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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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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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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[…]

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Backlinks and Social Media: The Basics

Well over a year ago, we went over the value of having at least some social media presence to build backlinks to your site. However, as search engines shift from using traditional signals to user intent indicia to rank pages, more needs to be said on the power of social media to impact your efforts Read more about Backlinks and Social Media: The Basics[…]

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Legal Blogging and the Limits of Long Tail Keywords

Long ago in our blog, we covered the basics of long tail searches. In essence, whenever someone gets on a search engine like Google and puts in a search query, the words that they use fall on a spectrum of specificity – some queries will have a low level of specificity, like “car,” while others Read more about Legal Blogging and the Limits of Long Tail Keywords[…]

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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[…]

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Should Links Open in a New Tab?

When you write a legal blog post, you’re bound to include links to other sites and pages. Some of these are external links, taking your reader to a page that is not on your law firm’s website. Others are internal links, bringing your reader to somewhere else on your own domain. Depending on your content Read more about Should Links Open in a New Tab?[…]

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Landing Pages in Focus

Landing pages occupy a unique and crucial niche in the online legal marketing world. They can be used to rank highly for some of the most basic keywords in your search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. They can also serve as an important part of your online marketing funnel, turning interested clients into paying clients. But Read more about Landing Pages in Focus[…]

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Attorney Marketing 101: Permalink Structures

The process of optimizing your law firm’s website for search engines involves so many factors that you can think of it as a totality of the circumstances test. Some of these factors, like the quality of your content and your backlink portfolio, are crucially important to boost your site’s rankings. Other factors, like the alt Read more about Attorney Marketing 101: Permalink Structures[…]

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Blog Posts v. Landing Pages

If you’re reading a lot about marketing your law firm online, two terms that you’ve probably seen a lot are blog posts and landing pages. It might have bothered you that neither of these terms – so ubiquitous in search engine marketing (SEM) – are ever really distinguished from each other. The differences between landing Read more about Blog Posts v. Landing Pages[…]