When it comes to investment in SEO for therapists, mental health professionals need to consider the return on investment. Investing in SEO can be a great way to boost clientele and reach more potential clients. With that said, there are some basic principles to follow when determining how much investment is necessary.
SEO for Therapists: Consider Location, Competition, Size
First of all, depending on your industry and the size of your practice, you should consider what budget to set for your SEO investment. You may want to invest more heavily if you have a more extensive practice or specialize in a certain area of mental health. Often we see clinicians in more competitive and populated areas. What we know about SEO is that it is getting more and more competitive. Therefore, we know that it’s taking longer to get results in the field compared to how it was a few years ago. It is possible to get results and we have seen that time and time again. However, doing more content, building backlinks, and blogging regularly is often one of the best ways to ensure the success you are looking for.
Recognize How Much You Know and What You Are Willing to Learn
The second consideration is how well-versed you are in SEO tactics. If you don’t have much knowledge about SEO, you may want to invest in consulting services or hire someone who specializes in SEO. By investing upfront, you will be able to save money in the long run by improving your visibility and rankings on search engines. The truth is that SEO specialists especially highly specialized ones like our team train extensively to understand the lay of the land in every state.
We also know that SEO is constantly changing, which means we are constantly learning and adjusting. With that being said, we want to invest in our employees like you want to invest in yours. Therefore, know that SEO will cost a lot, but not for nothing. We strive to inform, educate, collaborate, and provide the highest quality of care to our clients, just as we know you do too!
Investing in SEO for Therapists Means Investing Time!
Thirdly, you need to consider how much time and effort you are willing to put into SEO investment. If you don’t have the time to research and implement strategies, you may want to outsource the task.
Additionally, if you are a small practice, you might have more success by investing in specific services such as content creation or link building. This is because if you are a postpartum clinician versus a generalist practice, you are more likely to have more clarity ranking on the Google search engine. It doesn’t mean that you won’t be competitive, but you are more focused which will help in the long term.
if you are a generalist or group practice with many niches, to be honest, as SEO changes so have our strategy. That means you may want to think about who you’re trying to get full within six months and that may mean focusing heavily on 3 niches, blogging, and building backlinks, then going back and focusing on additional niches.
What Results Do You Want with Your Investment in SEO for Therapists?
Finally, consider what kind of results you expect from your investment. Are you looking for immediate returns? Or are you more focused on long-term gains? Plan out what investment you are willing to make upfront and then track your results as you go along. The truth is that SEO will never be a quick fix to get in clients, that was never its intended purpose, however, if you are looking to sustain organic traffic, it is the most cost-efficient long-haul investment.
Now that you have some of the basics of investing in SEO, stay tuned for the last part of this series on investing in SEO. We are going to talk about getting the best return on investment by doing SEO yourself versus having a company optimize for you. Be sure to check out part 1 if you haven’t read it yet.
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About the Author
Jasmine is the SEO Training Coordinator and offers free consultations for Simplified’s SEO Consulting on our services. Jasmine is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and recently earned her degree from Northwestern University. She works to help people with a strategy with national rankings, eating disorder specialties, sports psychology, high achievers, and much more. Schedule a consult soon!