Defending a website from content scrapers is like defending a castle

Defending Your Site Against Content Scrapers

In our last blog post, we talked about the dangers of content scrapers. In short, some websites on the internet make money by copying content from your legal blog and pasting it on their website – their efforts are often automated, using content scraping bots. This can hurt your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts or Read more about Defending Your Site Against Content Scrapers[…]

Content scrapers can take legal blog articles and hurt SEO

Content Scrapers, and Why You Should Worry About Them

In online marketing, high-quality content is a big deal. Hosting it on your site is a surefire way to move up in the rankings. It’s also why other sites will copy and paste your content into their domain. Some sites even have automated content scrapers for just this purpose. Content scraping is illegal – your Read more about Content Scrapers, and Why You Should Worry About Them[…]

Mistakes in the call to action can run afoul of ethical rules

Tiny Mistakes in a Call to Action Can Seriously Hurt Your Firm

The call to action, or CTA, is the paragraph in your legal blog post that urges readers to reach out to your law firm: “If you or a loved one have been hurt in a motorcycle accident in central Illinois, show that you’re not joking around by hiring the personal injury attorneys at Foster, Wallace, Read more about Tiny Mistakes in a Call to Action Can Seriously Hurt Your Firm[…]

Planning and writing a series of legal blog posts

How to Plan and Execute a Series of Related Legal Blog Posts

Recently on the Myers Freelance blog, we’ve been dealing with the ins and out of writing a series of legal blog articles on a related topic. Refresher: The Legal Blog Series This all started in our recent blog sample for criminal defense attorneys. There, we wrote 476 words on the upcoming Supreme Court case Carpenter Read more about How to Plan and Execute a Series of Related Legal Blog Posts[…]

Legal Blog Series Duplicative Content Penalty Panda

No, Your Site (Shouldn’t) Get Penalized for a Legal Blog Series

If you’re one of the two regular readers of our legal marketing blog, last week’s article on how a series of blog posts can hurt your SEO (search engine optimization) might have raised an interesting pair of questions: Wait… can’t you get penalized for hosting duplicative content on your site? And, Wouldn’t writing about the Read more about No, Your Site (Shouldn’t) Get Penalized for a Legal Blog Series[…]

Legal blog series competes for same keywords

How a Series of Legal Blog Posts Can Hurt Your SEO

Our last post was a blog sample for criminal defense attorneys – a case analysis of the upcoming Supreme Court decision, Carpenter v. U.S. – that was geared towards a lay audience. At the end of that post, we noted how, at 476 words and without a call to action, yet, it was already toeing Read more about How a Series of Legal Blog Posts Can Hurt Your SEO[…]

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Blog Sample – Criminal Defense Attorney: Case Analysis

There are several reasons why you should maintain a legal blog on your law firm’s website. One of them is to solidify your reputation as an expert in your field of law. While this is especially important if you’re blogging for referral clients by catering your blog’s content to other lawyers, lay readers also appreciate Read more about Blog Sample – Criminal Defense Attorney: Case Analysis[…]

Using a roadmap to open a legal blog post

How to Start Legal Blog Posts: Roadmaps and Introductions

In theory, when you write a legal blog post for your law firm’s website, your decision to cater to either direct or referral audiences should impact your writing style. This means writing in a way that either focuses on explaining complex legal topics for laypeople, or that focuses on providing in-depth legal analysis to impress Read more about How to Start Legal Blog Posts: Roadmaps and Introductions[…]

diluting ink in water shows how internal links weaken

Calls to Action, Penalties, and Link Dilution

In our last blog post, we reached way back into our archives to answer a question about a blog post we wrote last year. This ancient post had detailed the downfall of the call to action (CTA), the paragraph that often comes at the end of a legal blog post that urges readers to contact Read more about Calls to Action, Penalties, and Link Dilution[…]

Call to action internal links

Internal Links and Calls to Action

Over a year ago – decades, in the world of search engine marketing (SEM) – we discussed the downfall of the call to action. When you’re writing online, including for a legal blog, the “call to action” (or “CTA”) is the paragraph that typically comes at the end of the blog post, urging readers to Read more about Internal Links and Calls to Action[…]

Metrics for Valuing Legal Blog

How to Tell Whether Your Legal Blog is Bringing in Clients

You’ve cut the ribbon on your law firm’s website and started investing in marketing your firm online. Several landing pages on your site describe your firm’s practice areas, and your contact page is up and running. However, you’re far from the top of the rankings on Google, so you started keeping a legal blog to Read more about How to Tell Whether Your Legal Blog is Bringing in Clients[…]