It's best if the city you want business from is actually part of your practice's address.
Your practice's phone number should not be a toll free number.
Make sure the practice categories listed in local directories match up with your services.
The closer you are to the center of your town, the better your search results are for that town.
Get as many patient reviews and testimonials on your Google My Business page.
You want as many directories (citations) linking to your website as possible.
Here are some surprising stats concerning small businesses.
Optimizing and monitoring your practice in local maps, review sites and niche directories has never been more important for a medical practice. Consumers now like to check out what your previous patients have said about your services online before deciding to do business with you at all.
Google is not the only search engine or directory provider that shows local maps for medical practices. Some other top search engines and directories for local web traffic include Yahoo, Bing, Yelp, Best of the Web and Hot Frog to name a few. What makes map listings unique is that customers can submit reviews which can later influence potential customers. It is very important to have your business listing optimized on these services. Also, you must monitor what is being said about your company on these directory/map sites. We suggest having satisfied patients post reviews about your business, as these reviews can influence search engine rankings as well.