Wednesday, June 24, 2015

bLink June 2015 News

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In April we asked our exclusive bLink Advisory Council to give us advice on our new update for our bLink patient reminder software. Our bLink Advisory Council completed a 12 section survey rating different components of bLink 2.0. From Doctor Portal to text message features, we got feedback on it all.

As we continue to value the opinions our loyal clients, this survey allowed us to get a clear vision of where bLink 2.0 is headed. We are making sure bLink 2.0 doesn’t just have features we think you want, but we are making sure we include features we KNOW you need.

Here are the results for top 5 most wanted features:

Mass Text Messagesblink advisory screen
This feature allows practices to send texts messages to all responsible parties at one time.

SMS Confirmation
This feature allows patients to confirm appointments through text message just as they are able to do through bLink email reminders.

Feedback Survey
We introduced a new template for the Feedback Survey which will allow your practice will gain valuable insight into your patient’s experience after an office visit.

On demand videos
Now you have the option to upload your custom video(s) into bLink.

System alerts
Your practice will receive monitoring, reporting and sending alerts for potential issues with bLink.

bLink 2.0, the complete rewrite of bLink Pro, is coming with all new features. In fact there are 112 new features including interface changes, additional admin tools and bug fixes. From administrative features to Doctor Portal enhancements, this rewrite will change the way you send out patient reminders. bLink 2.0 is still on track to be released soon.

Are you interested in joining our exclusive bLink Advisory council? Just let us know, send a email to requesting our bLink 2.0 survey.

Note: Nikki Schoeletter is now our national sales representative. She is currently available virtual demos and California in-office visits.
To learn more about bLink click here or to schedule a demo call 1-800-888-4084

Montage June 2015 News

During our time in San Francisco at the 2015 AAO Meeting we had chance to showcase our new products and upcoming upgrades. Thousands of AAO attendees had a chance to stop at our booth and speak with our SBD team, learning all about Solutions by Design along with our products and service. One of the biggest hits at the show was Montage. From our interface design to hardware, people were amazed and intrigued by Montage.

From our Montage series we introduced the Montage Kiosk, the Montage vertical stand, Montage 3.0 and Custom-Montage.

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The Custom Montage Interfacewentz-custom


A few years ago we introduced Montage as technology created to offer the ultimate patient experience. We brought smart-touch technology to the market when traditional PC displays were the trend. We offered the ability to customize, organize and manage your own content, whereas other companies offered you canned stock content. Montage brings the online social experience that your patients have with your practice to place in your office. Patients are able to take photos, leave reviews, view your social media outlets and much more. Our goal as a company has been to create products that benefit you and your customer, and that is what we have done.

Future updates:

We are currently working on Montage 3.0 which is scheduled for a Fall 2015 release. Montage 3.0 will come with a different look than previous version of Montage and includes new and updated features for your board.

Note: Nikki Schoeletter is now our national sales representative. She is currently available virtual demos and California in-office visits.
To learn more about Montage click here or to schedule a demo call 1-800-888-4084

Top 5 Most Popular Social Media Platforms

When deciding to make the transition into the social world of business the first question people usually have is “What sites should I be on?”. There are many social media platforms on the market and each has its own different specialty. Do you need to be on every single platform? No. While doing your social media research it is important for you to narrow down what sites you believe you target audience frequent. To make it your search easy for you we’ll breakdown information about 5 popular social media sites.

Facebook is a social networking website that makes it easy for you to connect and share with your family and friends online

Number of users: The largest social NewFacebook screenshotmedia site, Facebook has more than 1 billion users
Age range of users:
18-24: 26.2 million
25-34: 32.1 million
35-44: 25.2 million
45-54: 22.5 million
55-64: 17.1 million
65+: 10.6 million
How you can use Facebook:
-Post announcements
-Post pictures and videos
-Like post
-Share content

Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".

Twitter FollowSBDNumber of users: 302 million monthly active users
Age range of users:
18-24: 11.7 million
25-34: 11.3 million
35-44: 8.7 million
45-54: 6.7 million
55-64: 4.1 million
65+: 2.7 million
How you can use Twitter:
-Send real-time messages
-Gain followers
-Retweet content to followers
-Share content from other social media platforms
-Use hashtag tracking

Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms

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Number of users: 300 million
Age range of users:
18-24: 16.7 million
25-34: 19.4 million
35-44: 5.3 million
45-54: 4.5 million
55-64: 2.6 million
65+: 0.4 million
How you can use Instagram:
-Post pictures
- Post 15 sec. videos
-Gain Followers
-Earn likes
-Use hashtag tracking

Pinterest is a website/application that allows users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos and images) through collections known as pinboards.

Number of users: 72.8 millionpinterest-screenshot_2
Age range of users:
18-24: 9.1 million
25-34: 10.2 million
35-44: 9.5 million
45-54: 5.7 million
55-64: 4.5 million
65+: 2.9 million
How you can use Pinterest:
-Post photos
-Create pin boards
-Pin photos that interest your followers


Snapchat is an application available on mobile phones and other mobile devices and you are able to send pictures from one device to another for a set amount of time.snapchat screen

Number of users: 100 million active users daily
Age range of users: 32.9% of users are 18-34
How you can use Snapchat:
-Post photos and videos that disappear in 24hrs.




Now that you've seen what platforms may be right for you give us a call and find out how we can work directly with you and your team to get your social media accounts up and running, increasing your online presence.

Contact us at 1-800-888-4084 

Two Months After Mobilegeddon: Google Isn’t Finished


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For those who are thinking that Google’s focus on promoting mobile-friendly sites has reached its plateau, you will be interested to know that this is just the beginning.

Although Google recently announced that their mobile algorithm update is now fully rolled out worldwide, they seem to be indicating that other factors surrounding mobile search are being considered.

They have begun testing “slow to load” warning labels in mobile search results, so even if you have a mobile-friendly site it won’t necessarily help in your rankings if it takes too long to load. And with Google’s recent announcement that “more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan,” there will definitely be more mobile ranking factors that come into play.

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So what has the impact of Mobilegeddon been so far? Enterprise SEO tool BrightEdge tracked 20,000 non-mobile friendly URLs and two weeks later found about 17% of those pages were no longer seen on the first page of search results. That number seems low, but that’s only two weeks later and the algorithm update hadn’t fully propagated worldwide.

Our own statistics have shown moderate declines in the last two months across non-mobile friendly sites, with more than a few major impacts on rankings. These declines seem to be building each week and will only get worse over time.

Google seems to be nowhere near letting up on their mobile search emphasis, and now that they have confirmed that the majority of searches take place on mobile devices, there’s no excuse now to put off making your site mobile-friendly.
To find out how you can get your website mobile-friendly contact us today at