Local Search and GBP for Dentists

Make sure your practice shows up when people search for a dentist nearby.

Just like the signage outside your door, it’s essential that your internet listing is visible to the people who are looking for it. Your Google Business Profile (GBP) and other local directory listings are the online equivalent of a big, blinking, neon light that points to your practice. 

We optimize and manage your local search strategy to make sure your practice shows up when people search for dentists in your area.

Google Business Profile 

Claiming, optimizing, and using your Google Business Profile doesn’t just make sure potential new patients get the right information when they search for you, it actually improves your local rankings, making it easier for people to find you in the first place. Keeping your GBP updated and active lets Google know your practice is legitimate and relevant to people in your area.

The first priority of our local search offering is securing and optimizing your GBP. If you haven’t already, we claim it so no other business can, and then we update, manage, and maintain your profile, making sure it has all the information that both Google and potential patients are looking for. 

Local Directory Listings

Whether you’ve changed your hours, added services, or brought in a new partner, it’s essential that your practice info is correct in all the important directories, not just Google. We claim and clean up your Healthgrades, Bing, and Yelp pages so they’re consistent with your GBP. We also submit your information to approximately 50 other directories to make sure your practice is easy to find.

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Questions about Google Business Profiles and local search?

Claim and verify your business listing on local directories: Start with Google, Yelp and Bing. Then research other applicable local directories. You also have access to a scan tool to get an idea of where your dental practice stands.

Yes, business listings such as Google Business Profile can have a positive impact on SEO. Business listings help to increase visibility, which can lead to increased traffic and more potential patients. Additionally, having a comprehensive and accurate local business listing can help boost your website’s search engine ranking. This is because search engine algorithms take into account the amount and quality of local citations and listings when determining a business’s relevance to a given search query.

Dentists should check for NAP accuracy on business listings at least once a month. This is important to ensure that the information listed is up to date and accurate, as incorrect or outdated NAP information can lead to customers being unable to find the practice, which can lead to lost customers and revenue. Additionally, incorrect NAP information can also affect local SEO rankings, which can further impede the practice’s ability to attract new patients.