Coronavirus shows strength of legal blogging

The Coronavirus Has Shown the Vitality of the Legal Blog

The coronavirus has had an impact on nearly every facet of American life, at this point. One of the things that has become vividly apparent over the past few weeks has been the lasting vitality of the legal blog. Lawyers who have kept one have become an indispensable source of reliable information on how court Read more about The Coronavirus Has Shown the Vitality of the Legal Blog[…]

Myers Freelance blog changing with the times

Where’d Our Blog Go?

Ever since October 20, 2015, we’ve published blog articles on search engine optimization (SEO) and legal content marketing on a rigidly regular basis. Then, last week, there was nothing. It was not a mistake: Ongoing changes in the SEO world have been reducing the potency of evergreen blogs, which have made up the bulk of Read more about Where’d Our Blog Go?[…]

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[…]