Another domino has fallen in the SEO CTR controversy

A New Wrinkle in the CTR Controversy: Google Has a Patent

Some of our recent blog posts have discussed the resurrection of a controversy over whether Google uses click-through-rate (CTR) to rank all future queries, or just adaptive searches. The controversy is not a new one, but Google’s response to the new concerns only promoted skepticism. Now, online marketing researchers have discovered that Google has a Read more about A New Wrinkle in the CTR Controversy: Google Has a Patent[…]

Google Statement Click Through Rate SEO

Google’s Statement on CTR Controversy Only Promotes Skepticism

Last week, we wrote about the ongoing controversy over whether click-through-rate (CTR) impacts rankings, and how we thought adaptive search concepts dissolved the dispute. Since that post aired, though, Google has made a statement that raises eyebrows, seeds more doubt, and says so much because it says so very, very little. The Controversy: Does CTR Read more about Google’s Statement on CTR Controversy Only Promotes Skepticism[…]

Our baseball searches highlight adaptive search and CTR's impact on ranking

Click-Through-Rate, Rankings, and Adaptive Search

A poorly-worded document has resurfaced and rekindled a long-standing controversy in the world of search engine optimization (SEO) concerning whether a site’s click-through-rate (CTR) in the results page alters its future ranking. Background: CTRs and SERPs and Rankings Recall that the search engine results page (SERP) is simply the screen that you get when you Read more about Click-Through-Rate, Rankings, and Adaptive Search[…]

4 common HTTP error codes attorneys should know

Attorney Marketing 101: 4 Error Codes You Need to Know

There’s a lot of lingo in search engine optimization (SEO) and online marketing that makes the field alienating for attorneys and lawyers. At times, it’s like reading code. When it’s literally computer code it’s less frustrating because you know there’s only so much you can do to put that into plain English. But when the Read more about Attorney Marketing 101: 4 Error Codes You Need to Know[…]

Google's search quality raters impact future algorithm changes

Google’s Search Quality Raters and Algorithmic Changes

If you’ve done any research at all about search engine optimization (SEO) and online marketing for your law firm, you’ve discovered that search engines like Google rely on algorithms to determine what is relevant and important for every given search query. Google, however, knows that these algorithms are imperfect and subject to manipulation by professional Read more about Google’s Search Quality Raters and Algorithmic Changes[…]

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[…]

Yoast SEO and Keywords

How Yoast Actually Handles Keywords

If you’ve decided to market your law firm online, the first thing you’ll do in the execution stage is to create a website. Unless you’re investing heavily in the venture and contracting with a full-service website provider, you’ll probably put together a WordPress site (even if you do pay someone else to build your site, Read more about How Yoast Actually Handles Keywords[…]

Legal blogs SEO conversion

The Nuanced Space Between SEO and Conversion

Hosting a legal blog on your law firm’s webpage is one of the best ways to do online legal marketing. Not only does a legal blog help your site on the search engine optimization (SEO), front to get it in front of potential clients, it also helps convert those potential clients into paying ones. This Read more about The Nuanced Space Between SEO and Conversion[…]

legal blogging similar to business card

Legal Blogging and Conversion Rates

Your law firm’s website is like a business card in that there are two goals to it: Potential clients see it, and They contact your firm. In the context of online marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the ways to achieve goal #1. However, your site can score all of the SEO points Read more about Legal Blogging and Conversion Rates[…]

online marketing funnel for law firms

Your Firm’s Online Marketing Funnel

In one of our recent blog posts, we investigated the difference between blog posts and landing pages, and discussed their roles in the marketing funnel. The analogy of the marketing funnel, though, goes much deeper than just blog posts and landing pages. It also deals with all of the different kinds of search queries and Read more about Your Firm’s Online Marketing Funnel[…]

What Happened in the East Coast Cyberattack

If you were on the east coast of the United States on Friday, October 21, 2016, you probably felt the impact of one of the most serious cyberattacks in recent memory. This one prevented internet users from accessing several popular websites, like Pinterest and Twitter, as well as countless other websites, including many law firm Read more about What Happened in the East Coast Cyberattack[…]