marketing part of your job is not taking a break. Holidays seem to bring on even more illness and that means more patients, but even when they aren’t able to make it into your urgent care facility right away, they will still be participating in online activity like many people do. Social media blows up this time of year, because people are using it for personal use to post photos of their holiday get-togethers and to keep in touch with relatives far away. This is your urgent care marketing angel whispering in your ear. Be ambitious enough to make social media your focus this holiday season.

Urgent care marketing on social media is simple around the holidays. Just think of ways to tie in medical related posts, in a cheerful way. All you have to do is think of ways to involve your main target market. For example, you can ask questions to get people involved. It is helpful for people to see you participating in social media postings and if you want, you can schedule postings ahead of time. This will allow you to relax a bit when Christmas day and New Year’s Eve roll around.

Your urgent care marketing doesn’t have to be boring. Be creative above all else and don’t be afraid to sprinkle in holiday humor for festive social posting. This is a fun time of year and everyone enjoys seeing the spirit of the holiday season shine through. Not only will this make people smile, but it makes people see that your urgent care isn’t just a place, but that there is a human side to your business.
Have fun with your urgent care marketing postings on social media pages and have a Merry Christmas.

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Internet Existence for Urgent Care Marketing Part 1

Urgent Care Marketing: Get a good website

Urgent care marketing cannot begin without a website, because the website is the platform all of your future urgent care marketing. It is without a doubt that as everything has rapidly gone digital, and patients are finding everything online, including their urgent care providers. Some statistics show that approximately 80% of patients find urgent care providers online prior to visiting them. Facebook is a good start, but your business needs more than just a social presence. The majority of these patients are using search engines like Google. With that said, a website is the first impression that future patients will have.

How many times do you think a patient has logged into Google to find an urgent care in their time of need? Try Millions nationally every year. If you do not have a website created for your urgent care, then you aren’t being found and that is money you’re loosing out on. Your urgent care marketing campaign cannot truly begin until you launch a website.

Maybe at this point you want to get your urgent care marketing started by building your website, but you don’t know what you should put on your website? At the very basic level, your urgent care website should tell your patients what services your urgent care can provide before they even step foot in the building. Patients need to be able to easily find you, know what your hours are and know how to contact you. Moreover, they need to know what insurance and payment types you accept.

We no longer live in the age where business just comes to you. These days you have to market yourself and reach out to the public, because you have many urgent care competitors. To grow an urgent care marketing campaign you have to be determined,hard-working, and knowledgeable about the internet. You have to be willing to let your urgent care business flourish online in order to push that urgent care marketing campaign. Since technology is the new way of life it makes sense to make your urgent care have a web presence and establish community engagement.

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