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The Forum for TeethRemoval Dot Com is Back

This is just a quick blog post to alert readers of TeethRemoval.com that the forum over on http://forum.teethremoval.com is back up and running. The forum had been down for a while and has gone from being up to down repeatedly over the years due to ever increasing spam bots. Hopefully, the new spam countermeasures for phpBB will help, but I am not convinced they will. The blog is of course a good place for discussion. If you have any interesting topic or viewpoint you would like to discuss feel free to contact me and I can possibly post a topic on the blog about it for general discussion. The forum is of course a better way to have lively discussions with users but unfortunately very prone to spam bots bringing it completely down and unusable. For now head on over to […]

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Video Dental Marketing Tips

Over at thewealthydentist.com in July 27, 2014, Jim Du Molin, gave five video marketing tips for optimizing your dental videos for YouTube, see http://www.thewealthydentist.com/blog/4565/dental-video-marketing-how-to-optimize-your-youtube-dental-videos/. For dentists who are interested in utilizing videos and particularly uploading them to YouTube, the 5 tips are worth following. Jim says that you should plan your video title and utilize it with your dental practice name and geo-targeted keywords. Jim further recommends writing out in words on the screen what you are saying in the video. This can help to allow search engines to direct users to your video. Jim further advocates for thinking carefully about the tags you connect your video with as these connect your video with other videos on YouTube with like tags. The fourth tip is to utilize the description area and include contact information such as the phone number of your […]

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Are Your Search Results All From the Same Company or Person?

Search engine marketing refers to using certain practices to boost your website’s search result position in search engines like Google and Bing. Nowadays a new strategy has emerged that people are using by using microsites and having several different domains. For example this is discussed in several posts over at Modern Dental Marketing see for example http://moderndentalmarketing.com/2013/05/faqs-about-dental-blogs/ as a strategy that they use to improve the ranking of their clients website. In this post Shauna Duty (author on May 7, 2013) says “At MDPM Dental, we’ve been creating blogs that act as microsites for three years now! Some of our client dentists hold 70-90% of the page-one Google real estate for a keyword phrase. Generally, Google shows 10 organic listings on page one, so I’m saying that some of our clients have 7-9 listings on a page one search result.” […]

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The Search Engine Battle: Are you Paying Attention?

For those who may read Modern Dental Marketing you may have seen a post in September titled “SEO Warfare: A Strategic Plan for Dentists“. If you don’t read the blog, I encourage you to read that post and make a note of a key change brewing in the search engine battle. Just a short year or two ago, Google used to be mostly the game in town. Google used to control over 90% of the search market for the PC and mobile. Nowadays that number has gone down a lot. As of October 2013, Google controls 66.9% of the market, Bing controls 18.1% of the market, and Yahoo controls 11.1% of the market with Ask and AOL both also having a very small stake (see October Search Market Share: Bing Continues to Grow at Yahoo’s Expense). Now for the purposes […]

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Aggressive Dental Marketing Practices

Several years ago I posted a controversial post titled Dental Practices of some Dentists Websites Online is Questionable. In this post I discussed how I am frustrated by website users who register on forums and post topics and reply to topics with a signature that includes an html link to their (or a client’s) website. I called this a questionable search engine optimization strategy. Unfortunately this tactic continues to rage on and I actively have to fight it off and know that other website owners do so as well. Recently, I have become a bit irrated by a particular website: wisdomteethremoval.com. This website essentially has the same domain name as mine teethremoval.com except it has a wisdom added on to the front. Now clearly I deem this website as in direct competition with my website and attempting to divert attention […]

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