Charitable Activities are Good for Your Community and Law Firm Marketing

Charitable Activities are Good for Your Community and Law Firm Marketing

Don’t keep your charitable activities secret. The fact that your law firm cares about others in more ways than one is not only something worth celebrating but sharing. Doing so will both strengthen bonds within your network as well as help you connect with prospects in a deeper way than traditional outreach or advertisements. After all, a prospective client is unlikely to forget someone who donated thousands of dollars to help recovery efforts after a natural disaster or who…

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How to Ask for Client Reviews Without Risking Your Reputation

How to Ask for Client Reviews Without Risking Your Reputation

Your law firm’s reputation is upheld through how well you can showcase your impressive case results and customer service on your website and social media presence. But there’s one powerful brand-building resource that so many lawyers struggle to attain and maintain: online reviews.

Reviews are the online equivalent of word-of-mouth recommendations. According to a study by Yext, 88 percent of consumers report that online reviews are as important as personal recommendations. People tend to trust the value of…

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How Law Firms Can Identify Their Local Competitors

How Law Firms Can Identify Their Local Competitors

For law firms looking to capture the attention of prospective clients, simply having an online presence is not enough. Being a successful law firm involves finding out who your local competitors are so that you can devise effective marketing strategies that will help you stand out.

With the diversification of Google’s search results, determining your true local competitors is no longer a straightforward exercise. Gone are the days of a single, unanimous number one that dominates all search rankings….

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Google My Business Adds a New Feature for Posting Positive Reviews on your Law Firm's Listing

Google My Business Adds a New Feature for Posting Positive Reviews on your Law Firm’s Listing

In mid-April, Google announced it was adding a new feature that lets you post auto suggested positive reviews from customer testimonials. The suggestions, to post positive reviews on your website, may pop up when you sign into Google My Business (GMB) or you may get it via email. Either way, it may be a bonus for your law firm to post positive reviews to attract more business.

The posts are sent to you when they are automatically triggered…

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Tired of Law Firms Spamming Google Maps? You Can Fight Back

Tired of Law Firms Spamming Google Maps? You Can Fight Back

Any law firm that is putting a lot of effort into their search engine marketing knows how frustrating it can be to see their spammy competitors rank above them in Google Maps. After investing in your website, getting client reviews and cultivating a strong reputation in Google, your listing could get taken over by someone titling their listing “Smith & Smith – Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer.”

While there are multiple types of spam from unqualified addresses to multiple listings,…

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Highlights from the Moz 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey

Highlights from the Moz 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey

Moz released the results of its 2017 Local Ranking Factors Survey at the beginning of the week. The survey contains insights from over three dozen SEO industry experts about what it takes to make it to the local map pack and rank well in organic search.

Participants were asked to rate a number of local signals from the physical location of a business to the volume of quality content on an entire website, and over 100 other…

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10 things you can do now to boost your legal marketing

10 things you can do now to boost your legal marketing

Marketing is a process. Each piece, from social media to online marketing to TV ads to networking, has many moving parts. Some must be carefully coordinated to function as an integrated campaign. Others, you can work on individually as time permits. While the scope of all marketing activities combined can be considerable, there are things you can do in an hour or two that will advance your business development goals.

Here are ten valuable marketing actions you can take, even…

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New for 2017: voice search and mobile optimization checklist for attorneys

New for 2017: voice search and mobile optimization checklist for attorneys

Voice search is no longer a novelty. Increasingly, people are using personal assistants like Siri and Google Assistant to ask questions and perform basic searches. In May of 2016, approximately 20 percent of all searches performed on Google’s mobile app and Android devices were done by voice. The popularity of products like Amazon Echo and Google Home will only increase consumers’ comfort with voice search. Research by ComScore suggests that 50 percent of searches will be voice-based by 2020.

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Insights from BrightLocal's 2016 Local Consumer Review Survey

Insights from BrightLocal’s 2016 Local Consumer Review Survey

For six years, BrightLocal has been surveying consumers to better understand how they evaluate local businesses and make purchasing decisions. This year’s survey assesses how consumers interpret and use online reviews to come to conclusions about businesses. Key findings show that people form opinions very quickly and that online reviews play an important role in developing these views.

Why are reviews important?

Online reviews are a form of social proof. A consumer searching for a service can…

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