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Addiction Treatment Marketing utilizing Ethical and effective practices. Addiction treatment marketing has become paramount with the changes occurring in our industry. It’s extremely important for new or existing organizations to address issues of their current infrastructure on rehab marketing to operate ethically, generate more revenue, generate new revenue streams, and increase ROI.

BHNR is focused on sharing proven business practices and knowledge in this new business regulated landscape. We can take your organization to the next level with overall business consulting, rehab marketing, marketing for industry (sales and services) organizations and educating on ethical business practices at our Addiction Executive Thought Leader Panel Series events.

Rehab Marketing Dream Team

Behavioral Health Network Resources (BHNR) is a full-service rehab marketing and consulting organization. We provide extensive experience on the business side of our industry. Our rehab marketing dream team has over 30 years’ experience in addiction treatment marketing. The dream team has the best in the nation that can build your website, optimize, SEO, social media marketing, and grow an audience you own. We have a concentration on Addiction and Behavioral Health events, and Addiction B2C and B2P social media marketing. We dominate LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Our audience currently consists of;

  • 30,000 addiction and behavioral health level one professionals on LinkedIn nationwide
  • 35,000 addiction and behavioral health followers on LinkedIn nationwide
  • Own 12 addiction and behavioral health groups with approx. 50,000 members on LinkedIn Nationwide
  • Belong to approx. 60 LinkedIn groups with well over 250,000 addiction and behavioral health members
  • 12,000 addiction and behavioral friends (contacts) on FACEBOOK
  • Own 14 addiction and behavioral health groups on Facebook with approx. 60,000 members
  • Belong to over 250 Addiction Facebook Groups with over 400,000 members
  • 14,500 addiction and behavioral followers on Twitter (@ConnectingBH)
  • Professional addiction and behavioral health email database of over 80,000 with 30,000 active on Go Daddy, and 10,000 active on Constant Contact.

Our 90-day treatment center marketing program instantly taps you into our audience, grows your own targeted audience (Treatment centers, sales/service organizations, and individuals seeking treatment), and provides in-depth training on the secrets, tricks, and back-doors of these powerful social mediums.

Google Forces Better Rehab Marketing Practices Top 5

Drug rehab marketing practices in 2019 have been scrutinized even more than ever before. Patient brokering is the #1 topic in our industry. The New York Times recently released the article “Google Sets Limits on Addiction Treatment Ads, Citing Safety”. Many industry marketing experts agree that this is a good thing for our industry. We spoke with Jim Peake, CEO of Addiction-Rep, a national leader in best rehab marketing practices. He said, “Treatment centers that have the proper SEO, a large organic audience, and a large distribution channel on social media will be the ones that survive.”

Google Forcing Drug Rehab Marketing Legit Script Certification

Google restrictions are rocking our industry. In 2019 you now need Legit Script certification to gain entry into Google Adwords advertising. The cost of this is about two grand and a $1,200 renewal every year. Once you get approved you enter the big boy sandbox of drug rehab PPC. You are competing against large addiction treatment centers and aggregates spending over $500,000 per month. These big spenders completely understand PPC and are actually spending less per keyword than the smaller centers.

Behavioral Health Network Resources has been educating the addiction treatment industry on organic marketing since it was founded. Our entire business model is based on ethical organic marketing. Not only do we provide this for our clients, but we also hold addiction executive conferences on ethical rehab marketing practices. At every one of these addiction conferences, we educate on why treatment centers must do organic marketing. It is the most effective and powerful marketing strategy.

Why is Behavioral Health Network Resources Good at Drug Rehab SEO?

BHNR leads by example with our drug rehab SEO marketing. We dominate the SERPS for our potential client’s keyword searches. We have anywhere from 3-6 page one organic listing and a Google maps knowledge panel for these money words;

  • drug rehab marketing
  • drug rehab marketing agency
  • drug rehab marketing consultants

There are many drug rehab marketing agencies that say they can perform drug rehab SEO. Ask yourself this, “If they are so good, why can’t they rank for terms for themselves?”

Wasted Time and Rehab Marketing Dollars

Addiction treatment centers are now understanding the magnitude of the major shifts occurring in our industry. These shifts include paid AdWords, organic rankings, and marketing. Consider this, 2-5% of all internet traffic that is clicked on is attributable to paid search. While 50-60% is attributable to organic search. Organic searches are results from a search engine that appear because of their relevance to the search terms. So, why have treatment centers not done proper drug rehab SEO and organic marketing?

Many do not understand the importance of proper website structure and are not educated on exactly what needs to be in place structurally on a website. Their lack of knowledge extends even further with on-site, and off-site SEO and social media marketing. All these components must be in place to start ranking in the Google 3-pack and in the top 5 organic slots on page one of Google. The reward is 1000’s of calls which outperforms all other marketing combined.

No Short Cuts in Drug Rehab Marketing

Many centers take shortcuts with their marketing. They don’t understand that these shortcuts are costing them money. Many of the addiction treatment centers make the same 3 drug rehab marketing mistakes.  In fact, they don’t even realize that if they invested in having their website built properly, with proper SEO, built a proper distribution channel and grew a targeted audience that they would receive the many calls pushed through by the Google Gods. They will never get there unless they dedicate to a long-term marketing strategy, along with marketing specialists, time, and resources needed to start ranking.

Addiction Treatment Centers Need to Build Tribes Focused on a Rehab Target Market

Behavioral Health Network Resources has spent the last four years building a targeted audience to bridge a gap for treatment centers. We have built a large targeted audience on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and G-Plus. We took the time to build these electronic assets to benefit treatment centers. Since social media is earned over time, they need a vehicle to help jump-start them in driving traffic to their website. One good group is the “Addiction Treatment Industry Top 100 Providers.”

Our 90-day drug rehab marketing program instantly taps treatment centers into its targeted audience. This program also builds a substantial audience for treatment centers that becomes their electronic asset. This traffic (500-1000 views per article in 7-10 days) it also increases SEO, if it is set-up properly.

Addiction Treatment Centers Google Business Page Listings are Being Hijacked

The deceptive marketing practices on Google are not just with AdWords. We have seen marketing companies, and treatment centers hijacking Google Business listings. Our organization has brought national exposure to patient brokering. Stealing, or changing Google business listings for organizations in Florida is a bad idea. If someone changes those listings in Florida, they are subject to deceptive marketing laws. These new laws bring jail time, felonies, and heavy fines for anyone participating in deceptive marketing practices. You can read these news laws at the bottom of this article, “Patient Brokering Top 5 Legal Things Nationally.”

Google My Business is an absolute must in your marketing. This is the bases for all your SEO. Google is looking for all your web assets to match this listing. If you find incorrect information or information where your website or phone number are being redirected, you can do several things to correct this;

– Confirm your Google business listing, if you don’t have one
Correct mistakes to your listing
– Go to this Google My Business Community. There is Google My Business staff in this forum that can quickly get it corrected, and delete the unethical entities that are stealing your leads.

We urge all treatment centers and detox facilities to check their Google business listings daily.

Best Drug Rehab Rehab Marketing Practices

Drug rehab marketing in the addiction industry is now paramount due to patient brokering laws stemming from drug rehabs in Florida. These laws are spreading across the entire US. If you don’t get your marketing in check, you will be out of business within the next 12 months.

Now, with Google restrictions, many treatment centers are scrambling with their marketing efforts. They have survived with limited marketing knowledge and experience, however, now they must understand, track, and wisely invest in a healthy marketing mix.

They need to organically rank for long-tail keywords. A good place to start is building SEO to rank for;

  • drug rehabs (followed by their city)
  • outpatient drug rehabs (Followed by their city)
  • opiate detox (followed by their city)
  • alcohol detox (followed by their city)
  • then do the same (followed by their state)

All treatment centers can accomplish this. Behavioral Health Network Resources even ranks on page one for some of these competitive terms, and we do not even addiction treatment. Some of the keywords we rank for in addiction treatment are;

  • California drug rehabs
  • drug rehabs West Palm Beach
  • opiate detox West Palm Beach
  • sober homes West Palm Beach

Website Drug Rehab Marketing Strategies

Many centers do not understand or value their website. Your website is the foundation of all your drug rehab marketing. Many treatment centers judge their websites on its aesthetics, however, this is only a small piece of what your website does, or can do, to generate clients. Think of a website as a watch, there are a lot of moving pieces underneath that need to work in perfect harmony.

You buy a cheap watch and it looks beautiful, however, in a short period of time, it doesn’t work. The main job of a website is to communicate with Google spiders to rank on page one of google. Google has 63,000 searches every second.

You should think of your website as a Rolex and invest in it correctly the first time with a web company that only services our industry. A company that has years of experience because if you don’t, you will be paying for someone’s education and mistakes.

Building a Targeted Audience that Treatment Centers Own

Think of all the dollars you have spent on marketing and take inventory of anything tangible that you have as a result. Treatment centers should have a large audience on social media, and a large active email database of addiction professionals for referrals, individuals seeking treatment, and their alumni.

Consider this, LinkedIn has 500 professionals (over 20 million addiction professionals), Facebook has 2 billion people (millions belong to addiction groups), and Twitter has 328 million monthly users. These are the sites that will build your audience and drive traffic. Done correctly, you should be able to drive 1000’s of targeted visitors to your site in 7-10-day periods with a blog that has proper SEO. This drives the target market traffic and increases drug rehab SEO.

SEO Drug Rehab Rehab Marketing Strategies

The term SEO is extremely broad and often misunderstood. Your website must be structurally correct to achieve SEO rankings. This is the first step to proper drug rehab SEO marketing and is often not done properly. Many centers have a friend that does websites or a staff member that does websites on the side. You must use a web marketing professional to build your website. Preferably, a professional that specializes in the addiction treatment industry.

After the basic structure of your website has proper SEO, you must start using a blog. However, 95% of addiction treatment center blogs have poor drug rehab SEO. The blogs need to be focused on the keywords you want to rank for, and it must be attracting and engaging your target audience. The blogs must have proper SEO to get the Google spiders to start ranking them. This takes time and a minimum of 2 blogs per week. Writing a lot of valuable content that attracts and engages is not enough to achieve rankings. Everything on your website must be in the proper format, structure, keywords, and several different back-links play a critical role.

Just Having a Drug Rehab Blog is Not Enough

This is where you need the education of a good drug rehab marketing agency. Contrary to what many big agencies say, just posting on a blog regularly does not improve rankings. There are many things that must be done in conjunction to rank. Once the blogs are in place, you need to push them out on social media. This takes an intimate understanding of the specific social media and a built (targeted) audience. There are several specific goals you are trying to achieve. These goals include; driving targeted traffic to your website, getting “do follow” back-links, and having the content get shared. This sharing can take place directly on the social media platform, or at your website.

Many centers find it difficult to produce a blog. Many of the centers that have one have done a poor job with content and SEO. Behavioral Health Network Resources ranks for over 750 keywords. We rank for our core terms of marketing and addiction treatment center terms. We have done this by producing long-form quality blogs. These blogs are SEO’s properly and rank on  Google. Call Charles Davis at 561-235-6195 and ask about our drug rehab SEO blog writing package.

Google Analytics Rehab Marketing Practices

Your addiction treatment marketing should be about 20% of your annual revenue to achieve growth. Many break this down in different ways; some include salaries, all operating costs, cost of operating per client, and other factors. No matter how you break it down, you are spending big dollars on marketing. You MUST be able to track the results of your addiction treatment marketing.

Many centers do not have, do not use, or don’t understand Google analytics. You must have your analytics configured correctly and understand the data. You need to know what is generating clicks to your website? What pages and articles are getting the most clicks? The geographic location of the clicks and real-time visitors. You also need to know click troughs for the day and month, traffic sources, articles that are producing visitors, and many more.

Call Tracking Rehab Marketing Practices

This is must information for a centers CEO and Executives. With the many marketing pieces in place with your marketing mix, you must know the call metrics. Each marketing avenue, landing page, splash page, source, purchased call center leads, and many more have a distinct phone number assigned to it. There is no more guessing on what is producing the calls. You can tell where the call comes from, how long the call was, who made the call, what produced the call, geographic location and much more. The cost of call tracking metrics in addiction treatment marketing is extremely low. Check out the most efficient and popular call tracking system in our industry.

PPC Rehab Marketing Practices

Google’s restrictions have affected all players. Certainly, the players that have part of their budget in AdWords. We will see them shifting to GEO targeting and using the smaller search engines like Bing, Yahoo, and MSN. They will not be able to scale to the large numbers of Google, however, they will get clients with a CPA that will be lower.

This is a critical time for many treatment centers.

Better Drug Rehab Marketing on google Meas Drug Rehab SEO

The Google restrictions make it paramount for centers to have proper drug rehab SEO, and to start building a social media presence. It’s affected all addiction treatment center operators. It’s probably the biggest event to help ethical operators that we have seen. Our industry has been complaining about bad rehab marketing practices, and click bait tactics for a long- time. The blatant abuse of brand infringement tactics including; website hijacking, changing Google business information, and keyword clicking needed to be addressed. Google’s power is immense, and the ultimate in marketing for all that appear on page one.

Many shady operators have been high-jacking Google My Business listings. Google’s restrictions will assist the big players and small players. The ethical players that will benefit will be the one that has correctly set-up their marketing foundation. Below are 6 essential items needed to achieve high organic ranking on Google. These 6 items are a must for all treatment centers.

The steps and actions treatment centers put into place now will determine if they survive. If you would like to speak about proven rehab marketing practices, our 90-day drug rehab marketing, SEO program, or be a panelist at our addiction conferences, you can call Charles Davis at 561-235-6195.

Drug Rehab Marketing SEO Vs. Digital Darwinism

Drug rehab marketing is understandably becoming the most important part of drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers business model. Search engine optimization (SEO) is what allows Google to effectively communicate with your website. Search engines speak many languages, but SEO is what it understands best. It requires on-page and off-page critical areas to rank on page one.

Substance abuse marketing for intensive outpatient programs and inpatient drug rehabs requires many different areas. CEO’s and Directors have always taken short term solutions to their long-term problem of a healthy census. They expect immediate results in all their marketing efforts. Many rehabilitation centers are seeking that one thing. They think they can do one singular thing that generates clients or gets them page one rankings, it doesn’t exist. Drug rehab SEO and marketing takes many things to accomplish, time and investment.

Understanding Drug Rehab Marketing, SEO and Digital Darwinism

Digital Darwinism is a sign of the 21st-century. It demonstrates that conducting business, as usual, will eventually force you to close your doors. There are many addiction treatment centers and behavioral health organizations closing their doors nationwide.

The one thing they all had in common is that they suffered from drug rehab SEO digital Darwinism. They stayed with past and outdated drug rehab marketing, SEO and business strategies. These consist of a “buy rehab leads” mentality. These organizations should have learned from Google when addiction treatment ads were first banned on July 1, 2017.

Now, in 2019, if you want to buy rehab leads or do PPC on Google and Facebook you need the Legit Script certification. This certification is only needed if you want to place paid ads on these platforms. This certification does not apply to organic marketing. Google AdWords is not the answer for small to medium size players. A $10,000 budget gets eaten fast considering there are big players spending in excess of $500,000 per month. In order to achieve page one rankings in organic marketing, it takes;

  1. a structurally correct website
  2. schema
  3. a fast loading website
  4. drug rehab SEO

Each component requires a specialist with specific knowledge. It takes time and investment, however, the payoff goes way beyond a buy rehab leads strategy. Consider this, AdWords or PPC only account for about 2% of page one clicks. The first three organic slots and Maps account for 70% of page one clicks.

Digital Darwinism Fuels Short-term Drug Rehab Marketing Solutions

Digital Darwinism is when technology evolves faster than businesses can adapt. The substance abuse industry has ignored web marketing for short-term solutions to their long-term problem of maintaining a healthy census. Not realizing that the short-term solutions strategy has put them on a hamster wheel with their addiction treatment marketing. They are forced to pay over and over again for the lead generation. Many of the small to medium size recovery centers think that they cannot compete on the web with the big players spending $500,000’s every month.

They can compete with proven strategies put into place properly. Many of these centers have also been burned by the large drug rehab marketing agencies with their cookie cutter option (click to read more on how they are burning operators.) Many of these agencies do not even rank for key terms for their own business like;

  • drug rehab SEO
  • drug rehab marketing agency
  • drug rehab marketing consultants
  • drug rehab marketing

If they can’t rank their own business, how can you expect them to rank yours? Being educated on the many components of SEO, knowing what to look for, and performing some of the SEO themselves will get the smaller centers on page one of Google.

What is Drug Rehab Marketing and Drug Rehab SEO?

Drug rehab marketing goes beyond outreach and “buy rehab leads”. It is a key component in addiction treatment center lead generation.  Some of the things consist of:

  • proper website development
  • building high PR7, PR8, and PR9 back-links
  • schema
  • Google My Business
  • proper H tags
  • keyword counts
  • META descriptions
  • SERP descriptions
  • ALT tags
  • URL’s with keyword
  • and many more

Then there is off-page SEO that involves drug rehab marketing and SEO citations, back-links, long tail keywords, social media, and email marketing to name a few. These are some of the long-standing components that must be performed. The newest, as of July 2018, is Google’s speed update affecting rankings on mobile devices. We recently spoke with Brian Frye, of Magna Technology, a national leader in drug rehab website development about the importance of speed. This is what he had to say;

After proper website development and drug rehab SEO, speed becomes a big factor when ranking on mobile.

While it is impossible to name all the different components, the CEO’s and marketing directors must get educated in order to rank on page one organically. Many in the rehabilitation industry have a poor website structure in their drug rehab lead generation strategy.

Critical Business Areas Are Drug Rehab Marketing and Substance Abuse Billing

In any business, the #1 factor is generating revenue. In the drug and alcohol addiction treatment industry you generate revenue from marketing and billing. Many recovery industry businesses think they have these two areas under control. These are critical areas that CEO’s must be extremely knowledgeable in. In many cases organizations are leaving huge chunks of revenue on the table.

Marketing dollars are being thrown and wasted on top of a poorly developed website with poor marketing. In-house billing and unchecked substance abuse billing companies are costing centers operating revenue. If you aren’t looking at the following you may not be in business much longer:

  • how many organic keywords are we ranking for?
  • are we ranking in Google maps for long tail keywords (IE drug rehabs followed by city)
  • have an SEO agency that is increasing rankings on a monthly basis

Our industry is changing fast and the organizations that don’t adapt will not be in business. You will not be able to operate with lazaire fare strategies. Relying upon your marketing Directors and Outreach staff’s book of referral sources puts your organization at great risk. Many are simply shuffling the same referral sources back and forth. This is a short-term strategy that is causing many centers to close their doors. Behavioral Health Network Resources is recognized as a top drug rehab SEO marketing agency on Design Rush. We educate and teach our clients search engine optimization.

Marketing Directors Role in Drug Rehab Marketing Marketing and SEO

Marketing Directors in our industry do not understand web marketing in general. They have risen to the position of Marketing Director because at some point they generated a referral base from boots on the ground tactics. What happens many times is that their referral sources dry up? They are usually let go because they have little value to the organization with drug rehab marketing.

They have no marketing education or skills that provide value to the organizations. Judging from the many LinkedIn profiles we see daily, the average length of employment for Marketing Directors is about six months to one year.

What treatment center owners don’t realize is that each employee turnover costs the organization $20,000 in hidden costs. Weeks of rev up time, training, education, administrative costs, HR, equipment, systems to be learned =, and many more. The main reason why this is occurring in our industry is that owners are not supplying the correct tools to Marketing and Outreach. They are relying upon these positions to generate calls, instead of providing the calls for them to convert. This was ok in the past, however, with the current climate it is essential for operators to have a robust business and marketing plan in place.

Drug Rehab SEO Website Development is the First and Most Important Step

The very first step in a solid marketing plan is drug rehab SEO website development. An abundance of centers will use a website designer, not a website developer to build their website. There is a very distinctive difference between these two roles. A website designer will build the most beautiful website. This is often what CEO’s and marketing directors are most concerned with on their website. They don’t understand that this is only a small part of web marketing.

On the other hand, a website developer plays a much larger role in marketing on the web. A website developer puts the many critical components in place that get you ranked on Google. Many judge their website on its’ aesthetics. This is about 10% of what you need to be looking at on a website. The remaining 90% is like the inside of a watch.

There are many moving parts that must be placed correctly for Google to rank on page one. Without a structurally sound website, you are leaking wasted marketing dollars. If a website does not have the following Google will not rank you or rank poorly::

  • a proper silo
  • schema, sitemap
  • HTTPS
  • mobile optimization
  • proper local SEO

What to Look for in Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

A Marketing Director position definitely says you are an addiction professional. As a professional, you should be skilled in every aspect of that position. This biggest chunk of that position is web marketing. Web marketing if executed correctly outperforms all other marketing combined.

There are only a few small to medium size addiction treatment centers, detox’s, sober living facilities and sales/service organizations that have a decent web marketing strategy. If your organization or drug rehab marketing agency is not getting your facility on the first page of Google in the 3-pack or in the first three slots on page one organically for key long tail keywords (ie drug rehabs West Palm Beach) you are not doing your job very well.

Drug Rehab SEO Marketing 40 Point Checklist for CEO’s and Marketing Directors

As a CEO or Marketing Director you should be able to answer the following marketing and drug rehab SEO questions;

  1. Is our website structurally correct?
  2. Is the hierarchy of our website good for Google?
  3. Are the URL’s for our website correct for drug rehab SEO?
  4. Does our website have an SSL certificate?
  5. Do we have schema incorporated into our website?
  6. Are our Google maps properly coded and placed on our website?
  7. Does our website have a sitemap and have we told Google it’s there?
  8. What is our list of keywords based on our organization’s services? And, out of those keywords which ones can, we easily rank for on the first page of Google?
  9. Do the main pages of our website have SEO for these keywords?
  10. Is our website fast enough on mobile for the new speed update released on July 9, 2018?
  11. What marketing company is performing our SEO and have we recently looked at their performance? Do we rank in the first three slots of Google organically for any of the keywords?
  12. What keywords are we ranking for in the Google 3-pack?
  13. How do we understand Google analytics and how to use it to build our marketing campaign?
  14. What posts are producing the most calls from our call tracking metrics?
  15. How many calls are being produced by our marketing company?
  16. When was the last time we posted in our Google My Business?
  17. When was the last time we uploaded pictures in our Google My Business?
  18. Are we using Yoast to check the bare minimum for our SEO?
  19. Are our pictures on the website optimized?
  20. Do we have a blog?
  21. Is our blog long-form (1,500 words or more)?
  22. Is our blog content attracting, engaging to our target audience and does it touch an emotional level?
  23. Does our SEO for our keywords? If so, what are those keywords and how many of the blog posts have made it to page one of Google? Do we need a drug rehab SEO blog writing service provider?
  24. Do we any orphaned posts?
  25. How are we building quality back-links?
  26. How many drug rehab marketing and SEO citations do we have?
  27. Do we have a staff page?
  28. Are we getting regular Google Reviews? If not, why?
  29. Can we use email marketing to professionals, individuals seeking treatment and our alumni? Are we emailing EAP’s, Labor Unions, Interventionists, Private Clinicians, Treatment Centers, Detoxes and more…?
  30. How many of our staff are involved in our social media marketing? And, what are the uniform messages we are using?
  31. Are we building a targeted and captured social media audience of professionals and individuals seeking treatment with our drug rehab SEO marketing on Facebook and LinkedIn?
  32. Is our direct addiction professional, and individuals seeking treatment audience over 10,000?
  33. What is our activity on the World’s #1 business networking site LinkedIn (500 million members)? Are you using drug rehab SEO marketing strategies to connect on LinkedIn?
  34. Do we understand how to maximize Facebook (2 billion members)
  35. Are we driving 500-1000 targeted visitors (per article) to your blog posts?
  36. Do we understand and utilize your Google Analytics?
  37. What have we done to utilize call tracking metrics?
  38. Are we doing Lunch and Learns at our center for EAP’s, Labor Unions, Interventionists, Private Clinicians and more…?
  39. Do we have any kind of Outreach training (LinkedIn, Sales force, answering calls from potential clients, etc…)?
  40. Is our entire organization on the same page with the messages we are putting out on social media?

Addiction Conferences for C-Level Executives Provide Business, Drug Rehab Marketing and SEO Answers

You can get answers to these critical questions and more at Behavioral Health Network Resources next addiction conference on 8/6/19. This event features 5 Executive thought leader panelists providing proven business and marketing solutions. One critical area the event will cover is “Why are my beds empty?, How to navigate the landscape of today’s drug rehab marketing, Google, Legit Script, and NAATP.”  You can check out the entire C-suite Executive event by clicking on the event picture.

We are currently looking for Co-Hosts and Co-Chair sponsors for  New Jersey addiction Executive conference. These addiction conferences cover proven and ethical business and marketing practices. Each event has 5 panelists educating on the real pain points of operators. Some of these topics include;

  • proper website development
  • drug rehab SEO
  • dealing with insurance companies
  • social media marketing
  • the business of medication-assisted treatment
  • substance abuse billing
  • ranking in Google maps
  • legal issues
  • patient brokers

Outreach Needs More Drug Rehab Marketing Education

This is even more evident for Outreach positions. There are many new pups that are in the role of Outreach. Many are out of treatment for less than a year, and again have some source for referrals. Once their referral sources dry up or get reduced they are given the talk by the treatment center owner. This talk reveals they have 30 days to start generating more referrals. In those 30 days, they are aggressively seeking new treatment centers for employment. Many times this is when they try to start using LinkedIn for outreach and addiction professional networking. As an Outreach professional and certainly as a Marketing Director you need to understand the complexities of web marketing.

Understanding Drug Rehab SEO Vs. Digital Darwinism

Your drug rehab SEO marketing outperforms all other marketing combined. It requires H Tags, ALT Tags, SERP’s, URL’s and keywords. Not understanding Digital Darwinism is a costly mistake and could be detrimental to the success of the organization. Once you have set-up the proper foundation you need to drive your target market to your website.

Many drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers, opiate detox’s, sober livings and behavioral health sales/service organizations do not have the proper foundation in place. Without the proper website foundation, you are wasting large amounts of money on marketing. A website is like an iceberg only 10% of it is showing. The 90% underneath is the critical piece to be examined. Many organizations judge their website on how it looks. This is a critical and costly mistake.

Drug rehab marketing is extremely complicated and behavioral health organizations need to be educated on what needs to be done. SEO involves;

  • key search words
  • H tags
  • internal and external links
  • high PR back-links
  • citations
  • Google My Business
  • Google 3-pack
  • schema
  • site speed
  • SERPS

While this article provides a healthy checklist for drug rehab SEO, there is much more. SEO is an on-going task and treatment centers must take on more of this role. We not only perform drug rehab SEO, but we also teach our clients to be able to perform many tasks needed for SEO. Give us a call at 561-235-6195 and ask about our 90-day program that also provides you SEO training.

Treatment Center Marketing Strategies LinkedIn Level One’s

Treatment center marketing strategies can be extremely valuable. LinkedIn is the most untapped avenue in the addiction treatment industry. It has over 550 million professionals and many tell me that they don’t know how to use it for any drug rehab marketing strategies. I have studied this social medium in depth because there is a tremendous amount of value for any addiction-related business.

It is paramount to know all the SECRETS, tricks, and back-doors to growing your professional audience and how to maximize LinkedIn for referral, sales, and branding. I have learned LinkedIn so well, that I started my own company in 2014, Behavioral Health Network Resources solely based on my LinkedIn addiction professional audience targeting the addiction industry.

How to Use LinkedIn for Drug Rehab Marketing and SEO Strategies

Drug rehab marketing and SEO strategies must be used on LinkedIn. Not only for traffic on LinkedIn but also on Google. Imagine having your profile to show up on page one of Google for drug rehabs (followed by your city.)  This is the ultimate power of LinkedIn, and we explain more below. We are the only drug rehab marketing company that has this SEO in our marketing package.

Let’s first look at LinkedIn. LinkedIn has an internal ranking system that I am sure many have seen “You are ranked in the top 1%”. I can make someone that has 100, 300, or 500 level one contacts rank in the one percent. This algorithm takes into account a rush of profile views and is not an indication of your utilization of LinkedIn.  CLICK HERE to see your true performance on LinkedIn and compare it to my score of 90. Many addiction treatment center marketing strategies over-look this valuable tool.

LinkedIn Questions to include in Drug Rehab Marketing Strategies

The first thing I ask is “How many level one contacts do you have?” The answer is usually around 500. Then I ask “How many groups do you belong to?” The answer is usually under 10. The last questions I ask is “How many people are following you?” The answer usually is I don’t know. I ask several other questions like; “Are you doing Pulse Posts?,” Are you sending them to your organization’s website?” and many more.

The most important thing I’ve learned as an Advertising Executive for the two largest papers in South Florida was that I wasn’t selling ads, editorials, web ads, inserts, and flyers. I was selling a large audience; a large audience. I tell them for LinkedIn to be effective you need to have an audience. You need to reach mass numbers of professionals that can assist in growing your business.

Addiction Treatment Marketing and SEO Be More Efficient

Addiction treatment marketing does not respect LinkedIn. However, this is the #1 professional networking website in the world. You cannot go anywhere else and reach a higher number of potential professional referral sources. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional meeting place and the most underutilized medium not utilized in addiction treatment marketing strategies. If you’re not putting in the time to utilize it you’re missing out. There are many tricks and shortcuts to utilizing LinkedIn which I will feature in future posts.

Ask yourself “How much is my time worth?… $100/hr, $200/hr, $500/hr. If your spending 5 hours a week on LinkedIn, that’s 20 hours a month, …240 hours a year! If you do not understand how to maximize your time, and get a return, your just wasting time and money. If you’re interested in learning all the secrets, tricks, and back doors of LinkedIn, or want to inquire about our 90-day social media marketing package feel free to contact me at 561-235-6195, or info@behavioralhealthnetworkresources.com.

LinkedIn’s Power for Treatment Center Marketing

Sure, you can post on the main board, but are you reaching the contacts and the most connected in your field? For LinkedIn to be effective on a mass scale you need at least 5,000 targeted level one connections. You must consider this in your addiction treatment marketing strategies. LinkedIn offers many marketing resources for all industries.

If you have 500 level one LinkedIn addiction professional contacts, you can send a message directly to their board. Posting an article doesn’t mean they saw it. Everyone’s main board is always moving. Every time a connection posts something it gets added to the top of their level one connections board.  Hint, re-share your article 3 times a day (morning, afternoon, and night). Don’t have 5,000 level one connections?  You better be utilizing LinkedIn groups.

Addiction Outreach Needs to Join and Use Groups

You are getting the idea now that you need to reach a large number of targeted connections to get any exposure. If you have 5,000 addiction professional level one contacts (there are tricks in growing your level one contacts-more on that in future posts) the chances are much better than only having 500. Get the picture.

If you belong to 10 groups (LinkedIn allows you to belong to 100’s) and post in all 10 groups, you could reach 10,000+ depending on the number of members the groups contain. Now, if you belong to 50 groups you get five times more exposure. There are ways of posting in all 25 groups or more at the same time which takes less than 30 seconds. I will let you in on that secret next time.

Now, look at the followers you have. This can be found at the top your profile page, in the box underneath the top box that has your name on it. You can’t control or solicit for followers. People will follow you if they are interested in what you are doing on LinkedIn. I have over 24.000 addiction professional and behavioral health followers. These followers see my activity.

Social Media Marketing Audience

Social media marketing must be included in every treatment centers marketing mix. However, as a CEO you must realize that this takes time. You can’t gain access to this powerful tool overnight. It takes proper SEO on their blog posts and a distribution channel that they own. There are only a few options to tap into an existing large audience, and grow an audience of their own.

I switched fields over 4 years ago and have grown my LinkedIn network to the following;

  • 20,000 Addiction Professional Level One Connections on LinkedIn
  • 24,000 Addiction and Behavioral Health Followers
  • Own 14 LinkedIn Addiction and Behavioral Health Professional Groups with over 50,000 members (Addiction Professional Referral Group has over 14,000 members)
  • Have 12,000 Facebook Addiction-Related Friends
  • Own 40 Facebook Addiction and Behavioral Health Groups with over 150,000 members
  • Active Addiction Professional Email List of 25,000
  • Have 2,300 Addiction related to Twitter Followers

Addiction Treatment Marketing Strategies Require a Large Audience

This is one of the largest professional audiences in the addiction professional field. I started Behavioral Health Network Resources and EMP Series C-suite addiction conferences with LinkedIn being the foundation of my company. Since February 2014, I have branched off into many areas for treatment centers, detox’s, and sales/service organizations. This has only been possible because individuals see by my activity that I am a leader in the treatment center marketing arena for addiction professionals.

The Ultimate Hidden Power of Linked for Drug Rehab Marketing

Many do not understand the ultimate power of a LinkedIn profile. We already know LinkedIn has 550 million professionals on it. Consider this, Google has over 2 billion users every month. Getting a LinkedIn profile on page one of Google for addiction terms is the ultimate in drug rehab SEO. There is no other drug rehab marketing agency that has achieved this. Imagine if you ranked for money key search terms for addiction treatment.;

  • drug rehabs Van Nuys (our client Sober District has top organic slots with LinkedIn and Facebook business profiles)
  • outpatient drug rehabs Van Nuys (our client has top organic slots with LinkedIn and Facebook business profiles)
  • drug rehab marketing (my personal profile shows up on page one)
  • drug rehab SEO (my personal profile shows up on page one)
  • drug rehab marketing agency (my personal profile shows up on page one)

Not only is the traffic astronomically higher on google, but think about the authority this has. Having your LinkedIn business or personal profile show-up one page one of Google gains instant trust. Combine this page one rankings with your treatment centers URL and Maps and you are guaranteed a click through. Our drug rehab SEO has taken clients like SOBA College recovery from 750 keywords ranking on google to a whopping 4,000 in a 5 month period. Ask about our 90-day drug rehab SEO, marketing, and social media marketing package.

California Addiction Conferences Provide LinkedIn and Social Media Tools for Outreach

All addiction treatment centers, sober livings, and sales and service organization should have a large drug rehab social media marketing. Bear in mind that posts should be high quality going to an in-depth blog article that is attracting, engaging, and touches an emotional level. Many outreach professionals do a poor job and distribute poor content. If you take the time to build a large target audience, make sure the content is worth reading to your target audience.

The problem is it takes time to build a targeted audience. Many organizations in our industry use short-term solutions to their long-term problem of generating clients. They are resorting to Google AdWords and boots on the ground. This boots on the ground strategy are only changing the same referrals back and forth. They are only so many referrals that any center has any given time.

The big payoff is having a large targeted audience you own and being able to get your message to them. This should include private clinicians, EAP’s, attorneys, hospitals, etc.. LinkedIn is where they are. Want to learn how to gain access to these untapped referral sources? You can learn more at our addiction conferences EMP Series events. We will cover how outreach can utilize social media to gain new referral sources, drug rehab marketing, and SEO.

Treatment Center Marketing Strategies What Can LinkedIn Do?

We provide Addiction conferences (read the over 30 testimonials from one of our SOLD Out events like the Addiction VIP Symposium). We also provide our 90-day drug rehab SEO and social media addiction treatment marketing packages tapping your organization into our large audience. This program also grows an audience for yo and will set-up referral relationships that are extremely valuable to treatment center marketing professionals,

LinkedIn addiction professional profile package, connecting private clinicians, EAP’s, Interventionists, LMHC’s, attorneys, detox centers, and all addiction-related businesses. I have several treatment centers that have contacted me as a marketing consultant. BHNR has done marketing for; SOBA College Recovery, Sober District, Emerald Neuro Recover, Challenges Treatment Center, International Recovery Center, Sigmund Software, Pass It On (A live off-Broadway play featuring Bill W & Dr. Bob) and even helped high-level addiction professionals find employment.

Utilize These Addiction Treatment Center Marketing strategies on LinkedIn

Addiction treatment center marketing strategies are greatly needed for addiction treatment centers, sales and service organizations, and professionals. Use this informative article or give us a call about our LinkedIn training, LinkedIn profile management and our treatment center 90-day SEO and social media package including LinkedIn and Facebook. We present nationally “Get Linked for Addiction Professionals,” and have held 15 addiction conferences.

We can tell within 60 seconds of looking at a profile if an individual is utilizing LinkedIn or just wasting their time. With the current landscape of the addiction treatment industry this a is must for all treatment center marketing strategies and addiction treatment centers overall.

CLICK HERE to join our most popular LinkedIn group with 14,000 addiction professionals and get connected with many addiction treatment marketing professionals trying to assist clients that they cannot provide the services for, get the latest addiction and behavioral health information, addiction and behavioral jobs, companies that are hiring, conferences and networking events, DCF information, Accreditation Information, treatment centers and Detox’s that are for sale, buyers that are interested in purchasing addiction and behavioral health organizations, and much more…

If you are in the addiction treatment industry become part of my Addiction Professional Network of 24,000 level one connections on LinkedIn by clicking HERE.

60 of the Webs Best Addiction and Behavioral Health Groups to Join with over 210,000 Members

Charles Davis LinkedIn Top Contributor

Drug Rehab Marketing Struggles for California Treatment Centers

Drug rehab marketing is a difficult task across the United States for addiction treatment center owners. Many are running to get Legit Script certification and putting on boxing gloves for Google Adwords. They are suffering from drug rehab SEO digital Darwinism. California is experiencing new laws and regulations to control patient brokering. Many are stuck in a rut with outdated marketing strategies. What they don’t understand is there are better ways that produce a lower cost per acquisition. There are 4 ways drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers obtain a lower cost per acquisition;

  1. social media
  2. content marketing
  3. organic SEO
  4. press releases

How To Build A Legal Drug Rehab Marketing Referral Network in California?

Most of us have heard the phrase, “You can’t be everything, to everyone,” right? Unfortunately, when it comes to drug addiction and mental health, that statement does not ring true. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by this illness. It could be our own families, friends, co-workers; even some of us in our own lives have dealt with this affliction.

Why you are fighting every day in this industry, is probably driven – like ours – derives from one of those connections, and we want you to succeed! There are several proven strategies in the digital media space. This is a crucial step you need to take, to achieve your goals of building your treatment center in today’s world.

Top 7 reasons Social Media Plays a Role for California Drug Rehab SEO Marketing

Here on some of the top reason’s drug rehab marketing has to get involved on social media;

  1. Decreased Marketing Costs – The first, and most important reason that businesses use social media, is the fact that is the most cost-effective way to market a business – by far. By keeping marketing costs down, businesses can then use that capital for reinvesting in, or expanding, or whatever they see fit for their business.
  2. Increased Inbound Traffic – Social Media Profiles are valuable for creating an avenue for clients to begin to engage with you. By keeping up your presence with original content, adding other sites links back to your treatment centers website and distributing those linked posts on multiple social media platforms, you open up all those channels for another opportunity for a new visitor or client. The more quality content you release on social media, the more inbound traffic you’ll generate, and the more customers will connect with you.
  3. Connect with Potential Clients – Many people today log into their social media accounts often and the more your information is being promoted the more change they will use your product or service. Did you know 74 percent of Facebook users visit daily?
  4. Build Relationships with Current Clients – By continually posting and monitoring your social media channels, you will be able to promote the different levels of care you offer and treatments, as well as handle any questions or concerns in real time. Unlike print, radio, or television, you will be able to see exactly how your promotion is doing by the amount of engagement, likes, shares, comments, etc.
  5. Higher Brand Authority – By syndicating information about your treatment center, your brand will soon become the authority in your industry, or at least in your local area. For example: by providing information and answers, for those individuals with questions about what recovery options are available in a post, they will often share that information. With your brand prominently placed, it can further your reach and will contribute to the growth of your network.
  6. Better Search Engine Rankings – Google has always stated that they rank a website higher by the content on that site, and how useful a person searching for that info might find that site & content to be. By posting relevant content about addiction treatment, mental health, and new therapy options, the search engines will see you as the authority in that market – thereby, awarding you with higher rankings. This is especially true for local businesses that are actively receiving online reviews, as well.
  7. Social Media is the New Search – For many people today, when they are on their computer or mobile phone and have a need for a particular product or service, they are now as likely to search on their social networks for the answer from their friends and groups, as they once were to use Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. This means that for a large number of individuals, when they need to look for a drug treatment center, they are more likely to look to their online social networks for possible solutions, rather than just using a search engine, such as Google or Bing. And the numbers in this group grow every day.

Successful treatment centers are already marketing this way. You are losing business by not being actively involved with social media. The sooner you begin, the sooner you will see the benefits of building a virtual community, by watching your followers share with their friends and so on. Don’t lose this business opportunity to your competitors, by sitting idle. Imagine if you started a year, or even six months ago, how much new business you would have.

The bottom line is, the longer you wait, the more you have to lose. Social Media is here to stay and only getting bigger. When it is done right, it leads to more traffic and more clientele. 

Content Drug Rehab Marketing Strategy

So, how does your drug rehab marketing stay consistent on Social Media in relation to your blog?

The answer is content. Consistent content, meaning you post every day on social media, and as often as you can on your website. When asked whether back-links or content are better, the answer is they are both important implementing both is the ideal strategy. Sadly, many people in the drug treatment industry have been burned before by “SEO” companies. This is because they either don’t understand link building or don’t have the resources to do “white hat” link building. The outcome from this has been a loss of time and revenue for many in this industry.

Content is one of those items you can control, because you are the one placing it on your center’s website, as well as sharing it on Social Media. You then have the further option to boost that material. This can be done using smart channels organically or by paying Google and Facebook to promote that content for you. that is assuming you have Legit Script certification and are approved to use the paid platform. Will get into why Google AdWords is costing many small to medium size centers to waste huge chunks of marketing dollars.

How Can California Use a Drug Rehab Marketing Content Strategy?

Content marketing refers to the management of basically any & all content that you create and own. This could be written, visual, or even a downloadable PDF or E-Book. It is the piece of your marketing strategy that continuously demonstrates who your treatment center is, and should highlight the expertise you offer to your industry.

Surely, you know how important unique content is to the growth of your digital asset. However, when you establish a drug rehab marketing content strategy, there are some key things you should think about. Among those are:

  • Does your content have SEO for keywords?
  • Who are you creating the content for?
  • What is the question, you are going to answer for that audience?
  • How is your program unique?
  • What content formats will you produce?
  • Which channels will it be released through?
  • How will you manage the creation and publication?

Again, by building great content, the search engines will reward that page with rankings. When content is done right, it will be shared across all the social networks. This is the goal – to create social signals and back-links.

  • Tip: There are many websites on the internet that will generate topic ideas for you. If you get writer’s block, just head over to one of these free sites and type in different topics.

Drug Rehab Marketing Using SEO How to Beat the Big Boys in California

What is drug rehab SEO digital Darwinism? We look at 100’s of addiction treatment center websites every month. Over 90% do not have search engine optimization. Some don’t even have a blog, and the ones that do have glaring issues. Here are some of the biggest mistakes made by substance abuse treatment centers on their blogs;

  • Length of the blog is only 600-800 words
  • The content is just fluff, it is not attracting, engaging, and does not touch an emotional level
  • No H Tags or useless H Tags
  • There are no pics, or pics are missing keyword ALT descriptions
  • The blog post is not focused on a single long tail keyword
  • No SERP descriptions, or too short, or too long
  • Blog posts are not categorized for long tail keywords
  • Orphaned blog posts

Drug rehab SEO blog writing has not been used because centers have traditionally relied upon Google AdWords and “boots on the ground” strategies. With increased competition, new laws and regulations this is not viable for the small to medium size rehabs. Some of the big centers and treatment call centers are spending in excess of $500,000 per month. They are also paying less for the same keywords than the smaller centers.

This leaves the uncomfortable territory of Drug Rehab SEO. We’ve watched many Florida centers fall because they failed to adopt an SEO strategy. The thing is paid ads only get 2% of page one clicks. Google maps and the first three organic listings get 60-70% of page one clicks. You also need to consider the paid ads are generating a lot of Medicaid and Medicare calls.

Press Releases Used Correctly Increase Drug Rehab Marketing SEO and Back-links

Press releases are an underutilized tool in drug rehab marketing. Most press release services do not cost a lot of money, and you are able to reach a large number of people. Compared to other paid online advertising, press releases when done properly can be a more financially efficient way of advertising.

We recently sat down with Kevin Leonard, CEO of TheRecover.com an industry leader in drug rehab marketing and press releases. Here is what he had to say;

Consumers are affected by many online channels. Whether its a post to social media, or what’s discovered through a Google search; it will have a considerable influence on how your consumers view your drug treatment center, the recovery business, and your competitors.

TheRecover.com is a health and addiction news resource, which provides non-bias information about health-related topics. As a trusted news source, our stories get picked up by ABC, NBC, CBS, Google News, and many others. Our articles have the ability to reach over 50 million readers through our affiliate network of news outlets. For information about our services please contact our office to discuss a strategy for your treatment center.

They have assisted drug and alcohol treatment centers in boosting online awareness, driving website traffic and reaching brand-new consumers. A press release is one of the best ways for centers to build back-links, increase awareness and is a cost-effective way to impact your treatment center’s growth.

How to Effectively Use Press Releases for Drug Rehab Marketing

As many substance abuse treatment centers don’t understand SEO, they know even less about effective press releases. Two of the main struggles are what websites are best for distribution, formatting the content, and what type of “stories” are actually newsworthy. Keep in mind legitimate Press Release services will not allow you to publish general information or self-promotion types of posts.

The Top 28 press Release ideas for Drug Rehab Marketing

  1. Sponsor a local event and write about it
  2. Take a stand on a controversial issue
  3. Announce a new hire, or someone’s promotion
  4. Talk about a new milestone your center has reached
  5. Share your client’s success stories
  6. Publish a collection of testimonials from satisfied clients
  7. Create a podcast and write about it
  8. Share a free “PowerPoint” about your center’s levels of care available at Slide Share
  9. Announce the release of a new video available on your YouTube channel
  10. Establish a scholarship program for people who do not have the ability to pay
  11. Publish your center’s treatment options with a local charity
  12. Share a free “FAQ” sheet available at your center’s website
  13. Share your treatment center’s mission statement
  14. Publish a story about what makes your center different
  15. Create a list of amenities your center offers
  16. Share a link to a new blog page and describe what it is about
  17. Announce you are offering (MAT) Medication-Assisted Treatment as a part of your recovery approach
  18. Publish a story on why you do not offer Medication-Assisted Treatment
  19. Identify a trend you are noticing within the recovery industry
  20. Debunk a common myth in the treatment business
  21. Create a list of what to bring to rehab
  22. Publish a story about what to expect when someone enters your center for treatment
  23. Tie your press release to a holiday
  24. Answer the most common three questions potential clients would want to know about your center
  25. Mergers and acquisitions
  26. Office relocation or opening a new sober living
  27. New technology trends affecting your industry
  28. Expert opinion about a topic in the recovery business

These are just a small sample of the literally thousands of examples you can write about. Making Press Releases a part of your overall digital strategy is a must. When you combine content, with PR, and share it on social media, you have created the ability to reach millions of people nationwide.

TheRecover.com is One of the Executive Thought Leader Panelists at the California EMP Conference on 8/6/19

Drug rehab marketing, SEO, web page content quality, social and local signals, and quality back links are just 5 ranking factors of 200 ranking factors that Google uses. TheRecover.com will be sharing press release secrets you can put into place immediately that are low cost and produce admits. If you would like to get started earlier on press release you can call Kevin Leonard at 888-510-3898.

The California Addiction Conferences EMP Series 8/16/19 event will have a total of 5 proven leaders. Each sharing proved business and marketing strategies that compete with the big players. These are proven and cost-effective ways to impact your treatment center’s growth.

CEO’s Check Your Drug Rehab SEO Blog Writing

Drug rehab SEO blog writing is a vital area that many addiction treatment centers are missing. Above all, a blog has one main purpose and that is to generate leads. Similarly, it is the most important web marketing tool. Many drug rehabilitation centers are missing the big picture when it comes to their blog.

The Main Goal of Drug Rehab SEO Blogs

The behavioral health industry has operated for years with short-term solutions in generating clients. CEO and marketing directors expect immediate results. This is because they have been able to get by with Google Adwords and buying treatment calls. The business and marketing landscape have changed. The mentality of buying or obtaining a singular thing to generate immediate calls is gone.

Ranking organically on Google for keywords is one of the biggest area’s centers can generate treatment leads. However, understanding of SEO is paramount. Google uses over 200 things to rank for SEO.  Think of Google as the most popular kid at school. The first thing you have to do is introduce yourself. After that, you have to become friends and let Google get to know you. Then you need to get intimate so Google knows everything about you. The only way to do that is through content.

The main goal of blogs is to get your target audience to read it. The #1 way to accomplish this is to get your blog posts on page one of Google. However, it takes many specific components to achieve this status. This is also the best way to compete against the big players.

We look at substance abuse treatment centers websites every day. Over half of them do not even have a blog. Out of the remaining, only a few have any search engine optimization. Just throwing up a 600-800 word blog post has very little chance of ranking. A blog needs to be strategically built to rank.

Wasted Marketing Budget on AdWords and Legit Script

Remember the big picture is to get ranked organically on page one of Google for the long-tail keyword. Getting on page one could mean 1000’s of high quality and targeted organic calls. Many centers think the only way to accomplish this is through AdWords and PPC. They could save big money if they spoke with a drug rehab SEO marketing consultant.

There is a high cost to play in that game. You have the initial Legit Script certification, then an annual fee. The bigger picture is you are competing against big players spending in excess of $500,000 per month. In addition, you have to pay over and over again for the leads. Once you get organically on page one, you tend to stay there for a long time.

AdWords and PPC will produce calls however, their quality is generally poor. A small budget of $5000 – $10,000 a month will get eaten up quickly. A fraction of the budget would be better spent on organically ranking. In addition, with AdWords, you tend to get a lot of Medicaid and Medicare calls. Consider this, PPC ads on page one only receives 1.81% of the clicks. The Google Maps and top three organic listings get 60-70% of page one clicks.

The #1 mistake made in our industry is treatment centers produce blogs that are all about them. This not only shows through on their blogs but also with their poor social media marketing. You need high-quality content that is valuable to the reader. If your blog is poor, then your web marketing strategy is poor.

Top 10 Mistakes Made with Drug Rehab SEO Blog Writing

What are the top 10 mistakes made with drug rehab SEO blog writing? CEO’s and Marketing Directors tend not to completely understand the common mistakes made with their blog. You may also be interested in the common mistakes made in drug rehab SEO website development. In addition, you must be aware that blogs should touch the reader on an emotional level. If the blog post is attracting, engaging and touches on that level, chances are high they will call.

  1. Google My Business Listing is incomplete and not updated regularly.
  2. A long-tail keyword is not in the URL.
  3. The long-tail keyword is not the blog title.
  4. Improper use H Tags (H1, H2, H3, etc…)
  5. ALT descriptions are not completely filled in (main title, ALT title and 2 sentence description with the keyword.
  6. SERP description should be 160 charters and include the long-tail keyword.
  7. Blog posts are too short, they should be at least 1,500 words.
  8. Content is not attracting and engaging to the reader (blogs are not about the services offered by the center.)
  9. LSI words are not used.
  10. Too many orphaned posts.

Take Inventory of Blog Posts and Where They Rank on Google

Get an SEO keyword report for your treatment center. If you cannot do this, give us a call at 561-235-6195 and we will run one for you. This report will show how many words your center is ranking for and what pages they are on. It is often best to have a third party provide this information. Having this report will provide valuable intelligence on the effectiveness of your marketing.

This report will also aid in finding out what your competition is doing with their drug rehab SEO marketing strategy. Some savvy operators are raking in organic rankings because many centers are not utilizing SEO. You should at the very least be ranking for your main services followed by the city your center is located in. Here are just a few you should be ranking for, there are many more. Try and Google some of the following:

  • drug rehabs (followed by your city)
  • inpatient drug rehabs (followed by your city)
  • outpatient drug rehabs (followed by your city)
  • intensive outpatient drug rehabs (followed by your city)
  • sober homes (followed by your city)

Leading by Example with our Drug Rehab SEO Blog Writing

Behavioral Health Network Resources leads by example with our drug rehab SEO blog writing. Our organization ranks for over 750 keywords. Some of these keywords are for marketing like drug rehab SEO and drug rehab marketing.

We also purposely rank for keywords that centers need to rank for. Ranking for keywords on services your website doesn’t actually offer is more difficult. Below is a list of some ranking keywords for our organization and our customers:

  • drug rehabs West Palm Beach (Behavioral Health Network Resources)
  • opiate detox West Palm Beach (Behavioral Health Network Resources)
  • sober homes West Palm Beach (Behavioral Health Network Resources)
  • California drug rehabs (Behavioral Health Network Resources)
  • drug rehabs New Jersey (SOBA College Recovery and Google Maps)
  • young adult drug rehabs New Jersey (SOBA College Recovery and Google Maps)
  • outpatient drug rehabs New Jersey (SOBA College Recovery and Google Maps)
  • drug rehabs Van Nuys (Sober district LinkedIn and Facebook profile and Google Maps)
  • outpatient drug rehabs Van Nuys (Sober District LinkedIn and Facebook profiles and Google Maps)
  • substance abuse billing (Behavioral Health Network Resources and Advanced Data Systems Corp)

These are all highly competitive keywords in large markets. Getting these profiles and blogs to rank is no easy feat. It takes strategically built blogs with distribution channels to get them to rank.

Addiction Conferences Educating on Business and Drug Rehab Marketing

We educate CEO’s, Executives, and Directors on ethical business and marketing strategies. Our Addiction Conferences EMP series has held 15 c-suite conferences. These conferences provide proven strategies and techniques to survive the changes in our industry.

Each behavioral health event has 5 Executive thought leader panelists. The conferences are in a talk show host/town hall forum. We interview the panelists in front of our audiences of 100-200 attendees. We then turn over the event to the entire audience. They have been successful because they get to the operating pain points of treatment center operators.

Our next addiction conferences EMP Series event is on 8/6/19. Check out the event and register today. We have 2 thought leader sponsorship’s and exhibitor booth opportunities available.

Blog Content Relates to Lead Generation

We get 100’s of posting requests in our 60 social media groups every day. These groups have in excess of 210,000 members. They are on LinkedIn (12 groups and Facebook 40 groups.) These groups are unlike other groups in that we check all the posts before we approve of them. We do not let poor quality posts through. The content we do approve must be of high quality. They must be on a website and provide value to the reader. Check out our Facebook leading addiction professional referral group with over 19,000 members.

Many outreach professionals are attempting to post poor quality content. This does not produce calls and also damages the brand of the organization. Some of the poor-quality posts include:

  • memes
  • any posts that do not link through to a website
  • we are an intensive outpatient treatment center and JACHO accredited
  • we have beds available
  • telling a story not linked to a website or blog and saying CALL XXX-XXX-XXXX, I can help.

These are only a few examples there are many more. Part of the problem is the management doesn’t respect or understand how to use drug rehab social media marketing. Providing marketing tools and developing a plan with all employees plays a critical role. Part of that is the blog writing MUST be attracting and engaging while hitting the pain point.

Learn More About Our Drug Rehab SEO Blog Writing Service

The behavioral health industry has experienced many business, operational and marketing changes over the last 12 months. Drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers are closing because they refused to change. They thought they could continue to operate without a detailed marketing plan. They thought they could survive with just boots on the ground tactics and Google AdWords. Relying only solely on these is extremely risky.

Search engine optimization takes time and is a long-term strategy. We get many calls where the CEO or Marketing Director has waited too long. They are 30-60 days away from closing their doors or being forced to merge with another company.

Our drug rehab SEO blog writing service provides high-quality 1,500-word blog posts. These posts will be specific to your target keywords. We can also re purpose existing blogs and enable SEO. We also have a 90-day SEO program that increases your SEO and teaches you how to perform search engine optimization. Give our CEO, Charles Davis a call at 561-235-6195 and let’s chat about getting your center organically on page one of Google.

California Drug Rehabs Vs Patient Brokering

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California drug rehabs inpatient, residential and outpatient treatment centers are starting to feel the pain of new patient brokering laws and it’s only going to get worse. Learning from history is one of the most valuable tools in life. What California is now experiencing in drug rehab marketing legislation, Florida has been through. Florida with it’s “new Florida model” has set the pace for patient brokering laws in the drug and alcohol addiction treatment industry.

Seeking California Drug Rehabs? Know the Laws

California drug rehabs and drug rehabilitation centers across the US have been operating unethically for many years. The heroin epidemic has exposed many fraudulent practices in this 40 billion dollar a year industry. Lawmakers are making their way across the nation with patient brokering laws to save lives and protect the vulnerable. The new laws in California are going to directly affect the ability to operate in the state if they are operating unethically. To survive the difficult changes in behavioral healthcare, centers need to adopt a healthy business and marketing mix.

California Drug Rehabs Inpatient, Residential and Outpatient Need Proven Business and Marketing Strategies

California drug rehabs are finding it more difficult to operate. There are drug rehabs San Diego and Los Angeles providing Inpatient, residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers  All the centers are not playing by the rules. This is a time for ethical operators to work together to clean up the industry. Without unity many ethical operators with fall. We have seen this happen in Florida when their new laws were put into place about a year and a half ago.

This is clear if you look at the governing body of California drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers in California. The California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) website displays a Temporary Suspension Order, Revoked and Notice of Operation in Violation of Law Program List. This list has 84 substance abuse treatment centers.

California substance abuse treatment centers and sober livings are going to have to adopt ethical business and marketing practices to survive. They need to look at and understand what happened in Florida over the past 1-1/2 years to navigate the new and difficult landscape. Some ethical treatment centers in Florida were forced to close their doors.

Whether California drug rehabs are operating ethically or participating in some form of patient brokering, they must adopt new business and marketing strategies. Digital Darwinism is the #1 reason these centers have failed. Substance abuse facilities across the nation are losing the battle between drug rehab SEO vs digital Darwinism.

Florida Addiction Conferences Providing Ethical and Proven Strategies Coming to California

In Florida, many substance abuse treatment centers received ethical and proven business strategies at 14 EMP (Ethical Marketing Practices) Addiction Executive Conferences. Our last addiction conferences EMP Series event was in Costa Mesa, California on 1/22/19. This behavioral health conference was not the typical conference offered in the industry. It was heavily attended by California CEO’s and Executives with over 175 in attendance. It provided a unique talk show host and town hall forum with no PowerPoint presentations. The event featured 8 proven, Executive Thought Leaders on a panel.

They were asked several questions by the host, and then the event was a huge mastermind in an open forum. The event is structured for CEO, Executives, Directors, and Outreach to get ethical and proven business and marketing solutions that they can put into place immediately. Our next California addiction conferences EMP Series event will be on 8/6/19.

The event is Co-chaired Rehab Marketing Pros. They are a leader in competing against the big players in drug rehab marketing. It also features 4 other Executive thought leader panelists providing business, drug rehab marketing, and SEO solutions for the small to medium size centers.

California Drug Rehabs Struggling with Drug Rehab Marketing Due to New Laws

Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) signed the SB 1228, Lara. Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment services: referrals law on September 27, 2018. This law demonstrates that California will no longer tolerate patient brokering by substance use disorder treatment centers and individual’s partaking in unethical marketing. Lawmakers still have much work to do with sober homes and enforcing the new laws. Sober homes legislation will hit California even harder as it did in Florida. These new laws should be adopted mid to late 2019.

While California used Florida laws to mold their legislation, it has some more severe ramifications that deter unethical practices. For instance, under the law, either the addiction treatment center or individual professional can have their license or credentials revoked, extended or denied. If a substance use disorder (SUD) facility loses its license, it will take about 18 months to reopen. Florida does not have this law on the books for drug rehabs West Palm Beach.

Patient Broker Law SB 1228 for Drug Rehabs Los Angeles and California

The intent of this article is to provide educational information to drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers, sober living facilities and the general public. It is not to be construed for legal advice. you should consult with a California behavioral healthcare law firm on any legal advice.  Below is SB 1228 law for informational purposes.

These new laws apply for California existing centers including drug rehabs San Diego and Los Angeles. It’s Behavioral Health Network Resources goal to help prevent centers from closing as we’ve seen in Florida. Getting educated on proven business and marketing strategies will be the difference for some rehabilitation center. Getting vital business intelligence will save some from closing their doors.

Section 2 – 11831.6 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

The new laws pertain to California drug rehabs, inpatient, residential and outpatient facilities. The following persons, programs, or entities shall not give or receive remuneration or anything of value for the referral of a person who is seeking alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment services:

  • Alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment facility licensed under this part.
  • An owner, partner, officer, or director, or shareholder who holds an interest of at least 10 percent in alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment facility licensed under this part.
  • A person employed by, or working for, alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment facility licensed under this part, including, but not limited to, registered and certified counselors and licensed professionals providing counseling services.
  • Alcohol or other drug program certified by the department in accordance with the alcohol or other drug certification standards established pursuant to Section 11830.1.
  • An owner, partner, officer, or director, or shareholder who holds an interest of at least 10 percent in an alcohol or other drug program certified by the department in accordance with the alcohol or other drug certification standards established pursuant to Section 11830.1.
  • A person employed by, or working for, alcohol or other drug program certified by the department in accordance with the alcohol or other drug certification standards established pursuant to Section 11830.1, including, but not limited to, registered and certified counselors and licensed professionals providing counseling services.
  • Notwithstanding the rule making provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the department may, if it deems appropriate, implement, interpret, or make specific this section by means of provider bulletins, written guidelines, or similar instructions from the department, until regulations are adopted.

 Section 3 – 11831.7 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

The department may investigate allegations of violations of Section 11831.6. The department may, upon finding a violation of Section 11831.6 or any regulation adopted pursuant to that section, do any of the following:

  • Assess a penalty upon alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment facility licensed under this part.
  • Suspend or revoke the license of alcoholism or drug abuse recovery and treatment facility licensed under Chapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 11834.01), or deny an application for licensure, an extension of the licensing period, or modification to a license. Article 4 (commencing with Section 11834.35) of Chapter 7.5 shall apply to any action taken pursuant to this paragraph.
  • Assess a penalty upon alcohol or other drug program certified by the department in accordance with the alcohol or other drug certification standards established pursuant to Section 11830.1.
  • Suspend or revoke the certification of alcohol or other drug program certified by the department in accordance with the alcohol or other drug certification standards established pursuant to Section 11830.1.
  • Suspend or revoke the registration or certification of a counselor for a violation of Section 11831.6.
  • The department may investigate allegations against a licensed professional providing counseling services at an alcoholism or California drug rehabs recovery and treatment program licensed, certified, or funded under this part, and recommend disciplinary actions, including, but not limited to, termination of employment at a program and suspension and revocation of a license by the respective licensing board.
  • Notwithstanding the rule making provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the department may, if it deems appropriate, implement, interpret, or make specific this section by means of provider bulletins, written guidelines, or similar instructions from the department, until regulations are adopted.

California Drug Rehabs Must Learn From Florida

California drug rehabs must understand Florida was the first state to focus on patient brokering laws for residential, inpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation centers in the substance abuse industry. They have set the pace for the nation, but it has affected some ethical operators that did not change their business and marketing strategy. The media was quick to jump on the bandwagon providing, for the most part, unethical journalism.

The negative “Florida shuffle” press and isolated exposure of patient brokering in Florida caused individuals seeking addiction treatment to stay away. This caused some ethical drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers in Florida to close their doors. More importantly, it may have put them into life-threatening situations that are happening across the nation. This negative press is now being experienced by California centers with the media’s “Rehab Riviera” label.

California drug rehabs need to adopt ethical and healthy business best practices. Many need to look closely at their current marketing plan and drug rehab SEO marketing mix. As Florida has experienced, relying on laissez-faire strategies will put your business at extreme risk. Mainly using boots on the ground, calls centers and PPC are not enough with the rapidly changing environment. You may want to join the exclusive California Addiction Professionals Referral Groups to stay up to date and connect with California addiction professionals.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the regulation in the drug rehabilitation industry. Leave a comment below.

Top 7 Mistakes Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Leads

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Drug rehab marketing plan leads are paramount to the many addiction treatment centers in generating treatment calls. Business and drug rehab marketing changes are dramatically affecting owners and operators. It’s apparent the addiction treatment industry is facing difficult challenges. Business, administrative and marketing changes are causing some centers to close their doors. You can no longer rely on a buy rehab leads strategy from drug rehab call centers or Google pay per click.

Big brother is watching with the new laws in Florida, changing how centers obtain their addiction recovery clients. Drug rehab call centers are under investigation by Congress and regulation is not far away. This is not isolated to just Florida, we have been seeing glimpses of the law protecting the vulnerable in California, and Arizona. Not only is big brother watching, but also the biggest kid in the marketing sandbox (Google) is now also trying to protect the vulnerable. These changes are seriously affecting drug rehab marketing plan leads.

A Solid Drug Rehab SEO Marketing Plan is Needed

These drastic operational changes have caused many centers to start examining their addiction treatment marketing, and business strategies. Many are realizing they need a solid drug rehab marketing plan leads, and drug rehab marketing solutions resulting from a healthy marketing mix. They will not be able to survive using “laissez-faire” strategies. One of the biggest areas rehabilitation centers are looking at is their web marketing. We recently spoke with a couple of industry business, and marketing experts about what centers need to survive.

The web’s audience and traffic are staggering; it’s the largest place for marketing. By the time you finish reading this sentence, there will have been 2.3 million searches on Google, over 200,000 new Facebook posts, 22,000 tweets, and 22,000 gigabytes uploaded. So, “Why are centers not marketing, or poorly marketing, on Google and social media?” We took that question to the CEO of Addiction Rep, a nationally known and respected addiction treatment center marketing company.

This is what he had to say, “Many centers are short-sighted on their marketing, and expect immediate gratification. They want new clients immediately, and proper web addiction treatment marketing takes time, and work.” Many are realizing they need drug rehab marketing plan leads to generate clients and not just a buy rehab leads strategy. Whether your marketing an inpatient rehab, substance abuse IOP or opiate detox you need to get educated on the best drug rehab marketing strategies and implement them.

1. Google Must Be Included in Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Leads

Getting on page one organically of Google does take time and knowledge, as does building a social media presence. But, as we are now seeing with Google controlling the pay per click. However, we need to consider that only 1.91% of page one Google clicks are paid advertising (top 3 ads on page one). Organic ranking (8 spots, and 3 Google Maps) on page one receives a whopping 50-60% of the clicks. This is why drug rehab SEO is so important.

What is stopping drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers from organically getting on page one with their addiction recovery marketing? We took that question to Brian Frye, CEO of Magna Technology, a well-respected website building agency. He told us this, “One of the biggest issues is incorrect and poor website structure. Google spiders will penalize you, or not rank your site if they cannot read it. This is probably why we hear so many say that web marketing hasn’t worked for them. Without the proper web structure, any marketing you put on top will perform poorly.”.

Drug rehab marketing plan leads, and business strategies for PHP, IOP, detox, halfway houses, sober livings, or even independent practices are critical. The electronic assets are the largest portion of your business that generates revenue. Is your website’s foundation correctly set-up to foster the heavyweight of marketing, or is it built on sand?

2. Addiction Recovery Center Owners Need Proven Strategies for Addiction Treatment Marketing

Drug rehab marketing, SEO, website development, addiction treatment center marketing and, addiction conferences.

For drug rehab marketing plan leads you an extensive education on what needs to be done for web marketing to work. Many owners have relied on short-term solutions like a buy rehab leads strategy. Their drug rehab lead generation consisted of buying treatment calls and spending tens of thousands of dollars a month on pay per click. Drug rehab calls centers are now under the microscope of Congress and Google is controlling who can play the PPC game. These poor marketing strategies have caused many recovery centers to file bankruptcy or close their doors.

Recovery center owners need to know what to put into place that produces treatment calls or referrals. This starts with a proper website structure, SEO, and social media marketing. Many have wasted a ton of marketing dollars without these key areas being properly in place. Because these were not in place many centers have not seen page one of Google in organic rankings. The key focus in 2018 is a local marketing strategy. This means they must rank in the Google 3-pack in the maps section. In addition to ranking in the top 3 organic slots on page one.

Major Advantages of Organic SEO

Getting to these cherished spots that produce a whopping 60-70% of page one calls is not an easy feat. However, they will spend much less on their marketing efforts in the long run and produce a tremendous amount of qualified treatment calls. Treatment center owners should start by getting educated on web marketing in our industry by hiring a drug rehab marketing consultant. They can prevent you from wasting marketing dollars by trial and error. Once they have a handle on what needs to be in place, they should hire an SEO specialist to get to page one of Google.

With all these in place, you need to look at your outreach staff. You partially rely on outreach professionals to establish relationships and bring in new clients to keep your addiction treatment facility full. Do you train them in professional networking and marketing? You rely on their expertise to bring new business, and they network with other treatment centers. Are they establishing enough new relationships with other addiction and behavioral health professionals to foster referrals and generate treatment calls? Are they positively, or negatively affecting your brand?

3. Drug Rehabilitation Centers Website Development Lacks Structure and Important Information

Many treatment centers do not fully understand how to generate drug rehab leads. We look at many addiction treatment center websites, and many times, we can tell if they value marketing. Poor website development in drug rehab SEO and marketing is the #1 mistake made by recovery centers. Here are the top 12 drug rehab marketing mistakes related to addiction treatment center websites.

  • incorrect structure
  • no (or poor) search engine optimization
  • no blog, or just old blogs
  • no social media share buttons at the bottom of each blog post
  • no listing of the last 3, or 5 blog posts at the bottom of each blog post
  • no staff page
  • no testimonials
  • no Google map, or embedded incorrectly
  • poor call to action
  • offer very little value to their target audience
  • no call tracking
  • lack of understanding on Google analytics

Other factors that may affect their rehab marketing plan leads include; no email marketing, no alumni campaign, no marketing plan, and no (poor) social media presence. These are some of the tools your outreach professionals need to rely upon every day.

Drug Rehab SEO Must be Included in Marketing strategies for Addiction Treatment

There are many reasons why drug rehab marketing fails. Some of the main reasons drug rehab marketing plan leads fail are; poorly structured website, bad search engine optimization, no IoT assets built, lack of good back-links, no analytics, no tracking and not driving targeted visitors their website. Many problems stem from the most basic component, a properly structured website that Google spiders can read. Many centers don’t realize what a good addiction treatment marketing strategy can do for their organization. Many give up, and resort to “word of mouth” as their main marketing vehicle. It’s time to examine your drug rehab marketing plan leads strategy.

4. What is Word of Mouth Drug Rehab Marketing?

Word of mouth marketing is someone that endorses you to someone else. The addiction treatment industry is full of gossip. We hear a tremendous amount of gossip every day. This treatment center is brokering, this opiate center provides poor care, this recovery center is swapping patients and so on.

Many times, the accusations are incorrect, hurting that organizations brand efforts to build relationships and get referrals that produce treatment calls. This drastically affects their “boots on the ground” efforts. It is happening every day, whether you want to believe it or not, and affecting your referral sources. One way to overcome untrue gossip is through effective branding. Making your message strong enough, reaching a big enough audience, for people to question the validity of the accusations.

Controlling Word of Mouth for Addiction Treatment Lead Generation

Many treatment center owners and sales/service organizations say, “We do best by, “word of mouth” for referrals.” Being on page one of Google organically is the best possible word of mouth you can achieve. When you’re on page one, you get 1000’s of treatment calls, and click-throughs to your website. It outperforms all other addiction treatment marketing combined. Also, you need to consider, “What really is word of mouth marketing?” The problem is they have no long-term marketing strategy in their marketing mix. A good drug rehab marketing mix provides both, in a dedicated effort. However, it takes time, resources and investment for a long-term strategy.

5. Needed Tools Tools for Outreach and Addiction Professionals

You most likely hired your outreach employees because they convinced you they could produce clients. Most outreach professionals in our industry are “boots on the ground.” They have a limited amount of referral sources, and many do not have a formal marketing education, or resources to continually grow new relationships.

Your outreach staff relies on you for guidance to perform well. If your organization is short-sighted on its’ drug rehab marketing plan leads efforts, “How can you expect your outreach staff not to be short-sighted?” Many centers use short-term solutions for long-term problems with their substance abuse marketing. All businesses require short, and long-term marketing strategies. The Google control on paid addiction treatment marketing ads has brought to light the extreme importance of solid marketing strategies, properly built websites, organic marketing and having an audience that you own.

Drug Rehab Marketing Tools Needed

Your addiction treatment marketing team must have some essential tools in their toolbox. Tools that not only help establish new relationships but also promote the organization. You need to provide tools for assisting your staff in increasing quality and targeted relationships. These tools include; ways to grow an industry professional network, understanding social media, using social media, and using a marketing strategy getting your entire organization involved in generating targeted website traffic.

Your rehab marketing plan should include building your organization’s unique brand with front-line professionals to generate targeted relationships and find your niche in the addiction treatment market.

Outreach professionals may be hurting your brand with the messages they are putting out on social media. Behavioral Health Network Resources is on social media 12-15 hours a day. We own over 30 social media groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. We see many outreach professionals posting messages that are not good for branding.

6. Branding Builds Trust and Engages Individuals Seeking Addiction Treatment

Building your brand is not advertising. It’s establishing a relationship that allows your target market to get to know you. It is attaching your organization to their emotions and feelings. Think of it as if you are single and looking for a long-term relationship. You causally meet someone. You are looking to see if they are attractive and engaged with what you like. If they are, then you want to get to know them. As you get to know them better, you get feelings and emotional ties to that person. Branding is much like this, it is not about your organization, but about being attracting, engaging, and getting emotionally attached.

Branding is much bigger than marketing, and marketing should support branding. Marketing is your website, search engine optimization, advertising, email marketing, etc. Branding is the culture of the organization itself, that builds trust over the competition. It identifies, connects, touches the emotions, and feelings of the target audience. If repeatedly successful, your organization gets attached to those emotions, and feelings of that individual. This must be considered in your drug rehab marketing plan leads strategy.

Value of Drug Rehab Social Media Marketing

Addiction treatment outreach professionals must completely understand the key social media (Facebook, and LinkedIn) in our industry. They are valuable tools for their toolbox. Used correctly they can generate clients, establish new referral sources, and brand the treatment center.

Facebook has 2 billion people that include many individuals seeking help, and behavioral health professionals. LinkedIn has over 550 million members and a minimum of 20 million addiction and behavioral health professionals. There is nowhere else you can go to reach these large numbers, and must be included in your long-term drug rehab marketing plan leads strategy. These are the most powerful tools for outreach professionals. They must also be used by treatment centers to grow an IoT targeted audience they own. They are also the best way a treatment center can generate targeted visitors to their website. Treatment centers can use these for paid. and organic marketing. If your organization is interested in social media training, please give us a call at 561-235-6195.

7. Controlling Social Media in Drug Rehab Marketing

Social media marketing works in generating treatment calls and lead generation, however, it is not social. I say that because there are specific goals that treatment centers or sales/service organizations must strive for on social media. These goals include; attract, engage, capture and convert. For drug rehab social media to work you need an intimate understanding of how each one works. They all have their strengths, secrets, tricks, and back-doors.

A blog is one of the most valuable pieces of organic social media marketing and is an absolute must for all drug rehab marketing plan leads strategies. However, addiction treatment centers and sales/service organizations must realize their blog is not about them. It should be attracting and engaging to their target audience. Blog posts must be optimized for a keyword or a tail. Many center’s blogs are not optimized correctly and are not inviting for the target audience.

Understanding Tools for Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Leads

We’ve explained the power of social media, and why it is paramount for drug and alcohol treatment centers, and addiction treatment sales/service organizations to be organically marketing on them. Some treatment centers will hire an agency to do their social media marketing. They usually do this for a 3-6-month period, before they realize not too much is happening. At this point, they have nothing to show for their money. Many centers and sales/service organizations then say, “Social media doesn’t work for us”.

You not only need to push your blog out through social media, but you also need to capture a targeted audience. This audience is part of your long-term drug rehab marketing plan leads strategy because there is a lifetime value to owning your own targeted audience. A good social media push on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and G+ should generate a minimum of 500-1,000 targeted clicks to your website. If the article is shared a lot, it could be much higher. Behavioral Health Network Resources has built one of the largest organic social media audiences in the nation.

Our drug rehab marketing social media audience consists of addiction professionals, and individuals seeking information on treatment (210,000). Give us a call at 561-235-6195, and ask us about our 90-day social media marketing package that instantly taps you into our audience, and builds an audience your own.

Addressing Poor Social Media Posts About Recovery

Addiction treatment centers must be aware of what their employees are putting out on social media. We see posts like, “Sunshine Recovery, we are a PHP, IOP, are JACHO accredited and have 2 beds available.” A post like this not only hurts the person posting it but also the brand of the addiction treatment center. Your entire organization needs to be on the same page with social media marketing. CEO’s, Directors, and Outreach must be putting out a message that compliments and supports the brand.

Learn More About Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Tools

As an addiction treatment center Owner, you’ve mastered the skills to start your practice and provide a great clinical service. The missing component of getting clients is strategic marketing. Where are your drug rehab marketing plan leads coming from? There are many important aspects you need as a foundation and components that should be in your marketing mix. Whether you are just starting out, or have a seasoned team, you need clients to keep your census high enough to keep the doors open. You put a tremendous amount of pressure on your outreach and marketing staff. Are you providing a solid foundation, effective tools, proven methods to foster new business and a strategic plan to grow your organization’s electronic assets? Learn proven business and marketing strategies at our addiction conferences.

It’s Time to Examine the Drug Rehab SEO Marketing Plan Leads Top 7 Mistakes

Examine and learn from the 7 most common drug rehab mistakes made by drug rehabilitation centers. Many addiction treatment centers closing from a poor marketing strategy when seeking treatment calls for substance abuse treatment clients. The addiction treatment industry is more competitive than ever. CEO’s and Executives need proven drug rehab marketing solutions. Many centers are closing due to poor web marketing. This article laid out 7 extremely important areas to address in your marketing strategy.

  1. Google Must Be Included in Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Leads Obtain better substance abuse marketing strategies on Google.
  2. Addiction Recovery Center Owners Need Proven Strategies for Drug Rehab Marketing. Utilize proven substance abuse treatment in web marketing strategies.
  3. Drug Rehabilitation Centers Websites Lack Structure and Important Information. Improve proper website structure, SEO, and content.
  4. Controlling Word of Mouth Addiction Treatment Center Organic Marketing.
  5. Drug Rehab Marketing Tools for Outreach Professionals.
  6. Branding Builds Trust and Engages Individuals Seeking Addiction Treatment.
  7. Organic Marketing on Social Media for Recovery Centers. Focused organic social media marketing to generate treatment calls and targeted website traffic.

Have we missed any points that you’d like to add? Post them in the reply section below.

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Sober Homes West Palm Beach Is FARR Mandatory Update

Sober homes West Palm Beach and drug addiction treatment centers were confused about the controversial requirements for day/night community providers. Is FARR certification mandatory or not? We now know the answer. We are also providing information on where this ruling is going and what it means to addiction treatment center’s future.

Sober Homes West Palm Beach Regulation Controversy

The controversy was fueled by the new questionable laws that were passed and by random, misleading emails from organizations within the drug and alcohol addiction treatment industry. There have even been personal derogatory remarks and biased opinions omitting facts for personal interest. Such remarks only demonstrate poor professionalism and poor character.

Behavioral Health Network Resources stance is not to interpret either side, but to provide quality information from credible sources. We felt it was our responsibility to educate providers on regulation for sober homes in West Palm Beach to help the understand this controversial matter. We even invited Florida Healthcare Law Firm as our guest at the Addiction Ethical Marketing Practices conference held on 6/27/18. At that conference, Florida Healthcare Law Firm took what turns out to be a highly respected stance against the law and DCF.

Are Sober Livings and Sober Homes in West Palm Beach Required to be FARR Certified?

Halfway houses, sober homes in West Palm Beach, drug addiction treatment centers have been under great scrutiny for over a year. The Sober Homes Task Force has brought regulations and investigations. The main focus has been to help protect the vulnerable using legal prosecution, heavy fines, felony charges and jail time.

Although they have been quite they are investigating body brokering and building cases. In addition, Even with all the new laws and regulations, there are still some gray areas. One of these gray areas is whether sober homes providing day and night treatment in the West Palm Beach area are required by law to have FARR certification. Congress is investigating 8 drug rehab call centers and demanding documentation on how they have been operating. Congress sent these drug rehab call centers letters requesting detailed and in-depth answers to ten questions.

Drug Rehabs Should Seek Legal Counsel on Sober Homes Regulation and Patient Brokering

Interpretation of any law should be made by a specialized attorney especially concerning sober homes in West Palm Beach. Relying on second-hand information or information from your peers could cost you dearly. In light of the misinformed emails, we decided to speak with Florida Healthcare Law Firm, a popular panelist at Behavioral Health Network Resources Ethical Marketing Practices conferences. This what they had to say prior to 6/27/18;

We filed a petition for a declaratory statement on behalf of a drug addiction treatment centerand day/night community housing client concerning sober homes West Palm Beach to get a declaratory statement from DCF in one direction or the other and it has NOT been resolved yet.

Drug Addiction Treatment Centers Fight

This is only one piece of the drug rehabs West Palm Beach laws. When asked about why Amethyst drug addiction treatment center filed for clarification, Pamela Springer, Chief Operating Officer with Amethyst Recovery Center stated, “Amethyst supports FARR’s mission and the State of Florida’s requirement for recovery residence certification. However, thus far, DCF has indicated to Amethyst Recovery Center that it does not require FARR certification for licensed community housing.  FARR has stated to us and other providers that Day and Night treatment with community housing must obtain FARR certification or they will be in violation of the law.  This is the reason we sought clarification from DCF.”

Day and night treatment providers with community housing may make referrals for individuals who have completed inpatient treatment, requiring them to step down to an outpatient provider. Many times, clients desire to live in a recovery residence to maintain their sobriety.   In that case, it would be appropriate for the Day and Night Treatment Provider to refer to a FARR-certified recovery residence. Now, California drug rehabs are experiencing the same problems with new patient brokering laws. They will also have to deal with sober homes regulation late in 2019 when those laws are passed.

Are Insurance Companies Involved with the Confusion of Halfway Houses and Drug Addiction Treatment Centers West Palm Beach?

That much is clear. What is less clear for sober homes West Palm Beach and drug rehabilitation centers is whether the FARR position will be used as another way for insurers to drive providers out of business.  The sober homes regulation is just one piece of the many business changes for operators. Patient brokering is costing ethical operators to close because they are playing by the rule, unlike the brokers.

One of the things the addiction treatment industry has seen a lot of in recent years is insurance companies using allegations of regulatory non-compliance as a method of red flagging, auditing and refusing to pay (and recouping payments) for addiction treatment.  Is this latest complication in the addiction treatment industry an opportunity for insurers to do the same thing?  Is it reasonable to expect that large insurer that covers much of a provider’s operating costs will use the alleged FARR certification as a basis for jamming up their cash flow and squeezing operations? 

If history teaches anything, it’s to learn from it.  The addiction treatment industry can’t afford to sit idly by and watch.  Uniform application of the law is essential to avoid unfair, unreasonable and unintended results.  Contact us to find out how to join and make your voice heard.

Are Sober Livings and Sober Homes West Palm Beach Required to be FARR Certified or Not?

No, sober livings, halfway houses and sober homes in West Palm Beach are not required to have FARR certification. A provider for day or night treatment with community housing is not required to have FARR voluntary certification.

In a declaratory statement filed 8/21/18, a provider for day or night treatment with community housing is not required to comply with the voluntary certification requirements outlined in sections 397.487 and 397.4871, F.S. in order to operate the community housing portion of its license. The standards for this licensing component are found in Rule 65D-30-0081, F.A.C. Done and Ordered at Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, this 21st day of August 2018.

Attorneys from the Florida Healthcare Law Firm are passionate and highly respected in the behavioral healthcare field. They held a live call, on June 26, 2018, to present an urgently needed update regarding FARR certification. They provided unbias and responsible information concerning the critical confusion. You can contact Autumn Piccolo at 561.455.7700 x112 for any behavioral healthcare legal issues.

Florida Healthcare Law Firms Commitment to Educate at Addiction Conferences

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We invited Florida Healthcare Law Firm to speak at our addiction conference on June 27, 2108, in the sober homes in West Palm Beach FARR controversy. They took a highly respected stance to clarify the FARR controversy in front of our 150+ attendees. They have accepted our invitation to our addiction conferences EMP Series events on 10/23/18. They will be updating on the new ruling and educating CEO’s and executives on where this ruling will be taking our industry in the coming months.

This addiction conference is on business and drug rehab SEO marketing practices, Our 5 executive thought leader panelists will be educating on;

  • how to drive revenue per admission through superior utilization review and add 20-30% straight to your bottom line.
  • using in-network contracts strategically to broaden your referral base and fill empty beds.
  • getting paid in 14 days for substance abuse billing
  • Google September 2018 speed update
  • drug rehab SEO (Digital Darwinism)
  • Legit Script the most expensive marketing strategy
  • branding; It’s not advertising
  • Social media marketing; controlling Your staff’s posts

If you would like to participate give Charles Davis at call at 561-235-6195.

Sober Homes West Palm Beach FARR staying Updated

Sober homes West Palm Beach updates are critical for many addiction treatment centers, inpatient rehabs, and sober homes. The new ruling is changing the path of regulation in the drug rehabilitation industry. Operators need clearly defined laws in order to be able to provide much-needed services. We will continuously be updating the highly viewed post (bookmark this page) and providing information at our addiction conferences.

 

 

Drug Rehab Social Media Marketing Works

Drug rehab social media marketing is one of the most misunderstood aspects of marketing in the behavioral health industry. It has one of the lowest costs per acquisition and must be included in your marketing mix. We have clients generating 10-15 calls per month with conversion rates over 75%. Anyone that says social media does not generate clients is suffering from social Darwinism. It is an absolute must considering that there are over 2 billion people on Facebook and 550 million on LinkedIn. As in all marketing, you must get in front of your target audience, attract them and drive them to your website.

How to Make Drug Rehab Social Media Marketing Work for Addiction Treatment Centers

If your drug rehab SEO website development is set-up correctly it will generate the leads driven by social media or Google. The articles you are using on social media must be attracting and engaging with your target audience. They must hit an emotional level with what they are experiencing. The ultimate posts attach the treatment center to that emotion. This is one of the major areas many treatment centers fail. Social media marketing produces several marketing advantages for drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers.

  • Generates high-quality leads
  • Increases SEO
  • Drives targeted traffic to the addiction treatment centers website
  • Provides one of the best vehicles for branding
  • One of the lowest costs per acquisition
  • Greatly assists in local search rankings

Understanding Drug Rehab Social Media Marketing

There are several reasons why addiction treatment centers do not understand or utilize drug rehab social media marketing correctly for rehab advertising. It is partly due to the many marketing companies that say they offer drug rehab social media marketing. Many just take your marketing dollars and do very little. This is often done by the large drug rehab marketing agencies offering their cookie cutter option to 100’s of treatment centers.

By the time you figure out that they are not generating leads or website traffic, six months have passed. These companies offer very little education on social media marketing because they are suffering from digital Darwinism. They either do not intimately know these mediums or have not dedicated the resources to grow personal profiles or groups. Many will just grow followers on your business page and do some posts on your business page to show that they have done the work.

Facebook Caught Marketing Agencies with their Pants Down

With Facebook’s new algorithm change many business profile posts are not getting served. Mark Zuckerburg said, “As we roll this out, you’ll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media,” He also said, “And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard — it should encourage meaningful interactions between people.” The posts that are getting served are from personal profiles, friends, family, and groups. Many marketing agencies can now only offer taking more of your budget to use for paid social media marketing. While paid marketing does work on Facebook, organic works much better and you do not have to pay to get your blog articles served.

Has Your Addiction Treatment Marketing Agency Taught You How to Utilize Social Media?

Social media is something that can be done in-house, however, you must completely understand how to maximize your time. Out of all the marketing agencies that have handled your social media did they;

  • Teach you the secrets, tricks, and back-doors of Facebook or LinkedIn
  • Grow a targeted audience for you that you own
  • Encourage you to do social media marketing in-house
  • Educate you about the advantages of owning groups
  • Teach you how to grow groups
  • Teach you how to get your articles in front of more than 500,000 individuals seeking information on treatment

Chances are that they have not done any of this for your organization. Many drug rehab marketing agencies will not even educate you on proper website development, on-page SEO, how to use blogs, local SEO, long-tail keywords, and Google 3-pack to name a few. This education is paramount for all drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers.

How Well is Your Current Drug Rehab SEO Marketing Agency Performing?

Here’s a test for you that will only take 10 seconds. Jump on google and type in a long-tail keyword of one of the services you offer. Then follow it by your geographical location. It will look something like this, opiate detox west palm beach. Now, look at the maps listing on the top of the page. This is Google 3-pack. Local search is one of the best ways to generate leads. It is also the best way to compete against the big boys in the sandbox. Local Google 3-pack ranking should be done by all drug rehab marketing agencies.

If you not ranking in the Google 3-pack for many keywords you should consider another marketing company. You can also check to see if you are ranking in one of the first 3 organic listings on page one for the same long-tail keyword. The organic listings get a whopping 70% of the clicks on page one. Compare this to the 1.91% click troughs that pay per click generates. Again, if you are not ranking in one of the first three organic slots, you should consider changing marketing companies.

Facebook is undoubtedly the #1 social media in the world. There are some recovery advocates that are dominating the groups. Some of these are patient brokers and some are legit. They understand some of the ways to maximize Facebook. They are getting your potential clients because you are not a dominating presence and don’t understand how to use social media.

Behavioral Health Network Resources Leads in Drug Rehab Social Media Marketing by Example

Behavioral Health Network Resources does more than say we do social media. We have dominated Facebook and LinkedIn by example for over four years. We founded our company because of social media. We took the time to intimately learn Facebook and LinkedIn. On Facebook, we have five profiles with 25,000 addiction-related friends and own over 60 addiction-related groups with over 200,000 members. This is the best resources for addiction professional networking and getting in-front of individuals seeking addiction treatment information. On LinkedIn, we have over 30,000 addiction and behavioral health level one connections and own 14 groups with over 50,000 members.

Addiction Conferences by Behavioral Health Network Resources

We are thought leaders in social media marketing and have been educating addiction treatment CEO’s, Executives and Outreach professional at our 15 Addiction Executive Ethical Marketing Practices conferences. Come meet us at our next Addiction Conferences series that provides C-suite Executives solutions to navigating the difficult business and marketing landscape,  These conferences are in a unique talk show host and town hall forum. They are interactive with no PowerPoint presentations and each features 5 executive thought leaders educating in an open forum.