Why Do You Need a New Veterinary Website?

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Practicing veterinary medicine is your passion. Seeing patients, making diagnoses, and helping animals feel their best is what you love to do. So why do you need to put focus on (seemingly) unrelated things like building a new veterinary website? Because it will allow you to do what you love best. Unfortunately, social media isn’t enough exposure for people to find your practice. You have to meet pet owners where they are: on search engines. The right veterinary website will be a revenue generator for your practice.

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Feeling Caught in a Vise Grip? 

Feeling stuck in a vise grip.

Marketing Can Help!

The world is just peachy keen out there right now isn’t it?? Depending on where you live in the country, prices for goods and services are increasing at some eyebrow-raising rates. One is never sure what the price will be at the pump and thoughts are circulating around buying holiday presents now, before they are gone or too expensive to purchase. Within the practice, the cost of goods to operate are going up as well. Many services a hospital uses most likely will see price increases come the start of 2023, as businesses adjust to this higher cost of living. These price increases are one side of the vise grip. The other side of the vise grip is the cost of labor. Many hospitals are having to pay higher wages and benefits to attract and keep the staff that they have. Stacy Pursell writes about these trends here in the Fountain Report. With costs of goods and services going up and the cost of labor increasing too, it means it’s quite a bit more expensive to run the business. Ouch. 

Inflating Prices and Decreasing Visits

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2023 Is Almost Here! Ideas To Get You to the End of the Year & Beyond

New Year's celebration.

Somehow, 2022 went POOF and 2023 is quickly sneaking up on us. December is a month packed with multiple holidays and end-of-year business needs. Not to mention, the  VMX convention occurs right at the beginning of the year. Before this year officially ends, you must start considering your marketing for 2023. 

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Thoughts of a First-Time VMX-er 

A pile of puppies at VMX.

Tips to Make VMX a Success (for New Visitors and Veterans)

Since 2004, Beyond Indigo Pets has been a staple exhibitor at the Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) in Orlando. Although many of our team members are pros at navigating the ins and outs of the convention, each year we have a newbie or two who experiences the event for the first time. We know first-hand how overwhelming the Orange County Convention Center can be your first time out, so we wanted to give you some tips to help you make the most of your time at VMX 2023.

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Digital Marketing Struggles

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In the fledgling days of the internet, digital marketing used to be very simple. Today, everything has evolved and there are multiple moving parts that each seem to require regular attention. We have seen many veterinarians with their head in their hands wondering why marketing on the internet seems so confusing. The answer is: because it IS CONFUSING. How do you navigate it and come out successful and sane on the other end of the process? 

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Importance of SEO For Veterinarians

SEO for veterinarians.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a digital marketing tool that has become essential for businesses. Without it, your website will miss out on valuable search rankings as potential clients searching for local veterinary services are directed entirely toward your competitors. SEO for vets should be one of the most important focuses of your overall marketing efforts and, if done correctly, will help your website thrive in a sea of competitors.

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Google’s New Helpful Content Update: What You Need to Know

Google's new helpful content update.

While Google rolls out hundreds of minor tweaks to its algorithm each year, occasionally they release a major update to the platform that impacts nearly all websites across the internet.  Website owners should take particular notice of these major updates, especially since they often require changes to website behavior. As of Thursday, August 18th, 2022, Google has released a new major update called “Google’s Helpful Content Update,” and it’s packed full of important details for website owners regarding the content on their website. Our Beyond Indigo Pets team of certified Google experts is here to help explain Google’s Helpful Content Update, and share tips on how to improve and maintain your website’s SEO ranking under the new algorithm. 

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Get to Know the Basics of a Veterinary Website

Person and cat reviewing a veterinary website.

It’s no secret that the world has changed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever before, people are checking websites and digital platforms for important information about the businesses they choose to spend with before they decide to make a purchase or become a customer. 

Your veterinary website is a direct reflection of your practice. It should give visitors a clear idea of who you are, what you do, and how you operate. A great tip is to think of your website as a digital waiting room, where visitors can learn about your services, make appointment requests, and get information that will impact the health of their beloved pet. Does your website have all they need? 

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