Google offers us a place for absolutely free advertising on the internet that is not yet recognized by most businesses and can be used by both doctor’s offices or billing services. Google has actually built websites for millions of businesses that we only have to claim at no charge. It is the Google local search.
If you pull up a browser window and type in to the Google search bar either “doctors in Rome, NY” or “medical billing service Rome, NY” you will get a list of either doctors or medical billing services in Rome NY. At the very top are paid ads with a light highlighted area around them. Directly below the paid ads are “Google Places for businesses near Rome, NY”. You need to be listed first here and it costs you nothing.
Once you claim your business on Google Places you can upload videos, add photos, list your hours and much more. You can leave all kinds of information for your patients or potential clients. Google makes it very easy to set up. Now that most people are using the internet to search for everything you can’t afford to not claim your listing and add lots of great information to attract business.
You will need to set up a Google account if you don’t already have one. Just type in the Google search bar “Google Places” and it will bring up the website where you will be asked to log in or sign up for an account. Once you put in your phone number, you can go through the easy list of information to add. You can edit later on if you want to add photos or videos at a later time. It’s a great way to find new patients or clients.