Brand and Website Reveal: The Laser Clinic

When The Laser Clinic transferred ownership, they were also ready for a fresh, new brand. A brand that would attract their dream clients, and would communicate their new vision of the company to the world. 

HDco to the rescue! 💃🏻

The ladies behind The Laser Clinic are total bosses. Sarah Crowder, the top robotic surgeon in the state of Missouri, skillfully leads a rockstar team of laser technicians and nurse practitioners to make their customers' lives a lot easier. They know what they're doing, and they do it really well. 

Our vision for The Laser Clinic combined their expertise and understanding of lasers and laser hair removal to create a sophisticated, educated brand that truly gets their message across.

Now, The Laser Clinic's new website is easy to navigate, plus has personal and welcoming details that truly speak the voice of this amazing client.

Website design in columbia, MO for the laser clinic

Wanna know how we got there? Let's break it down. 👊🏽


1. we found their dream client

The original imagery on The Laser Clinic's website was mismatched and way too "stock photo-y" for a service as personal as the ones they provide. The original verbiage was filled with jargon and very few selling points. The overall image just didn't feel cohesive and strategic in targeting and attracting any specific clients.

After meeting with Sarah and her team, we had some major breakthroughs. 

Their customers aren't just looking for a smooth bikini line for the beach.

They need to cut time out of their daily routines for more time to focus on their professional and family lives.  These are women (and men) on the go, and they have much more important things to do than spending time shaving and plucking each day.

 
 

2. We created a gorgeous brand board

Combining luxe patterns, soft pastels, coordinating typefaces, and personalized imagery, we gave The Laser Clinic a clear vision for their new brand.

The cool thing about how we roll is that this brand board is NOT just for us. It's essentially a roadmap we hand to our clients for use in every future branding and business effort.

Our services don't end when we leave your payroll (although feel free to contact us for any marketing service you need 😉), because we believe in sustainable business branding solutions. 

The Laser Clinic's inviting, personable brand will distinguish it from competitors, while attracting dream clients in Mid-MO and beyond!

The Laser Clinic's Brand Board. Click through for a larger view!


3. We identified the weaknesses and found solutions on their site

BOO: Too much medical jargon!

The gals that run The Laser Clinic are really, really smart. But, it shouldn't take an advanced medical degree to understand exactly how the laser hair removal process works or what method is best for you.

WOO: Simplified language.

Through design and copywriting, we broke the originally hard to grasp concepts into bite-size pieces that really anyone should be able to understand. This is essential to the overall tone and feel of your brand. Understanding your products and services should be universally accessible.

BOO: No clear selling points!

The original site had few call-to-actions. "Learn more" was used over and over - which made it ineffective and stale to the potential clients. This needed to change.

WOO: Making sales.

We spruced up the sale points - emphasizing "free consultation" and "book service now" features that spoke directly to the potential customers. 

Testimonials are also 🔑  to making The Laser Clinic such an attractive business. Their past clientele are their biggest cheerleaders and have so many praises to sing about their laser hair removal experiences. Making these more accessible and aesthetically pleasing was a must in our brand overhaul.

Before:

BEFORE version of the laser clinic's website

After HDco's Rebrand and Web Redesign:

AFTER our redesign of the laser clinic's brand and website

4. We got results

We're proud to have created a website that's

  • Targeted to the questions TLC's dream customer is already asking
  • Friendly and approachable
  • User-friendly – easy to navigate and responsive to all devices
  • Totally on-brand
  • Unique to The Laser Clinic's philosophy and approach to their industry

And a BRAND that's

  • Empowering to all clients considering laser hair removal (instead of shaming existing hair!)
  • Targeted to TLC's dream customer
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Feminine but badass
  • Comprehensive, including a full color palette, patterns, photo styles, language, and more

Check out The Laser Clinic's new website at thelaser.clinic to see how well their new brand and website work together.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below. Or, are you looking for new branding, logo design, or web design for your biz? Hit us up!




Hoot Design Co. is a marketing, branding, and design agency located in Columbia, MO. We specialize in creating a custom and comprehensive marketing strategy centered around your business's unique strengths and educating you with the tools you need from day one. From logo design to brandingwebsite design and execution, and ongoing social media marketing and content marketing strategies in-person and through online courseswe're focused on your business success every step of the way.

How to Find the Best Keywords to Boost Your Website's SEO

When it comes to creating websites that really perform, there's so much more to consider than just the way your site looks. 

Conversion funnels.
Branding.
Tone.
Structure.
Navigation.
Imagery.
Usability.
Technical specs.
Long-term content strategy.
E-commerce.
Search engine optimization.

Aaah! The list goes on and on.

But there's one ESSENTIAL concept that trips just about every client up:

Building your website and content strategically by using keywords. 

The concept seems simple, right?

In order for your site to be found, we want to include words that are important to your customers, business, and services.

In other words, key words. 

But there's one huge problem: This most basic definition of keywords glosses over the strategy that goes into finding and using great keywords.

So how do you find which keywords your website really needs?

Let's dive in.


Resource to improve your Squarespace SEO – how to find great keywords. Click through to read how! | Hoot Design Co.

We work with a very, very wide range of clients — from thermal heat engineering firm, to a salon and spa, to birth education and counseling, cafes, restaurants, nonprofits... And the list goes on!

But here's a secret: No matter what field you're in, there is one essential exercise you can use to find the perfect keywords for your business.

It's a series of questions that takes you step-by-step through strategically identifying which keywords will help your site stand out.

We perfected this process after dozens of sessions attempting to explain to clients what keywords really mean for their site. After using this process to build dozens of successful, keyword-driven websites, we're confident our keyword process can work for anyone.

It's just four straightforward steps to get you answering the right questions from a strategic mindset.

Ready to get this show on the road?


1. What is it that you deliver or produce?

All too often, companies focus on their how way too much.

Once, we had a client say "compassion," "gratitude," and "helpful" when we asked for keywords for their business. 

Nope. 

To find keywords, you need to be thinking about what you offer.

This should be a concrete good, service, or outcome. For example:

  • We produce websites.
  • A salon sells manicures.
  • A carpet cleaning company delivers carpet cleaning and spot removal. 

You get the idea.


2. What's the one thing that brings most buyers to your door?

Maybe you'd like to be at the point in your business where you have clients who get their carpets cleaned every two weeks to give you a steady stream of business. But those ideal outcomes (like "ongoing carpet maintenance") aren't going to be what brings most of your customers to the door.

To find your your number one thing, take a look at the number of inquiries you get for different products or services. What request do you get the most?

That request – and the related searches your potential customers perform – is the intent of a customer's search. What is it your customers are looking for?

Easier said than done? Here's an example of figuring out what that intent is:

For us, it's usually a new website (yep, because everyone is fed up with their piece of crap Wordpress site. Time to switch over to Squarespace, people!).

Yes, we'd like to get clients onto an ongoing marketing retainer in order to keep doing business with them, but nobody wakes up in the morning and thinks, "Yes, today I need to find someone who can handle an ongoing marketing retainer for me."

No! They wake up and think,

I need a website.
I need a logo.
I need carpet stain removal.
I need a manicure.

I need a _______.

And then after they're fully awake? They head to their computer, open up a search engine, and start searching for website developers for their small business.

Got it? Great. :) Now, let's focus on your ONE concrete deliverable in order to start building your keywords.


3. What related terms are your customers searching for?

Now, we're going to take the deliverable you identified in #2 and find related keywords.

To get started, brainstorm a few keywords you think could be related. Maybe these are alternate terms you've heard your customers use, or longer phrases, like... 

  • Pet stains
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Furniture cleaning
  • Wine stain removal
  • Clean carpets
  • Professional carpet cleaner

If you want to move beyond your own creative power, now is a great time to turn to technology for help.

If you're up for it, you can open up Google Keyword Planner or a free resource like my fave SEO Keyword Suggestion Tool to see what comes up – or, simply start typing that search into Google and see what the engine offers as autocomplete suggestions.

Keep track of these terms – you can start building great content around them later!


4. Which long-tail keywords do those concepts lead to?

This is related to number 3, but with a little more help.

Long-tail keywords are usually terms or phrases that appear less frequently in search. That might sound backward – why would you want to target less frequent search terms?

The short answer:

You want to target long-tail keywords because you'll be facing less competition.

Again, you can turn to Google Keyword Planner or another, more streamlined free tool like keyword.io to find suggestions. 

Take a long-tail keyword we'd love to rank for: Squarespace design.

Popping that two-word term into keyword.io generates a wealth of ideas:

 
How to easily find long-tail keywords | Hoot Design Co.
 

All of those long-tail terms are excellent ideas to build content around.

PS: Add "how to" or "tips" to these suggestions to have an easier time visualizing the type of helpful content marketing you could create.


5. What terms are your competitors ranking for?

Time for some espionage work. Checking out the keywords your competitors are ranking for is a great way to spy on the competition. 

I like using SEMrush to get a good overview of other sites' strengths and weaknesses. Here's how:

  1. Input a competitor's URL into the search bar.
  2. Check out the overview of what's up on their site – look at the top organic keywords section to see what they're ranking well for.
 
Checking out the competiton's stats.

Checking out the competiton's stats.

 

As you can see, our competitor has a few keywords we're definitely competing for: columbia mo web design, website design columbia mo, and missouri web design to name a couple.

At this point, you can focus on building those keywords in your own website (through creating great content marketing – NO dirty tricks allowed!). You could also choose to run paid search advertisements for those search terms to come in ahead.

OR. You could also take it one step further:

Which search terms do you know you want to appear for that your competitors aren't performing well in?

Bingo. Target those keywords to build up your presence while your competitors are sleeping on them.


SEO doesn't have to be scary.

That's because SEO isn't about some technical miracle, spammy backlinks, or keyword stuffing anymore.

Ranking for organic search terms is all about creating relevant, high-quality content that your customers can find and enjoy. 

Make it engaging. Make it unique. Make it useful. And above all, make it strategic.

Find keywords and topics that are relevant to your customers' needs – and use those needs as opportunities to open the door to making sales.

You can do it! 

But if you want help, we've got exactly what you need to know in our Essential Squarespace SEO e-course. You'll walk away ready to take on the world of SEO. 

 




Hoot Design Co. is a marketing, branding, and design agency located in Columbia, MO. We specialize in creating a custom and comprehensive marketing strategy centered around your business's unique strengths and educating you with the tools you need from day one. From logo design to brand identitywebsite design and execution, and ongoing social media and content marketing strategies in-person and through online courseswe're focused on your business success every step of the way.