The Optimal Local Landing Page For Law Firms - NiftyLaw

We gathered data from the top ranking websites, across four legal practice areas, in the 50 largest metros of the United States.

Over four years ago we did research and created the infographic titled “The Anatomy of an Optimal Local Landing Page”. In that study, we focused on various industries such as food, automotive and insurance. A lot of things have changed in four years so we re-did this study to to identify what is working in todays results as well as solely focus on the legal industry.

To complete this study we performed searches in the largest 50 metros in the United States for the following practice areas: Business, DUI, Injury, and Estate. We then focus our attention on the top ranking site in the local map pack for each search term. Here is an example of a search result showing which site we would have gathered information from for our study.

las vegas personal injury attorney Google Search

Once we collected the list of over 200 top ranking sites, we started analyzing each site to determine what these sites were doing to outperform their competition.

Here is what we found.

There it is. All in one comprehensive graphic. Each piece of the puzzle adds value. Some add value in the form of stronger ranking signals, others help by increasing conversions.

So, you’ve read this post and looked through our wickedly cool landing page mock-up. Now what? Start implementing. Go through each point of the study and make sure you have implemented each one in your own way. Not sure how to tackle the list? Feeling overwhelmed or confused by all the data we just blasted you with? That’s what we’re here for. Contact us and let us help you level the playing field with your top competitors.

Statistics pulled from the infographic above.

90%

of top landing pages were responsive designs

90%

of top pages have their location in the title tag

86%

of top landing pages were home pages

86%

have the firm’s name, address, and phone number

84%

of sites have a click to call phone number

82%

of top landing pages have a type of call to action

76%

of top landing pages ranked in maps and in organic listings

64%

display their company’s awards and trust symbols

61%

of top landing pages have a form

54%

of top landing pages have their business name in the title tag

46%

have the firm’s name, address, and phone number in schema

43%

have a photo of the firm’s staff

43%

of top landing pages have a local photo

40%

of header images is of an attorney

38%

of top landing pages have testimonials

36%

of top landing pages have a video

24%

had links to sites to review their firm

19%

have a direction button or text

17%

have embedded a Google map on their site

12%

of top landing pages had keywords in their H1

10%

have parallax image or video background on the page

10%

of forms have a captcha

6%

of top landing pages have reviews in schema

2033

is the average number of back links to a top landing page

945

is the average word count on top landing pages

95

is the average Google user experience score

75

is the average Google desktop speed score

62

is the average Google speed for mobile

62

is the average Moz local score of top landing pages

17

is the average number of reviews on Google

4

is the average number of form fields

C

is the average on-page grade from Moz