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[…]

Targeted legal pages have led to a resurgence in keyword research

Targeted Pages and a Resurgence in Keyword Research

Search engines change, often very quickly. Those sudden changes – a tweak in Google’s algorithms that promote some types of content at the expense of others, or a new search engine results page (SERP) format – are mere steps in one particular direction. That direction, for search engines, is towards satisfying internet users. Noting the Read more about Targeted Pages and a Resurgence in Keyword Research[…]

Google deemphasizes author bylines and credentials as SEO signal

Google: Author Bylines Are Not an SEO Signal

Google recently weighed in on an interesting passage from its recent Search Rater Guidelines, shooting down yet another idea that search engines use a bunch of checklists that webmasters can check off on their way to guaranteed online prominence. This time, the idea was that Google promoted or demoted webpages based on how they displayed Read more about Google: Author Bylines Are Not an SEO Signal[…]

Tips for creating tables in legal blog posts

Tips for Using Tables in a Legal Blog Post

There will come a time where you want to add a table to your law firm’s website. Whether you’re a criminal defense attorney and you want to list the penalties of a conviction for murder and manslaughter so they can be compared, or you are a personal injury lawyer who wants to break down the Read more about Tips for Using Tables in a Legal Blog Post[…]

Legal Bloggers are Masters of Their Words

How to Write Yourself Into a Great Blog Image

Whether to use images in a legal blog post is a serious decision to make. On the one hand, an image can enliven the post for the reader by splitting up an otherwise intimidating wall of text, and can even draw in new readers from social media. An image can also score a few points Read more about How to Write Yourself Into a Great Blog Image[…]