Frequently Asked Questions about Websites
Why do I need a website for my medical practice?
Most patients begin researching procedures months before they ever meet with a doctor. Their research tool of choice? The internet. A web site is a 24 /7 employee showing all that your practice will offer them.
If your practice isn't supported by a medical web site with a striking web design that gives consumers a compelling reason to call, you could be missing your opportunity to bring hundreds of new patients into your practice through your web site.
- Increase product awareness
- Communicate with customers and partners more efficiently
- Sell product direct
- Generate and qualify leads
- Improve customer service
- Gather feedback
- Decrease cost of sales, support, marketing, and training
- Expand distribution
What if I already have a website?
if you already have a website, we can help you by giving your site a "facelift" and bringing it in line with current styles. If you already love the look of your web site, we can help you to market your website with an internet marketing plan (see below), and/or enhance your site with extra features.
What's the next step after I have a website?
-after the design and implementation process are complete, we need to get your site online. To do that, we upload the files to a server, called a host. to maximize your investment, you'll also want to market your website with an internet marketing plan. and, we can help you publish your web address on all of your printed materials such as business cards, letterhead, and brochures.
What do I need web hosting?
without someplace to "host" your website, the pages of your website are not available to the public for viewing. by uploading them to a server, your website files will be connected to the world wide web.
How do I choose a website design?
we will work with you to develop a look and feel consistent with the image you wish to portray for your medical practice. you can be as involved or removed from the process as you would like.
Can you help me write the text for the website?
copy writing services are available, including incorporation of keywords in the right location, combination, and frequency to boost your rankings in the search engines
I've seen fancy graphics and little movies on other websites. can you do that?
absolutely, flash or motion graphics is one of our specialties. click here to see samples of flash designs that we have created for other clients. We can come to your practice take the pictures that you would like posted and put them on the website.
I'm thinking about adding a store to the website. Can you do that, too?
yes, whether you want to sell a few items or thousands, we can format and program an online store for you, including obtaining a secure server and online credit card interface
Can you provide me with statistics about my website traffic?
yes, once you have implemented a website, it's a good idea to use web analytics to track it's effectiveness, and make modifications as necessary to maximize your results. a basic website statistics software program is included with all of our websites. more powerful tools with advanced reporting is available for an additional fee starting at $20per month.
All I want is a logo. can you help?
yes, we are happy to design a logo for you, and if you happen to be considering a website, a logo is the best place to start since your entire website will be designed around the look and feel of your logo. click here to see some of our logos.
Can you make some printed materials to match the design of the website?
yes, we can incorporate your logo into business cards, brochures, and stationary, and we offer graphic design for advertisements and brochures also. click here to see some of our designs.
What is search engine optimization?
whenever someone searches on the internet, they use a search engine such as google, msn, yahoo, dogpile, etcetera. the results of that search are ranked according to an algorithm that determines how relevant the website is to that search query. the term, search engine optimization is used to describe a variety of methods that will increase the chances that a search engine will deem your site relevant to the user's search.
How do you promote my site for the search engines?
the most important factor in search engine optimization is simply offering your visitors a lot of good content. beyond that, it is important to start with a design that is friendly to the search engines, and use a variety of search engine optimization methods such as keyword research and copy writing, link popularity, metatags, alt tags, search engine submission, and frequent, ongoing maintenance.
What other ways can I get more traffic to my website, and more new patients?
we can help you devise a plan for internet marketing that may include email newsletters, pay-per-click advertisements in search engines, banner advertisements on other websites, listing in physician directories, and press release formulation and distribution.
PACKAGES AND PRICES
Do you offer free consultations?
yes, we are happy to speak with you to discuss your needs and devise a plan to meet your goals. there is no charge and no obligation. please email us or call 888-314-3282.
How do I get started?
It all starts with a phone call or an email. We'll discuss with you your ideas and needs, and then devise a plan to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
How long does it take to build a website?
It can take as little as a week, depending on how quickly you make decisions and how complicated a site you wish to have. If you need a website sooner than 1 week, please inquire about our RUSH jobs. Most doctors websites are completed in about 2 weeks after settling on a design.
How do I proceed with developing an internet marketing plan?
If you already have a website and want to move forward with promoting it, we'll need to assess your goals, budget, and current level of marketing. We can then provide you with a plan for website marketing.
For a comprehensive practice web analysis, contact our practice consultants
or call toll-free 1-888-314-3282