How to convince clients to write reviews for your law firm

How to convince clients to write reviews for your law firm

Many attorneys are uncomfortable soliciting referrals from clients — and downright adverse to the idea of asking for testimonials. Firms can easily hide behind ethical concerns and bar regulations when cataloguing reasons not to ask for testimonials. And attorneys must, of course, take care to adhere to state bar guidelines regarding client feedback. But your firm can request testimonials ethically and within the purview of bar guidelines. Not only is this possible, it is a necessary element of doing…

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Google Pigeon to reshape local listings

Google layoutOn July 24, Google released a new algorithm, nicknamed Pigeon by Search Engine Land (SEL), which alters the way local search results are generated in Google Maps and Google Web. The Pigeon update is designed to make the local search results more accurate and relevant.

Google told SEL that the new algorithm relies more heavily on their hundreds of traditional web search ranking signals. It also draws on features like spelling…

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New Clients Matter, Not Rankings

Rankings Not as Important as New ClientsOnline marketing is valuable to law firms because it reaches out to a large audience of potential new clients. Unlike the world we entered almost nine years ago, today’s online landscape is much bigger than keywords. It goes beyond rankings and trying to impress Google.

People are on social networks. They’re reading news. They’re reading opinions. They’re reading news about others’ opinions. They have…

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Google’s Rankings Going Back to 2006

updateWhen our parent company, Adviatech, was formed in 2005, the internet looked considerably different. Websites were narrower, animation and slideshows were limited to search-engine-discouraged Flash elements, and the Google’s search results were becoming excessively gamed and ugly.

It was a common practice in those days to set up directories and landing pages for each and every keyword. Google actually rewarded the hard work of spammers by ranking keyword-stuffed landing pages, rewarded…

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7 Ways to Enhance Your Local Search Marketing Efforts

localWith the release of Penguin 2.0 in May, Google made it apparent that, among other things, a business’s location would play a little more heavily in search results. You may have noticed over the last few months that businesses near you are getting preferential placement in results for non-geo-specific terms like “sushi” or “veterinarian.” Your firm can take advantage of this development by adding a targeted local strategy to your…

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Law Firm Marketing Tips: Know Your Online Footprint

As the trend of eschewing Yellow Pages ads in favor of using technology to attract clients continues, firms will increasingly notice new clients saying, “I found you online.” Generally, if more people are finding your firm online, that is a positive development. The Internet helps level the playing field between large firms with abundant resources, mid-sized firms, and smaller firms who like to focus their practice on a limited…

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Law Firm Newswire Drives More Traffic to Sites Than Lawyer Directories – Podcast

Law firms that want to build their businesses can find out more about how Law Firm Newswire refers more traffic to lawyers’ websites than the online yellow pages, Lawyer.com, and other legal directories. Attorneys that publish their news on Law Firm Newswire receive hundreds of site visits and the potential to earn more clients.

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More Traffic than Lawyers.com and Yellow Pages

We love marketing law firms, improving brands, and helping you communicate in a way that brings in new clients. But we are also competitive, so when a report is released showing one part of SEO | Law Firm’s marketing plan sending more traffic to…

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The Best Keyword for a 2012 SEO Campaign

So what makes a good keyphrase for your 2012 law firm marketing strategy?

It may come to you as a surprise but popularity is not all that makes a good keyphrase. A keyword like “lawyer” that gets millions of inquiries a month on Google will not serve your law firm because it is too general. This is why most of the results for the word “lawyer” return directories and information websites that have thousands of pages built into to their…

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