Local Search + GBP for Dentists

Your dental practice’s GBP profile helps patients find you when they search for a new “dentist near me.”

Your Google Business Profile (GBP) and local business listings account for more than 35% of Google’s “decision” to show your practice above or before another one. Even more importantly, 46% of all Google searches are looking for local information and 97% of all internet users search online to find (or learn more about) a business or dental practice. Your practice is considered a local business in Google’s eyes.

Our team optimizes and manages your local search strategy to help you get found when patients search for a dentist in their area.

Your Google Business Profile helps you attract, acquire and retain the patients you want. Get Started.

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Have you ever wondered how easy it is for patients to find accurate information about your practice? Now, you can find out using our complimentary business listing audit tool below. Enter your information into the form fields in the window below to generate a report that mimics the patient experience.

Our Dental Practice Local Search + Google Business Profile Services

Your Practice Google Business Profile

Your Google Business Profile is one of the most important assets you can use to help your practice show up when a patient searches for a dentist in their area. Google even tells businesses that claiming, optimizing and using their Google Business Profile will actually improve their local rankings. A “healthy, active” profile verifies to Google that your business is legitimate and relevant, tells your prospective and current patients where you are located and directs them to your office, provides confirmative proof through Google reviews, and communicates to patients why they should choose your practice over a competitor down the street.

That’s why our team focuses on your Google Business Profile as the first priority of our Local SEO service. 

  • We first identify if your profile has been claimed.  If not, we claim it for you with a Gmail account that you “own” so your profile always remains yours.  
  • Then, we optimize your practice profile by naming it according to Google’s guidelines, selecting the correct practice categories to help you show up during a search, and adding a tracking phone number, website URL, practice overview and images.
  • We manage and maintain all of our clients’ profiles through a special dashboard provided by Google so we are able to check your profile regularly, add new images, answer questions inside the knowledge panel, update holiday hours, make updates when Google suggests them, and set up any new features Google regularly adds.
  • Additionally, if your Google Business Profile encounters a problem, we contact Google Support to troubleshoot and resolve the issue. 

Your Local Directory Listings, Bing, Yelp and Healthgrades

Ensuring that your listings are accurate and optimized is a critical part of your online presence and searchability. Chances are you’ve changed locations, added a partner, experienced an employee’s retirement, etc. The goal of our Local SEO service is to clean up these key listings through a claiming process and to get all of your correct and accurate practice information on these directories for prospective patients and search engines to easily find.

  • We “claim” and “clean up” your Healthgrades, Bing and Yelp pages and ensure all of your information matches your GBP profile.
  • We also submit your practice information (matching what is listed on your GBP profile) to approximately 50 key directories so your information is consistent across the web.
  • We regularly monitor your Healthgrades, Bing, and Yelp pages and Directory Listings to update them when needed or when your practice information has changed.  For example, if you add a new associate to your practice or move to a new location, we update all of your listings to ensure Google has the correct information to help you show up when a patient searches for a new dentist.

Dental Practice Google Business Profile Resource Articles

Jul212021
Woman receiving paperwork to fill out at front deskClaim and optimize your dental practice Google My Business profile ASAP!
Claiming and optimizing your Google My Business (GMB) profile is one of the most valuable components of your Local SEO strategy, and it’s free! The more information you provide about your business on Google, the more likely you are to reach potential … [continue reading]
Jun212021
Man handing woman a credit cardGoogle My Business Launches “Accepted Insurances” Feature
Google My Business has added an “Accepted Insurances” section in knowledge panels for patients curious about dental practices’ insurance options.

While the feature has yet to become fully functional, it appears to pull insurance data from other sources across the … [continue reading]

Oct132020
Google My BusinessClaiming and optimizing your Google Business Profile is one of the most valuable components of your Local SEO strategy, and it’s free! As of August 2020, Google is the preferred search engine for 92.05% of people searching for a product or service. In a 2019 study conducted by Moz, 77% of respondents used Google three or more times a day. The … [continue reading]

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