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Search engine optimization (SEO) is a marathon, not a sprint. Determining what works and what doesn’t can be difficult, and search engines like Google are constantly tweaking their search algorithms, which changes the way search works. To stay ahead of competitors, law firms need to keep their fingers on pulse of the latest SEO trends, but this can often be difficult with limit ...
With hurricane season underway, at-risk small businesses need to make sure they have a response plan in place to mitigate potential damages. Unfortunately, many small companies, especially law firms, don’t come close to being hurricane-ready. And this lack of preparedness can come at a significant cost.
Days before the arrival and subsequent devastation of Hurricane Harvey on Texas land, a social media frenzy launched encouraging Texas residents to prepare and stay safe during the dangerous weather. Local news outlets were tweeting articles on hurricane preparedness and weather expectations. Grocery stores were posting updates on the availability of water and other necessities ...
Email is often one of the most effective, most economical, and most underutilized marketing tools for law firms. Email marketing platforms such as MailChimp and Constant Contact have minimal monthly costs (and may be free depending on the number of contacts your law firm imports), and provide a way for law firms to stay top-of-mind with their current and past clients as well as ...
For law firms looking to increase new leads as quickly as possible, digital advertising campaigns using tools like Google AdWords are a popular choice. Campaigns can be set up very quickly and can target users based on specific search queries. Many law firms are eager to dive into a Google AdWords campaign, but there are a few basics to understand before taking the plunge.
Social proof is the positive influence of “everybody’s doing it” – when the actions and opinions of others affect your choices and actions. If we see others engaging in certain behavior online, we are more inclined to believe those actions are worthwhile. Social proof is an important component of online reputation management for lawyers.
Nobody likes filling out forms. The information is repetitive and the work is tedious, but lawyers must make time to complete their law firm directory listings. People rely on popular law firm directories to help them locate attorneys and law firms, which means appearing on them can be extremely beneficial for generating new clients.
What Is Link Building? Link building is a component of off-site search engine optimization where your law firm website earns links on other websites. Earned natural links directly improve the reputation of a website and its search engine rankings. In link building, a natural link is a freely given editorial link and an unnatural link is a link you make yourself. Both affect rankings in Google.
Email and social media marketing are two of the most established and effective digital marketing tactics used today. With such a strong inflation in social media use these days, people often question whether email marketing is still even relevant. While it’s true that 83% of marketers agree that social media is important for businesses, email marketing is still a very active pl ...
As we’ve written about previously, client reviews are an incredibly important part of a digital marketing strategy. They serve as a verification point for your law firm, complete with an actual person’s opinion to listen to. With the rise in video across the digital sphere, obtaining video testimonials from your clients is a great way to showcase your law firm in a fresh manner.
A website is the most valuable piece of digital real estate a law firm can own. A website serves as a digital storefront or office that greets potential clients. However, just getting users to walk up to the window or even through the digital door is only half of the battle. Law firm websites need to be properly designed and contain optimized content in order to entice users to ...
In 2009, I began my Twitter odyssey scared I would not be able to figure it out and nervous I would do something wrong and look like an idiot. I persevered with the help of some online friends and began an ongoing love affair with my favorite social media channel. Over the years, as my understanding, usage, and following on Twitter all grew, most lawyers I knew remained indiffe ...
You’re an expert when it comes to social media and you know all there is to know about posting and audience building on your firm’s Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn channels. Now what? Believe it or not, the fun doesn’t stop at those major social media platforms. The next destination in your online social adventure is one you might not expect- we’re talking about Reddit.
Last week we covered the various types of Facebook advertising campaigns, including when and why a law firm should each. Now that your campaigns are running, Facebook provides a wealth of analytical data on the ads. Sifting through all of these numbers can be a bit overwhelming; below are the top indicators to focus on when evaluating the success of your Facebook advertising campaigns.
As I’ve written about before, Facebook’s advertising platform is growing at an exponential rate, giving Google AdWords a run for its money. In fact, Facebook says over 1.8 billion peope use its social media platform every month. But to the social media advertising novice, Facebook’s advertising platform may appear to be a little overwhelming.