Why you need Google Plus

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Have you set up a Google Plus Business Page for your practice? If you have not yet embraced this social media tool, now is the time! Many practices are reluctant to invest in yet another social media platform.  After all, isn’t Facebook time consuming enough?  Google Plus, however, is one that needs your attention. After all, Google is still the search engine king.  So if being found on Google matters to you, then Google Plus Business Pages should matter to you.

To set up you Google Plus Page, click here.

Expect to see more changes and updates from Google in the coming months. Recently Google changed Google Place to Google+ Local. This is the first step in what Google says will, “improve the way people discover new businesses, rediscover places they love and share them with their friends across the web.” In the next phase, Google plans to merge your Google+ Local and your Google Plus Business Page to create a “Google+ business identity” that will help you be found in search, maps and mobile applications.

From a search standpoint, Google Plus has the potential to be a hugely powerful platform. You could begin to see the benefits after investing just thirty minutes of your time to set up your page.  If you have ever invested money for search engine optimization, joining Google Plus is an easy choice.

Kathy Culbreth

Kathy Culbreth is currently a Data Analyst with Net32.com and an occasional blog contributor for ModernPractice.org. With her background in Industrial Engineering and Business, Ms. Culbreth spent over 8 years working with dental and medical practices in the areas of implementation, training and support for a leading practice management software provider and well as providing practice management consulting services.

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Kathy Culbreth is currently a Data Analyst with Net32.com and an occasional blog contributor for ModernPractice.org. With her background in Industrial Engineering and Business, Ms. Culbreth spent over 8 years working with dental and medical practices in the areas of implementation, training and support for a leading practice management software provider and well as providing practice management consulting services.

Last modified: May 22, 2013

2 Responses to " Why you need Google Plus "

  1. Kathy,

    Informative article on google plus. Google owns the search game, so playing with them is a must. Unfortunately, google is making it very difficult for local business owners, as well as dental practices to get reviews from their patients. Lots of hoops to go through, then to not see the review posted. That’s the dilemma with them so far. It’s a catch 22 in regards to spending time and resources for this, as there are many other effective strategies and methods to attract dental patients in your area, but at least having the google+ local business page is a must.

    Mike

  2. Barry Hughes says:

    Nice post Kathy,

    There are so many benefits to getting into google+.
    I’d agree with Mike that having a basic presence in the form of a page is a must.
    It can be more difficult to get interaction on this platform though I find, especially compared to, say, twitter or facebook.

    Kind regards,

    Barry

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