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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What is Google looking for in a mobile webpage?

What is Google looking for in a mobile webpage?

Five months ago, Google rattled the nerves of webmasters everywhere with its widely-publicized mobile algorithm update. The effects of the change were not immediately apparent; in the weeks following the update little movement was seen in search results.

Time is beginning to show that Google may — at least for the moment — be taking a gradual approach toward pushing sites to become mobile-friendly. Some movement is beginning to become apparent. According to Searchmetrics’ 2015 Mobile Ranking…

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5 tips for designing mobile landing pages that convert

5 tips for designing mobile landing pages that convert

Online marketing succeeds with conversion. Moving up in search rankings is a critical step. Enticing people to click on your listing is another. But getting the lead — that is a culmination of efforts. And design plays a role in making it happen.

All of the time spent nurturing organic rankings and money spent on pay-per-click campaigns can quickly be flushed away on a poorly designed mobile landing page.

You cannot assume that your landing pages will be helpful…

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The month in mobile: 5 developments that will impact search marketing

The month in mobile: 5 developments that will impact search marketing

Google’s recent algorithm update may have produced mixed results, but it did push mobile usability into the spotlight, forcing many businesses to face long-standing mobile compatibility issues.

Some analysts saw Google’s update as a power play in which the search giant used its size and influence to force changes it wants to see in the industry. Writing for CNET, Richard Nieva said, “Google has used its power as the most-visited website in the world to force other sites…

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