How to Optimize Your Law Firm’s Mobile Website for Voice Search

How to Optimize Your Law Firm’s Mobile Website for Voice Search

Voice searches have steadily increased over the past ten years since smartphones were first capable of speech recognition technology with Google’s voice search app for iPhone. This increase has expanded to the point where, according to a survey by BrightLocal, more than half of consumers have used voice search to find a local business in 2018. For most law firms that do not operate on…Read More

4 Ways to Simplify Mobile Law Firm Contact Forms to Boost Engagement

4 Ways to Simplify Mobile Law Firm Contact Forms to Boost Engagement

Contact forms are integral to most websites. For law firms, they provide an easy way for prospective clients to contact you besides phone calls or emails. Generally, law firm contact forms gather the name, phone number, email address and other optional details of website visitors interested in learning more about legal services. The digital collection of these details helps lawyers keep track of leads.

Putting together a contact form is straightforward. What complicates…Read More

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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Does your practice affect how often mobile visitors engage with your site?

Does your practice affect how often mobile visitors engage with your site?

Visitors engage differently with law firm websites depending on practice area.
 
What percentage of your law firm’s online visitors are viewing your website on a mobile device? To find out, Custom Legal Marketing conducted a study that examined how users engage with law firm websites. It turns out that not all practice areas perform the same on mobile—and we think we know why.
 
In our study, we examined the behavior of over 1 million unique visitors to…

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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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Six ways to enhance your firm's responsive website performance

Six ways to enhance your firm’s responsive website performance

Mobile devices have forced designers and developers to rethink how they approach building webpages. Smaller screens demand layouts that are lean, simple and scalable. Designers must identify the most critical content first and design around that content. This changes the way pages are created for all screen sizes, encouraging more streamlined experiences from mobile to desktop.

Today, over half of all digital media consumption is done on tablets or smartphones.

People expect seamless transitions as they access websites across a variety…

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Is your firm ready for Google's mobile-first index?

Is your firm ready for Google’s mobile-first index?

Google is rolling out a new mobile-first index over the coming months. The official announcement came at the beginning of November on Google’s Webmaster Central Blog, although industry insiders have been speculating about the change for over a year. Google says that it is testing the mobile-first index, with the goal of switching to an index that uses the mobile version of a page’s content to serve all results. The process is still in an experimental phase,…

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Google updates its mobile algorithm: how your firm can stay on top

Google updates its mobile algorithm: how your firm can stay on top

In February of 2015, Google made waves in the SEO community by announcing a major algorithm update before rolling it out. The change, which went into effect two months later in April, expanded Google’s use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. The ensuing rankings shake-up, hyperbolically dubbed “Mobilegeddon,” did push website owners to make significant changes. According to Smashing Magazine, eight months after the event, 25 percent of websites that were not previously mobile-friendly had made the…

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Law firm advertising in a mobile-first world

Law firm advertising in a mobile-first world

Google announced several changes to AdWords last week, targeted for mobile campaigns. The updates further demonstrate Google’s position that we live in a mobile-first world, and website owners must adapt. Here is a brief overview, along with some steps your firm can take to plan a mobile advertising strategy that fits your goals and reaches your prospective clients successfully.

Expanded text ads
Expanded text ads will allow businesses to reveal more information about what is being advertised before users …

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What law firms can learn about mobile search from Google’s latest quality rating guidelines

What law firms can learn about mobile search from Google’s latest quality rating guidelines

In November, Google released the full version of its Search Quality Rating Guidelines for the first time. Last week, we discussed Google’s standards for quality content and website reputation, as detailed in the document. This week, we will delve into the newest section of the guidelines: mobile ratings.

The rating guidelines document is given to Google’s human quality raters to help them determine how to rate a series of test queries. The scores raters give pages do not directly…

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