Case Study:
Patient Claim Line


Growing Leads & Visibility In A Competitive Space Through Strong On-Site SEO & Relevant, Innovative & Targeted Digital PR.

The Project

Patient Claim Line is one of the UK’s leading Medical Negligence Experts – when the brand approach us we had already undertaken PPC work to grow the brand from a market entrant to market leader. From an SEO perspective after strugging to gain momentum the brand was looking for a fresh approach to SEO which focused on enhancing the website’s quality signals while combining an innovative Digital PR approach to drive links – all with the aim of improving the overall SEO.

Since inception, our work with Patient Claim Line has driven consistent results improving leads, visibility & keyword rankings in a space which is incredibly competitive, allowing the brand to continue to grow their presence within the market digitally.

Our Approach

Our initial strategy focused around a number of key areas, but given that the website was a YMYL (Your Money Your Life) brand it focused predominantly on increasing the E-A-T signals around the website through both on-site work & also links.

Our key strategy elements included:

– Digital PR to drive high quality links into the website – when we started working with the website there were virtually no high DR links. These links also needed to showcase E-A-T to boost expertise signals

– Link Auditing – to remove any poor quality links from the profile 

– Keyword Research & on-site E-A-T auditing to help re-template the pages to make them more E-A-T friendly

– Further development of key E-A-T pages including “About Us” & “Testimonials” to ensure Google had access to all key signals.

E-A-T Strategy

Within Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines it makes repeated reference to the concept of E-A-T or Expertise-Authority-Trust, this concept & that of YMYL hold certain websites to a higher standard if they impact a person’s money or their life. 

Our approach to E-A-T reviews every element of the website for each of the above signals & includes looking at:

– Authoring – is the content authored by a professional & does it have appropriate expert profiles to showcase the expertise?

– Link Expertise – do the inbound links portray expertise (do they offer expert comment or show thought leadership?)

– Does the content showcase expertise, does it offer FAQs & answer questions

– Is the content reviewed by an expert?

– Do the key pages i.e. Testimonials & About Us showcase the true authority, trust & expertise of the brand?

These are just some of the many questions that we ask & answer to help enhance the on-site trust signals.

Digital PR & Link Acquisition

Digital PR has played a significant role across our campaign with Patient Claim Line, most specifically creating & driving expertise-driven links through to the website to help support the key E-A-T signals.

Our Digital PR approach has combined traditional link building techniques such as campaigns, brainteasers & surveys with a fresh approach to newsjacking & thought leadership. By creating mindmaps we have been able to think outside the box & jump on newsjacking trends (such as the Coronation St examples below) where we can showcase our expertise but target a slightly different area of the market.

By combining an innovative approach to Digital PR with traditional pillars such as thought leadership & campaigns we have been able to dramatically increase the quality of Patient Claim Line’s link profile, leading to better rankings & traffic.

Links Achieved (2022)
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National Daily Newspapers
Average Domain Rank

Our Coverage

Love Island's Demi Jones' Cancer Diagnosis Sparks All-Time High Online Searches

Demi Jones - who appeared on Winter love Island 2020 - shared on May 20 that she had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after finding a lump on her neck.

Corrie's Jack Webster Set For Major Pay Day As He's Owed Millions After Doc's Mistake?

Coronation Street's Jack Webster could be about to become a millionaire.

Life On The NHS Frontline: "It's harder to watch patients die when they can't see their family"

It's been a year since "Clap For Carers" saw the nation stand outside their front doors & applaud healthcare workers battling to control the spread of COVID.

Dyspnoea is "key red flag" symptom of lung cancer that appears in 70% of patients

The sooner you detect lung cancer, the greater your chances of an effective treatment.

The Results

Links Achieved (2022)
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Increase In Top 3 Rankings YOY
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Rankings For "Medical Claims", "Medical Compensation" & "Hospital Negligence"
# 1

Having worked with Cedarwood for 4 years, I can honestly say that they have been instrumental in the continued growth and success of Patient Claim Line. The team are extremely knowledgeable, highly-skilled, friendly, honest & have the confidence to challenge our own internal decision if they feel it is in the best interest of our business & results. The team are always thinking of ways to build out campaigns & can be relied upon to continuously improve through their collective thinking & creativity.

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