Schedule legal blog post publication times in a day planner

3 Reasons to Stick to a Schedule for Your Legal Blog Posts

Maintaining and constantly updating a legal blog with new posts isn’t easy. Keeping a regular publication schedule just makes it that much more difficult. The good news is that Google and the other search engines don’t seem to use a strict posting schedule as a ranking factor – law firms that publish on Monday, Wednesday, Read more about 3 Reasons to Stick to a Schedule for Your Legal Blog Posts[…]

Using Pled Guilty or Pleaded Guilty in Legal Blogs

Associated Press: “Pled Guilty” is Becoming Less Wrong

Last week, we discussed a watershed moment in the English language: A major dictionary recognized in approval the use of “they” in the third person singular. For a lawyer who doesn’t like saying “his or her” in their legal blog all the time, now they can feel justified in using “they.” But that wasn’t the Read more about Associated Press: “Pled Guilty” is Becoming Less Wrong[…]

Dictionary Recognizes They as Singular Pronoun

The Singular “They,” as Well as “Thou” and “Thee,” in Legal Blogging

Like the law, language is a construct of society. It evolves, ebbs, and flows with what We The People think to be the best and most appropriate way to communicate. Recently, we’re seeing watershed moments in the centuries-long adoption of the use of the pronoun “they” in the singular form. Not only is it being Read more about The Singular “They,” as Well as “Thou” and “Thee,” in Legal Blogging[…]

Linking to the official state statutes is important for SEO

Why You Should Only Use Online Statutes Hosted by the State

When writing a legal blog, it’s just a matter of time before you’ll have to cite to a statute or regulation. We’ve already discussed how the citation should look in your legal content. Here, we’re going to focus more on where the external link should go and why it’s worth taking the time to find Read more about Why You Should Only Use Online Statutes Hosted by the State[…]

Google relaxes rules on H1 tags

Google Has Loosened H1 Rules, But Legal Blogging Stays the Same

The search engine optimization (SEO) world had an eyebrow-raising moment a few days ago when a Google representative admitted that the search engine’s rules on H1 tags were much more relaxed than they used to be. While relaxing the rules of online content writing is always a good thing to hear, the insinuations that come Read more about Google Has Loosened H1 Rules, But Legal Blogging Stays the Same[…]

Laundry lists and subheading stand-in lists for legal blog posts

2 List Types: Laundry, and Subheader Stand-In

In our last blog post, we gave 4 reasons why you should consider using lists in a legal blog post. It was nothing earth shattering and many attorneys who handle their own online legal content know that bulleted or numbered lists can be helpful, even if they haven’t pondered the why. What many lawyers don’t Read more about 2 List Types: Laundry, and Subheader Stand-In[…]

Bullet point lists

4 Reasons to Use Lists in Legal Blog Posts

Engaging readers is getting more and more difficult, especially online. People want the information they’re looking for, they want it now, and they want it easy to digest. While there is likely some more leeway in the legal field than in others – readers doing legal research tend to have an important issue that they Read more about 4 Reasons to Use Lists in Legal Blog Posts[…]

Consequences of misbranding your law firm's character

The Devastating Repercussions of Misbranding Your Firm

Every time you write and publish a legal blog post, your writing style, word choice, and topical content don’t just tell a story about the legal field you practice in – they also tell a story about who you are, as a lawyer or as a firm as a whole. While we hate to use Read more about The Devastating Repercussions of Misbranding Your Firm[…]

How does legal blogging fit into online marketing

What is the Role of the Legal Blog in Online Marketing, Today?

Not so long ago, legal blogs were the crucial centerpiece of online marketing for law firms. Every firm that was serious about using the internet to get new clients had one and was updating it regularly. Now, though, law firms that are aggressively marketing their firm online are spending more time and resources on targeted Read more about What is the Role of the Legal Blog in Online Marketing, Today?[…]

Yoast readability test approves high readability scores

Readability Scores, SEO, and Legal Blogging

A lot of attorneys have fallen prey to an online marketing misconception that has taken the search engine optimization (SEO) world by storm in the past few years. That myth is that you should write as simply as possible because objective readability scores can directly determine your online rankings. It’s not true. Most of the Read more about Readability Scores, SEO, and Legal Blogging[…]

Tips for creating tables in legal blog posts

Tips for Using Tables in a Legal Blog Post

There will come a time where you want to add a table to your law firm’s website. Whether you’re a criminal defense attorney and you want to list the penalties of a conviction for murder and manslaughter so they can be compared, or you are a personal injury lawyer who wants to break down the Read more about Tips for Using Tables in a Legal Blog Post[…]

Legal Bloggers are Masters of Their Words

How to Write Yourself Into a Great Blog Image

Whether to use images in a legal blog post is a serious decision to make. On the one hand, an image can enliven the post for the reader by splitting up an otherwise intimidating wall of text, and can even draw in new readers from social media. An image can also score a few points Read more about How to Write Yourself Into a Great Blog Image[…]