Generating leads for your rehab center can be challenging, especially considering that you don’t want to be invasive of potential clients’ privacy. You don’t want to flood their inboxes with information they may or may not be interested in, and you certainly don’t want to follow them around as they browse the Internet with remarketing ads.
That’s where content marketing becomes extremely useful. It’s effective across a variety of industries, but especially in those where potential clients require a lot of research before making a decision – like addiction treatment. Keep reading to find out how your rehab center can use content marketing to reach more potential clients and their loved ones.
What is content marketing?
Content marketing is exactly what it sounds like – creating content that will help you reach potential clients. But if you’re unfamiliar with the concept, you may be wondering how writing articles or creating graphics can attract leads to your site.
Every page on your site has the opportunity to attract visitors from search engines, and each one should be optimized for keywords that are both relevant to the content and interesting to potential clients. For example, your homepage is likely optimized for terms like “rehab center,” “addiction treatment,” and words related to your geographic location.
When you create new pages, you create more keyword opportunities for your site. And if these pages are designed to address topics that may interest potential clients and their loved ones (like “how to talk to a family member about addiction,” or “what are the signs of alcohol addiction”), you can optimize them to attract traffic when search engine users look for that information.
This can not only attract traffic to your site, but help build trust with those who read it. And even if they’re not ready to contact you during this research process, when the time comes, they’ll already have an idea of who to call.
What kinds of content can you create?
If you’re new to content marketing, the quickest way to get started is creating a blog. Although the initial setup process requires a little time, it’s an easy way to regularly add new content to your site. You can write posts on a daily or weekly basis about virtually anything that may interest your potential clients, including commonly-asked questions, updates to your center, or addiction-related events in the news.
You can also create individual article pages on your site. Although these may be very similar to blog posts, they should err more on the side of evergreen content. This means that they should be written about topics that don’t change frequently, and can serve as a resource for years to come.
From there, you can expand into infographics, videos, interactive content, and more. Depending on the time and resources you have to invest, your content strategy can be as simple or complex as you like – but the possibilities are virtually endless.
Want to start using content marketing for your rehab center?
Content creation doesn’t have to be an overly time-consuming or costly process, and you can likely maintain a blog with a few hours of effort each week. But if you’d like to create a more comprehensive strategy, feel free to contact us!
Our talented team of in-house writers and designers can create, publish, and promote exactly the kind of content that will help your rehab center reach more potential clients.