Social media is here to stay. But it’s not entirely clear yet whether Google Plus is useful for internet dental marketing.
“I signed up but haven’t done anything further with it,” said a Michigan dental office worker.
“What is Google Plus?” asked a Georgia dentist.
We conducted a survey asking dentists if they use Google Plus.
Jim Du Molin and Julie Frey discuss what dentist are saying about using Google Plus for their online dental marketing:
In our survey, 36% of dentists said they have Google Plus profiles, but 48% do not. The remaining 16% are planning on using Google Plus at some point in the near future.
A previous Wealthy Dentist survey found that nine out of ten dentists are on Facebook.
Google might be the world’s biggest search engine, but their social media domination is not yet complete — at least not when compared with Facebook.
“I like Google Plus myself, but I’m a tech guy who’s fascinated by search engine optimization. I can understand why some dentists might be hesitant” said Jim Du Molin, a former dental marketing consultant and Chief Editor of TheWealthyDentist.com.
“I haven’t done a thing with Google Plus since I got on,” said a Connecticut orthodontist.
“I am on Google Plus. It doesn’t seem to have any impact as of yet, though. Not as many people are using it as Facebook,” said an Oregon dentist.
“I don’t trust Google! Their products are useful. However, I think the computer geeks are disabling security systems, as well as collecting and selling way more personal information than they want us to know,” said a New Mexico dentist.
“Could Google Plus interfere with your ability to monitor your own website results?” asked a general dentist.
Google offers so many services that it can get confusing. Google Plus is for social networking, while Google Webmaster Tools let you monitor your website traffic.
Using one set of Google tools won’t interfere with using another set. In fact, Google has so many useful web tools, that you just might find yourself using more of them!