How to Write PPC Ads That Convert

How to Write PPC Ads That Convert

Google Ads — those little banners that appear at the top of Google searches — wield a lot of power. There are only three possible outcomes. 1. Someone searching for a lawyer in your area sees your Ad, clicks, and converts. 2. Someone clicks, but doesn’t convert. Or 3. Even if your Ad appears near the top of their search, a potential client might read it with glazed-over eyes. The copy doesn’t stand out, and it doesn’t speak to…

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Brace Yourself. Google Broad Core Algorithm Update is Rolling out Today

Brace Yourself. Google Broad Core Algorithm Update is Rolling out Today

Google releases updates on a daily basis but a few times a year, they do a broad core update. The June Core Update was followed by a lot of ranking turbulence and a crackdown on Google My Business term violations. But ultimately, most of CLM’s law firms saw their organic positions improve after the dust settled.

Google announced the algorithm update today on Twitter:

Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Using Search Engine Marketing

Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Using Search Engine Marketing

Lawyers are subject to strict ethical rules. Ethical rules govern not only an attorney’s representation of her client, but also how attorneys communicate with the general public. Indeed, the Model Rules of Professional Conduct contain specific rules addressing “communication concerning a lawyer’s services.” Attorney marketing is among the types of communication these rules cover.

Given that there are very real ethical concerns with attorney marketing in general, it is no surprise that ethics panels are being…

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What Law Firms Need to Know About Recovering From Google’s Broad Core Algorithm Updates

What Law Firms Need to Know About Recovering From Google’s Broad Core Algorithm Updates

Google released its latest broad core algorithm update in June 2019. Whenever a new update is rolled out, it inevitably raises questions about how to fix a drop in search engine rankings or why a website’s traffic has improved without doing anything in particular.

At its simplest, a broad core algorithm update is a tweak to Google’s main search algorithm. Each broad core algorithm update affects websites in different ways. For instance, some sites may suffer…

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The Most (and Least) Useful Meta Tags of 2019

The Most (and Least) Useful Meta Tags of 2019

Meta tags are small bits of text that do not appear on a web page itself, but are seen by search engines. As search engines crawl through millions of pages in search of the user’s desired content, meta tags provide information to the search engine about the data contained on the page. In this way, meta tags help search engines understand what a page is about and, in theory, can be used to make content on a page more…

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Does Your Law Firm's Website Have Too Much Content Indexed By Google?

Does Your Law Firm’s Website Have Too Much Content Indexed By Google?

One of the best features on the internet is the ability to use search engines. If you have a question or are looking for a particular service, you can enter the name of the service or business to get a list of websites for you to choose. Search engines are helpful tools for law firms because their company’s websites may be included in someone’s search results. Many search engines are on the internet, and Google Search (commonly referred to…

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Businesses That Pay More For SEO Are Happier, According to New Report

Businesses That Pay More For SEO Are Happier, According to New Report

Marketing has never been cheap. But fewer items are more important than the one responsible for exposing a brand to new potential customers. For this reason, the U.S. Small Business Association recommends that businesses with less than $5 million in annual sales devote between seven to eight percent of gross revenue to all types of marketing. Of course, this includes online marketingwebsite development, print advertising,  Read More

It Is Harder to Monopolize Page One and That Is Good News for Lawyers

It Is Harder to Monopolize Page One and That Is Good News for Lawyers

When it comes to search engine results pages (SERP), diversity is important. Diversity gives the user the opportunity to find the information or services that are more tailored to their specific needs. Having one domain dominate the SERP might not give the user the best quality result they are looking for.

Changed on June 6th, Google has stated that moving forward, only two listings for the same domain and sub-domain will be shown per page for most search queries.

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Getting More Attention For Your Law Firm's Instagram With Stop-Motion

Getting More Attention For Your Law Firm’s Instagram With Stop-Motion

Instagram is rolling out with a new feature for their app: stop-motion camera mode for Instagram Stories. Courtesy of Jane Manchun Wong, the internet was able to get a sneak-peak demo of how this feature will work. This in-app feature that is currently in development makes it possible for users to create videos from a compilation of photos. This method of video making is very reminiscent of classic Christmas or Tim…

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Ruling out Seniors When Launching a Law Firm Marketing Campaign May be a Costly Mistake

Ruling out Seniors When Launching a Law Firm Marketing Campaign May be a Costly Mistake

When marketing statistics show that a large part of today’s financial clout is in the hands of older audiences, it only makes good sense to adapt a marketing strategy to reach them. However, that does not seem to be happening due to some flawed assumptions and previous less than spectacular marketing campaigns based on those flawed assumptions. Instead, the trend is to market to millennials, the largest portion of the population at about 75.3 million, and exclude older individuals.

Marketing…

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