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 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.
Why is Marketing Budget Wasted on pay per click 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 Ad Words and PPC. They could save big money if they would learn all about drug rehab marketing.
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.
Ad Words and PPC (pay per click) 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 Ad Words, you tend to get a lot of Medicaid and Medicare calls. Consider this, pay per click ads on page one only receives 1.81% of the clicks. The Google Maps and top three organic listings get 60-70% of page one clicks.
The #1 mistake made in our industry is treatment centers produce blogs that are all about them. This not only shows through on their blogs but also with their poor social media marketing. You need high-quality content that is valuable to the reader. If your blog is poor, then your web marketing strategy is poor.
What Are the Top 10 Mistakes Made with Drug Rehab SEO Blog Writing?
Owners must know 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 marketing 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.
Google My Business Listing is incomplete and not updated regularly.
A long-tail keyword is not in the URL.
The long-tail keyword is not the blog title.
Improper use H Tags (H1, H2, H3, etc…)
ALT descriptions are not completely filled in (main title, ALT title and 2 sentence description with the keyword.
SERP description should be 160 charters and include the long-tail keyword.
Blog posts are too short, they should be at least 1,500 words.
Content is not attracting and engaging to the reader (blogs are not about the services offered by the center.)
LSI words are not used.
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)
opiate and alcohol detox (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 drug rehab marketing leads by example with our SEO blog writing. Our organization ranks for many industry marketing keywords and on page one. In fact we unprecedentedly dominate page on for drug rehab marketing, drug rehab marketing agency, and drug rehab SEO. We have 3-5 page one listings for these keywords. Remember we are competing against other agencies that say they do the best drug rehab SEO. We purposely rank for keywords that centers need to rank for to demonstrate our abilities. 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)
drug rehabs in Florida (Behavioral Health Network Resources) This is search 10,000 times per month.
California drug rehabs (Behavioral Health Network Resources)
drug rehabs New Jersey (our client has 2 page one listings and Google Maps)
drug rehabs San Diego (our client is on page one)
outpatient drug rehabs San Diego (our client has 2 page one listings)
drug rehabs Los Angeles
outpatient drug rehabs New Jersey (Our client is on page one and Google Maps)
drug rehabs Van Nuys (Our client has one page one listing and Google Maps)
outpatient drug rehabs Van Nuys (Our client has 1 page one listing and Google Maps)
Indiana drug rehabs (our client is on page one)
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. Our most recent client drug rehabs San Diego, California went from no existing to page one of Google in 90-days. It takes strategically built blogs with distribution channels to get them to rank.
Addiction Conferences Educating on Drug Rehab SEO and Marketing
Our addiction conferences focus on drug rehab marketing and SEO. The next event is “Get Linked for Addiction Professionals” on 5/20/20. This event will provide tools for Outreach and SEO techniques for CEO’s and Marketing Directors. 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.
Blog Content Relates to Lead Generation
The main component of drug rehab SEO blog writing is the content. 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 14,000 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:
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 Ad Words. Relying only solely on these is extremely risky.
Search engine optimization takes time and is a long-term strategy. We get many calls where the CEO or Marketing Director has waited too long. They are 30-60 days away from closing their doors or being forced to merge with another company.
Our drug rehab SEO blog writing service provides high-quality 1,500-word blog posts. These posts will be specific to your target keywords. We can also re purpose existing blogs and enable SEO. We also have a 90-day SEO program that increases your SEO and teaches you how to perform search engine optimization. Give our CEO, Charles Davis a call at 561-235-6195 and let’s chat about getting your center organically on page one of Google
Google Forcing Drug Rehab Marketing Legit Script Certification
Drug rehab marketing practices in 2020 will be more difficult than ever before. Generating treatment calls and lead generation require an experienced agency or consultant. Patient brokering is the #1 topic in our industry. The New York Times recently released the article “Google Sets Limits on Addiction Treatment Ads, Citing Safety”. Many industry marketing experts agree that this is a good thing for our industry.
Treatment centers that have the proper SEO, a large organic audience, and a large distribution channel on social media will be the ones that survive.
Google restrictions are rocking our industry. In 2020 you now need Legit Script certification to gain entry into Google Adwords advertising. The cost of this is about two grand and a $1,200 renewal every year. Once you get approved you enter the big boy sandbox of drug rehab PPC. You are competing against large addiction treatment centers and aggregates spending over $500,000 per month. These big spenders completely understand PPC and are actually spending less per keyword than the smaller centers.
Behavioral Health Network Resources has been educating the addiction treatment industry on organic marketing since it was founded. Our entire business model is based on ethical organic marketing. Not only do we provide this for our clients, but we also hold addiction executive conferences on ethical rehab marketing practices. At every one of these addiction conferences, we educate on why treatment centers must do organic marketing. It is the most effective and powerful marketing strategy.
BHNR leads by example with our drug rehab SEO marketing. We dominate the SERPS for our potential client’s keyword searches. We have anywhere from 3-6 page one organic listing and a Google maps knowledge panel for these money words;
drug rehab marketing
drug rehab marketing agency
drug rehab marketing consultants
There are many drug rehab marketing agencies that say they can perform drug rehab SEO. Ask yourself this, “If they are so good, why can’t they rank for terms for themselves?”
Wasted Time and Rehab Marketing Dollars
Addiction treatment centers are now understanding the magnitude of the major shifts occurring in our industry. These shifts include paid Ad Words, organic rankings, and marketing. Consider this, 2-5% of all internet traffic that is clicked on is attributable to paid search. While 50-60% is attributable to organic search. Organic searches are results from a search engine that appear because of their relevance to the search terms. So, why have treatment centers not done proper drug rehab SEO and organic marketing?
Many do not understand the importance of proper website structure and are not educated on exactly what needs to be in place structurally on a website. Their lack of knowledge extends even further with on-site, and off-site SEO and social media marketing. All these components must be in place to start ranking in the Google 3-pack and in the top 5 organic slots on page one of Google. The reward is 1000’s of calls which outperforms all other marketing combined.
No Short Cuts in Drug Rehab Marketing
Many centers take shortcuts with their marketing. They don’t understand that these shortcuts are costing them money. Many of the addiction treatment centers make the same 3 drug rehab marketing mistakes. In fact, they don’t even realize that if they invested in having their website built properly, with proper SEO, built a proper distribution channel and grew a targeted audience that they would receive the many calls pushed through by the Google Gods. They will never get there unless they dedicate to a long-term marketing strategy, along with marketing specialists, time, and resources needed to start ranking.
Addiction Treatment Centers Need to Build Tribes Focused on a Rehab Target Market
Behavioral Health Network Resources has spent the last four years building a targeted audience to bridge a gap for treatment centers. We have built a large targeted audience on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and G-Plus. We took the time to build these electronic assets to benefit treatment centers. Since social media is earned over time, they need a vehicle to help jump-start them in driving traffic to their website. One good group is the “Addiction Treatment Industry Top 100 Providers.”
Our 90-day drug rehab marketing program instantly taps treatment centers into its targeted audience. This program also builds a substantial audience for treatment centers that becomes their electronic asset. This traffic (500-1000 views per article in 7-10 days) it also increases SEO, if it is set-up properly.
Addiction Treatment Centers Google Business Page Listings are Being Hijacked
The deceptive marketing practices on Google are not just with AdWords. We have seen marketing companies, and treatment centers hijacking Google Business listings. Our organization has brought national exposure to patient brokering. Stealing, or changing Google business listings for organizations in Florida is a bad idea. If someone changes those listings in Florida, they are subject to deceptive marketing laws. These new laws bring jail time, felonies, and heavy fines for anyone participating in deceptive marketing practices. You can read these news laws at the bottom of this article, “Patient Brokering Top 5 Legal Things Nationally.”
Google My Business is an absolute must in your marketing. This is the bases for all your SEO. Google is looking for all your web assets to match this listing. If you find incorrect information or information where your website or phone number are being redirected, you can do several things to correct this;
Drug rehab marketing in the addiction industry is now paramount due to patient brokering laws stemming from drug rehabs in Florida. These laws are spreading across the entire US. If you don’t get your marketing in check, you will be out of business within the next 12 months.
Now, with Google restrictions, many treatment centers are scrambling with their marketing efforts. They have survived with limited marketing knowledge and experience, however, now they must understand, track, and wisely invest in a healthy marketing mix.
They need to organically rank for long-tail keywords. A good place to start is building SEO to rank for;
drug rehabs (followed by their city)
outpatient drug rehabs (Followed by their city)
opiate detox (followed by their city)
alcohol detox (followed by their city)
then do the same (followed by their state)
All treatment centers can accomplish this. Behavioral Health Network Resources even ranks on page one for some of these competitive terms, and we do not even addiction treatment. Some of the keywords we rank for in addiction treatment are;
California drug rehabs
drug rehabs West Palm Beach
opiate detox West Palm Beach
sober homes West Palm Beach
Website Drug Rehab Marketing Strategies
Many centers do not understand or value their website. This is the number one mistake with rehab marketing practices. Your website is the foundation of all your drug rehab marketing. Many treatment centers judge their websites on its aesthetics, however, this is only a small piece of what your website does, or can do, to generate clients. Think of a website as a watch, there are a lot of moving pieces underneath that need to work in perfect harmony.
You buy a cheap watch and it looks beautiful, however, in a short period of time, it doesn’t work. The main job of a website is to communicate with Google spiders to rank on page one of google. Google has 63,000 searches every second.
You should think of your website as a Rolex and invest in it correctly the first time with a web company that only services our industry. A company that has years of experience because if you don’t, you will be paying for someone’s education and mistakes.
Building a Targeted Audience that Treatment Centers Own
Think of all the dollars you have spent poor rehab marketing practices and take inventory of anything tangible that you have as a result. Treatment centers should have a large audience on social media, and a large active email database of addiction professionals for referrals, individuals seeking treatment, and their alumni. You get all of these when you apply proper rehab marketing practices.
Consider this, LinkedIn has 500 professionals (over 20 million addiction professionals), Facebook has 2 billion people (millions belong to addiction groups), and Twitter has 328 million monthly users. These are the sites that will build your audience and drive traffic. Done correctly, you should be able to drive 1000’s of targeted visitors to your site in 7-10-day periods with a blog that has proper SEO. This drives the target market traffic and increases drug rehab SEO.
Why Are Drug Rehab Marketing SEO Strategies Needed?
The term drug rehab SEO is extremely broad and often misunderstood. Many do not use good drug rehab marketing practices. Your website must be structurally correct to achieve SEO rankings. This is the first step to proper drug rehab SEO marketing and is often not done properly. Many centers have a friend that does websites or a staff member that does websites on the side. You must use a web marketing professional to build your website. Preferably, a professional that specializes in the addiction treatment industry.
After the basic structure of your website has proper SEO, you must start using a blog. this is one of the key areas used in rehab marketing practices. However, 95% of addiction treatment center blogs have poor drug rehab SEO. The blogs need to be focused on the keywords you want to rank for, and it must be attracting and engaging your target audience. The blogs must have proper SEO to get the Google spiders to start ranking them. This takes time and a minimum of 2 blogs per week. Writing a lot of valuable content that attracts and engages is not enough to achieve rankings. Everything on your website must be in the proper format, structure, keywords, and several different back-links play a critical role.
Just Having a Drug Rehab Blog is Not Enough
This is where you need the education on drug rehab marketing. Contrary to what many big agencies say, just posting on a blog regularly does not improve rankings. There are many things that must be done in conjunction to rank. Once the blogs are in place, you need to push them out on social media. This takes an intimate understanding of the specific social media and a built (targeted) audience. There are several specific goals you are trying to achieve. These goals include; driving targeted traffic to your website, getting “do follow” back-links, and having the content get shared. This sharing can take place directly on the social media platform, or at your website.
Many centers find it difficult to produce a blog. Many of the centers that have one have done a poor job with content and SEO. Behavioral Health Network Resources ranks for over 750 keywords. We rank for our core terms of marketing and addiction treatment center terms. We have done this by producing long-form quality blogs. These blogs are SEO’s properly and rank on Google. Call Charles Davis at 561-235-6195 and ask about our drug rehab SEO blog writing package.
Google Analytics Rehab Marketing Practices
Good rehab marketing practices should allocate about 20% of your annual revenue to achieve growth. Many break this down in different ways; some include salaries, all operating costs, cost of operating per client, and other factors. No matter how you break it down, you are spending big dollars on marketing. You MUST be able to track the results of your addiction treatment marketing.
Many centers do not have, do not use, or don’t understand Google analytics they are not using the best rehab marketing practices. You must have your analytics configured correctly and understand the data. You need to know what is generating clicks to your website? What pages and articles are getting the most clicks? The geographic location of the clicks and real-time visitors. You also need to know click troughs for the day and month, traffic sources, articles that are producing visitors, and many more.
Call Tracking Rehab Marketing Practices
This is must information for a centers CEO and Executives. With the many marketing pieces in place with your marketing mix, you must know the call metrics. Each marketing avenue, landing page, splash page, source, purchased call center leads, and many more have a distinct phone number assigned to it. There is no more guessing on what is producing the calls. You can tell where the call comes from, how long the call was, who made the call, what produced the call, geographic location and much more. The cost of call tracking metrics in addiction treatment marketing is extremely low. Check out the most efficient and popular call tracking system< in our industry.
PPC Rehab Marketing Practices
Google’s restrictions have affected all players. Certainly, the players that have part of their budget in Ad Words. We will see them shifting to GEO targeting and using the smaller search engines like Bing, Yahoo, and MSN. They will not be able to scale to the large numbers of Google, however, they will get clients with a CPA that will be lower.
This is a critical time for many treatment centers.
Better Drug Rehab Marketing Practices on Google Means SEO
The Google restrictions make it paramount for centers to have proper drug rehab SEO, and to start building a social media presence. It’s affected all addiction treatment center operators. It’s probably the biggest event to help ethical operators that we have seen. Our industry has been complaining about bad rehab marketing practices, and click bait tactics for a long- time. The blatant abuse of brand infringement tactics including; website hijacking, changing Google business information, and keyword clicking needed to be addressed. Google’s power is immense, and the ultimate in marketing for all that appear on page one.
Many shady operators have been high-jacking Google My Business listings. Google’s restrictions will assist the big players and small players. The ethical players that will benefit will be the one that has correctly set-up their marketing foundation. Below are 6 essential items needed to achieve high organic ranking on Google. These 6 items are a must for all treatment centers.
The steps and actions treatment centers put into place now will determine if they survive. If you would like to speak about proven rehab marketing practices, our 90-day drug rehab marketing, SEO program, or be a panelist at our addiction conferences, you can call Charles Davis at 561-235-6195.
Why are Drug Rehab Marketing Strategies Important?
Drug rehab marketing citations has become a difficult task for generating leads. You probably clicked on this article to find out what new trouble is going on with addiction treatment centers owners. If you don’t know what a citation is and how it can generate treatment calls you are in the correct place.
Citations are the foundation that enable you to rank on page one of Google. Google critically checks these for several reasons. It wants to know you are a legit business therefore you must register on highly rated listing websites. Google also wants to prevent spam in the maps section. Many rehabilitation centers have done a poor job with citations.
There is a considerable increase in the number of Addiction Treatment Centers countrywide and new marketing laws. If you’re solely relying on boots on the ground your center is a great risk on many levels. This also means to attract more clients to your center; you must find a way to rise above the competition.
Your advertising and marketing strategies must be exceptional both on and offline. Every successful business today has an online presence. Let’s look at how you can improve your online marketing strategy.
99% of Drug Rehab Marketing Doesn’t Rank on Google
Old drug rehab marketing strategies die hard. Rehab Owners have always relied on PPC as their main strategy. In 2019 that strategy is no longer as effective. The benefits of organically ranking on page one of Google for key terms greatly outweighs PCC. Since 99% of your competition is not there, this is the best way to compete against the big players and the aggregates. Consider this, Google AdWords, or PPC only generate 2% of page one clicks. Google Maps and the first three organic slots get about 60% of the clicks. The best part is you do not have to pay for the click over and over again.
Try and Google “drug rehabs” followed by your city. Then Google “drug rehabs” followed by your state. In an example, drug rehabs Los Angeles, and drug rehabs California. You can see who is paying for the clicks and who ranks in maps and the first three slots organically. You want to rank on page one for all your key services like;
Inpatient drug rehabs
Outpatient drug rehabs
Drug Rehab Marketing Citations Help Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Drug rehab marketing citations and SEO go hand in hand. SEO is a process used to improve a website’s rank in Google’s search results. For every addiction treatment center to successfully create marketing campaigns, they must follow certain steps in search engine optimization. What are the top 3 things to do for SEO with drug rehab marketing?
Start by doing keyword research. This is the first step in optimizing your website. To do this, use platforms such as Google Keyword Planner which will help you explore the various keywords others in your industry use. Having knowledge of these keywords is imperative because it helps you develop a marketing strategy in the same language your audience uses to communicate. So when potential clients are looking for an Addiction Treatment Center, they will most likely search using the same wording thus making it easier for them to find your site.
Once you identify your keywords, use them in various pages of your site, ensuring you have one primary keyword for each of your pages. This helps in ranking your site’s individual pages each time someone uses a unique keyword to your nice. It helps you grab the user’s attention before they can move on to your competitors’ sites.
Over and above using the right keywords, SEO also involves instinctive site design. This means ensuring your images are adequately compressed, videos embedded, and that your site has efficient HTML coding. When all these elements are put together, your site will have a greater presence that attracting new clients to your Addiction Treatment Center.
Capitalizing on Back-links Increases SEO
The key to drug rehab marketing on the web is back-links. This was a lesson learned by drug rehab centers in Florida. The new marketing laws originated in the Sunshine State. Once these new laws started many ethical operators found themselves struggling. Back-links also known as external or inbound links are those that point from other sites back to yours. When back-links are used properly, they help search engines decide how popular and authoritative your site is, as well as its relative significance on the web.
Back-links ultimately help make your site popular. In Google’s algorithm for Page Ranking, every time a hyperlink occurs in a web page, it is taken as a vote of confidence for that particular page’s websites recommend other sites with quality content to their audiences. This is why drug rehab marketing citations are important. For instance, a pharmaceutical site is likely to an Addiction Treatment Center. A website about fishing licenses is likely to link to a site about fishing and so on and so forth. So, the more other sites back-link to yours, the higher your SEO ranking.
Building SEO Back-links Requires a Good Drug Rehab Marketing Agency
A good drug rehab marketing agency will know to build industry back-links. Back-links are not just about making your site popular. They are a key component of drug rehab marketing. Your site will not just get a good Page Rank because of the number of times other sites have linked to yours. The system also factors in trust, authority, and relevance of your site and content.
In fact, some back-links can work against your ranking. If your back-links seem unnatural, Google will penalize you thus pushing your site further down in the Page Rank system. For instance, if your Addiction Treatment Center is back-linked to a Hunters Club website, this would be an example of unnatural back-links.
The basic guideline for using back-links is:
Good back-links are derived from authority websites in your industry. These are non-spam-my websites with content that is similar to that on your site. They are from experts who write about topics similar to yours. However, you can get creative and use drug rehab marketing on websites for cities and towns..
Bad links are those that are derived from websites that have no relationship to yours. For example, an insurance brokerage site back-linking to a dog training site. Search unnatural links only harm your ranking.
Ugly back-links are those that come from spam sites, link farms, sell links and sites with poor quality content.
What Are Drug Rehab Marketing Citations?
NAP stands for name, address, and phone number. This is the basic info businesses provide on their online platforms to make it easy for clients to find them. Additional information that is important to have on your site includes hours of operation, the physical location of your business, type of business, and social profiles aligned to your business.
Every time NAP data is recorded on a site, it is referred to as NAP citation. NAP citations are crucial in making your business visible both online and offline. They also help users to understand what your business is about, what services you offer and how to reach you. If NAP citation is not properly done, however, they can send mixed signals to core search engines such as Google and data generators, leaving those who visit your site more confused about you and your business.
Citations Relationship to SEO
Poor citations equal bad drug rehab marketing which translates to SEO ranking. This is one of the lessons that need to be learned from “Drug Rehab Marketing SEO Vs. Digital Darwinism.” It’s a crucial lesson because search engines also rely on understanding your business when ranking.
So how can you build citations for your Addiction Treatment Center? Marketing for an Addiction Treatment Center differs from marketing for any other business. It’s critical to use the correct citations for this unique industry. Search engines such as Google already know a whole lot about your business.
However, it still needs to use aggregated data to make decisions on what is displayed in search results. For instance, if a user types ‘find a drug rehab close to San Diego, California, Google can decide to use a local citation of your Addiction Treatment Center in Indiana in displaying the search results.
California Drug Rehabs Need SEO
Drug rehabs Los Angeles are struggling from new patient brokering laws and Legit Script certification. To be eligible for Google AdWords, and PPC on Facebook you need Legit Script certification. This is making it difficult for many addiction treatment centers across the US.
This is also true for the best drug rehabs San Diego rehabilitation centers. They have little understanding in search engine optimization. They are uneducated on the over 200 ranking factors that Google spiders are looking for to rank pages.
Getting on the first page of Google is a difficult task even for the best drug rehab marketing and SEO specialists. This process takes time. Rehabilitation centers can expect to wait for about 90-days to be making an impact on the SERPs. However, the payoff is that the first 3 organic rankings on page one of Google get bout 60% of the clicks.
Citations Are Not a Guarantee of Page One Rankings with SEO
A citation is not a guarantee that your business will appear in the search results but it’s very useful for location-specific searches. Google always takes into consideration local citations when presenting search results. That is why your NAP citations should be as specific as possible. While citations are the foundation of SEO, there are many other things that must be done.
Here is where the biggest problem for drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers lie. There is so much to be done however this comes at a cost. Many CEO and Marketing Directors do not have a large enough drug rehab marketing budget. They are too used to using pay per click which is not as effective in 2020. Drug rehab SEO takes time, money, and dedication to work. It takes approximately 3-4 months to start ranking for popular long-tail keywords. This only happens when many things are done correctly.
For Addiction Treatment Centers, citation building and local marketing yield best results. When business owners work with industry experts who understand the relevance of vertical directories. Working with a professional will help guarantee visibility and the highest reach for your Addiction Treatment Center, within the addiction treatment industry.
California CEO’s Get Proven Drug Rehab Marketing and SEO Training on 5/20/20
CEO’s must first understand that ranking organically on page one for key terms is paramount to generating clients. A few understand that ranking organically can generate 1000’s of calls without repeatedly paying for the click. Behavioral Health Network Resources holds three addiction conferences every year on drug rehab marketing. check out our next event providing drug rehab SEO solutions and outreach tools for referral sources. This addiction conference is on 5/20/20 and should be attended by all addiction treatment centers.
These much needed c-suite executive events provide immediate solutions to Owners long-term problem of generating clients and outreach tools. This event covers;
How to ethically fill beds?
What is the AdWords, Legit Script controversy?
Teach what to do for SEO
How Google AdWords and Legit Script are wasting marketing dollars?
Why 99% of rehab websites have SEO holes on their websites repeatedly wasting $10,000’s of dollars?
How to properly use press releases to generate leads?
Drug rehab marketing is a difficult task. A complete understanding of SEO, back-links, and citations is critical. The main area of drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers need to focus on is search engine optimization. Relying on Google AdWords, PPC and Legit Script certification is no longer effective.
With the lead generators and large treatment centers spending over $500,000 per month the smaller centers are wasting advertising dollars. The small centers need to play smarter. They need to incorporate SEO in their drug rehab marketing. Reach out to us at 561-235-6195 we can provide a no-obligation drug rehab SEO report and show you how you are wasting advertising dollars.
Why the Top 7 Drug Rehab Marketing Mistakes are Critical in 2020?
Drug rehab marketing plan leads are paramount in 2020 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.
Drug rehab marketing professionals are needed due to the many changes that have occurred in our industry. 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 lead, 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.
Drug Rehab SEO Must be Included in Marketing Strategies for Addiction Treatment
There are many reasons why drug rehab marketing fails. Some of the main reasons drug rehab marketing plan leads fail are; poorly structured website, bad search engine optimization, no IoT assets built, lack of good back-links, no analytics, no tracking and not driving targeted visitors their website. Many problems stem from the most basic component, a properly structured website that Google spiders can read. Many centers don’t realize what a good addiction treatment marketing strategy can do for their organization. Many give up, and resort to “word of mouth” as their main marketing vehicle. It’s time to examine your drug rehab marketing plan leads strategy.
What Are the Major Advantages of Organic Drug Rehab SEO?
There are many advantages to drug rehab 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.
Many rehabilitation centers miss the first step with search engine optimization. The foundation starts with drug rehab marketing citations. This is one of the first things Google checks in order to get ranked on the first page. It’s amazing that about 90% of addiction treatment centers do not have citations or the NAP (name, address, and phone) do not match all citations. This is a critical error and one of the reasons that many alcohol rehabilitation center owners say marketing does not work.
What Are the Top 7 Drug Rehab Marketing Mistakes Affect Lead Generation?
Below are the top 7 drug rehab marketing mistakes made by addiction treatment centers in their advertising. This are the most common errors preventing them organically ranking on page one of Google. this is critical because this is how many potential substance abuse treatment clients search for services. Before selecting the best centers they do comprehensive research using Google. To help you understand how to get on page one here are the top drug rehab marketing mistakes;
1. Why Google Must Be Included in Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Leads?
Getting on page one organically of Google does take time and knowledge, as does building a social media presence. But, as we are now seeing with Google controlling the pay per click. However, we need to consider that only 1.91% of page one Google clicks are paid advertising (top 3 ads on page one). Organic ranking (8 spots, and 3 Google Maps) on page one receives a whopping 50-60% of the clicks. This is why drug rehab SEO is so important.
What is stopping drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers from organically getting on page one with their addiction recovery marketing? We took that question to Brian Frye, CEO of Magna Technology, a well-respected website building agency. He told us this, “One of the biggest issues is incorrect and poor website structure. Google spiders will penalize you, or not rank your site if they cannot read it. This is probably why we hear so many say that web marketing hasn’t worked for them. Without the proper web structure, any marketing you put on top will perform poorly.
Drug rehab marketing plan leads, and business strategies for PHP, IOP, detox, halfway houses, sober livings, or even independent practices are critical. The electronic assets are the largest portion of your business that generates revenue. Is your website’s foundation correctly set-up to foster the heavyweight of marketing, or is it built on sand?
2. Addiction Recovery Center Owners Need Proven Strategies
Drug rehab marketing plan leads need SEO, and website development.
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 call 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.
3. Why Drug Rehabilitation Centers Lack Drug Rehab SEO Website Development?
Drug rehabs are making many costly drug rehab SEO mistakes on their websites. any 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. Search engine optimization requires on-page SEO and high quality back-links. These are obtained by know drug rehab marketing citation building. Here are the top 12 drug rehab marketing mistakes related to addiction treatment center websites.
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 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.
4. What is Word of Mouth Drug Rehab Marketing Plan?
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.” They do not even realize they are suffering from drug rehab SEO marketing digital Darwinism. 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-through 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.
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? these addiction professionals should be getting drug rehab marketing training on social media.
5. Needed Drug Rehab Marketing Tools Tools for Outreach and Addiction Professionals
Addiction treatment centers Owners are providing little for drug rehab marketing tool for their employees. 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.
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.
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.
7. Controlling Social Media with a Marketing Plan.
Drug rehab marketing on Facebook and other social media works especially well in generating treatment calls and lead generation, However, we must understand it’s 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.
Value of Social Media for a Drug Rehab Marketing Plan
Drug rehab marketing on social media is more valuable than every. Google is carefully examining and ranking websites on this platform. Social media is one of the places Google looks at for drug rehab SEO. The ranking giant is looking for social signals and back-links. This is one of the best areas to improve search engine optimization and drive targeted traffic. 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 for lead generation and SEO. 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.
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.
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. Some treatment centers will hire an agency to do their advertising without understanding drug rehab SEO. They usually do this for a 3-6-month period, before they realize not too much is happening. At this point, they have nothing to show for their money. Many centers and sales/service organizations then say, “Social media doesn’t work for us”.
You not only need to push your blog out through social media, but you also need to capture a targeted audience. This audience is part of your long-term drug rehab marketing plan leads strategy because there is a lifetime value to owning your own targeted audience. A good social media push on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and G+ should generate a minimum of 500-1,000 targeted clicks to your website. If the article is shared a lot, it could be much higher. Behavioral Health Network Resources has built one of the largest organic social media audiences in the nation.
Our drug rehab SEO 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.
Learn More About Drug Rehab Marketing at Addiction Conferences 2020
Addiction conferences series kicks off with “Get Linked for Addiction Professionals.” This event will teach how to maximize LinkedIn and demonstrate how to get drug rehab SEO juice to rank on page one. 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.
Why It’s Time to Examine the Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Leads Top 7 Mistakes?
Examine and learn from the top 7 drug rehab marketing 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. The main focus has been on drug rehab SEO. This is the most cost effective advertising strategy on the web. 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.
Google Must Be Included in Drug Rehab Marketing Plan Leads Obtain better substance abuse marketing strategies on Google.
Addiction Recovery Center Owners Need Proven Strategies for Drug Rehab Marketing. Utilize proven substance abuse treatment in web marketing strategies.
Drug Rehabilitation Centers Websites Lack Structure and Important Information. Improve proper website structure, SEO, and content.
Controlling Word of Mouth Addiction Treatment Center Organic Marketing.
Drug Rehab Marketing Tools for Outreach Professionals.
Branding Builds Trust and Engages Individuals Seeking Addiction Treatment.
Organic Marketing on Social Media for Recovery Centers. Focused organic social media marketing to generate treatment calls and targeted website traffic.
Behavioral Health Network Resources is ranked one of the best SEO marketing companies in the United States. We have several page one listings on Google for drug rehab marketing, drug rehab marketing Agency and drug rehab SEO. We understand search engine optimization for addiction treatment centers. Our 90-day marketing package will get you ranked for the best search terms. Give us a call today at 561-235-6195 and start capitalizing on the 63,000 searches on Google every second.
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Drug rehab leads have become a difficult task in 2020 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 agency cookie-cutter options.
Some fool you with fake traffic. If you pay to be on these sites, place 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 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.
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 the Marketing Conversions Coming From?
Consider this, 70% of conversions are coming from mobile. Furthermore, 60-70% of page one Google clicks are the first three organic slots. Many centers choose AdWords which only receive 1.81% of page one clicks. 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
Your 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 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 the 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 in West Palm Beach and Florida. 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 It 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 the 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. Many are still trying to use a buy rehab leads strategy. The cost per acquisition is much higher than drug rehab SEO and social media marketing. This includes Google Ad Words, and pay per click (PPC). This has become too costly for the small to medium sized drug rehabs. The cost of Legit Script is $2,000 for the application and $1,200 yearly to maintain.
Proper website structure with schema incorporated into it.
On-page and off-page SEO by an industry expert.
Detailed attention on NAP.
A back link plan to build high-quality back links.
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.
What Are the Top 3 Reasons Drug Rehab Website Development Hurts Drug Rehab Marketing?
Drug rehab 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.
Drug Rehab 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.
Drug Rehab SEO website developmentneeds 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.”
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 Drug Rehab 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 clicks. 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 Drug Rehab 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
GMB Map (Google Maps)
WP Side Bar
3. Proper Website Structure gets more Google real-estate with Site-links
Site-links 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 clicks 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
Implementation of sitemap.xml to your Google search counsel account
Build internal links
Cross check page titles
Brand Awareness on social media
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.
Proper Website Structure = Poor Web Marketing Results. Get your website built by an industry professional
Pay Attention to Schema and Voice Search
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.
What Are the Top 3 Drug rehab Marketing Mistakes in 2020?
The top 3 drug rehab marketing missing links in 2020 are critical in addiction treatment center marketing plans. A buy rehab leads strategy and drug rehab call centers are no longer sustainable. Drug rehab marketing is complicated, competitive; it must be respected and understood to achieve results. Addiction treatment center marketing is a red ocean with many competing to have a page one ranking in organic searches. It takes specialized and experienced professionals in many different areas; web development, content SEO writers, Google analytics, call tracking professionals, and many more to produce treatment calls. Hopefully, you are including the top 3 drug rehab marketing missing links.
What Are the Top 3 Drug Rehab Marketing Missing Links?
The top 3 drug rehab marketing mistakes are extremely common. This article assumes that you properly invested in your website, and it’s not included in the top 3 drug rehab marketing missing links. In addition, be aware of the new Google speed algorithm update. You need to be sure your pages lightning fast when loading on mobile. If not, you will lose web traffic from organic searches because you will not be ranking high on organic listings. In addition, to have the top 3 drug rehab marketing missing links, you need social signals from many sources to get Google juice from the Google spiders to gain organic rankings on Google (2.3 million searches per second).
If you are a savvy drug and alcohol addiction treatment center owner you should know about the drug rehab marketing agency cookie cutter option that does not produce phone calls. You must have industry experienced professional drug rehab marketing agency building, and strategically constructing your timepiece. In addition, you should use a drug rehab marketing consultant that can save you $100,000’s on your marketing and avoid costly mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes is in web development of your timepiece. I say timepiece because a website is like a watch with many intricate moving parts underneath that must work in perfect harmony to satisfy the Google Gods.
Drug rehab SEO starts with a structurally correct website. There are many nuances that are unique to drug and alcohol addiction treatment industry and having a family member or a friend build your website will cost you wasted dollars in the end. This thing is, you will not know they are wasted. One of the main reasons addiction treatment centers fall into this is because they have a buy rehab leads mentality.
Many are taking a short-term solution to their long-term problem with their census. If your website is not set-up correctly, Google will not rank your website. After your website is structurally correct, you need to have all the pages SEO’d. This is where many fail. Behavioral Health Network Resources not only provides SEO service that gets you ranked, but we also sit down with you and teach you the many things you can do on your own. Our 90-day drug rehab SEO marketing program gives you the tools and shows you how to achieve many aspects of SEO on your own.
#1 of the Top Drug Rehab Marketing Missing Links – Google Analytics
The first of the top 3 drug rehab marketing missing links is Google analytics. Many say they have it, but few understand this extremely valuable tool. This must be used to understand what is working, and what is not working in your marketing mix. Even if you are using a buy drug rehab leads strategy, you must know if the leads you are buying are generating traffic. It’s in our top 3 drug rehab missing links because this travel guide is telling you exactly what to do for your addiction treatment marketing to produce results.
This rehab marketing tool should be used daily.
Google analytics can tell you about geographical locations, traffic sources, content visited real-time metrics, or over any period. It can also tell you the number of visitors to your site for any period, your visitor’s interests, engagement, what pages your potential clients are visiting once they are on your site, and how long they were there.
#2 of the Top 3 Drug Rehab Marketing Missing Links – Call Tracking
The second of the top 3 drug rehab marketing missing links is call tracking. This is an absolute must, and an inexpensive tool providing vital data for your addiction treatment center marketing. Again, you must have this tool to understand if the calls being generated are from your buy drug rehab leads funnel. If you don’t have it you should implement it.
This tells you exactly what parts of your addiction treatment marketing mix are generating calls.
Call tracking is a slick tool that tells you the path they took on your website, name of the caller, location, date, time and length of the call. Even more powerful for your drug rehab marketing is you can assign a unique phone number for every aspect of your marketing. You can assign a single number for all your Facebook marketing. A single number for each of your splash pages. A single number for the call center you are using, and many more.
#3 of the Top 3 Drug rehab Marking Missing Links – Social Media Educates Against a Buy Rehab Leads Strategy
The last of the top 3 drug rehab marketing missing links is social media marketing. This was an unexpected lesson I learned when I started my drug rehab marketing agency. I kind of understood social media by intimately knowing LinkedIn. However, I did not realize how much powerful Facebook was in growing targeted groups and driving much more targeted traffic to a website (500-1000 views per article in a 5-7-day period.)
I also learned that the power of Facebook is in the personal profiles and owning groups. We ran tests over a year on our Facebook drug rehab marketing page which was robust and compared that to our personal profiles, and 14 addiction and behavioral health groups. The results were astounding clear that the power of Facebook lies in the personal profiles and groups we owned. The activity and engagement were 100 times greater! It made me realize the drug rehab marketing mistakes that many treatment centers make in their drug rehab marketing plan.
Social media allows you to reach the largest audience over any other medium. Used correctly, you can reach potential addiction treatment clients in large numbers. Here are the must use social media for treatment center marketing; Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and G+.
Many centers do not understand the different social mediums, and how to unleash the power they possess. Each medium has its own secrets, tricks, and back-doors that treatment centers executives and marketing professionals must understand. Many addiction treatment marketing professionals are wasting tremendous amounts of time when using social media. Social media, if used correctly can generate targeted and measurable visitors to your website and direct phone calls. This is an excellent way to get out of the short-term solution of a buy rehab leads strategy.
First, let’s understand business marketing has specific goals and steps to achieve those goals. The goals of business marketing are to attract, engage, capture and convert. You are not going to attract addiction treatment clients with; “Were Sunshine Addiction, JACHO Accredited, and Have Empty Beds”, or “Check Out Our New Website.”
The two ways to attract your target audience are with the picture, title of the post and a few lines of copy. Remember, you are competing against massive amounts of traffic on Facebook (billions of interactions every day.) All three of these components must attract and engage on an emotional level. Many recovery centers do not understand this strategy due to their buy rehab leads mentality demanding instant results.
Addiction treatment center marketing must have engaging content with blog posts (proper search engine optimization, housed on the website with a good call to action) that are relevant. The goal is to touch and engage on an emotional level those that may need help.
Interesting Drug Rehab Marketing Facts on Facebook
Here are some interesting facts about users (2 billion) of Facebook. Remember what you are competing against to get potential addiction treatment clients to click through to your website;
90% of web users ages 18-29 are using Facebook
80% of the US web users ages 30-49 are on Facebook
70% of web users that are college educated and earn more than $75,000 per year are on Facebook
Facebook is the #1 used social media site in the world, that is why we included it in our top 3 drug rehab marketing missing links. Facebook paid marketing works, however, you must completely understand how to use it. Either way, paying someone that doesn’t understand it, or doing it in-house could be costing you marketing dollars. It is paramount that you correctly install and format the Facebook pixel on your website and correctly format it within Facebook.
This is critical for Facebook to capture anyone that was interested in your campaigns. Done correctly, Facebook will be able to re-target them on future campaigns. This way you are maximizing your marketing dollars because you have corralled them for the future. Facebook marketing must be in your Addiction treatment center marketing mix organically, and, or with paid advertising.
Organic Drug Rehab Marketing on Facebook
Social media marketing is earned over time, so it makes sense to build a target audience (capture) that you own along the way. Many addiction treatment centers severely lack an audience that is their intellectual property. You need large numbers, tens of thousands to produce results. You can check out our 90-day drug rehab SEO and marketing package that instantly taps you into our already built large targeted audience.
Organically growing friends (Facebook), level one connections (LinkedIn), followers (Twitter), growing targeted groups and email marketing are a must for your addiction treatment center marketing.
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Examine the Top 3 Drug Rehab Marketing Missing Links in Your Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center
The top 3 drug rehab marketing missing links information in this article only covers a fraction of what is needed. For a successful addiction treatment center marketing plan you must also include drug rehab SEO. There are many mistakes made drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers in their marketing. Understanding the vast amount of marketing education is critical for a CEO and Marketing Directors. Give us a call 561-235-6195 and let’s correct some of your web marketing mistakes
The first step is to get away from a buy rehab leads strategy and drug rehab call centers to get control of you’re marketing. Behavioral Health Network Resources continually provides valuable information on some of the things to look for in your rehab marketing. Check out some of our many other articles in our addiction treatment center drug rehab marketing ans SEO blog and we encourage you to leave us a comment so we can help you.
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Why Will There be Wasted Drug Rehab Marketing Dollars in 2020?
Addiction treatment marketing dollars are plentiful in the 40 billion dollars a year industry, but many are unaware they are wasting their drug rehab marketing budget allocated for 2020. There are many layers of their marketing mix that need to be in place to be effective and understood to not waste their marketing budget.
Allocating 2020 Addiction Treatment Marketing Dollars is Complicated
Many drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers don’t realize the base number that they must invest yearly with their addiction treatment marketing dollars to grow ethically. There is a baseline number that addiction treatment centers and addiction sales/service organizations should be spending on their marketing budget. There are many components needed in their marketing mix; website, drug rehab SEO, pay per click, “DRIP” Campaigns, and mobile optimization. These are just a few of many. Some other areas are;
call center lead generation
email mail marketing
As the list goes on it also includes Facebook, LinkedIn, addiction professional conferences, branding, networking, knowing all the search engines, listings on high traffic addiction sites, being a thought leader and many more.
One more extremely important piece is putting into place analytics; Google analytics, and call tracking. Google is free, and call tracking is very inexpensive. The information that these give will save treatment centers big dollars. They must be able to tell what is working, what is not working, and adjust quickly to these situations.
Addiction Treatment Marketing Dollars It’s in the Mix
There are many that are not using a marketing mix, and not spending enough. They expect immediate results that they will not be able to achieve with what they have allocated for their marketing. There are big dollars that can be generated in profits. However, there is a cost to marketing in our industry. Being wise with their treatment centers addiction treatment marketing dollars is becoming paramount.
Many behavioral health organizations put all their marketing dollars into boots on the ground strategy. They are ignoring a drug rehab SEO marketing strategy drug rehab SEO marketing strategy. This tight-knit network can only produce a limited amount of referrals. This is extremely risky considering they are trading the same referrals. This is the #1 reason the turn over rate for outreach professionals is 6-12 months. At some point, treatment centers must generate new referrals.
Web marketing outperforms all other marketing combined, however, it requires a foundation including proper website development, SEO, and social media marketing. Owners must provide education and resources for their outreach professionals and provide them with useful tools instead of hiring them solely based on their referral sources. Contracting an experienced drug rehab marketing consultant can provide these tools in addition to guidance on how to properly set-up your website, SEO and social media marketing.
We have a client, that is utilizing our drug rehab social media marketing to maximize his treatment centers addiction treatment marketing dollars. This client is brand new to web marketing in our industry. They were shocked at how complicated and expensive it is to have a successful marketing campaign, and the many different components it entails.
We explained, there are about 75 big players spending $500,000-$1,500,000 per month just in PPC/ADWORDS. This makes it extremely difficult for small to medium players.
The smaller players often make a critical mistake when that are investing in their marketing. Their mistake is the very 1st step needed and is often skipped or not respected. The thought that this is too costly is extremely short-sighted because they burn much more than that before they figure out that what they are doing is not working.
Drug Rehab Marketing Revenue Saved by S.W.O.T.
We suggested to do a S.W.O.T analysis and explained, a SWOT analysis digs deep and reveals many cost-saving avenues for marketing. This is important because we need to know where the big players are spending and the players that are on your level. Without this crucial piece of intelligence the marketing it is just a guessing game and dollars are being wasted. This analysis also looks at where your web assets are leaking Google juice. Website development and SEO are the top mistakes made by organizations in the addiction treatment industry. Without these be set-up properly you will continue to waste marketing dollars.
This client knew we were thought leaders in marketing in the addiction treatment industry by our activity and exposure.
We carefully explained the many pain points in drug and alcohol addiction treatment center marketing drug and alcohol addiction treatment center marketing. I went in depth on the many avenues to consider including PPC, call center lead generation, “drip” campaigns, mobile devices (#1 in conversion rates, and if your site is not mobile friendly GOOGLE will no longer index your site), Facebook, LinkedIn, organic site marketing vs paid site marketing, crowd sourcing organic model, and many more. It critical to find a way to follow-up with and keep putting all the individuals that called, inquired, or clicked through on their services through the sales funnel again, and again until they become a client.
This client with the help of our web marketing partners is now enjoying 4-6 new clients every month with an investment that is only a fraction of the revenue they are generating.
Learn Where Your Addiction Treatment Marketing Dollars Are
Addiction treatment marketing dollars can be saved. Many drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers take short-cuts, and many times take the lowest bidder for their marketing. Some hire a large drug rehab marketing agency thinking they are covered. Understanding why these mistakes are being made is paramount. These are critical mistakes that cost big money. Many owners do not like the experienced marketing leaders in our industry tell them, and the investment that is needed to generate clients. Taking the lowest bidder, and short-cuts costs twice as much than if you invested the time, money, and resources to get the many mechanisms in place for effective marketing. If these are not in place your web marketing efforts will be ineffective.
Addiction conferences are educating on the moments of change with the drug rehab marketing and business side of behavioral health. You can get valuable ethical marketing and business education at our addiction conferences educating on ethical business and drug rehab marketing. Each of our addiction conferences has 5 Executive thought leader panelists providing proven addiction recovery marketing strategies.
Why Drug rehab Marketing Consultants Play a Big role in 2020?
Addiction treatment marketing specialists in 2020 are extremely valuable in addiction recovery marketing. Treatment centers will need a specialized drug rehab marketing agency, consultants, website development professional and experienced drug rehab SEO. So, you’re wasting 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
Addiction treatment marketing specialists have years of experience in drug rehab marketing and SEO. 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)
Social Media Marketing (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, G+),
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 Ad Words 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 Ad Words. 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 clicks 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
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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. 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, search engine optimization, pay per click, and social media marketing. It also includes blog development, call center buys, billboards, radio, and 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.
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
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.
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.