Google My Business Is Publishing Reviews Again

Google My Business Is Publishing Reviews Again

Google had shifted most of their Google My Business Resources to ensuring that listings had up-to-date resources to help businesses communicate with their clients during COVID-19 shutdowns. During this time, we advised our clients to not reach out to their clients and request reviews since there was no certainty that those reviews would be posted.

Over the last 3 weeks, we have seen pre-shutdown reviews get posted to law firms’ Google My Business listings and…

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How To Keep Your Readers Engaged During This Pandemic, And Other Tips To Keep Your Law Firm Agile

How To Keep Your Readers Engaged During This Pandemic, And Other Tips To Keep Your Law Firm Agile

The six habits of highly effective law firm thought leadership content (Law.com)

Highly effective written communication is key to maintaining strong client relations and is essential to attracting new clients. Your thought leadership content, including blogs, newsletters, and emails, has a huge task: to keep the reader engaged enough to keep reading. This isn’t easy. But if you always follow these 6 tips when writing content, you’ll find…

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How To Make Your New Website’s SEO Honeymoon Period Last Forever

How To Make Your New Website’s SEO Honeymoon Period Last Forever

When your law firm launches a new website (as in brand new on a new domain), you might be thrilled to see it rank high on the Google search index for a few days, and then grow disappointed when you see it drop. Don’t panic. We can explain what’s happening, and how to make your page rank rise up again.

Google gives preferential treatment to new websites for a short period of time, despite nearly non-existent data about…

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Time to Get Serious About Your Law Firm Website’s Security

Time to Get Serious About Your Law Firm Website’s Security

What Google’s recent decision to start blocking mixed content means for your website

Recently, Google announced that starting in December of 2019, it will begin to block web pages that contain mixed content. Initially, Google is going to allow users to bypass the block by manually accepting a pop-up security warning. However, by the beginning of 2020, Google plans on implementing a complete block of all pages containing mixed content.

The impact of Google’s decision can be devastating for businesses…

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Brace Yourself. Google Broad Core Algorithm Update is Rolling out Today

Brace Yourself. Google Broad Core Algorithm Update is Rolling out Today

Google releases updates on a daily basis but a few times a year, they do a broad core update. The June Core Update was followed by a lot of ranking turbulence and a crackdown on Google My Business term violations. But ultimately, most of CLM’s law firms saw their organic positions improve after the dust settled.

Google announced the algorithm update today on Twitter:

What Law Firms Need to Know About Recovering From Google’s Broad Core Algorithm Updates

What Law Firms Need to Know About Recovering From Google’s Broad Core Algorithm Updates

Google released its latest broad core algorithm update in June 2019. Whenever a new update is rolled out, it inevitably raises questions about how to fix a drop in search engine rankings or why a website’s traffic has improved without doing anything in particular.

At its simplest, a broad core algorithm update is a tweak to Google’s main search algorithm. Each broad core algorithm update affects websites in different ways. For instance, some sites may suffer…

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The Most (and Least) Useful Meta Tags of 2019

The Most (and Least) Useful Meta Tags of 2019

Meta tags are small bits of text that do not appear on a web page itself, but are seen by search engines. As search engines crawl through millions of pages in search of the user’s desired content, meta tags provide information to the search engine about the data contained on the page. In this way, meta tags help search engines understand what a page is about and, in theory, can be used to make content on a page more…

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Does Your Law Firm's Website Have Too Much Content Indexed By Google?

Does Your Law Firm’s Website Have Too Much Content Indexed By Google?

One of the best features on the internet is the ability to use search engines. If you have a question or are looking for a particular service, you can enter the name of the service or business to get a list of websites for you to choose. Search engines are helpful tools for law firms because their company’s websites may be included in someone’s search results. Many search engines are on the internet, and Google Search (commonly referred to…

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It Is Harder to Monopolize Page One and That Is Good News for Lawyers

It Is Harder to Monopolize Page One and That Is Good News for Lawyers

When it comes to search engine results pages (SERP), diversity is important. Diversity gives the user the opportunity to find the information or services that are more tailored to their specific needs. Having one domain dominate the SERP might not give the user the best quality result they are looking for.

Changed on June 6th, Google has stated that moving forward, only two listings for the same domain and sub-domain will be shown per page for most search queries.

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