Not every Dentist has begun to realize that consumer behavior has changed over recent years.
Some acknowledge that changes in how they market their dental business are urgently needed, but it is the minority.
Those dentists are seeking to make changes take steps and try to address this shift by developing their form of dental content marketing. While it is a step in the right direction, their efforts are mostly wasted because they commit fundamental content marketing mistakes when creating the content.
However, Dentists, by and large, understand how important it is to add unique content regularly to their websites and make videos for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. Some dentists even create podcasts, but their content creation efforts are made with the wrong mindset. How long ago was new content added to your website? Stale websites negatively affect your rankings; patients also notice it if no new content is added.
Talk to patients and not about yourself
Dentists are too preoccupied with showcasing their expertise. Instead of providing value to their website visitors, they talk about the latest dental technology they offer. Of course, it is excellent if your dental office has state-of-the-art dental technology. Still, it’s not what people are primarily interested in. It is not what they are looking for when they visit a dental website.
The content on most dentists’ websites is too focused on the products and services they offer rather than directly addressing the problems people have with their teeth. People hope your website can answer their questions and alleviate their anxiety. Patients seek reassurance and hope that what they find on your site convinces them they can trust you.
People have questions they need the answer to
Become a teacher in your community so that future patients trust you over other dentists. It will show you care and understand their worries and expectations. You have taken the time to answer their questions. They appreciate that. That is the best value you can give. At the heart of everything, answering your patients’ questions is the secret to great marketing.
Consumers no longer pick up the phone to speak to salespeople; no longer do they walk into a shop to ask basic questions. When people visit a shop, phone, or send an email to a business, they have done their research and made a decision. They trust the company, and it’s time for the final step. “The purchase”
Consumers are far more educated about products and services than ever before. Dentists should focus on answering as many questions online as possible. You must turn part of your website into a library, making it a dentistry learning center for your patients.