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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 click-throughs. 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)
  • young adult drug rehabs New Jersey (SOBA College Recovery)
  • outpatient drug rehabs New Jersey (SOBA College Recovery)
  • drug rehabs Agoura Hills (Awakenings LinkedIn profile)
  • outpatient drug rehabs Agoura Hills (Awakenings LinkedIn and Facebook profiles)
  • 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 5/21/19. This event will also have a special luncheon honoring addiction professionals of the year. Advanced Data Systems Corp. is sponsoring the luncheon. Check out the event and vote for your addiction professionals of the year. We have 2 thought leader sponsorships 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 repurpose 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.

 

 

How to Prepare for Addiction Conferences

Addiction conferences preparation has benefits for addiction treatment centers, detox’s, sober livings and ancillary service providers. As behavioral health industry professionals, we are experiencing moments of change in how we operate. However, when attending mental health conferences there are several key areas to focus on to get much-needed business and marketing tools.

There are several goals to bear in mind when attending addiction conferences and networking events. These goals vary depending on the position you have with your behavioral health organization. CEO’s, Executives, Directors and Outreach professionals, by design of their role, have different objectives. However, getting out of your comfort zone can pay great dividends if done strategically.

Addiction Conferences Preperation Generates ROI

How to perform addiction conferences preparation?

The addiction treatment industry is experiencing many different changes in the business and marketing side. It is vital that you walk away with new business strategies, marketing plan ideas, and drug rehab lead generation sources. The behavioral health industry has several critical pain points that CEO’s and Owners are experiencing.

New operational and marketing laws as spreading across the nation thanks to the new “Florida Model” paving the road with their new patient brokering and operational laws as of July 1, 2017. Getting educated on ethical business and marketing strategies at addiction conferences is paramount at this critical time to survive. Some centers that continued with laissez-faire strategies, resisted change or did not seek the proper education and tools have not survived the red ocean. It is paramount for behavioral health organizations addiction conferences preparation to get specific and strategic intelligence.

CEO’s and Executives Focus on the Big Picture at Addiction Conferences

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers, detox’s and sober homes owners have a difficult job. They need to focus on the business, marketing and clinical side of their organization. Many addiction executives are strong on the clinical aspects and addiction treatment in general. Most have started their addiction treatment center because of their strength in this area and their passion to help others struggling with addiction. However, this is only 1/3 of what it takes to run a successful center.

When CEO’s and addiction Executives attend addiction conferences their conversations are much different than the conversation of let’s say Outreach professionals. According to the Harvard Business Review article, “Sales People Need a Strategy for Selling to CEOs,” CEO’s are focused on business outcomes, how decisions affect the entire organization and maximizing their time. The upper management Executives have a much wider business education.

They are looking for business and marketing solutions to their pain points:

They generally are not there to network but to find proven and ethical solutions. They are relying on particular presenters, drug rehab marketing consultants and finding the business and marketing expert leaders attending these addiction professional conferences. They are particularly interested in drug rehab marketing strategies and billing as these are two key areas that generate revenue for the organization.

Directors are Guided by CEO’s and Executives Vision

Directors are also focused on the same areas as the CEO’s and Executives. The difference being is that they put the CEO’s and Executives vision into play. It is vital that they get better educated by the conference presenters, exhibitors a few select attendees that are specialists in whatever is on their plate at that time.

While most Directors in the behavioral health industry have in-depth knowledge in many areas, they need to be experts when leading the company in new areas. They also should be evaluating current procedures and ancillary providers on a regular basis (at the very least every year) to save or generate new revenue. All of these carries great responsibility and consume great amounts of time.

Addiction Conferences Provide Knowledge and Proven Experience

Addiction conferences preparation can provide knowledge and experience from proven thought leaders to assist drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers, detoxes and sober livings Directors in their roles. However, this can be difficult at times because at many mental health conferences there are several presentations going on at the same time. It is impossible for the Directors to be in two places at the same time. Directors need to pick and choose based on their priorities or rely on another employee to attend the other presentation.

Outreach Professionals and Business Development; Obtaining Tools is Critical

Outreach professionals for addiction treatment centers, detox’s, sober homes and service organizations have an extremely stressful position. Unfortunately, the average Outreach position lasts for about 6-12 months. They can no longer just rely on their personal connections. We have seen this on LinkedIn with our 30,000 addiction and behavioral health level one connections. Viewing these LinkedIn profiles while we are growing our tribes it is very concerning. One of the main reasons is this role has traditionally lacked in gaining useful tools to assist them in their daily jobs.

It’s obvious that Outreach professionals are constantly obtaining new clinical knowledge. However, many are not getting the tools on the business and marketing side of behavioral health that are now paramount in their success. They need customer relationship management (CRM’s,) networking tools and strategies, call center training, overall marketing, branding, social media, email marketing, closing techniques and more. Behavioral Health Network Resources provides LinkedIn training for industry professionals. This training grows targeted connection and teaches how to maximize LinkedIn.

Tools for Preparing for Addiction Conferences

Addiction conferences preparation should be providing some of these tools. These tools are essential in their role in generating drug rehab leads. Many owners and operators do not realize that one employee turnover costs about $20,000. Owners and Outreach professionals should aggressively be seeking these tools. Two of the biggest areas are drug rehab marketing and establishing new referral sources.

Addiction treatment center marketing is such a vast area that there are always new strategies and techniques to be learned. One of many examples is business development professionals need to intimately understand the power of social media. How they portray themselves and what they put on social media is a direct reflection of their organization’s brand. It also affects establishing new referral sources. Many are ineffectively, or not using at all the #1 business networking site in the world. They are wasting valuable drug rehab marketing time, or not utilizing their time on LinkedIn.

What is Addiction Conferences Preparation?

In any job, position or role getting out of your comfort zone enables you to grow personally and professionally. This can be difficult because human nature gravitates us towards our comfortable circles. At many substance abuse conferences, you see the same professionals forming in the same groups. Yes, it’s wonderful to chat with our familiar circles, however, it should not dominate your time at these events. Getting outside of the comfort zone, obtaining new tools, business education and forcing yourself to meet everyone in the room is paramount in the state of our industry.

This can be an overwhelming experience and non-productive if you are not prepared. Preparation, maximizing time and follow-up can make the real difference when attending substance abuse conferences. To truly get all the benefits the preparation begins far before the event.

Effective Addiction Networking Starts Weeks Before the Addiction Symposium

With addiction conferences preparation, you should be visiting the conference website. For most, you can get an idea of what organizations will be there. Some event websites only list the sponsors and exhibitors, while others will provide a list of everyone including the attendees.

Examine the list on the event website and write a list putting them into categories like A, B, C, and D. The A’s are the organizations that are new start-ups, organizations that you have been targeting, or ones you must chat with at the event. The B’s are your second tier and so forth. Prepare before you attend the conference. By writing the list and bringing it with you to the event you will not miss any opportunities.

One of the best ways for addiction conferences preparation is to connect prior to the event.  Most professionals in our industry do not do this. You should at least reach out to your A’s and B’s through LinkedIn prior to the event. Say you want to visit their booth or meet with them at the conference. This soft introduction says you are a professional and you are interested in meeting them. You will also get an idea of who this new potential referral source is and have some background information to reference when you chat at the event.

Before Attending Addiction Conferences Get Marketing Materials Updated

Make sure your organization’s brochures, business cards, and exhibitor materials are up to date. Many addiction treatment centers, Detox’s, Sober homes and ancillary service providers do a poor job of keeping these items up to date. The products and services often change, and the marketing materials do not reflect those changes. We see this all the time at the addiction Executive conferences that we hold in our industry. It was an issue until we found a promotional products vendor to work with providing these services for our sponsors and exhibitors. They also offer discounts to our participants.

Prepare for Addiction Conferences They Are Valuable

With addiction conferences preparation, drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers, opiate detox’s, inpatient rehabs, intensive outpatient treatment centers, sober livings, and ancillary service providers reap benefits. This article explains how to prepare for addiction conferences before, during and after. Get the most out of attending addiction conferences and networking events. Be strategic, maximize your time and follow-up immediately following the addiction conference.

Behavioral Health Network resources have been an addiction conferences provider for the last four years. In that time we have put on over 14 conferences attracting 150-200 at each event. They have gained the attention of CEO’s and Executives with over 150-200 attending each conference. This unique talk show host, town hall forum has become extremely popular. These addiction professional conferences cover “HOT” topics and provide attendees a chance to “ask the experts” any questions on better business practices, billing, drug testing, licensing, DCF, Accreditation, treatment, sales, marketing, and any other aspect of the addiction and behavioral health industry.

Addiction Conferences Marketing Package with Sponsorship

We are seeking sponsors for our next addiction conferences EMP events in Florida and California. These sponsorships come with a 30-day marketing package. This can be tailored for a treatment center or sales/service organization. The benefits include;

  • 15-minute special presentation
  • 1 thought leader panelist spot
  • exhibitor booth
  • email marketing to 25,000 addiction professionals
  • 5 VIP passes into the event
  • Linked profile makeover
  • SEO consultation
  • marketing to our 210,000 audiences
  • LinkedIn posts to our 30,000 addiction and behavioral health level one connection
  • Facebook marketing to our 150,000 group members
  • national exposure for 60 days prior to the event
  • some literature pieces placed on attendee tables
  • inclusion in the conference brochure

You can contact Charles Davis at 561-235-6195 to get more information.

Are there other ways to prepare for addiction conferences? We welcome your comments!

Drug Rehab Marketing SEO Vs. Digital Darwinism

Drug rehab marketing is understandably becoming the most important part of drug and alcohol addiction treatment center marketing. Search engine optimization 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 and get page one rankings, it doesn’t exist. Drug rehab SEO takes many things to accomplish, time and investment.

Understanding Drug Rehab Marketing 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 Darwinismdrug rehab SEO digital Darwinism. They stayed with past drug rehab marketing 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. 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 click-throughs. The first three organic slots and Maps account for 70% of page one click-throughs.

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 $100,000’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. 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

If they can’t rank their own business, how can you expect them to rank yours? Being educated on the many components of drug rehab 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?

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
  • 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 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 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 drug rehabilitation industry have a poor website structure in their 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:

  • getting paid in 14-days with some of your receivables
  • do not know how much is out in receivables
  • have large amounts owed

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.

Marketing Directors Role in Marketing

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 one year.

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

The very first step in a solid marketing plan is 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

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’s or drug rehab marketing agency is not on the first page of Google in the 3-pack or in the first three slots on page one organically for key longtail keywords (ie drug rehabs West Palm Beach) you are not doing your job very well.

Drug Rehab SEO Marketing 36 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. 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?
  23. Is our blog attracting and engaging for our target audience?
  24. How are we building quality back-links?
  25. How many citations do we have?
  26. Do we have a staff page?
  27. Are we getting regular Google Reviews? If not, why?
  28. 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…?
  29. How many of our staff are involved in our social media marketing? And, what are the uniform messages we are using?
  30. 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?
  31. Is our direct addiction professional, and individuals seeking treatment audience over 10,000?
  32. 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?
  33. Do we understand how to maximize Facebook (2 billion members)
  34. Are we driving 500-1000 targeted visitors (per article) to your blog posts?
  35. Do we understand and utilize your Google Analytics?
  36. What have we done to utilize call tracking metrics?
  37. Are we doing Lunch and Learns at our center for EAP’s, Labor Unions, Interventionists, Private Clinicians and more…?

Addiction Conferences for C-Level Executives Provide Answers

You can get answers to these critical questions and more at Behavioral Health Network Resources next addiction conference on 5/21/19. This event will also have a special luncheon honoring the addiction professionals of the year in 7 categories. You can go to the conference website to check out the event and vote for your favorites. We are currently looking for Co-Host and Co-Chair sponsors for our next California event. 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;

  • substance abuse billing
  • proper website development
  • drug rehab SEO
  • dealing with insurance companies
  • social media marketing
  • legal issues
  • patient brokers

Outreach Needs More 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 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, and this list goes on. 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.

Drug Rehab Leads 8 Things to Know

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Drug rehab leads have become a difficult task for drug and alcohol addiction treatment center marketing. There have been many businesses, administrative and marketing changes. Addiction treatment centers can no longer just rely on a “buy rehab leads” strategy. A detailed addiction treatment center marketing plan must be in place. A plan with a healthy marketing mix and many components.

You should have a solid understanding of the competitive addiction treatment center marketing of all your competitors. With this understanding, you will realize that it’s a highly competitive market. You need a decent investment and a knowledgeable drug rehab leads marketing company specializing in our field.

Deception with Drug Rehab Leads Generation

It is not enough to have an addiction treatment center marketing specialist, you need to research them and get behind the smoke and mirrors. You need tracking metrics on the back-end of your website. These show you exactly where your recovery leads are being generated and what is producing the treatment calls. We’ve had many drug rehab leads marketing clients that buy into exclusive listings on high gloss websites with a ton of listings and banner ads of their competitors. Some sites have heavy traffic and some have very little. Also, be aware of drug rehab marketing agencydrug rehab marketing agency cookie cutter options.

Some fool you with fake traffic. If you pay to be on these sites, put Google analytics on the back-end of the website and look closely at the monthly traffic generated. In addition, you can code you’re call tracking and see how many calls are being generated. This should be done for your entire marketing mix. In addition, drug rehab marketing consultants can prevent you from making costly mistakes. They have the experience and knowledge to guide you to what works. It’s in your best interest to about the top 3 benefits of drug rehab consultants.

Check Internet Drug Rehab Leads Rankings

The first step in drug rehab leads marketing is to check their visitor count. One of the best ways to check is to use Alexa. This is a website checker that will show you any websites traffic. Many of the ones that show heavy traffic use black hat tactics to depict traffic. Some will buy fake traffic which is useless to addiction treatment centers. Once we put tracking mechanisms in place for our drug rehab leads clients we find these sites generate very little leads and have wasted the treatment centers marketing dollars. One of the sites we do recommend should be in a drug rehab marketing mix is Psychology Today. Every one of our clients tells us it does generate some leads and is inexpensive.

Formalized Drug Rehab Leads Marketing Plan

You should have a written drug and alcohol addiction treatment center marketing plan with many buckets. This is you’re drug rehab marketing mix and should clearly outline what you are going to be trying and documenting the results. It is going to take an investment, time and long-term commitment to finding you’re drug rehab leads marketing mix. Be careful of the top 3 drug rehab marketing mistakes. These are common mistakes made by many centers and can waste $100,000’s of marketing dollars. Without the proper website foundation and SEO, you’re marketing will be leaking valuable Google juice.

Drug Rehab Leads Marketing Tools

Rehabilitation centers spend a lot of money on drug rehab lead generation to generate a client. In that process, there are many potential clients that touch upon that organization by inquiring, calling and researching that company. Very few centers have drug rehab SEO tools or know how to capture and execute a consistent marketing plan. Your due diligence needs to produce a solid education in web marketing, website development, and search engine optimization. Understanding how search engines work and how to communicate effectively are paramount.

Where are Drug Rehabs Leads Conversions Coming From?

Consider this, 70% of conversions are coming from mobile. Furthermore, 60-70% of page one Google click-throughs are the first three organic slots. Many centers choose AdWords which only receive 1.81% of page one clickthroughs. Whether you are performing you’re marketing in-house or through a drug rehab marketing agency it is always beneficial to have drug rehab marketing consultants evaluate your marketing strategy. This will save $100,000’s of thousands of dollars.

You should be investing 25% of your yearly revenue for the addiction treatment center marketing to generate drug rehab leads. Marketing is the hand that is feeding your rehabilitation treatment center and skimping or cutting corners is going to be a direct reflection on the results of you’re marketing campaign. You can learn more about correcting many common business and marketing mistakes at our 15th Addiction Conferences EMP Series event. This event is on 1/22/19 in Costa Mesa, CA.

Using LinkedIn to Generate Drug Rehab Leads

LinkedIn increases drug rehab leads when implemented in your drug rehab marketing strategyYour drug rehab leads should not only include targeting clients needing treatment, but also professional referral sources of front-line clinicians, private clinicians, EAP’s, Interventionists, LMHC, CAP’s, etc… The best way to achieve this is through the largest professional website in the world LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a definite must in the drug rehab marketing strategy.

LinkedIn has over 20,000,000 addiction and behavioral health professionals. If you are not using this #1 medium, or do not know how you can check out our Executive Get Linked for Addiction Professionals Training by calling 561-235-6195. This will increase your level one connections by a minimum of 1,500. It will also show you how to continually grow a targeted audience, teach you all the tricks and secrets, back-doors and how to set-up meetings to establish referral relationships.

Addiction Professional Groups on LinkedIn and Facebook

Just like Facebook, LinkedIn’s algorithm favors personal profiles and groups. We have performed tests on the Behavioral Health Network Resources drug rehab marketing LinkedIn business page. We’ve found the personal profiles and groups outperform the business pages drastically.

We did the same tests on our drug rehab marketing Facebook business page and the reach was astronomically higher on the individual profiles and groups. This means the focus on social media for drug rehab leads must be placed on individual profiles and growing targeted groups. You also need to know how to strategically reach and coral your target audience.

How Effective is Your Drug Rehab Marketing Agency?

If someone is trying to tell you they can perform addiction treatment center marketing for your organization on social media, then you should be seeing them everywhere and know them. After all, you are their target audience. If they have not been in front of you already chances are they don’t have the audience and do not know how to utilize this medium.

This goes for all social media especially LinkedIn and Facebook. If your drug rehab marketing agency can’t do this for their company, how can you expect them to do it for your treatment center? On LinkedIn, you need to learn the value of level ones, groups, and followers on LinkedIn. How to get your blog posts in front of 100,000’s without paying for distribution.

You can get a boost in reaching your target addiction and behavioral health audience on LinkedIn and Facebook. Here are 60 addiction professional social media groups with over 210,000 members. However, this is only one piece and intimately understanding these mediums is critical. We see many wasting many hours with no chance of utilizing these mediums. How much is your time worth?

Get in-front of Potential Clients for Drug Rehab Leads Marketing

To get treatment calls, or industry related sales/service clients you need to get in front of them.  You also need to stay in front of them and continually run them through your sales funnel until they become your client. You need to be where they are or be high on organic listings inside the social media and on Google.

If you don’t have a good drug rehab leads marketing budget you’re going to lose market share to those that do. If you only have a $5,000 – $10,000 marketing budget per month, you better have a geographical marketing plan in place. This is the way to beat the big players. These big players have sophisticated financial capabilities; they’re usually funded by a hedge fund or portfolio managers and they have plenty of cash. They have and continue to invest in organic marketing.

Think Local with Drug Rehab SEO

Think local in you’re drug rehab marketing strategy. If you have a drug rehab marketing agency, check your local listings for your long-tail keywords. If you are not ranking for your specialty followed by geographical location you are wasting marketing dollars and should consider another marketing company. Here is a way to check how well you’re marketing agency is doing or an in-house marketing team. Pick one of you’re treatment center’s specialties. In this example, we look at addiction treatment centers. Then follow it by you’re geographical location. In this example, we will use West Palm Beach.

Now type the entire long-tail keyword into your Google browser, addiction treatment centers West Palm Beach. Again, this is just an example, use your organizations’ specialty. Do this for all your center’s keywords. If your advertising and marketing agency or in-house marketing staff is performing well you should be ranked in the Google 3-pack (Google maps) and in the first three organic listings. If you are not ranking you need to hire a new marketing company or get your in-house staffed training on SEO.

Notice on the picture above that Behavioral Health Network Resources takes up the entire top of the fold with the Google three pack. This goes beyond just ranking in Google maps. Usually, only the big brands achieve gaining this much real estate on page one of Google. Then, look at the picture below and see we are ranked #4 organically for the same term drug rehab marketing agency.

How Long Does Drug Rehab Leads Generation Take?

It takes 9 months to have a baby no matter how many women you have on the job. Search inclusion takes time and is not immediate. If anyone is offering instant results to get on page one of Google for your drug rehab marketing be aware. While they may get you there quickly, Google will find out their black hat strategy and penalize your website. Social media marketing is not instant. It is earned over time.

Also, you should have good operational knowledge of the different search platforms. They all have a per sauna and knowing their personality can save you a lot of time and money. Facebook recently went public and announced business pages would be served less. Many centers need to understand this for their drug rehab lead generation. Facebook is trying to force business to pay for advertising.

Drug Rehab Leads Remember the 8 Things to Know

When trying to generate drug rehab leads remember the 8 things to know. This will prevent you from wasting valuable drug rehab marketing dollars.

  • Proper website structure with schema incorporated into it.
  • On page and off page SEO by an industry expert.
  • Detailed attention on NAP.
  • A backlink plan to build high-quality backlinks.
  • A local SEO plan focused on Google’s 3 pack.
  • Dedication of resources on social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, G+, Twitter and YouTube
  • Properly installed Google analytics.
  • Call tracking metrics set-up on the back end. This is a must inexpensive tool ($19/Month plus pennies per call.) This will tell you exactly what is producing your calls and where they are coming from.

Generating drug rehab leads is difficult. It takes specific knowledge and time. The big treatment centers can afford to operate at a loss to push the small to medium centers out and gain market share. However, unless they have a center in your area they will not geographically target down to your location.

Pick our brain on drug rehab leads generation and your industry related sales/service marketing. Give us a free no obligation call to discuss your marketing pain areas. Call 561-235-6195 Ask About Our 4-Week Consulting Package.

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Top 3 Benefits of Drug Rehab Consultants

Drug rehab consultants play a vital role in the addiction treatment industry. Whether you are a new start-up, an existing center, or an ancillary service provider you need consultants for various reasons. Behavioral health business and marketing consultants prevent costly mistakes, save revenue and increase return on investment. Drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers and the entire industry spend a lot of money on their drug rehab marketing strategies. Without the expertise of a consultant they can, and do, waste hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Why Drug Rehab Consultants?

As an addiction treatment center owner, you’ve spent an enormous amount of time and resources to have a structurally sound clinical component for your center. You’ve hired the best and most qualified clinical team and have the best clinical protocols in place. The treatment side is usually the owner’s specialty. Many centers will hire accreditation consultants for their Joint Commission (JACHO) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, (CARF.)

These accreditations are extremely important for the treatment centers allowing them for better overall treatment for their clients, assists in gaining clients and makes them authority over their competition. Consultants charge $30,000 or more to get them through the accreditation processes. Drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers owners know that these are an absolute necessity for their behavioral health organizations. The second reason drug rehab owners hire consultants is that at some point they all realize the importance of marketing. Then, they quickly realize they are competing against big dollars being spent by the larger addiction treatment centers every month. They also start to realize they need an internet of things (IoT) electronic footprint driving targeted traffic to their website for their addiction treatment center marketing.

Drug Rehab Consultants Save Money

Many owners do not put the same time, resources and investment in their marketing. Many do not respect marketing, nor do they understand the time, education and resources for an effective marketing strategy. They generally take short-cuts with their website, SEO and overall marketing. These short-cuts are saving pennies and wasting dollars in the long run. For example, they might save a couple of thousand dollars on their website build.

Their website looks beautiful to the eye, however, it usually has poor structure, no schema, poor Google My Business and an extreme lack of social media marketing. Drug rehab centers must have a robust and targeted drug rehab marketing mix to survive the business and operational changes in our industry. Drug rehab consultants provide the experience and knowledge to avoid costly mistakes on the business and marketing side of our unique industry.

Drug Rehab Marketing Consultants Should be Part of the Package

All drug rehab consultants should be assessing the most important aspect of addiction center treatment marketing. Contrary to what most addiction treatment center owners and ancillary service providers believe your website is the most valuable asset in generating leads. There are 7 key mistakes made with website development made by addiction treatment centers when generating drug rehab leads. Set-up correctly it will outperform all other marketing aspects combined. If set-up poorly you will be wasting a ton of marketing dollars and blaming your drug rehab marketing agency for poor results. You will be forced to using “black hat” marketing strategies and continuously get penalized by Google. This is where drug rehab consultants play a vital role in the success of drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers.

Long-term Marketing Strategy Needed

Here is where CEO’s and Executives need to have a long-term marketing strategy in place. Your addiction treatment center or any business website works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This employee never takes a day off, never goes on vacation and you don’t have to pay for its benefits. Best of all as a treatment center owner you have 100% control and know if you set something it will happen 100% of the time.

This can work for you or against you. The question is how you fine tune this engine to work efficiently. First, you must understand that what you see on the screen when you are visiting a website is only 10%. The other 90% is back-end stuff that must sync perfectly to get blessed by the Google GODS.

Your Website Must be an Authority and Trusted by Google and Potential Clients

Why is it vital for addiction treatment centers, or detox’s staff to be published on high profile industry websites? This positions them as an expert in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Citing and including them in your websites builds instant trust with potential clients. Also, getting published on other high authority websites increases Google ranking. One of the most difficult areas of drug rehab SEO for addiction treatment centers and ancillary service providers is getting those back-links pointing to their websites.

Regardless of whether your clinicians don’t have all the flashy letters after their names, it is still greatly supportive if they compose articles and blog entries on your website. It is likewise similarly as critical or much more imperative for drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers to distribute video recordings of staff teaching people in general about drug addiction and recovery. Videos rank the highest on Google and social media for retention and they help build trust. In fact, they receive more than 60% of the click-throughs. Behavioral Health Network Resources offers drug rehab SEO marketing and training to get your center on page one of Google.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Marketing Best Practices

Spread out your drug and alcohol addiction treatment center marketing budget. Putting all your marketing dollars into one bucket like AdWords spells disaster. Many learned this mistake when Google restricted paid ads, some did not make the learning curve and had to close their doors. The centers that survived had good drug rehab consultants which put into place a diverse marketing strategy. Categorize your marketing into three buckets. This way when one bucket isn’t working you have the other two generating phone calls. Even with three buckets going on at the same time one, two or all three could fail at any given time. The three main buckets should be organic, boots on the ground and a paid advertising strategy.

What is organic marketing and Drug Rehab SEO?

Organic marketing in one of the most difficult for drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers and ancillary service providers to fully understand. It starts with proper website structure. Without proper website structure, your website is going to be leaking Google ranking juice. Google with either not read the site or penalize it. This is where most marketing dollars are wasted by many treatment centers.

After structure, you need to look at search engine optimization (SEO.) SEO is a complicated process and impossible to know all there is to know on the subject. Even the best drug rehab consultants only know a fraction of SEO. However, they do know the many best practices that can get you to the first page of Google. Google only reveals a few golden nuggets; the rest is best practices. We get 10-15 calls every week from drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers on marketing and consulting. Almost everyone says their on-page SEO is good. This is rarely the case. I always ask them if they have Yoast installed on their website. Yoast is a WordPress plugin that tells you and guides you in having decent SEO on your site. Yoast will tell you if your SEO is at an acceptable level. Once things are up to par with Yoast, it is time to hire an SEO specialist.

Organic SEO also covers publishing useful, attracting and engaging content. It is not enough to have you site look good in Google eyes, it also must be useful to the reader.

Understanding Social Media Marketing

The last part of organic SEO is social media and this is an absolute must. According to Tech Crunch, people are spending over 5 hours a day on their cell phones. This doesn’t include time spent on PC’s at work and home. Our society has been consumed with social media being a daily part of our lives. It is paramount that your addiction recovery center gets in front of potential clients daily. For the most part, this is not a features and benefits sales pitch. It is attracting and engaging potential clients with good content on an emotional level. Then attaching that emotion to your brand. You must build trust by providing content that conveys you understand the trials and tribulations they are experiencing with addiction and can help them.

Even with great content, it is useless unless you have the vehicle to get in front of the potential masses. It takes an intimate understanding of Facebook and LinkedIn. Addiction treatment centers must understand the secrets, tricks, and back-doors of these mediums to maximize their potential to drive leads. Facebook announced its new algorithm that puts the power of business marketing with individual profiles and groups unless you pay for the advertising.

We have been preparing for this social media marketing shift for the last four years. We are one of the few marketing companies that practices what they preach when it comes to marketing on Facebook and LinkedIn. We have built up 30,000 level one connection’s on LinkedIn and 12 groups with over 50,000 members. On Facebook, we have 15,000 friends and 35 groups with over 150,000 members.

Boots on the Ground Pitfalls

Almost every addiction treatment center puts most of their marketing efforts in boots on the ground tactics. While it should be in every drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers marketing mix, it should only be a portion of the marketing mix. All drug rehab consultants should be telling you to have diversity in your drug rehab lead generation. We see many centers using boots on the ground, Google AdWords and call center lead generation.

This is most likely due to the CEO’s and Executives looking for short-term solutions to keep their census at an acceptable level. They tend to get caught up with hiring Outreach professionals that say they have a book of business. This strategy has caused an extremely high turnover rate in the addiction treatment industry. Outreach professional’s positions usually last from 6 months to a year. We see this by looking at out 30,000 addiction and behavioral health professional level one connections profiles on LinkedIn. Many owners do not realize that this situation actually costs the drug rehab centers about $20,000 per turn over.

Paid Advertising the King of Short-term Solution to a Long-Term Problem

Google AdWords or pay per click (PPC) has paved the road for unprepared drug rehab marketing plans. Addiction treatment centers have notoriously used AdWords in place of a good organic marketing plan. This is mind-boggling considering the paid AdWords account for less than 5% of the click-throughs on Google. The first three organic slots account for a whopping 70%. Bing, Yahoo, and MSN are comparable to these numbers.

Google AdWords restrictions are somewhat being lifted in July of 2018. While we will see some centers jumping back on that merry-go-round, some should have learned the value of organic marketing. This is a long-term play that once established can last for years and generates higher converting clients.

Buy Rehab Leads is a Short-term Solution

Another famous short-term solution is a buy rehab leads strategy. Many treatment centers complain about buying calls but continue to do so. Now, in Florida, they are no longer allowed by law to buy verification of benefits (VOB) calls. This call center leads generation option would give treatment centers qualified leads at least guaranteeing that the potential client has the insurance the center offers.

These drug rehab SEO marketing buckets are constantly changing and providing different leads at different times. At any given time, they stop producing leads, and not for any given reason. As a CEO or Marketing Director, you need to be juggling all three constantly. One of the biggest mistakes that drug rehabs make is when the census is up they do not invest more in their drug rehab marketing efforts.

Measuring the Success of Each Drug Rehab Marketing Bucket

Drug rehab consultants should be putting in back-end analytics to measure efficiency. Keeping in mind the end goal is to understand your most elevated ROI. It is imperative to track lead generation sources that are converting into clients. It is critical to gauge the “first contact” when the individual seeking addiction treatment reached out.

  • Did they call?
  • How many calls?
  • What blog post generated the call or click?
  • Did they click through from a landing page?
  • Did they click through from Google, Bing, Yahoo or MSN?
  • Did they click through from Google Maps?
  • Was it from a “boots on the ground” lead?

This is vital for marketing intelligence. By knowing this information, you can adjust your marketing strategy and fuel resources to what is working at that time. Again, this is not stagnant, it is constantly changing and adjusting is critical.

Call Tracking Metrics an Inexpensive Absolute Must Have Tool

The key to maximizing your ROI on marketing dollars is to know what is generating the most drug rehab leads, or calls. Call tracking can tell you where the potential client started and right through to where they called from. This is vital information for the marketing team. You can also assign a dollar value to the services sold to have dollars associated with conversions. It will also record the calls, so you can determine if admissions teams are doing a good job of converting clients. It also gives information on date, time, city, state, and much more. You can check out how this inexpensive valuable drug rehab call tracking tool is for your center.

Why Add Google Analytics to Your Drug Rehab Marketing Plan?

Google analytics like call tracking provides information on addiction treatment centers websites. All drug rehab consultants should know how to read and utilize this vital information. It tells you real-time traffic, city, state, pages visited, where they came from, interests and more.

Google analytics tells you what the most popular pages of your website and blog are. It tells you how long they stayed on your website. If it is less than 60 seconds, it is called a bounce. If you have pages with a high bounce rate, then you need to edit those pages to make them more engaging. For the pages with long visit time, it tells you that it is good content and you should be producing more similar content.

Providing Staff Tools for Effective Drug Rehab Marketing

Without experienced, educated and dedicated workers, it can be a battle to become a successful behavioral health organization. This is especially true when hiring drug rehab consultants. In addition, because we are in a video age on social media, you need staff to speak and present about your drug addiction treatment program in front of a camera. They must be able to convey treatment information and touch on an emotional level. This is a human aspect that will build trust and position your drug and alcohol addiction treatment center as an authority. Building electronic video assets is critical for getting clients and getting to page one on Google.

The Role of Addiction Conferences and Events

Conferences, events and training’s play a vital role in our industry. You should be sending your staff to events and conferences to build on their knowledge of treatment, marketing and the business side of behavioral health. Many drug rehab consultants attend many of these events to gain much-needed knowledge of our complex industry. You need to provide tools on an on-going basis and not just hiring them and relying on their book of business. Getting them educated on the business and marketing side of our industry. You can check out our next behavioral health conference on 5/21/19 and get involved.

CEO’s, Directors and Outreach need more education on marketing, social media (so their not damaging your brand,) networking strategies, SEO, call tracking, Google analytics, patient brokering, billing, collections, utilization review and many more. Providing them ongoing education and experience will pay dividends down the road.

Behavioral Health Network Resources provides 3-4 addiction conferences every year. These conferences feature Executive Thought Leaders, drug rehab consultants, Senators, Attorneys and high profiled and experienced behavioral health professionals. Each conference attracts 5-7 Addiction Executive Thought Leaders, 150-200 attendees, and 14-20 exhibitors. We are seeking co-host sponsors for our next Florida and California conferences. Contact Charles Davis at 561-235-6195 and get national exposure.

The Importance of Offering a Full Continuum of Care

When you go to a restaurant they don’t force you to order a few items. They generally offer a la carte. You need to offer the most options possible that relate to drug and alcohol addiction treatment. You are investing a tremendous amount of time, resources and money in your addiction treatment marketing strategy, you need to make sure you have a lot to offer when they decide to pick up the phone.

  • 30, 60 and 90 In-patient Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Out-patient treatment Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Alcohol and Opiate Detox
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Christian Track
  • LBGTQ Track
  • Sober Living Options
  • Aftercare
  • Telehealth
  • Family Program
  • And many more

Two of the best motivations to do this is the insurance companies are demanding documented improvement of clients. Second, it costs a considerable amount of cash to produce qualified drug rehab leads and you need to maximize revenue.

Consultants Assist on the Business Side of Behavioral Health

The two main areas for addiction treatment centers to gain revenue include marketing and billing. We’ve covered some marketing aspects above, however, there are other areas to consider. Billing and collections can get out of hand very quickly.

The insurance companies are playing dirty by rejecting claims, delaying reimbursements, questioning medical necessity and auditing addiction treatment centers to get out of paying for services. We recently sat down with Scott Delmarr, of Proven billing, a respected behavioral health and substance abuse billing consultant. Here’s what he had to say.

One of the most difficult areas is collecting from the insurance companies. Receivables get out of control quickly and drastically effect operating cash flow.

To make it even worse there are some situations where the insurance companies send the checks directly to the treatment centers clients. This causes huge problems for treatment centers and detox’s to get those checks.

Many times the treatment center’s clients keep that money. How bad is this situation, some centers can have millions of dollars in receivables from this situation? These are evident especially with Empire and Federal BCBS insurance in Florida. You can contact Mr. Redlich at 954-592-1921 with any questions.

So, Why Hire Drug Rehab Consultants

As an owner of an addiction treatment center, detox, or ancillary service provider, you are going to spend on the low-end hundreds of thousands of dollars on your marketing. Drug rehab consultants can put a proven marketing plan in place producing the best ROI and reduce waste. Consultants can tell you what works and what does not work. They can tell you how to get your website built with proper structure.

They can tell if drug rehab SEO is poor and put a team in place to correct it. They can put into place and train marketing staff on call tracking and Google analytics. They can train your admissions staff to maximize your call center lead generation. Drug rehab marketing consultants are proven and trained guides that completely understand the business and marketing aspects in the addiction treatment industry.

Behavioral Health Network Resources are drug rehab consultants, drug and alcohol addiction treatment marketing specialists and we also host addiction executive conferences education on ethical business and marketing strategies. In addition, we partner with the nation’s best JACHO and CARF accreditation consultants, Give us a call for a no-obligation consultation today at 561-235-6195.

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Patient Brokering W2 or 1099’s Important Considerations Avoid Liability

Patient brokering laws for drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers are nationwide. It is paramount for all drug rehabilitation providers and sober livings to be well educated on these. Especially the local regulatory climate in West Palm Beach FL. and Clifornia.

Understanding Patient Brokering Laws

Many addiction treatment centers, sober livings, and marketers are misinformed about their marketing contracts. Recently the Tomasso brothers thought they were covered with their marketing contracts. Many of these contracts are not in compliance and owners and marketers need to be Crystal clear on what the law requires.

From a Palm Beach Post article by Jorge Milan Palm Beach Post Staff Writer,

“The Tomasso brothers, both residents of Boca Raton, entered into a “marketing employment contract” on Dec. 1, 2016, that “was actually for the referral of patients from Ronald’s sober home” to a substance-abuse facility run by James Tomasso’s wife, the report said.”

Drug rehab marketing employment contracts, like the one the Tomasso brothers signed, are used by treatment facilities to circumvent Florida’s patient-brokering law, which states it is unlawful for any person to offer or pay any commission, bonus, rebate, kickback, or bribe … to induce the referral of patients or patronage to or from a health care provider,” according to Delray Beach police, which investigated the case.

 

Counsel Hirshfeld, Esq. Discusses Drug Rehab Marketing Adhering to Patient Brokering Laws

David will be discussing some fundamental and wide-spread misconceptions on patient brokering and kickbacks that leave many open to legal issues. He will be sharing practical tips on how to make ethical arrangements with marketers more defensible. Below are some questions we plan on asking him.

David Hirshfeld, Esq. is licensed to practice in Florida and New York. He currently owns a nationally respected law firm Hirshfeld PLLC. Counsel Hirshfeld has spent his 23-year legal career advising clients with respect to:

  • business arrangements among licensed health care providers
  • unlicensed entities in the business of healthcare, insurers and other third-party payors.

For the past five years, he has focused almost exclusively on the substance abuse treatment segment.  David was one of FARR’s original board members, and represents:

  • SAT providers
  • physician groups
  • clinics
  • clinical labs
  • lab managers
  • marketing
  • lead generation companies
  • billing companies
  • recovery residences

He is occasionally asked to advise private equity concerns as well as other law firms.  David has also served as full-time in-house counsel to several insurance companies, a healthcare marketing company, and an SAT provider.

Healthcare and Drug Rehab Patient Brokering Laws

David Hirshfeld, Esq. is very well-versed in laws governing the corporate practice of:

  • medicine
  • fee-splitting
  • patient brokering laws
  • kickbacks
  • self-referrals
  • the scope of practice and supervision
  • privacy
  • insurance
  • false claims
  • healthcare marketing
  • general laws governing business entities

As part of representing healthcare businesses, he has become expert with respect to:

  • general legal issues arising from space and equipment leases
  • loan documents
  • employment and contractor arrangements
  • human resource issues
  • wage-and-hour law, arrangements among owners within a business
  • other general business arrangements not specifically related to health care or insurance

Drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers are now experiencing many business and operational changes. The laws are forcing them to incorporate legal business and marketing strategies. Many substance abuse treatment facilities are getting educated on drug rehab SEO marketing to attract new clients.

Many Marketing Arrangements Still Not Legal

Many recovery centers and sober livings current contracts may not protect them from criminal liability from patient brokering laws. With the current status of the addiction treatment industry, it is critical that owners and operators have contracts that are as defensible as possible. Many are relying on recommendations from inexperienced legal counsel and peers. There are still gray areas and operating ethically in compliance with the law is critical. Here are some topics we plan on asking Mr. Hirshfeld;

  • Many people seem to believe that they are free to compensate marketers based on the numbers of patients or the amount of revenue they bring to a treatment provider as long as the marketer is hired on a W-2 basis. Is it really that simple? Are you adhering to the patient brokering laws?
  • In addition to carefully choosing whether to characterize the marketer as 1099 or W-2, are there any other steps that treatment centers can take to help shore up their marketing arrangements from a regulatory perspective?

Please post any questions or comments on patient brokering below.

Addiction Professional Conferences Addressing Patient Brokering Laws

Behavioral Health Network Resources Addiction Conferences EMP Series tackles these issues head-on. Learn proven and ethical rehab marketing strategies providing long-term solutions to the addiction treatment centers problem of maintaining a health census. We are working on our next events in Florida and California in 2019. If you would like to sponsor or exhibit please contact our CEO, Charles Davis at ceo@behavioralhealthnetworkresources.com.

 

 

Drug Rehab SEO Website Development Hurts Marketing

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Top 3 Reasons Drug Rehab Website Development Hurts Drug Rehab Marketing

Drug rehab SEO Website development and design are drastically affecting drug rehab marketing for addiction treatment centers, opiate detox centers, inpatient rehab, and IOP treatment programs. Understanding the many components needed including; design, drug rehab SEO, and branding are critical for successful web marketing. These are all paramount to generate drug rehab leads and customers for sales/service organization in our industry. However, it requires an ongoing, in-depth knowledge of the crucial role website structure plays. Drug rehab SEO website development is complex for drug and alcohol addiction treatment center web marketing.

Understanding How Drug Rehab Website Development Effects Treatment Calls Lead Generation

Addiction treatment centers are facing their most difficult challenges ever in 2018. Generating enough clients to sustain their business has become a daunting necessity. The insurance companies are now paying for shorter lengths of stay and less reimbursement for drug testing. This combined with new laws in Florida on patient brokering, Google PPC restrictions and algorithm changes, have many centers frustrated and struggling to gain clients. We are seeing many centers close their doors, merge, or get bought out by wall street investors.

As a treatment center owner, you most likely started your center because you have a passion to help and extensive knowledge of addiction. That most likely shows with the clinical aspect of your center. However, many centers fall because they do not respect, or understand drug rehab SEO marketing.

Understanding the Value of Proper Website Development

The current behavioral health industry landscape requires that recovery centers learn better addiction treatment marketing practices including the status of the drug rehab SEO website development. Website development is the major building block for their drug rehab marketing. Relying solely on outreach, and buying rehab leads to maintain an acceptable census puts them at great risk.  Addiction treatment lead generation and producing treatment calls is difficult on the web. Drug rehabilitation owners often use short-term solutions to their long-term problem.

Web Marketing Outperforms All Other Marketing Combined

When the money was flowing, there was no reason to have drug rehab SEO website development or a healthy marketing mix. Addiction treatment centers and opiate detox centers threw a ton of money at their rehab marketing with PPC, bought some VOB treatment calls (no longer legal in Florida,) relied on Outreach and that was the extent of their marketing plan. They demanded immediate results which have caused industry-wide thought process concerning marketing. Concentrating on short-term solutions, to their long-term problem of generating clients, puts them at great risk of not surviving in the red ocean.

Website structure the #1 Ingredient for Drug Rehab SEO

Drug Rehab SEO website development needs proper website structure. Many drug rehabilitation centers think web marketing does not work. The main reason is when they implemented it into their substance abuse marketing their website lacked proper structure. They were investing money in drug rehab SEO that could not perform. Without proper structure, Google spiders will not rank or penalize the website.

Substance abuse web marketing is complicated, competitive, and requires knowledge beyond addiction treatment. Drug rehab SEO website development needs to have the proper foundation to produce treatment calls. It must be the start of your drug rehab marketing and lead generation.

Web marketing outperforms all other marketing combined when set-up correctly and executed properly. Speaking with many treatment center CEO’s and Executives, many say web marketing does not work. Our immediate response is let’s look at your electronic assets and how they are set-up.

1. Proper Website Structure = Poor Web Marketing Results

Let’s first look at the website. Website structure is the critical starting point for SEO performance. The aesthetics of treatment centers websites are often beautiful, showing pictures of the beach, and amenities. The aesthetics of a website are only a fraction of what is needed for web marketing. When a house is being built, the foundation is the most important aspect. Without a strong foundation, your house will fall. With web marketing, proper structure is the original building block.

We recently spoke with Brian Frye, CEO, of Magna Technologies, a highly respected industry website design company and attendee favorite panelist at BHNR’s Ethical Marketing Practices Conferences, about the status of treatment centers websites. Here is what he had to say,

“The biggest problem is poor website structure. Centers do not understand how damaging this is to their marketing.”

Website Structure 1st Step in Addiction Treatment Center Marketing

Proper website structure is a critical aspect of a websites SEO and critical for drug rehab marketing. It will be one of the main factors in generating revenue or wasting marketing dollars. Poor drug rehab website development causes Google (and other search engines) to do one of two things. They will either not read and rank your site or penalize your site for structural errors. If you have an efficient website structure in Googles eyes, you get rewarded in many ways (Google juice) with higher rankings. Poor structure is one of the main reasons why many treatment centers say web marketing does not work. SEO is also a huge factor for many addiction treatment centers.

Get a Website Designed and Developed by an Experienced Professional with In-depth Knowledge Beyond the Addiction Treatment Industry

The “big boys in the sandbox” understand better drug rehab website development equals higher rankings in search engines and more click-throughs. These big players use professional and experienced webmasters with experience beyond the addiction treatment industry. Their sites use an efficient, clean and trimmed hierarchy. The small to medium players usually use unskilled individuals with limited knowledge of proper structure. Their hierarchy is generally disorganized, jumbled and not optimized for Google. This is an area that the small to medium size treatment centers can gain ground against the competition (big and small) on the web if they include it in their drug rehab marketing plan.

2. Pay Attention to These Areas of Website Structure

While this article cannot cover all that is involved with proper website development and structure, here are some areas that must be addressed.

Schema.org (Schema) Advanced Search Tactic

Schema is a syntactic vocabulary that is added to HTML that improves how spiders read and present a web page in SERP’s. This is an absolute must in your drug rehab website development.

Google can read every language, however, it’s native tongue is the schema. This is the key to drug rehab SEO. It allows search engines to more clearly understand and read sites more quickly. It is becoming paramount for all websites to correctly incorporate schema where ever possible on their website for several reasons. It gives the ability for search engines to pull better rich snippets and rich data that makes a website link stand out and gain real estate in SERP’s, increasing clicks.

Voice Search Get Ahead of other Rehabilitation Centers

Getting ahead of the competition is easy if you know what’s coming. Secondly, it is becoming a necessity in the new age of voice search. As we pointed out in an earlier article, treatment centers and ancillary service organizations in the addiction treatment industry are suffering from digital Darwinism. Organizations in the addiction treatment industry do not have a firm understanding of the many aspects of SEO and now comes along voice search.

Digital voice search is one of the newest technological advances in the ways consumers get information. It is rapidly becoming a crucial part of the way our potential clients will get information they are seeking at home (Google Home, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazons Alexa,) and on mobile devices (Android, and Apple.) ComScore.com predicts that by 2020, 50 percent of all searches will be voice searches.

Implementing Schema on a website is like placing a direction post on a highway. It quickly gets the spiders to the information that correctly answers a voice query. This is important because voice queries depend on implied content. Proper schema helps provide the content rather than the spiders using an ambiguous page of text.

Implementing Schema and Asking the Right Questions

One of the biggest issues with schema is many do not know how to properly place it on a website.  According to schema.org, there are only 10 million websites using schema.org markup. While this may seem like a lot, only 1% of websites have implemented it. This can give a treatment center an edge with marketing. This should be included in their drug rehab marketing strategy. Some of the areas where you should incorporate schema are;

  • Site Navigation Element
  • About Page
  • GMB Map (Google Maps)
  • WP Footer
  • WP Header
  • WP Side Bar

3. Proper Website Structure gets more Google real-estate with Site-links

Sitelinks are links and descriptions of the different parts of your website that show up in SERP’s. This is a Google’s SEO golden nugget that improves click-through rates, however, there are several pieces that need to be in place to achieve this golden award.  They also are huge in SEO by making navigation easier, dominating SERP’s, brand reputations, and building trust with Google and the user. One of those important pieces is a good website structure (trust and brand reputation are also factors.) If you have a poor website structure, it is highly unlikely that you will achieve a sitemap in Google listings. This causes a reduction in targeted traffic and lower click-throughs of your target audience.

Here is an example of a search that achieves a site link. Try typing into Google search your center and see if your organization shows a site link. If it does not, you either have no site-link, or it is incorrectly implemented.

A quote from Google Webmaster clearly showing the importance of proper website development; We only show site links for results when we think they’ll be useful to the user. If the structure of your site doesn’t allow our algorithms to find good site links, or we don’t think that the site links for your site are relevant for the user’s query, we won’t show them.

Top 8 Mistakes with Drug Rehab Website Development

While Google doesn’t provide a step by step drug rehab website development procedure there are certain things that should be in place to achieve site links.

  1. Unique website name
  2. Clear website structure and navigation
  3. #1 rank organically for the search term
  4. Implementation of sitemap.xml to your Google search counsel account
  5. Build internal links
  6. Cross check page titles
  7. Brand Awareness on social media
  8. Better Website Development and Structure Means Better Website Crawling

Google spiders search billions of pages on the web and compile a massive index. Their algorithm has over 200 factors. According to Google, it is a must that they can crawl and index your site correctly. If you have poor drug rehab website development, chances are extremely slim in achieving a coveted site-link in Google search.

Learn From the Top 3 Reasons Drug Rehab SEO Website Development Hurts Drug Rehab Marketing

Poor drug rehab website development structure is the #1 reason why addiction treatment lead generation fails. Google heavily uses the user’s experience to rank any given site. Google’s algorithm considers many factors. In addition, it looks at loading speed (after 2 seconds you lose 50% of the audience), click-through rates, time on site and frequency of visits to name a few. This article pinpoints these 3 key areas for recovery centers to look for and understand in their marketing.

  1. Proper Website Structure = Poor Web Marketing Results. Get your website built by an industry professional
  2. Pay Attention to Schema and Voice Search
  3. Proper Website Structure gets more Google real-estate with Site-links

If recovery centers can’t get to page one of Google they can’t generate addiction treatment calls. This article outlines the most common mistakes made with drug rehab website development in the recovery industry. Give us a call, we are drug rehab marketing specialists and we will quickly evaluate your SEO. We also provide SEO training. If you would like us to evaluate your organization’s website contact Charles Davis at CEO@BehavioralHealthNetworkResources.com, or give him a call at 561-235-6195.

Top 7 Mistakes Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Leads

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What Are Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Leads Top 7 Mistakes?

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 click-throughs. 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 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 click-throughs 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.

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.

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 EMP Series event on 5/21/19.

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

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Addiction Treatment Marketing Specialists Save Dollars

Addiction treatment marketing specialists are extremely valuable in addiction recovery marketingTreatment centers need a specialized drug rehab marketing agency, consultants, website development professional and experienced drug rehab SEO. So, you’re wasting your addiction recovery marketing dollars without these professionals in place. If you’re a new start-up or have been around for any amount of time, you realize the need for experienced addiction treatment marketing professionals.

Without an addiction treatment marketing specialist as a guide, your addiction treatment marketing is costing you more than it should. There are so many components you must consider when operating an addiction treatment center. Lack of knowledge certainly will produce costly mistakes.

Experience in Addiction treatment marketing “If you think it is expensive hiring a professional wait until you hire an amateur.”- Red Adair

What Are Addiction Treatment Marketing Specialists

Marketing is the most important aspect of any business; it’s the hand that feeds you. There are many areas that expertise is needed to achieve results. The most successful drug rehabilitation recovery centers have experienced professionals in specific areas.   Drug rehab marketing consultants, industry marketing agencies, website developers and  SEO experts. Even with the following in place, many centers fail to use, or understand Google analytics, and call tracking. These are a MUST have for every drug rehab marketing plan. They must understand how to use them to quickly adjust their marketing efforts. If you not utilizing these, you’re wasting some of your addiction recovery marketing dollars. Addiction treatment marketing specialists prevent costly mistakes in the 35 billion dollars a year industry.

What Useful Information do Addiction Treatment Marketing Specialists Provide?

When the revenue is easily flowing, it’s easy to overlook the need for consultants. However, in 2019 many treatment centers are struggling. New laws, regulations, and pay per click requirements are hurting operators. Addiction treatment marketing specialists can help you overcome these huge obstacles. Drug rehab marketing specialists are experienced in;

  • web development (with a respected and industry experienced firm)
  • Call Tracking
  • SEO
  • AdWords, and PPC
  • Call Centers
  • Social Media Marketing (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, G+),
  • Email marketing
  • blog writing
  • Outreach strategies

Lack of Industry Experience Loses Revenue

Using individuals or companies that have little or no experience in the drug rehab industry is a big mistake. When seeking a drug rehab marketing agency avoid those that use a cookie cutter solution. These large agencies plug you into their pre-fabricated program. They know it won’t work for every client. However, they also know there are over 14,000 centers nationwide. They are relying on the churn rate.

These same agencies rely on Google AdWords and Facebook PPC. In July of 2017, this hurt many agencies with Google restrictions. Prior many centers were content with Google vacuuming out their wallet with the outrageous costs of AdWords. The smaller players were getting very few treatment calls and admissions.

If you experienced this, you’re not alone. In fact, pay per click only accounts for 1.91% of the click-throughs on page one of Google. Can you guess how may click troughs organic results get? A whopping 70% for the first three organic slots. Also, we must consider the coveted Google 3-pack in the maps listings. This makes organic marketing much more fruitful than pay per click. The main obstacle for ranking on Google is poor drug rehab SEO.

Drug Rehab Marketing Consultants Prevent Wasted Dollars

The quote below is just a more sophisticated way of saying “you get what you pay for.” Considering the hiring of industry experienced addiction treatment marketing specialists for your substance abuse marketing. Research teams with deep knowledge in the addiction treatment industry. While there are many addiction treatment marketing mistakes, the #1 mistake is experimenting.

Trying to use inexperienced individuals, or teams who are new to the drug rehab industry is costly. This will cost you twice as much to correct, then using an experienced marketing organization. We see this all the time with the #1 reason web marketing fails for many drug rehabilitation recovery centers. Poor drug rehab website development costs $100,000’s is wasted marketing dollars.

“Vision without execution is a hallucination.” – Thomas Edison

Addiction Conferences Bring Thought Leaders Educating on Drug Rehab Marketing

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Addiction professional conferences are meeting places to discuss business and marketing strategies with your peers. You can also get valuable ethical marketing must know information. Being educating on the moments of change at addiction conferences is paramount.

Events that have Executive Thought Leaders are the most valuable. Behavioral Health Network Resources conferences feature 5 Executive Thought Leader consultants and addiction treatment marketing specialists as panelists. These consultants provide proven business and marketing solutions at every event.

The next Addiction Conferences EMP Series event will be in Costa Mesa, California on 1/22/19. Our unique talk show host, town hall-style has attracted 150-250 CEO’s, Executives, Directors, marketing and outreach professionals. You can call Charles Davis at 561-235-6195 with questions about sponsoring, exhibiting or attending.

Addiction Treatment Marketing Specialists Know What Buttons to Push

In a solid drug rehab marketing plan there are many moving parts. Web development, SEO, PPC, and social media marketing. It also includes blog development, call center buys, billboards, radio, TV,  Marketing is also tied to EMR’s, CRM’s and billing. Substance abuse treatment centers owners need to put all these pieces together. All these aspects need to run like a well-oiled machine without making any mistakes. Only experienced addiction treatment marketing specialists can show how to avoid mistakes.

Every business requires a steady flow of customers. The addiction treatment field is no different. There are many ways to attract clients to your business with the Internet being one of the most powerful. However, it can be prohibitively expensive. A lack of experience in addiction treatment marketing is costing you money, more money than you think. Many are not relying upon proven drug rehab consultants that know the business and marketing aspects.

  1. Addiction treatment marketing specialists for lead generation requires two mindsets:
    Drug rehab lead generation is an investment in the long-term sustainability of the business
  2. When you buy treatment calls they must be trackable to succeed

Addiction Treatment Marketing is Costing You Money; Manage Leads

Drug rehab lead generation requires an investment.  The amount of investment depends on how fast you want leads. It also depends on how many leads and the ability of the center to adapt to the incoming inquiries. If you don’t know how to prepare a drug rehab marketing budget, we can help you with no obligation phone call. The best leads are organic leads that come from your website, or from boots on the ground. This is what we see every month as drug rehab lead generation professionals.

Seek Information From Drug Rehab Marketing Specialists to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Addiction treatment marketing specialists provide efficient drug rehab marketing strategies and reduce costs. Drug rehab marketing consultants, SEO experts, and a drug rehab marketing agency are vital. We specialize as industry drug rehab consultants, and as an addiction industry organic social media marketing leader. All of our clients need more than our 90-day marketing package providing drug rehab marketing solutions.

However, in your drug rehab marketing plan you should be building your own target audience that is your electronic asset. You also need reliable, educated and experienced website marketing to handle this complicated process. There are many specialized moving parts underneath. As consultants, we are well known across the nation in the behavioral health industry. If you would like to speak with an experienced addiction treatment web marketing company to see where your website is leaking, and costing you money contact our addiction treatment marketing specialist, Charles Davis at 561-235-6195.