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Citations in Legal Blog Posts: It’s All About Your Audience

Writing a legal blog post is best done with two faces. One has to look towards your human audience, while the other faces the search engines that will rank your page. Most of the time, this won’t be difficult to do, as search engines are designed to want the same things that human readers want. Read more about Citations in Legal Blog Posts: It’s All About Your Audience[…]

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Twitter Gaffes, and What We Can Learn from Them

Twitter is supposed to be the place for lawyers and law firms to interact with potential clients and convince them to call if they have a legal problem. However, many lawyers underestimate the dedication it takes to have a strong social media presence, instead seeming to adopt the “if you build it, they will come” Read more about Twitter Gaffes, and What We Can Learn from Them[…]

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Lessons from the Trump Googlebomb

While we tend to avoid politics in our blog, we can’t not talk about Donald Trump getting Googlebombed late last week, as it shows some important differences in how the competing search engines work and how they can be manipulated. It also highlights (obviously) the importance of taking control of your online reputation before someone Read more about Lessons from the Trump Googlebomb[…]

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Study Shows that Online Reviews Might Impact Local Rankings

Recent research has revealed that your law firm’s online reviews might have impact on your place in local search rankings. Local SEO: A Refresher Recall that search engines use data from each individual searcher to create a results page that are unique, adapting to satisfy a user’s intent as accurately as possible. In concrete English, Read more about Study Shows that Online Reviews Might Impact Local Rankings[…]

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Law Firm Gets Penalized for Soliciting Online Reviews

Search engines are increasingly moving towards a business model that lets their customers – internet users – make recommendations. After all, search engines are in the industry of providing relevant and important results for whatever search query their customers make, so letting people rate their experience with a place or a business could be helpful Read more about Law Firm Gets Penalized for Soliciting Online Reviews[…]

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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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Twitter’s Hashtags, and How Lawyers Should be Using Them

Social media is an excellent way to help out your online marketing cause. Not only is it a great way to engage your audience and spread word of your law firm and your legal blog, but you can also use social media to build a healthy backlink portfolio that helps you on the search engine Read more about Twitter’s Hashtags, and How Lawyers Should be Using Them[…]

Google Keeps Tinkering With Customer Review Program

Before we delve into online customer reviews, their placement on Google’s search engine results page (SERP), how they impact your click-through-rate and, therefore, your web traffic and search engine optimization (SEO), it’s important to keep these three things in mind: As a search engine, Google is a for-profit company that makes money off its advertising Read more about Google Keeps Tinkering With Customer Review Program[…]

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Your Firm’s Twitter Game: The Early Stages

Having an online presence is quickly becoming a must for all law firms. Without it, you’re relying on traditional forms of advertising that you either can’t fully control, like word-of-mouth advertising, or that only target the audience you want by coincidence, like a TV commercial or roadside billboard. In addition to legal blogging, social media Read more about Your Firm’s Twitter Game: The Early Stages[…]

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Should You Read Other Legal Blogs?

If you’re marketing your law firm online and you’re in an even remotely competitive area, you can rest assured that someone else out there is already maintaining a legal blog. Because lawyers can be a very close-knit group, there’s a significant chance that you even know the attorney behind the blog. So how do you Read more about Should You Read Other Legal Blogs?[…]

Fake News and Levels of Journalism

Whenever you update your legal blog, you’re either writing evergreen or topical content. If you’re writing topical content, then it should be a recent development in your field of law. This often means you’re relying on news sources and linking to media outlets for their journalism and reporting. Unfortunately, not all news sources are the Read more about Fake News and Levels of Journalism[…]