chiropractic marketing tips

Creating an Irresistible Call to Action on Your Chiropractic Website

Is your website converting new patients as it should be?

And I mean that earnestly. If somebody is typing in your town, chiropractor and your website comes up; it is very likely that they are looking for a chiropractor and will become a new patient!

So my question to you is- does your website represent what you want them to do, the next step they need to take? And that really comes down to your call to action. In marketing, when you see "CTA," all that means is call to action. Let's go one step deeper.

Your call to action is what are you asking for. What do you want the person that visits your website to do? If you want your site to drive new patients, then your call to action needs to invite them to call your office and learn more. You need to dive deep on these type of things because I know there's a lot of chiropractors out there that have the headline of their website (their call to action) that's esoteric and/or generatic and doesn't give a clear direction.

When marketing, you need to be as crystal clear. You need to distill your message down and be as clear as possible. Describe the next step for the visitor to take.

Click over to your website. Check out the call to action or the headline and ask yourself if you are providing a clear direction for your visitors. If it's unclear, then I can tell you right now your website is not converting as well as it should be.


The Best Chiropractic Marketing Tips and Growth Hacks

Growth hacks are no longer just for the tech wizard working at AirBnB in San Francisco. You and I can now apply these same principles to grow and develop our chiropractic practice.


Addressing the 3 Big Hindrances to Chiropractic Referrals

Marketing your chiropractic practice can be difficult.

One way to you can immediately improve your marketing is by actively addressing the 3 big hindrances to chiropractic referrals. When you speak with an MD you should have a plan.
As a matter of fact, you should make it EASY from them to refer to your office. Learn an essential chiropractic marketing tip in this weeks episode.

Addressing the 3 big hindrances to chiropractic care will make your marketing more efficient, more precise, and more refined.


Why Investing in Industry-specific SEO is Important for Chiropractors- by Patrick MacNamara

Why Investing in Industry-specific SEO is Important for Chiropractors

When was the last time you actually leafed through a paper phone book to find a local business or service provider? If you’re like most of your potential patients, it’s been years since you even considered using that once common method to select a new service provider. 

Today, most patients look online to find whatever they need, so it’s vitally important for the health of your chiropractic practice that you appear at the top of local search results. The only way to accomplish that is to have a robust chiropractic SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy in place to ensure that your page ranks high with Google and other search engines. 

Most consumers never look past the first few items returned by the search engine, so if your site isn’t in the top two or three sites on the results page, you are probably losing business to your competitors. 

Many people think the key to ranking high is to pepper the site with a specific word or phrase (aka keyword stuffing), but this is actually detrimental to your objective since Google and most other search engines would consider this the hallmark of a spam site. 

Common words that have little to do with chiropractic will not help your site rank well when patients are looking for a new chiropractor, so using industry-specific words is crucial. However, patients may not always search using proper terminology, so you need to strike a balance between common usage terms and chiropractic terms. 

Using phrases rather than individual words may be helpful as well. You also need to be certain that the terms you select for your SEO keywords are different enough from your competitors’ terms to help you stand out while still common enough that consumers are likely to search for them. Achieving exactly the right mix of industry-specific keywords requires careful research and analysis. 

Effective SEO is actually a careful balancing act that mixes industry-specific key words and phrases, local data to ensure that nearby patients can find you and strategic links both within your own site and to external sites that help lend credibility to your site. 

Search engines consider keywords, their location on the page, the quality and variety of the site’s content and site links in their proprietary algorithms to arrive at a page authority for a specific site in any specific search. 

In addition, since most search engines, including Google, revise their search engine algorithm at least once or twice a year, strategies that once worked well may not provide the same results over time, so you need to revisit your SEO strategy frequently. 

There are hundreds of SEO consultants and “how to” books available, but very few have insider knowledge of the chiropractic industry that can help you when choosing the correct keywords. Typical SEO firms expect you to spend time teaching them about chiropractic and supplying potential keywords and phrases for them to test. 

In contrast, using an SEO firm like DCRank that already knows and understands the chiropractic industry inside and out allows you to bypass that lengthy education process and go right to content creation and testing to improve your search engine results.

You spent years becoming a chiropractor, and you want to devote your energy to helping patients and building your practice. Using industry-specific SEO practices can help you achieve more visibility in your local area without wasting time and resources on ineffective methods. 

Industry-specific keywords, both on your page and on linked pages combined with local data should form the cornerstone of your digital marketing strategy to ensure high visibility and a steady stream of new patients for a healthy business.

Patrick MacNamara, DC, is an Apple aficionado, blogger, chiropractor, public speaker, web designer and WordPress consultant. He writes extensively over at Next Generation Chiropractor, a blog that teaches chiropractors how to successfully market their chiropractic practices using the Internet and social media.


Imaging Representatives Are a Hidden Key of MD Marketing - by The Evidence Based Chiropractor

Meeting with every physician in your community can be a challenge.  Some offices are just difficult to "get in to".  However, the perfect person to help you bridge this gap may be right under your nose. Imagine a individual who-

  • knows every medical doctor in your community
  • knows every front office staff member in your community
  • spends all day building these relationships
  • is not a pharmaceutical rep
  • is more than happy to break the ice and set up an introduction for you
  • does not charge you anything!

Enter the imaging representative.  Nearly every chiropractic office in the country has imaging representatives which visit to solicit business for their imaging centers.  Even chiropractic offices that take their own radiographs typically have representatives visit to promote the services of their MRI facilities.  These representatives can be a gold mine of information and connection.  

The imaging representatives know nearly every primary care practice in your community.  Typically, they also have very good relationships with the offices they visit.  Furthermore, they are usually very open to helping physicians connect with each other.  Next time your imaging representative comes into your practice you can simply ask them if they would introduce you to their favorite general practice offices in town.  Being in and out of offices all day, your imaging representative will have a great idea of the practices which would resonate with your message/practice. Using this knowledge to your advantage can make a world of difference when setting up formal MD meetings. You may choose to schedule this into your personal calendar, or you may choose to send your marketing representative. Utilizing your local imaging representative is one of the most overlooked physician outreach techniques. But they are often a source of qualified, focused knowledge which can greatly accelerate your progress with physician communication.