How a Personal Injury Firm Found Riches in the Niches and a 5,650% SEO Boost [Case Study]
Millions of dollars in leads have come from focusing on a handful of key practice areas, using SEO, content, and Google ads.
Mazow | McCullough, PC was formed in 2003 by Mr. Robert E. Mazow and Mr. Kevin J. McCullough. They are a personal injury law firm dedicated to helping injured persons in Massachusetts achieve fair and just compensation.
We started our engagement with Mazow | McCullough about 10 years ago; the outdated website had lots of duplicate content generated by FindLaw. It appears that FindLaw used to write content, such as a frequently asked questions section, for personal injury attorneys. They would then provide it to many different lawyers for use on their websites.
In addition to being one of the most competitive areas of digital marketing, personal injury lawyers are often targeting dozens of the same practice areas, and this firm had yet to refine the areas of focus digitally.
We experimented with a number of different practice areas to be ‘areas of focus’. By developing content on a handful of niche topics, we dramatically increased leads compared to when they were targeting too many different types of law.
Better to be a big fish in a small pond than a minnow lost in an online ocean.
Search engine optimization was the first tactic we were hired for, but over the years we have evolved into doing all kinds of content marketing including topic clusters, podcasting, videos, Ebooks and even writing a book on one practice area (2019 publishing and PR launch).
Paid search was not in use when we started with them, and it was only after many years of pushing for this to be included in our list of tactics that we were able to test it out. It failed at first because we were targeting areas that were too broad, and the cost-per-click on things like auto accident attorneys — even in their specific town — was too high for their budget.
|Keyword||Cost Per Click|
|Indianapolis Semi Truck Accident Lawyer||$905|
|Car Accident Lawyer Elite||$872|
|Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyers||$756|
|Albany Ga Personal Injury Lawyer||$750|
|Los Angeles Uber Accident Lawyer||$733|
|Car accident lawyers colorado springs co||$732|
|Iron Horse Motorcycle Lawyers Greenville Sc||$728|
|Offshore Lawyers In Lousiana||$680|
|Birth Injury Lawyer Pittsburgh||$666|
|Car Accident Lawyer Decatur Ga||$665|
We developed landing pages and did split testing on different value propositions and offers.
Web design changes are guided by A/B testing results, and we will be rebuilding the site again soon.
Now we are nicely dovetailed in with the new marketing person, who is extending our content marketing into social media channels — like republishing content from their blog to LinkedIn — and community outreach.
We have regular meetings to discuss the brand and how the intensification of content marketing on niche practice areas fits into the overall marketing strategy.
Leads from the Internet are radically improved from when we started. There are still lots of leads that don’t convert, but the ones that do are often best case scenarios and result in high ticket verdicts and settlements.
January 29th, 2019
When compared to some of the top personal injury firms in the immediate area, there is only one on this shortlist that has more SEO traffic value.