What to Look For When Hiring For A Law Firm Marketing Position, and Other Must-Reads

What to Look For When Hiring For A Law Firm Marketing Position, and Other Must-Reads

7 Basic Skills to Look for When Hiring A Law Firm Marketing Person (Clio)

Depending on your law firm marketing strategy and your target clientele, you’ll need to vet a well-rounded marketing person or agency that will have the basic skills and knowledge needed to succeed. This article lists several of the necessary skills to look out for in a law firm marketing person to help you find the best possible candidate.

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Merge Tags Can Improve Your Email Marketing… or DESTROY It

Merge Tags Can Improve Your Email Marketing… or DESTROY It

If you’re using an email marketing suite like MailChimp, a merge tag can bring data about your subscriber into your bulk email. However, if you use it incorrectly, your firm will look silly.

What’s a Merge Tag?

A merge tag is what you would use to bring information about your email list subscriber into the content of the email. For example, you could use it in a title such as:

Hey *|FNAME|*, did you know how congress…

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Expect Search Engine Rankings to Fluctuate in March with Mobile-Only Indexing

Expect Search Engine Rankings to Fluctuate in March with Mobile-Only Indexing

Google is rolling out their Mobile-Only Indexing update “sometime in March.” While there isn’t a specific date announced, the law firm SEO team here at Custom Legal Marketing has been treating March 1st as a hard deadline.

What is Mobile-Only Indexing?

Mobile-Only indexing means that Google will no longer index any content like text, videos, and images that are not visible on mobile devices. For example, you may have a different header for desktop visitors than…

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How Courts Are Using Remote Tech Out of Necessity, and Other Must-Reads

How Courts Are Using Remote Tech Out of Necessity, and Other Must-Reads

Courts Attempt To Balance Innovation With Access In Remote Proceedings (ABA Journal)

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues in the United States, there is still on-going debate on whether in-door trials can be conducted safely. Until then, courts nationwide are adapting to remote technology by live-streaming hearings and trials via video and audio platforms. This article explores the unintended disruptions and surprisingly beneficial consequences of managing virtual trials.

Beyond Traditional User Intent: Why…

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If you're a lawyer that doesn't want to be a cat, follow these steps

If you’re a lawyer that doesn’t want to be a cat, follow these steps

Perhaps a virtual hearing with a judge and opposing counsel is not the best time to have one of Zoom’s playful characters cutely batting their eyes in your place. If you are a lawyer that finds yourself in a Zoom meeting appearing as a cat or a cat that finds themselves looking like a lawyer, here are a few easy steps (with screenshots) to let your true self shine.

How to turn off filters during a Zoom meeting (a visual…

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Enhance Your Firm's Reputation and Increase Your Visibility in Google's Search Results

Enhance Your Firm’s Reputation and Increase Your Visibility in Google’s Search Results

Your firm can be listed in search results for a broader range of queries if you establish your reputation with Google in a specific topic area. A Search Advocate explains how in a recent hangout.

When asked whether it is good practice to cover related topics in order to rank well for a specific topic, Search Advocate John Mueller responded that it is “always useful” to add content to your website that covers contextually relevant topics….

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Is it safe to publish content on your law firm's blog that matches a video?

Is it safe to publish content on your law firm’s blog that matches a video?

Lawyers have to produce a lot of content to compete for organic rankings. Content of course is not just text. There are videos, presentations, ebooks, podcasts, blogs, web stories, and the list goes on. Since videos take a lot of time to produce, it’s understandable that law firms would want to get the most mileage out of that content.

But some law firms are concerned that publishing text as a blog entry, that matches the audio of a…

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Google Web Stories May Be Going Global, and Other Must-Reads

Google Web Stories May Be Going Global, and Other Must-Reads

Google May Expand Roll Out of Web Stories If More Sites Use Them (Search Engine Journal)

Google’s Web Stories content format provides law firms and other businesses another creative opportunity to gain additional online traffic. Currently, Web Stories are supported in the United States, India and Brazil. As more and more users take advantage of Web Stories, Google is eager to expand this search feature to other countries.

How…

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We’re Not Going to Miss 2020 but it Did Have a Few Bright Spots

We’re Not Going to Miss 2020 but it Did Have a Few Bright Spots

Perhaps she’s grouchy because she hasn’t had any trips to Custom Legal Marketing’s office this year. Or maybe it’s because she hasn’t been able to enjoy the unchaperoned freedom of barking at every person that drives by, walks by, or looks at her house. Whatever the reason, this year’s candid photo of Maple, our 13-year-old dingo and 2017 Bigger Law Firm Magazine Covergirl encapsulates how many of us feel about this year.

As we usher in a…

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How Law Firms Are Using Google Web Stories

How Law Firms Are Using Google Web Stories

Earlier this year, we talked about the benefits of Google Web Stories and how law firms should be adopting this mobile media format. Before we share some examples, let us do a quick recap.

What Is a Google Web Story?

Think of it as a mobile-optimized presentation with videos, animations and slides. It is like a PowerPoint presentation on your website that users can discover in search.

Web Stories have been used by news media and magazines but…

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