TheRecover SEO For Rehab Centers
What is SEO for Rehab Centers?
Search Engine Optimization, or “SEO” as the industry experts call it, is the practice of creating and optimizing content in a way that Google and other search engines list you with a high ranking on their search engine results page.
That’s Confusing, How About an Example?
Let’s say that you own a drug rehab center in Sarasota, Florida.
In an ideal world, you would rank on the first page of a search engine whenever someone searched for “Drug Rehab Center”. Unfortunately, though, that isn’t likely because the companies that have the top rankings for this phrase have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to get there and probably have a bigger budget than you do too. This is by far the most searched phrase when it comes to drug rehab centers, but you won’t be able to achieve that SEO ranking without a HUGE investment and several months of SEO services.
So, your next step is to make your SEO a little more focused and instead target a phrase like “Drug Rehab Center in Florida”. While no one can ever guarantee that you’ll rank on the first page of a search engine for any phrase, you have a much better chance of ranking for this phrase because it’s much more specific and makes your search engine competitors mainly other drug rehab centers in Florida. The number of searches for the phrase will be less than “Drug Rehab Center”, but can still get you some great results if done correctly.
The last step, if the previous one didn’t work, is to refine your SEO strategy even more and focus on a phrase like “Drug Rehab Center in Sarasota Florida”. By doing this, you have made your search term even more specific and are mainly competing with the other drug rehab centers and drug rehab related facilities in Sarasota, Florida.
You see how that works? The more specific you get with your SEO phrases, the more likely you are to rank in the Search Engines. The tradeoff is that the more specific your SEO phrases are, the less search volume there is.
But don’t be fooled, low search volumes aren’t a terrible thing. For instance, if you create 10 blog posts and every month 100 people go to each post, that’s 1,000 extra website visitors!
Why Would a Rehab Center-Invest in SEO?
We love when people ask us this question because the answer is right in front of you.
Search Engines (and more specifically, Google.com because they have 70% of market share) are the new yellow pages. Those old 2.5-pound monstrosities that people used to flip through to find drug and alcohol rehab centers are long gone and now people use the internet for their research.
When people do their research, they use search engines to find the best results. Don’t you want to show up as the best result?
Beyond that, another really important thing about rehab center SEO is that if you are able to get to the first page of the search engines and secure a spot, it’s very difficult for other companies to come along and steal your spot. The reason for this is because SEO takes time to complete correctly and if you’ve done it right, search engines will reward you with free traffic to your website over and over.
How Long Does SEO Take?
We want to make something very clear to you. SEO is a long term internet marketing strategy. When it works, it probably has the best ROI of any other internet marketing tactic and it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving, but it takes a lot of time for it to work.
How long exactly?
No one can answer that question with absolute certainty because they don’t know all of the search engine algorithms, but we tell our clients that it makes sense to expect to start seeing results in roughly 3-6 months from when the contract begins.
The fastest way to get new admits is to combine your SEO rehab marketing with your local Google My Business listing. On average our clients have seen their cost per admit under $800 when done properly. Now, you may not be able to fill a 50 or 100 bed facility with just using local GMB, but an extra 4-6 new admits a month is a great way to start.
Now, if you don’t want to wait that long or need your clients now, this is when we recommend that you try PPC because it’s a MUCH faster result and you can bypass all of the SEO work from day one. Although, if pay-per-click is the avenue you choose to go, drug rehabs have to get approval through legit script to be able to use Google PPC or Facebook ads.
Why Should I Choose TheRecover.com For My SEO Needs?
We aren’t big on gloating about how great we are, but SEO is something that we have figured out, and we know exactly what needs to be done in your local market to see results.
Want some proof? Of course, you do and we don’t blame you!
First off, if you search in Google for terms related to “SEO for Rehab Centers”, we are always going to be at the top of the first page. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that this means we know how to do SEO. If we didn’t, how would we be at the top of the page for that search phrase?
Secondly, below is a snapshot of what we’ve done for one of our clients.
What you’re seeing above isn’t anecdotal evidence of a client of ours. No. What you’re seeing here is a screenshot taken directly from Google Analytics for a single month that shows our client received 58.9% of their traffic from “Organic Search”, which is a fancy word for SEO.
Further, you’re also seeing that this client also had 8,294 new visitors to the website.
Can you imagine how great it would be if you could get over 8,000 NEW people to your website every single month?
Now, obviously every rehab center is different and the search volume in your market may differ greatly from what you see above, but the point here is that we understand how to get traffic to your website by using SEO.
How Much Does SEO Cost For a Rehab Center?
There really isn’t a single answer for this question. Every single market is different and competition varies for each phrase that people search in Google.
The reality is, we need to speak with you in order to find the right solution and figure out what works with your budget.
The absolute minimum per month for SEO services is $750, but the majority of clients run in the $1,000 to $25,000 range depending on what they need. SEO is best long term investment you can make for your treatment center. The more you put in, the cheaper your cost per admit will be.
If you have owned a rehab center for a while you know the marketing costs have gone crazy over the last few years. Some centers are paying upwards of 12k in marketing cost to acquire ONE admit!!! We know that nobody can run a successful center with those marketing costs, especially since the carriers are paying less and less.
The key to being a successful treatment center is to have a solid program, be active on social media, have a long term content, and SEO strategy, and have a great alumni program.
What will I be paying for?
While everyone has a horror story about an SEO company they have worked with, we make it very transparent so nothing is lost in translation.
When we engage with a new rehab center we do a full assessment on their on-site SEO to make sure their website is set up correctly. If there are errors you can have your team correct them or we can do that for you.
Next, we develop a plan together to target achievable goals. Once of the best ways if to find out what type of niches your center may offer. For example, if may be easier for us to rank you for “MAT treatment centers in California”, than “drug rehab California”. Or maybe you offer dual diagnosis, or other type’s treatments that differentiate your facility from others.
Most importantly is tracking and reporting our success. Our clients receive months ranking reports along with the proof of work that we do for our clients.
How Can I Get Started?
Getting started with us is easy! Simply fill out the form below to schedule a FREE consultation call.