Why Every Healthcare Business Should Have a BlogJul 16, 2023
As a business owner, you may have questioned the value of having a blog. Is anyone even reading blogs these days? Is it worth the effort to consistently write and maintain one?
The answer is YES!!
A blog can bring numerous benefits to your business but not in the way you may think...
Boost Your SEO and Visibility:
One of the top reasons to have a blog on your website is that search engines, notably Google, love fresh and relevant content. An easy way to regularly update your website with new content is through a blog. By consistently adding new blog posts, you demonstrate to search engines that your website is active and up-to-date. This can significantly improve your search engine rankings, making it easier for potential patients and clients to find your website when searching for medical services like yours. Enhanced Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a crucial factor in driving organic traffic and increasing your online visibility. We want to make it easy for patients/clients to find you and showing up at the top of a Google search is a brilliant way to start.
Provide Valuable Information to Patients:
A blog can serve as a valuable resource for your patients and clients. By addressing common questions and concerns in your blog posts, you can provide them with the information they seek. This not only helps your clients but also reduces your workload by addressing frequently asked questions before they even reach out to you. By providing relevant and informative content, you position yourself as an expert in your industry and build trust with your audience.
A common question I receive from my ultrasound patients is, “Why do I need a full bladder for my ultrasound?’. To answer this question, improve my website's visibility on Google and establish myself as an expert in the field, an efficient option for me was to answer this in the form of a blog post. This means when someone searches this question in Google, my blog post will appear as a top result which leads potential patients to my website and they can see a showcase of my expertise. I can also direct patients to my blog when they ask why they need to fill their bladder up.
Establish Credibility and Trust:
Consistently publishing high-quality blog posts showcases your expertise and knowledge, establishing credibility and trust among your audience. When patients see that you understand their needs and can provide valuable insights, they are more likely to trust and choose your business over competitors. Building this know, like, and trust factor through your blog can be a game-changer in gaining loyal patients, clients and referrers.
How do you generate content ideas?
Coming up with blog post ideas can be a challenge, but listening to your patients/clients questions and concerns can provide valuable inspiration on what to write. The easiest way to not get overwhelmed with ideas when it's time to write one is to keep a log of the questions you receive from your clients and patients. This can be done using task management software or any method that works for you. These questions serve as a goldmine for creating relevant blog posts that address common inquiries and provide helpful solutions. Let me share my approach with you.
For my business, I find it easiest to use a management tool called Monday.com. This helps me keep track of patient and client questions due to the simple nature of the program as whenever I receive a question I log it into the system. This helps me build a repository of potential blog post ideas. For example, questions like "Do I get a Medicare rebate?" or "Should my practice offer online bookings?" have inspired me to write informative blog posts that address these common inquiries and provide helpful solutions.
As a business owner, having a blog is a powerful tool that can enhance your online presence, boost your SEO, provide valuable information to your customers, and establish credibility and trust in your industry. By sharing your expertise and addressing customer concerns through well-crafted blog posts, you can differentiate yourself from competitors and build strong relationships with your target audience. So, don't underestimate the power of blogging for your business—it's an investment that yields long-term benefits. Start blogging today and unlock the full potential of your business!