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SEO To Ignite Growth

The Strategic Growth Partner Helping Multi-location Organizations Rank

As the #1 SEO agency in healthcare, we’ve helped hundreds of providers, treatment centers, nursing facilities, and specialty practices achieve higher search rankings and generate new patients.

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Growth-Oriented Search Engine Optimization

Cardinal’s SEO Services Stand Out From The Crowd

Scalable SEO Strategies

We’ve helped some of the nation’s largest healthcare providers scale their SEO strategies to new locations and markets. Through complex mergers and acquisitions or de novos, we ensure your brand achieves top rankings and a steady pipeline of organic leads.

Future-Forward Search

At Cardinal, we don’t react to trends; we predict them. We strategically position our healthcare clients to capture future demand with comprehensive search landscape analyses and a blue-ocean approach to creating uncontested growth opportunities.

Full-funnel Healthcare Keyword Strategies

We know healthcare like the back of our hands and have a deep understanding of motivations and intent across the entire patient journey. This enables us to develop full-funnel keyword and content strategies that not only nurture prospects but get them to convert.

Roadmaps & Ranking Reporting

Marketing fluff doesn’t fly at Cardinal. We’re all about proven, bespoke SEO strategies that increase rankings and drive organic traffic. You’ll always have full access to roadmaps, reports, and KPIs that forecast rankings for maximum transparency.

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The Expert SEO Tools

Our Search Engine Optimization Tactics

Organic Landscape & Competitor Assessment

Think of this as your preliminary SEO wellness check-up. We start by analyzing your SEO strategy and rankings as-is, conducting assessments to compare your current rankings to your competitors’, discover your traffic share percentage, and collect backlink profiles. We also conduct a robust technical audit to identify red flags and top priorities. These findings are built into our SEO roadmaps to ensure all roadblocks to ranking are eliminated.

Local SEO at Scale

At its core, healthcare is a local service. So, how do you develop local SEO strategies for dozens or hundreds of locations? You need an organized and scalable SEO strategy if you want to reach patients across markets. We have deep experience managing the complexities of scaling local SEO strategies from 20 locations to more than 500.

Our SEO strategies will provide your business with a bird’s eye view of your brand’s performance, as well as drill-down data in each of your local or regional markets

Multi-location Citation Management

Citations are a critical ranking factor for local search, and they can get messy as you scale. We ensure your business is listed accurately in each of your growing markets, enabling referral traffic and ultimately earning real estate on Google’s first page.

Entity-based SEO Strategies

As user queries become more unique, Google uses entities to match user intent to results—even when the keywords aren’t an exact match. We help you identify the core concepts that prospective patients are searching for. These insights become the foundation for high-ranking content strategies and ensure you show up in results.

Strategic Link Building

Some agencies will acquire backlinks from who-knows-where and point them to your site willy-nilly. Not us. We have a dedicated in-house link building team that strategically sources high-quality backlinks from high DA websites, injecting your site with the quality and reliability that prospective patientsand Googlewill trust.

Full-funnel Content Strategy

From treatment pages to blogs to everything in between, we’re experts at producing empathetic, human-centered content that’s aligned to meet the needs of your patients at every step of the funnel. This includes authoritative content for condition and treatment pages, as well as helpful blog content.

Site Architecture Optimizations

Need a new website? No problem. Want to clean up your old one? Can do. Thinking of merging sites together? Yes, we can do that— well, you get the point. No matter what the ask, we ensure your site is properly structured to make it easy for both users to navigate and Google to crawl.

Scalable Technical SEO

Cardinal believes in creating scalable website structures that set you up for long-term success. This scalable technical framework ensures your content gets discovered, crawled, indexed, and ranked at a much faster rate.


Top Healthcare SEO Trends for 2023

Each year, we take an in-depth look at the most important SEO marketing trends for healthcare industry. Healthcare marketers must stay informed of the latest search engine optimization strategies, best practices, and updates if they want to build a reliable patient acquisition machine.

Read the full article to see our look at the top SEO trends impacting the healthcare industry in 2023.

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The Recipe for Success

Healthcare SEO Services & Tactics We Deploy

  • Technical SEO Audits
  • Site Architecture Optimization
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Backlink Audits
  • Content Strategy
  • Multi-location Citation & Listing Management
  • Crawl Rate Optimization
  • Site Speed Optimizations
  • Location Page Optimizations
  • Mobile Optimizations

We value our strong partnership with Cardinal and their ability to consistently crush conversion goals, month over month. Communicative and responsive to our business objectives, the team is constantly looking for ways to improve performance and fuel our growth.

Ashley Anderson SVP Marketing
SEO Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s Answer Your Questions About Healthcare SEO

When a medical need emerges, the first place healthcare consumers go for information is a search engine. Will they find your brand on page one? If not, search engine optimization (SEO) can help you get there. 

SEO is the process of optimizing or improving your webpage, so it ranks higher on search engines. This is why healthcare SEO should be one of the main focus points for healthcare groups. A solid SEO strategy will establish your brand as a medical authority and help you build a sustainable pipeline of new patients. SEO puts your hospital, treatment center, nursing facility, or practice in front of healthcare consumers searching for your services.

No matter how you choose to engage us, you can expect comprehensive, data-driven results that were expertly planned for and meticulously worked towards. Whether that’s increased leads and patient volume, higher levels of organic traffic, or better search rankings, we’ll set a goal at the beginning of each project and won’t stop until we’ve met it.

We set performance-based goals for all our clients every three months, and you’ll typically start to see your SEO services pay off in about 3-6 months—though quick fixes can happen immediately. For example, if we see obvious issues with duplicative content, 404 error pages, or unclaimed Google Business Profiles (GBPs), we can fix those within the first month. 

We create robust SEO roadmaps, so you have complete transparency into your SEO strategy, the activities that support it, and the expected impact.

For multi-location healthcare groups, we recommend that you only create Google Business Profiles for each location. If you create GBPs for both locations AND providers, it can create cannibalization issues. Some providers might outrank the overall location and hurt visibility to other providers in the group, for example. It gets messy, real quick.

Don’t confuse users and Google. Create GBPs for locations only. You can highlight providers at the locations by using healthcare directories like Healthgrades, RateMDs, ZocDoc, etc.

Merging healthcare brands is a multi-step process, even beyond SEO. First, we recommend you get access to the acquired brand’s Google Analytics and Search Console. You need benchmark data for at least three months. This will help you understand how performance is impacted after the migration. Then, it’s time to build a robust redirect map so Google can re-index pages appropriately.  

This is a big undertaking, and we recommend the help of experts to ensure no loss in rankings.

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