Establishing an effective SEO strategy in today’s mobile age requires you to include local search efforts. According to Google, more searches take place on smartphones than computers – and combine that stat with the fact mobile users expect information returned or presented to be localized. Mobile users also expect the information returned to be accurate. But that’s not always the case – which frustrates searchers and healthcare marketers alike.
It’s time for you to take control of your local listings and get on the path to optimizing your organization for local search. We’re here to help show you how.
Have you ever wondered how people who are blind use a computer and the internet? What about people that don’t have use of their arms? Ever stop to think of how people who are deaf are impacted by online videos and audio? Even common conditions like colorblindness, dyslexia, or ailments brought about by aging change how people interact with websites.
As a healthcare marketer, it’s important to ensure you’re providing the best user experience possible to all your site visitors. Here’s just some of the reasons you should pay attention to your site’s accessibility practices.
My fellow Geonetric peeps know: I’m a die-hard fan of The Beatles. My Iowa license plate is PNYLANE. My desk is littered with the Fab Four.
These four young guys from Liverpool exploded onto the international stage in the early 60s and – armed with a unique sound and flair for fashion – changed the world in a mere decade.
But as I think about how extraordinary my favorite band has been in changing music and pop culture, I thought (nerdily) “How can the Beatles inspire content strategy?”
Meet Lindsey, a social media and Google Analytics guru! Lindsey joined the Digital Marketing team in April as a Digital Marketing Coordinator. But there is more to Lindsey than creating stellar campaigns and analyzing data. Check out what our newest #GEOSTANDOUT had to say when we asked her some pretty important questions.
If you’re just starting out with a new SEO project (either internally or with your web vendor), you’ll want to measure its success. Luckily, SEO is one of the many tactics that can be tracked closely so you can make informed decisions about next steps and strategy going forward.
With so many tools and platforms available to measure results, though, the big question is: Where can you get the best insights?
A lawsuit filed in California on March 15 accuses Facebook, along with a number of high profile healthcare systems and websites, of violating HIPAA and users’ privacy. Initially, this seemed ridiculous, but on reviewing the complaint, there are some interesting and unexpected conclusions to be found.
What did Facebook (allegedly) do?
It turns out when you put Facebook’s “Like” button on a page on your website, it acts like an analytics tracking code – communicating information about the page you’re visiting to Facebook. This information is not just available to Facebook when you click that “Like” button, but as soon as it’s loaded on the page! Facebook is able to connect this information with your profile through a variety of mechanisms and uses it to profile you into some of its 154 health-related segments.
There are a few things the Plaintiffs see wrong with this arrangement.
Choosing the right content management system (CMS) for your success is as important as choosing the right partner, but it seems that with each passing day, the decision gets more and more complex.
Depending on your specific situation you may have internal politics to navigate, and balancing the disparate agendas and opinions within your organization can be no small task. Whether it’s an IT group eager to showcase their capabilities to the rest of the organization, the opinions of influential stakeholders in the C-Suite, or even your very own board of directors, internal stakeholders can easily turn a decision quagmire into an outright minefield.
Altru Health System’s orthopedics clinic was going through some changes. The growing service line was moving to a new facility and underwent a brand change – including getting a new name, Altru Advanced Orthopedics.
It was the perfect time to build a new microsite. Continue reading
Geonetric is known in our industry for providing top-notch service. It’s because of the awesome client advisory team we’ve assembled. Meet Carey, the newest member of the team and another #GEOSTANDOUT.
Are they talking about me? What are they saying? Why would they say that!?
Sounds like a flashback to junior high, but you’re probably asking these same questions when you think about what your audience may be saying about your organization online.
Social media comments and posts have an impact on your organization. What one person posts in a review or on social media has the potential to influence dozens or hundreds of others. And, even more critically, the way you choose to respond is equally influential.
This isn’t a new problem, but it’s a continually growing challenge. It’s easy for a disgruntled patient to post a critical comment on Facebook or a negative review on Healthgrades. It’s also easy for that patient to copy and paste the comment on a handful of sites. For your team, it’s a time-consuming effort to find and respond to all of these posts.
But it’s worth the effort. Here’s why you should monitor and respond to online reviews and social media posts:
There’s a new project in town that promises to influence how your content performs in search and how your users experience and consume it. If you’re a healthcare marketer responsible for the search and experience side of digital strategy, you’re going to want to keep it on your radar. Early indications already suggest that it has the potential to reshape how you publish content to the web.
So what is this new project? It’s the new Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project.
When Stamford Health set out to build a new website, their task list was bigger than just improving user experience.
“We wanted to make sure the website was aligned with not only what we learned through analytics, but also to help a user get to the content they needed quickly and easily,” said Christina Di Bona, director of digital marketing at Stamford Health.
Located in Stamford, Conn., this health system had a bold objective: Merge individual sites – its hospital, foundation and medical group – under one digital umbrella. It was also time to streamline tasks and functionality for a more intuitive web experience.
At Geonetric, Agile coaches are an important part of our culture. They are relentlessly focused on improving team and individual performance. We’re excited to welcome our newest coach, Sarah Ernst. Here’s some more about our latest #GEOSTANDOUT.
Redesigning your website is an exciting process. It usually means you’re making active efforts to improve your site’s user experience and how your organization is represented on the web. You could say something similar about establishing a domain name change—that you’re on the path to a powerful new rebrand for your organization that better represents who you are and what you provide.
But there are scary elements to both of those processes—side effects that might make you squeamish about going through one of them—such as drops in your organic search rankings, broken links, a loss of domain authority or confused users.
Fear not. There are steps you can take to reduce the blowback from these big changes and help mitigate any SEO damage they may cause.
The other day, I noticed this retweet from one of SEO’s top voices, Dr. Pete Meyers (@dr_pete):
The point? Google has gotten noisier and, as a result, changed the strategy for many brands focused on better search visibility.