Google My Business Has a New Attribute for Lawyers

Google My Business Has a New Attribute for Lawyers

Last week, Google quietly released a few new attributes that will help you communicate your meeting options while social distancing.

Four attributes were released but only one applies to most law firms; Online Appointments.

Since the COVID-19 measures went into place in March, many law firms started offering online consultations and appointments. With the new Online Appointments attribute, prospects don’t have to visit your website to know that you’re available for virtual appointments. They are able to see it…

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Google My Business Is Publishing Reviews Again

Google My Business Is Publishing Reviews Again

Google had shifted most of their Google My Business Resources to ensuring that listings had up-to-date resources to help businesses communicate with their clients during COVID-19 shutdowns. During this time, we advised our clients to not reach out to their clients and request reviews since there was no certainty that those reviews would be posted.

Over the last 3 weeks, we have seen pre-shutdown reviews get posted to law firms’ Google My Business listings and…

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Keep your phones ringing during the COVID-19 crisis with these 9 tips

Keep your phones ringing during the COVID-19 crisis with these 9 tips

While people across the country are adjusting their lives to the COVID-19 crisis, we’re monitoring how those changes affect the legal landscape. With people spending a lot more time at home and online, lawyers need to be prepared to respond to new behaviors. How can you make sure the right clients find you? By following these tips:

1. Make sure people know you are currently available and handling cases.

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Is Your Law Firm Missing Out On These 5 Awesome Google My Business Features?

Is Your Law Firm Missing Out On These 5 Awesome Google My Business Features?

Google My Business has made updates this year that will affect the way people find your law firm and interact with your profile. When users search for a “personal injury lawyer”, “estate planning attorney”, or whatever your practice area(s) may be, you’ll want to know how to appear high on the list, and you’ll want to look good when you do. For that to happen, you need to know what’s new in Google My…

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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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