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Dec
06

How SEO and Social Work Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Sonny and Cher. Seattle and rain. These are just some iconic duos that have always worked together. They are the yin to their yang, the Harry to their Sally, the… well you get the picture. Most things have a perfect partner, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and social media are no exception. It is not uncommon […]
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Jul
19

A Quick Guide To Backlinking

If you’re reading this blog post and trying to decide whether you’re going to catch up on a Game of Thrones episode or experiment with baking for the first time with the free hour you have over the weekend, I’ve got a much better idea. Let’s add backlinks to your website! In five easy steps, you can make a difference […]
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Feb
20

Online Advertising: Paid SEO vs. Paid Social

The world of online marketing is constantly changing. So much so that lately, having an up-to-date website and a business Facebook page isn’t always enough to make you stand out. This can be especially true if you’re just beginning to build your online presence. Luckily, there are ways that you can promote your practice online and on your own terms. […]
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Sep
13

Citation Management: Manual vs. Aggregator

You might be wondering, why do I need citation management? Well, local search results are dependent on healthy citations and leads in order to improve rankings, website traffic and ultimately, conversions. Good citation management allows your community to have an accurate impression of your business instead of being misdirected by incorrect or duplicate listings. If you have decided to outsource […]
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Mar
13

SEO Guide To A Google-friendly Site

So you want a Google-friendly site, you say? First, let’s change your mindset about SEO being a monthly war with your competition on where you rank. In reality, it is a local campaign that helps provide the best user experience for patients, which in turn can help put you ahead of competitors. Here are a couple tips from your Sesame […]
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Oct
30

Search Engine Keywords Explained

What is a keyword? Sure, you’ve heard the term before and know that it has something to do with making your website show up more in search engines, but how exactly do keywords work? When speaking with our members, the term “keyword” comes up a lot when discussing search strategies. A keyword typically refers to one of three things in […]
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Jul
30

Sesame Whitepaper: Practice Marketing and Patient Communications

On any given month, 139 million consumers use the Internet to seek healthcare information, according to comScore, a company that track trends in the digital world. With the world going digital, and practice to patient communications have been forever changed by new technologies and communication channels, many dentists and orthodontists are asking themselves, “How is my practice catering to these […]
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Jun
06

Sesame at the Search Marketing Expo (SMX)

Three of our very own local SEO experts—Jana and Amy—are attending the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) here in Seattle today! Continuing education is important to us, and the Search Marketing Expo is an always-educational event where we can consult local SEO colleagues from around the country, as well as stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest in search engine […]
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Jun
04

Google+ Local Replaces Google Places

As you may have heard, Google+ Local has officially replaced Google Places. Last Wednesday, Google retired Places in favor of Google+ Local, a move that combines local search and reviews. What’s new? Google’s main goal with this move is to integrate the social aspect of Google+ into your local business listings on Google. The reviews from your patients on your […]
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