Smarter SEO Can Increase Traffic for Your Pet or Veterinary Website Just as the latest generation of pet products includes “smart technology” that understands what’s happening with the health of a pet — You can take a smart approach to your pet or veterinary website SEO (search engine optimization) by understanding what’s happening with your…
Recently, fellow copywriter Paul Parry compiled dozens of tips on lead generation, and reached out to include Pam Foster of PetCopywriter.com in his collection of voices on this subject. His blog post, titled “36 World-Class Copywriters & Marketers Reveal Their 3 Top Tips for Lead Generation” is a terrific source of tips and ideas to…
Marketing to pet owners with “how to” articles made easy
By David Tomen for PetCopywriter.com
Sheri is a master at marketing to pet owners. She loves animals. Caring for pets since she was a young girl fostered a passion that led to a career as a veterinarian.
Sheri soon found that sharing her know-how was a great way to build her business. Pet owners trusted her and shared their experience with friends. And her veterinary clinic’s revenues grew exponentially every year since she opened her doors.
Sheri taught Lori her receptionist and resident webmaster the easiest way to come up with “how to” articles. During the week, her staff would make note of customer questions and problems. Lori then selected the best of the lot and wrote a “how to” article for each week’s blog post.
Lori came up with some of her own methods for generating ideas for blog posts, too. You can easily do this for your practice as well.
If you use the pet web content ideas here, you’ll easily be able to write magnetic “how-to” articles that bring in more traffic to your website and business.
For the most effective pet website SEO, focus on this tactic
This just in… quality content matters when it comes to attracting visitors to your pet or veterinary website! Actually, it always mattered, but a recent blog post from Marketing Profs brought it to our attention with statistics from a new marketing survey.
The blog post stated, “Marketing and sales professionals say creating quality content is THE MOST EFFECTIVE search engine optimization (SEO) tactic, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by Ascend2. More than half (57%) of the global professionals polled say quality content creation is one of the most effective SEO strategies employed by their company.”*
What else matters when it comes to bringing in business through Google and other search engines? The Marketing Profs article noted these survey findings from Ascend2: “Other SEO efforts seen as effective include:
OK, there’s really no such thing as an ear hug. Or is there…? This photo provides clear evidence that ear hugs exist. Isn’t it sweet? To me, it’s the ultimate image of a warm and loving bond between two best buds. So why should you care about ear hugs? Well, as the owner of a…
If you’re using a blog to market your pet business or veterinary practice, you’ll be happy to know there’s an easy formula for great results, which means better search engine rankings, more traffic and more sales.
Using the following formula last fall, I started blogging tips for a pet-business services company, and just after 6 blog posts — voila! The blog appeared on page one, second spot in Google results. Not bad for only 6 posts.
Would you like to generate results like this for your pet business or veterinary practice marketing?
Try these “best practices” guidelines and see what happens.
In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week (October 9-15, 2011), I’d like to recognize and thank all the dedicated, upbeat and hard-working vet techs I’ve met over the years. My pets have always been well cared for by these friendly professionals who love animals, work super hard, and continue learning their craft. If you happen to…
Last spring, I was driving my dog to doggie day care and came upon this hilarious scene in a neighbor’s driveway. I had to pull over and snap a quick photo from my phone.
Everyone I’ve shown this to gets a big kick out of it, so I thought I’d share it with you.
What do these turkeys have in common with your pet business or veterinary practice website?
And what lessons can be learned from this photo when it comes to optimizing the images on your site?
I see 2 key take-aways for you.
1. Try to use distinct images for marketing your pet products or services.
This quartet of Tom turkeys are strutting their stuff in full regalia to attract the lone female who happens to be strolling by. Sadly, it’s hard to tell them apart, except the one on the right has some torn tail issues.
So how does the female know which one is her soul mate, or if any of them belong by her side? Hmmm. I wish I knew how that works. All I know is, it leads to an important point.
If you’re in charge of marketing a local pet business or veterinary hospital that serves a specific community, I have a question for you.
How often do people say they found you online?
The shocking truth is, sometimes when a locally-based pet business asks me to help optimize their website and boost traffic, I discover that I can’t tell where the business is physically located.
For example, you’d be amazed at how many veterinary practices, dog grooming businesses and doggy day cares don’t list the following basic information on their websites (except maybe on the About Us page, buried at the bottom):
- The physical address
- The towns or region they serve
- Driving directions and a map
If this sounds like you – we can fix this problem immediately! 🙂
Here are 3 quick and simple ways to significantly improve your pet business’s search engine results and drive more people to your door.
I recently watched a video where a Google expert talked about quality content and what really stands out when it comes to GREAT sites. He used the words “amazing” and “wow” to describe web content that is truly powerful.
So what does “amazing” and “wow” mean for pet business websites? Or even veterinary websites? In general, it means offer a great visitor experience on every page; something worth sharing.
Here’s my interpretation of 3 things you can do right now to offer your site visitors an amazing experience they’ll want to share: