Getting a Dental website design should be an easy process, but the problem is that most dentists do not have the time to sit down and learn about the web design and Internet marketing industry. When you finally have to get a design, it could be a daunting task, and sometimes cost is the factor that you use to pick your company, but that is not right.
Here are some things to consider when picking a Dental website design and Internet marketing company:
1. Make sure you own the site. Some things a company will say is, we have proprietary software or easy to use online website editor within their software. Stay away from those because when you leave the company they will hold your website hostage until you pay some sort of financial settlement. Make sure the company provides you FTP information or at least your WordPress login and password that is under your name/company.
2. Double check the content they provide. One of the worst things a company can do to you is utilize plagiarized content. There are a lot of companies out there that use a cookie cutter method to keep costs down and recycle content by changing out the city and company name, but the rest stays the same. This content is plagiarized so you will not get the results on the Internet that you want. Think about it, if you removed the name Harry Potter from the book series and replaced it with your name and then tried to publish it, would you get published? No. A simple way to see if other sites are using your content is copy a paragraph and put it into Google search. If you see lots of bolds, then you need to rewrite your content.
3. Images. A big business now-a-days is going after people that use pictures on their website and do not pay for them. Do not do this. Companies like Getty Images are using software to scan websites and they will send you a friendly letter to pay up, and it is not cheap. I’ve seen between $500 to $2000 depending on the size of the image. Now if you take it down right away, you should be ok, because sometimes you just don’t know if a web design company does this practice, but just to be safe, ask the website design company where they get their images or better yet, provide them on your own.
Windy City Strategies specializes in dental website design and dental Internet marketing solutions. With over 10 years of experience, our staff of expert web designers and Internet marketers have been leading the way with advanced solutions for dental companies by delivering customized strategies with you and your patient in mind.
By Bjorn Torling