Google Plus For Business is a set of tools that can help you grow your dental practice and enhance your dental marketing efforts.
Setting up your Google Plus Page is simple, just a few steps and you are ready to go.
Step 1: Create a gmail account.
Go to mail.google.com to create a new account. You will see a bright red button on the upper right to create a new account. Make this gmail account your practice name, or geographic location. Stay away from personal names and think of this as an office email address.
Step 2: Create your profile.
This simply involves choosing a photo that will represent this gmail email account.
Step 3: Go to: https://plus.google.com/pages/create
This is where you will create your Google Plus dental practice page. You will be asked to choose your business type and enter your main office phone number and Google will attempt to locate your dental practice.
Step 4: Edit your profile.
This is where you will be asked to create a tagline for your dental practice and then upload a business photo for your page.
And your Google Plus dental practice page is done!
Next you should think about the way that you want to engage visitors on Google Plus with more product-focused content.
Maybe you use your Google Plus page for only sharing special price promotions for people who join your circle. Only offer these promotions on Google Plus so that people have a reason for connecting with you on Google Plus. Offer something they can’t get anywhere else from you.
Some ideas for promotions are —
1. Special giveaways.
2. Free treatment with a scheduled appointment in a certain number of days.
3. A discount on an office visit.
Google Plus supports hashtags, which when clicked will take people to a search for that keyword on Google Plus, as well as any other content tagged with that hashtag. You could create a promotion-specific hashtag like #freeteethwhitening to promote on Google Plus with users in your circle.
Why do you need a Google Plus dental marketing Page?
Because eventually not establishing a page will likely become a missed opportunity in organic search. When potential patients use Google to search for a dentist, they will not only be able to find your practice through search within Google Plus if they use it, but also on Google’s search engine itself which translates into more ways to be found on the Internet.
From a dental marketing point of view that’s reason enough to get to know Google Plus?