How Law Firms Can Use Machine Learning in Search to Their Advantage

How Law Firms Can Use Machine Learning in Search to Their Advantage

Machine learning was first conceived in 1959 as a step towards artificial intelligence. Machine learning is the practice of giving algorithms enough data so that eventually they can solve problems on their own, without the help of a developer programming the solution into them.

Many tech companies today implement machine learning as a way to streamline efficiency and improve user experience. Once an algorithm is capable of figuring out processes on its own, companies could then divert attention to other…

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What people actually want to see on your law firm’s website

What people actually want to see on your law firm’s website

Most attorneys view their website as a platform that tells prospective clients what their law firm offers. However, it is often hard to determine what exactly people care about when they visit a website. Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) decided to find out and shares the results in its latest Law Firm SEO Video Series.

As part of the company’s website development process, CLM seeks feedback from focus groups made up of individuals who have…

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Google Featured Snippets: Your Law Firm's Coveted Position Zero

Google Featured Snippets: Your Law Firm’s Coveted Position Zero

Since the early 2000s, law firms strived to secure the No. 1 position in Google’s organic search results. That ranking provided the best volume of relevant traffic to their websites. Now, the spot to secure is position zero, the place for featured snippets.

What is a featured snippet?

Google’s featured snippet is a box at the top of the search engine results page (SERP) that aims to highlight content from a website that does the best job answering the…

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No Comment: Why Law Firms Should Disable Commenting

No Comment: Why Law Firms Should Disable Commenting

“Don’t read the comment section.”

It’s advice we hear more and more from celebrities, artists and journalists who understand the potential downside of providing online forums for anonymous armchair reviewers to opine about anything they wish.

As a law firm that knows the importance of blogging as part of an effective content marketing strategy, you may have also experienced the drawbacks of providing a comment board on your posts. But you recognize the value your blog presents in generating…

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How to Catch Typos on Your Law Firm's Website

How to Catch Typos on Your Law Firm’s Website

Emails. Texts. Websites. These days, much of our communication relies on the written word. That’s in addition to the memos, contracts and motions you compose for your law firm.

Written messages have their advantages. You can craft your response on your own time and convey information in a permanent way.

With all the different forums requiring you to type your words instead of speak them, there are many opportunities for typos to sneak into your sentences.

Typos on your firm’s website aren’t…

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Get the Most Out of Your Law Firm's Videos

Get the Most Out of Your Law Firm’s Videos

Facebook users consume 100 million hours of Facebook videos per day, matched by 500 million hours of Youtube videos watched each day. Does that mean people are watch law firms’ videos?

That depends on the channel and the device.

Look Who’s Watching
For law firm videos, the video click through rate (or play rate) on mobile devices is miniscule compared to desktops and tablets even though YouTube’s traffic is more than 50% mobile. When Custom Legal…

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How to repurpose webinars for maximum marketing impact

How to repurpose webinars for maximum marketing impact

Webinars are an often underutilized attorney marketing resource. From a purely digital standpoint, webinars are valuable SEO and content marketing tools. According to a Content Marketing Institute Link Building Survey, webinars are one of the top five types of content that are most likely to naturally acquire links to your website. From a client acquisition perspective, webinars can help position your firm as a trusted resource, open the door for future dialogue, and ultimately generate leads…

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Google Chrome's AdBlocker and Your Law Firm's Marketing Efforts

Google Chrome’s AdBlocker and Your Law Firm’s Marketing Efforts

Adblocking software has become increasingly more necessary as advertising interferes more and more with the online experience. Ads can interrupt the user’s goal with a blast of noise in an automatic video pitch or sprawl across a web page with a pop-up countdown clock. As a result, Google felt the need to intervene. Whether this is a step in the right direction is up for debate.

On February 15th, Google Chrome was updated to ban obnoxiously impeding ads by default…

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How Law Firms Should Adapt to Mobile-First Indexing

How Law Firms Should Adapt to Mobile-First Indexing

It’s finally 2018 and the mobile revolution is at large — everywhere. People are constantly on their mobile devices: searching, consuming content and purchasing. Rather than researching information on desktop computers at home, consumers are turning to their mobile devices on-the-go. In fact, 60 percent of Google searches are made on a mobile device. This widespread increase in mobile device searches has made an impact on both Google rankings and the Google Index.

What is the Google Index? The Google…

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