SMART Goals For Healthcare Marketing

Here’s an example of how you can achieve your SMART goal “I want to add 20% more patients per month from google”.

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Do you see the point in creating a marketing plan here?

  • You are being very Specific about your goal
  • You are setting a goal that is Measurable
  • Once you write it down on paper, you are setting something that is Attainable
  • Your goal is now Realistic
  • Your goal is time bound (each month, each week etc)

And that’s it.. You have now set up S.M.A.R.T goals.

Now, for the plan.

Here’s an example of how you can achieve your SMART goal “I want to add 20% more patients per month from google”.

Let’s break this down. How would you achieve that?

First and foremost, you would need to show up in google local search results when patients are searching for a practice like yours.

You need to show up in the first page itself or, preferably, in the google local pack results (that small set of 3-4 search results that google shows at the top of the page).

Once you do show up in google local search results, your practice needs to show up as being more “trustworthy” than your competitors that are also showing up in those search results.

This necessarily means that you have as many positive reviews as possible and have a higher review rating than your competitors

After prospective patients deem you as more trustworthy than your competitors in google search results, they need to be able to book an appointment with you ASAP.

Whether they “text” your business for an appointment or call you from your google search result listing or click on BOOK NOW button or go to your website and request an appointment.

Whatever that method might be… they need to be able to do so IMMEDIATELY.

So, your high level plan would be to

  • Show up on google search results via paid ads or SEO
  • Show up as more trustworthy to patients by getting patient reviews
  • Leveraging various technologies / software to enable near instant bookings from patients.