3 Benefits of Addiction Treatment Center Listings

You’ve heard about listing your facility on different websites that promote treatment centers, but does doing so really benefit your bottom line? Well, let’s look at the current data. A recent Pew study reported that 80 percent of Internet users, or about 93 million Americans, search for health-related information online, and three in five (63 percent) choose one provider over another because of a strong online presence (i.e. availability of relevant, accurate and compelling information). Promoting your program online is a critical part of any modern marketing strategy, and can’t be ignored.

Whether you’re a digital marketing veteran or new to the game, listing your facility on high-profile healthcare websites should be part of your plan. Here’s why:

1. Reach More Clients

This is probably the most obvious, and most important. Profile listings placed on healthcare websites are going to be viewed by the thousands–sometimes millions–of visitors to the site. This introduces your program to people when they’re engaged, researching a topic, and ready to commit. Right place, right time!

2. Build Your Reputation

Potential clients may find your information, but how do they find out about you? Many healthcare listing sites also provide reviews. Recent research shows that at least 60% of patients read online reviews before selecting a healthcare practitioner, so reviews can make a big difference in how potential clients think of you. Even if the sites you list your facility on don’t offer reviews, being “found” multiple places online builds your stature in the eyes of the public. If through their searches for “Their Treatment + Their Location” your name keeps popping up here, there, and everywhere, they’re going to take notice.

3. Strengthen SEO

A key advantage to facility listings is that a link back to your website is included as part of your profile. Links from reputable sources (like high-profile, established websites) “endorse” your website to search engines like Google, making them more likely to rank your site higher in search results. Links also encourage referral traffic, which Google likes to see as well.

These are just three of the many benefits of listing your facility on healthcare website listings, but there are more. To dig deeper or get advice about the best sites to list your facility on, contact us!

Emily Marchetta on Email
Emily Marchetta
Marketing & Community Manager
Emily works in digital marketing and communication, specializing in SMB marketing strategy. She has done marketing since 2009, with roles in content management, writing, social media marketing, and project management. Currently she focuses on content marketing for the eDoctors network of brands, including VeinDirectory.org, JustBreastImplants.com, JustMommies.com, and SoberRecovery.com, and collaborates on marketing projects for other properties in the Internet Brands Health Vertical, such as WebMD. Her freelance writings on marketing, community management, and lifestyle topics have been published online and in niche magazines and journals, such as VEIN Magazine.