The search engines are an integral part of Internet advertising for plastic surgeons. Some 75% of Internet users use the Internet for medical research. As such, many potential patients are out there searching the Internet for information about plastic surgery procedures and plastic surgeons. The search engines are one of the best ways to help those users and potential patients find your website and your practice.
It’s understandable then that search engine optimization can be one of the most useful marketing tactics. However, it can also be one of the trickiest given that the search engines are always changing their rules and their algorithms for rankings sites. As such, your website optimization must constantly change as well. What may have worked winningly last week, may not work at all next week.
So, just how do you get the search engines to love your site? One of the easiest ways is with content. Despite all the changes in algorithms, search engines seem to consistently love content. After all, the search engine robots, or spiders, are continuously crawling the Internet for content. If you can regularly provide them with fresh, new content, they’ll regularly visit and index your site. The more often you supply that content, the more often they’ll come.
You can start acquiring content by writing articles. Don’t just post them on your own site, however, submit them to article directories. Search engine spiders are constantly crawling article directories so the more you post to, the greater your chances of getting the spiders to your own site. Further, article directories generally have a high PageRank (PR), so having your article link from their site to yours is another added benefit. Another great way to create lots of content is with blogs. Blogs are like an online journal or log that you regularly post on. They can be one of the quickest ways to get a search engine spider’s attention, and the more often you post, the more often the spiders will visit your blog.
Content is not only great for the search engines, it’s great for your visitors as well. Make sure that when creating your content, you keep your visitors and potential patients in mind. Give them what they’re looking for, and you’ll have made them happy.