Recently I was invited by MassageBook to look at their site, and if I chose to do so, write a review. This weekend I sat down, signed up, filled out my profile, and explored the site. Here is what I found:
What is MassageBook?
MassageBook is an online directory and scheduling service for massage therapists.
In addition, MassageBook has a couple other tools/services available and plans for a few more to be added in the future.
Once all of the tools are live, MassageBook could be a “one stop shop” for some massage therapists.
Other Tools Include
Social and Local SEO Management
Accept Credit Card Payments
HIPAA Compliant SOAP Notes
Interesting Price Model
Unlike other scheduling services, MassageBook does not charge a monthly fee. Instead, you pay per booking. It works like this:
For new clients that MassageBook sends your way, you will pay a one time fee of $20 ($6 for beta testers…more on that in a minute). That is it.
In addition to saving money over other scheduling services, MassageBook currently offers all those management tools mentioned earlier, for free.
Local Search 101
If the term “SEO” makes your eyes glass over, it’s OK! It’s a confusing topic, and even if you understand it, it is difficult to effectively manage.
Of all the extra tools MassageBook offers, their Visibility Index is by far the most valuable.
Let’s get nerdy for a second.
One of the most important factors of Local SEO is your NAP (name, address, phone number). To rank well for local search, this information needs to be exactly the same across all your online profiles.
That’s where the Visibility Index comes in.
It pulls your profile from Google Places, Yelp, Foursquare, and several other local search sites, and then displays your information in an easy to view table. You can quickly check to make sure your profile exists, and your NAP is consistent on these local sites.
They will also be adding social and local search sites to this index as they come along. You won’t need to worry about knowing the latest hot social/local site. MassageBook should stay on top of this for you.
Even if you aren’t interested in using an online scheduling service, this social/local management tool alone is worth checking out MassageBook.
Currently in Beta
Remember, the service is currently in beta, so there are a few bugs that I’m sure will get cleared up in time.
For members who sign up during their beta period, you can lock in a $6 new client fee ($20 for standard members). To get the discounted rate, you need to sign up and complete your profile by this Sunday, 9/15/2013.
You can check out MassageBook right here.
Disclaimer: The above links are not affiliate links, and I have not/will not receive compensation for reviewing this service. Thanks!