Study tracks source of web traffic

How Much of Your Web Traffic Comes from Organic Results?

We get it: Potential clients look for law firms to hire online, and they tend to start their hunt with a search engine like Google. But how many actually turn to a search engine, first? And how do the other people end up finding a law firm to hire? Back in 2014, one study broke Read more about How Much of Your Web Traffic Comes from Organic Results?[…]

The many titles in legal content writing and marketing

All the Different Legal Marketing Job Titles, Explained

Marketing a company online is not an easy endeavor – at least, if you want to make sure you do it right, avoid mistakes, and maximize your efficiency. When your company is a law firm, it’s even more complicated because there are ethical rules that you need to comply with, legal advice you can’t give, Read more about All the Different Legal Marketing Job Titles, Explained[…]

Schedule legal blog post publication times in a day planner

3 Reasons to Stick to a Schedule for Your Legal Blog Posts

Maintaining and constantly updating a legal blog with new posts isn’t easy. Keeping a regular publication schedule just makes it that much more difficult. The good news is that Google and the other search engines don’t seem to use a strict posting schedule as a ranking factor – law firms that publish on Monday, Wednesday, Read more about 3 Reasons to Stick to a Schedule for Your Legal Blog Posts[…]

Legal Blog Content Republishing

The Risks of Letting Someone Else Republish Your Legal Blog Article

You will know that you are creating a successful legal blog when other online marketers start reaching out to capitalize on your success. They will see your solid rankings, web traffic, and domain authority and try using it for their own gain. In some cases, you may benefit from their efforts. In most, though, what Read more about The Risks of Letting Someone Else Republish Your Legal Blog Article[…]

Using Pled Guilty or Pleaded Guilty in Legal Blogs

Associated Press: “Pled Guilty” is Becoming Less Wrong

Last week, we discussed a watershed moment in the English language: A major dictionary recognized in approval the use of “they” in the third person singular. For a lawyer who doesn’t like saying “his or her” in their legal blog all the time, now they can feel justified in using “they.” But that wasn’t the Read more about Associated Press: “Pled Guilty” is Becoming Less Wrong[…]

Dictionary Recognizes They as Singular Pronoun

The Singular “They,” as Well as “Thou” and “Thee,” in Legal Blogging

Like the law, language is a construct of society. It evolves, ebbs, and flows with what We The People think to be the best and most appropriate way to communicate. Recently, we’re seeing watershed moments in the centuries-long adoption of the use of the pronoun “they” in the singular form. Not only is it being Read more about The Singular “They,” as Well as “Thou” and “Thee,” in Legal Blogging[…]

Google insinuates it has blocked negative SEO backlink schemes

Does Google Think It’s Beaten the Backlink Blitz?

One of the experts at Google, John Mueller, regularly hosts an “office hour” session on YouTube, where he fields questions from search engine optimization (SEO) professionals and other people who run a website. Some of the things that Mueller says during these relatively informal sessions, though, can seem to tip Google’s hand and reveal important Read more about Does Google Think It’s Beaten the Backlink Blitz?[…]

Google SERP December 2019

How Google’s SERP Has Changed in 4 Years

We reiterate, perhaps entirely too often, that search engines change on a near constant basis. Whether the alteration affects how the search engine’s algorithms find results that are relevant and important to the search query, or just alter how the results page looks, the impact can have real implications on your law firm’s online marketing Read more about How Google’s SERP Has Changed in 4 Years[…]

Law firms do not compete against Google yet

Zero-Click Searches and Why Law Firms Aren’t Competing Against Google

One of the most disturbing trends in the search engine optimization (SEO) world today is the fallout from Google’s attempts to answer as many search queries as possible from the search engine results page (SERP). The intent is honorable enough: Give search engine users the answers they want, as quickly as possible, whenever feasible. The Read more about Zero-Click Searches and Why Law Firms Aren’t Competing Against Google[…]

The Wall Street Journal published a hit piece against Google

The Wall Street Journal’s Hit Piece Against Google

A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal published an article on how search engines, and particularly Google, work. The piece is titled “How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results,” and is subtitled “The internet giant uses blacklists, algorithm tweaks and an army of contractors to shape what you see.” At Read more about The Wall Street Journal’s Hit Piece Against Google[…]

Linking to the official state statutes is important for SEO

Why You Should Only Use Online Statutes Hosted by the State

When writing a legal blog, it’s just a matter of time before you’ll have to cite to a statute or regulation. We’ve already discussed how the citation should look in your legal content. Here, we’re going to focus more on where the external link should go and why it’s worth taking the time to find Read more about Why You Should Only Use Online Statutes Hosted by the State[…]

Bounce Rates Can Detect Website Problems

Using High Bounce Rates to Detect Bigger Website Issues

We’ve covered bounce rate before. That post, however, focused on the fact that a “good” bounce rate depends on the context surrounding your website. Here, we’re going to show how to use high bounce rates to identify other problems on your site, and how to fix them. Refresher: Bounce Rate and Why It’s Contextual Your Read more about Using High Bounce Rates to Detect Bigger Website Issues[…]