February 2nd, 2024

Maintaining Your Podiatry Practice’s Visibility

3 min read

This is part 3 in a 4-part series about your clinic’s Google Business Profile.

Today, your online footprint is just as crucial as the physical presence of your podiatry practice. 

A well-maintained Google Business Profile not only enhances your visibility but also fosters trust and reliability among your patients.

Many clinics fall into the trap of neglecting their online profiles, allowing outdated or incorrect information to persist. 

This oversight can significantly harm your clinic by misleading potential patients, eroding trust, and negatively impacting your search engine rankings, making it harder for new patients to find you.

Here’s how you can elevate your practice’s online presence:


Embrace Regular Updates

Consider your Google Business Profile as a dynamic entity that requires regular attention and nurturing. 

Your marketing provider or one of your staff should make it a monthly habit to review and update your profile. 

This includes adjusting your operational hours to reflect any changes, particularly during holidays or special events. But don’t stop there. 

Leverage Google Posts to broadcast news, share insights into foot care, or announce upcoming events like free foot screening days at your clinic. 

These updates not only keep your profile fresh but also signal to Google and potential patients that you are actively engaging with your community.


Cultivate Patient Relationships through Reviews

Reviews are the lifeblood of your online reputation. 

They provide valuable feedback and influence prospective patients’ decisions.

Engage with every review, whether it’s singing your praises or offering constructive criticism. 

A thoughtful response to a positive review reinforces your appreciation for patient feedback. 

Conversely, a considerate and professional reply to a less favorable review demonstrates your commitment to patient satisfaction and continuous improvement. 

This level of engagement not only builds trust with existing patients but also showcases your practice’s values to potential ones.


Address Duplicate Listings with Vigilance

The presence of duplicate listings for your podiatry practice can muddy your online presence and dilute your credibility. 

These duplicates can confuse patients and negatively affect your search rankings. 

Regularly scour Google for any redundant profiles and take swift action to rectify them. 

This might involve claiming the duplicate listings and then requesting their removal or merging. 

Keeping your practice’s online presence streamlined and singular is key to maintaining clarity and consistency for your patients.


Harmonize Your Online Information

Consistency is king in the realm of online information.

Ensure that your practice’s name, address, phone number, and other pertinent details are uniform across all platforms – from your website to various online directories and most importantly, on your Google Business Profile. 

Discrepancies in this information can confuse potential patients and negatively impact your search engine rankings. 

Regular audits of your online presence to check for consistency can prevent these issues and bolster your practice’s online reliability.

Incorporating these best practices into your routine can transform your Google Business Profile from a static listing to a dynamic, engaging platform that reflects the professionalism and care inherent in your podiatry practice. 

Remember, in the digital landscape, your online presence is often the first point of contact with potential patients.

Make it count.


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