Effective Photo Galleries Are Worth More Than 1000 Words

A misconception in aesthetic medical websites is that before-and-after imagery is intended solely to demonstrate great patient outcomes. That’s vital, of course, but photo galleries that can deliver more (and better) patient inquiries are thoughtfully designed to offer so much beyond that foundation: Independent practice editing (Content Management Systems or CMS) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Improved conversion through storytelling User friendliness (and resulting satisfaction) It’s no surprise that when practices can independently upload content (through an easy-to-navigate CMS) and showcase their work, they will typically update their photo galleries more frequently. And since currying favor in rankings (SEO) is in [...]

The Secrets to Long-Term Success in Online Marketing

In online marketing, the phrase “long-term” is anything but sexy. In fact, the ever-expanding array of new tools and channels, as well as a dizzying pace of change with existing ones (are you listening, Google?) has conditioned us to think short term. Ironically, this has happened at the same time as search engines are increasingly emphasizing non-technical, long-term values, such as reputation and user experience. So, while they are ubiquitous, these new, shiny objects in online marketing are not where the real advantage will be had, and the fundamentals of success remain rooted in long-term objectives. Of course, advances in [...]

Website Mapping: Who Cares?

If return on investment (ROI) matters, you care; or at least you should care. The better question is, “Why should you care?” Consider some analogies. Why are blueprints helpful before construction of a new home or building? Why do engineers create schematics (electronic maps) for complicated circuit boards and integrated circuits before starting a new production line? Why do companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on Computer Aided Design (CAD) software programs and on professional drafts people? The obvious answer is that thoughtful planning of anything other than the most routine of activities is cost effective, delivering better project [...]