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Should You Italicize or Bold the Keywords in Your Legal Blog?

As professional legal bloggers, we read a lot of legal blogs and see lots of techniques being used. One that we see constantly is the bolding of keywords. Some of the most egregious examples look like this: “As personal injury lawyers, the attorneys at [law firm’s name] seek to help our clients get the compensation Read more about Should You Italicize or Bold the Keywords in Your Legal Blog?[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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Legal Blogging for Lay Readers, and Onions

If there’s one important thing that lawyers need to remember about legal blogging, it’s this: Legal blogs are, first and foremost, a marketing tool. They are designed to make readers pick up the phone and call your office, whether by boosting your Google rankings through search engine optimization (SEO) or by enhancing your reputation as Read more about Legal Blogging for Lay Readers, and Onions[…]

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No-Follow Tags and Your Legal Blog

Search engines look everywhere for signs that suggest the quality of your website. One of their go-to places to look for these signs is on other websites. If another website thinks your site is worth looking at, they’ll point to it with a backlink – a kind of bridge that sends readers from their site Read more about No-Follow Tags and Your Legal Blog[…]

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Theory and Practice of External Linking

As professional legal bloggers, we here at Myers Freelance read a lot of legal blogs. Obviously, some are better than others. However, one thing that we see again and again and again – especially on legal blogs that focus on scoring search engine optimization (SEO) points over educating readers – is a complete lack of Read more about Theory and Practice of External Linking[…]

Writing tips for legal blogging

4 Random Tips for Writing Legal Blogs

Writing legal blog posts, just like any kind of writing, is a skill. Just like any other skill, there are hundreds or even thousands of little “rules” or “guidelines” to keep in mind that can make you write better. Regardless of whether you want your blog to focus on showing off your legal chops or Read more about 4 Random Tips for Writing Legal Blogs[…]

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Legal Blogging for Direct and Referral Audiences

If you’re exploring whether to market your legal firm online – or even if you’ve just made the decision to invest more into your online marketing efforts – one of the main questions you need to ask and answer is this: “Who are most of my firm’s clients?” Understanding where your current clients come from Read more about Legal Blogging for Direct and Referral Audiences[…]