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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Laundry lists and subheading stand-in lists for legal blog posts

2 List Types: Laundry, and Subheader Stand-In

In our last blog post, we gave 4 reasons why you should consider using lists in a legal blog post. It was nothing earth shattering and many attorneys who handle their own online legal content know that bulleted or numbered lists can be helpful, even if they haven’t pondered the why. What many lawyers don’t Read more about 2 List Types: Laundry, and Subheader Stand-In[…]

Bullet point lists

4 Reasons to Use Lists in Legal Blog Posts

Engaging readers is getting more and more difficult, especially online. People want the information they’re looking for, they want it now, and they want it easy to digest. While there is likely some more leeway in the legal field than in others – readers doing legal research tend to have an important issue that they Read more about 4 Reasons to Use Lists in Legal Blog Posts[…]

Consequences of misbranding your law firm's character

The Devastating Repercussions of Misbranding Your Firm

Every time you write and publish a legal blog post, your writing style, word choice, and topical content don’t just tell a story about the legal field you practice in – they also tell a story about who you are, as a lawyer or as a firm as a whole. While we hate to use Read more about The Devastating Repercussions of Misbranding Your Firm[…]

6 places to find an image for a legal blog post

6 Places to Find a Legal Blog Image, and 3 Places to Avoid

The decision to use images in your legal blog post is a significant one. There are numerous perks to including a picture: An image breaks up what would otherwise be a wall of text in the blog post, making it less intimidating for readers When you tout your article on social media, the post will Read more about 6 Places to Find a Legal Blog Image, and 3 Places to Avoid[…]

Link depth for old online content grows

Link Depth and the Trend Towards New Online Content

In our last blog post, we recounted a recent study that found that lots of blogs have two basic structural problems: They have lots of logistical pages that are not blog posts, and their blog articles are far from the site’s home page. That second issue did not surprise us, given the slow evolution in Read more about Link Depth and the Trend Towards New Online Content[…]

How does legal blogging fit into online marketing

What is the Role of the Legal Blog in Online Marketing, Today?

Not so long ago, legal blogs were the crucial centerpiece of online marketing for law firms. Every firm that was serious about using the internet to get new clients had one and was updating it regularly. Now, though, law firms that are aggressively marketing their firm online are spending more time and resources on targeted Read more about What is the Role of the Legal Blog in Online Marketing, Today?[…]

Google YouTube series teaches SEO

Google’s New YouTube Series Got Off to a Rocky Start

Google recently started a YouTube series where its search experts provided quick answers to simple questions about search engine optimization (SEO). The first episode dealt with a question we’ve tackled before on this blog: Do outbound (or external) links help or hurt your site’s ranking? The YouTube series got off to a rocky start, though. Read more about Google’s New YouTube Series Got Off to a Rocky Start[…]