What people actually want to see on your law firm’s website

What people actually want to see on your law firm’s website

Most attorneys view their website as a platform that tells prospective clients what their law firm offers. However, it is often hard to determine what exactly people care about when they visit a website. Custom Legal Marketing (CLM) decided to find out and shares the results in its latest Law Firm SEO Video Series.

As part of the company’s website development process, CLM seeks feedback from focus groups made up of individuals who have…

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How to Catch Typos on Your Law Firm's Website

How to Catch Typos on Your Law Firm’s Website

Emails. Texts. Websites. These days, much of our communication relies on the written word. That’s in addition to the memos, contracts and motions you compose for your law firm.

Written messages have their advantages. You can craft your response on your own time and convey information in a permanent way.

With all the different forums requiring you to type your words instead of speak them, there are many opportunities for typos to sneak into your sentences.

Typos on your firm’s website aren’t…

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Google Chrome's AdBlocker and Your Law Firm's Marketing Efforts

Google Chrome’s AdBlocker and Your Law Firm’s Marketing Efforts

Adblocking software has become increasingly more necessary as advertising interferes more and more with the online experience. Ads can interrupt the user’s goal with a blast of noise in an automatic video pitch or sprawl across a web page with a pop-up countdown clock. As a result, Google felt the need to intervene. Whether this is a step in the right direction is up for debate.

On February 15th, Google Chrome was updated to ban obnoxiously impeding ads by default…

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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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5 ways for lawyers to improve contact form conversion rates

5 ways for lawyers to improve contact form conversion rates

Any firm can pull together a contact form for their website, but is it attracting visitors? Even more important: are these visitors completing the contact form and ending up satisfied with the experience?

An aesthetically pleasing site design does not necessarily equal excellent conversion rates. It is extremely important to make the lead comfortable while navigating the contact form, guiding them towards trust and comfort with the law firm.

So, what are the best ways to increase your conversion rates and…

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Emerging web design trends for 2018

Emerging web design trends for 2018

Web design trends change naturally as technology evolves. Ideas that were once considered experimental become mainstream, and design components that were once mainstream eventually become obsolete.

As the zeitgeist of design evolves over time, one constant remains true: first impressions matter. Up to 75 percent of consumers still report that the visual appeal of a website influences their decision about whether to trust a business. Design still matters.

Understanding current design trends can help your firm decide which might be…

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Four landing page trends and how attorneys can use them

Four landing page trends and how attorneys can use them

An online marketing strategy cannot be complete without successful landing pages. But what is a landing page? Are there any common features that make a landing page effective?

The term “landing page” is often used to refer to any page, particularly a website’s home page, on which a visitor “lands” after clicking on a link. For the purposes of marketing, a landing page is the page on which a visitor arrives after clicking on an ad. It is usually a…

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Six ways to improve your website navigation

Six ways to improve your website navigation

Website navigation is a small page element with big impact. The structure and organization of a website’s main menu can affect both user behavior and conversions. Well-designed navigation can make a site easy to use, while poorly designed navigation can frustrate users and drive them away. Menu layout and choice of links are therefore integral to the success of your website.

Here are six tips for designing an effective main menu.

1. Limit menu choices

It may seem counter-intuitive to…

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How to keep your visitors on your site

How to keep your visitors on your site

You’ve done everything right so far. Your SEO has worked the way it should and now visitors have found your site. Your analytics indicate that you’re receiving heavy traffic, but visitors are only staying on your site for about 30 seconds. They’re scrolling through your homepage, but before long, they’re gone.
 
While your website may draw visitors in with desirable design elements and a clear call to action, it may still be struggling to keep visitors there long enough to…

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4 things your attorney website might be missing

4 things your attorney website might be missing

Your website’s health is critical to the success of your online marketing efforts. Your website is a workhorse that serves many roles. It may be the first introduction potential clients have to your firm, it may serve as an informational resource, and it may simply confirm your professionalism and authority for referrals. In any capacity, your website should be generating leads for your firm.

Unfortunately, both design and technical issues can act as conversion deterrents. Poor functionality or a confusing…

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