4 ways to grow your practice with online communities

July 7, 2015

With the digital age taking over, online communities have become a large resource to every hometown dental practice.

With the digital age taking over, online communities have become a large resource to every hometown dental practice.

  More than 97 percent of U.S. Internet users look for local goods and services online (1). This is why it is vital for every dental practice to use online communities to grow their online presence. Here’s how to grow your dental practice with online communities:  

Online forums/Discussion boards

  • Join online forums and discussion boards that are directly and indirectly related to your dental practice. Give dental tips and engage with users online. Find LinkedIn groups with professionals in your area and network with them. Find mom groups and discussion boards to reach families and children. Make sure you always link to your website. This is not only an essential way to connect with others, collaborate, and meet new patients, but it also allows you to generate valuable "back-links" and new traffic to your website.

  The goal is to use these platforms to get the word out in areas where people can comment, engage, and learn. Interacting with online communities and indirect groups will help people find your dental practice online and get you new patients.   Want to read the full checklist?

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