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Optimize your Google+ Local Listing

Help patients find your practice

Marketing your dental practice using Google Places for Business

Adding a listing takes just this steps:

  • Set Up an Account at Google Places for Business
  • Submit your contact information
  • Verify your listing by phone or postcard
  • Wait for your listing to appear on Google

Make sure your listing is complete and accurate.

Make sure your business location is entered correctly on the map so users can find you easily. Drag the map marker to your exact dental office location.
List your dental practice website on your Places listing, since Google uses information from your website to help improve search results. If you need a dental website or a redesign, we can help!

  • Include images and videos to help your listing stand out
  • Add details such as opening hours and payment types to help patients
  • See the Google Places quality guidelines to learn more
To learn more about helping Google crawl and index your site, take a look at the Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide.

Choose the most appropriate dental procedures for your practice

Pick a category from the list of suggestions to help Google to show your dental practice for the right searches (although you can always enter your own category if Google Places doesn't suggest one that fits your profile). Google's search algorithm makes sure that users looking for "Cosmetic Dentist" will see your dental practice in more specific categories like "Whitening," "Veneers," and "Bonding" too.

Establish a strong, accurate presence on the web

Google improves search results by aggregating information about your dental office from all over the internet. Make sure information about your dental practice on third-party websites is accurate (ex: dentpedia.ca).
Encourage patients to review your dental office by clicking write a review on the Google Places for Business.