Branded searches get the warmest leads in online legal marketing

Attorney Marketing 101: Branded Searches

When you set out to market your law firm to potential clients who use search engines, there are a nearly infinite number of keywords and phrases that you can target. The ones that you aim for should be at the center of the content that you write in your legal blog. Among these targeted keywords Read more about Attorney Marketing 101: Branded Searches[…]

Trademarks and competitive keyword ads square off in new Google lawsuit

Competitive Keyword Advertisements v. Trademarks

This is the second installment in a legal blog series about a lawsuit against Google over competitive keyword marketing. The first installment provided the background information, covering keywords, competitive keyword advertising, and the facts of the case. Here, we discuss the implications of the lawsuit between Edible Arrangements and Google, the likely outcome, and how Read more about Competitive Keyword Advertisements v. Trademarks[…]

Edible Arrangements sues Google over the SEO technique of competitive keyword advertising

Competitive Keyword Ads Go to Court: Edible Arrangements v. Google

This is the first installment of a legal blog series dealing with an ongoing lawsuit focused on competitive keyword marketing. The second and final installment, which predicts the outcome of the lawsuit and the possible implications, can be found here. Well over a year ago, we described a state split in the online legal marketing Read more about Competitive Keyword Ads Go to Court: Edible Arrangements v. Google[…]

Legal Ethics and Competitive Keyword Marketing

Search engine optimization (SEO) is all about being at the top of the organic results of a targeted search engine query. However, instead of struggling to get to the top of the organic results, you can skip the line by coughing up the money to buy a pay-per-click (PPC) advertisement, instead. Doing so labels your Read more about Legal Ethics and Competitive Keyword Marketing[…]

A Case Study of Black Hat SEO: J.C. Penney

Over the past couple of months on our blog, we’ve been focusing a little bit on less credible search engine optimization (SEO) tactics, like link buying, and especially on the Google penalties that can come from using them. However, without a specific example to help understand how the process of going from black hat SEO Read more about A Case Study of Black Hat SEO: J.C. Penney[…]

Gavel and legal brief

Conversion Rates and PPC Ads

One of the most important pieces of information surrounding your website that can be tracked using analytics is your conversion rate. Generally, your website’s conversion rate is the percentage of your site’s visitors that end up “converting” into paying customers. In this way, your site’s conversion rate is basically how successful your law firm’s site Read more about Conversion Rates and PPC Ads[…]

Saturn Vue 2013 Google search without sidebar ads

Google Killed the Sidebar: What’s Happened Since?

In a recent blog post, we covered the news that Google had deleted sidebar ads. Now that it’s been a few weeks, search engine marketers and online advertisers are starting to see how the drastic move has impacted the online marketing field, including for law firms. Pay-Per-Click Advertising Gets More Expensive By eliminating the sidebar Read more about Google Killed the Sidebar: What’s Happened Since?[…]

Saturn Vue 2013 Google search without sidebar ads

Google Moves Paid Advertisements Out of Sidebar

Have you Googled anything recently? Notice a difference? Go Google “los angeles personal injury attorney,” or just click here and we’ll do it for you. The huge swath of white space on the right side of the search engine results page (SERP)? It used to be chock-full of pay-per-click (PPC) advertisements. Still don’t believe it? Here is Read more about Google Moves Paid Advertisements Out of Sidebar[…]

Organic search traffic

Attorney Advertising 101: Paid and Organic Traffic

Not all web traffic is the same. How people come to your website determine what kind of web traffic you’re getting. Some people come to your site through referral links – links to your site that are found elsewhere on the internet, including social media and news articles. Others enter your website URL directly, and Read more about Attorney Advertising 101: Paid and Organic Traffic[…]

How Google Makes Money: Google AdSense

Last week, we ran a blog post that dealt with Google’s main revenue generator, Google AdWords. AdWords is the program that allows people and businesses to buy space near the top of the search engine results page, jumping over the websites fighting for organic hits to promote their own. While there are many benefits that Read more about How Google Makes Money: Google AdSense[…]