The future of law firm keyword research

The future of law firm keyword research

Keyword research has long been fundamental to achieving SEO goals. In order to drive traffic to your site by achieving good organic search placement, you need to identify words and phrases that are relevant to your practice, that people are searching for, that are not too highly competitive and that convert at a reasonable rate.

Keyword research used to be easy in part because keyword stuffing used to work. Now, however, Google actively punishes content that attempts to rank…

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Changes to Search Algorithms are Constant. Don’t Panic.

panicRecent changes to Google’s guidelines coupled with statements from Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s Webspam team, that disparage the usefulness of press releases have made many firms nervous about their rankings and the future of their search marketing efforts. Just as everyone is adapting to summertime Penguin updates, additional modifications are forcing marketers to once again reconsider what the best strategies are for their clients.

Rule number one when facing…

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How your law firm can dominate Google for hundreds of keyphrases

Your search engine optimization strategy is often centered around high-traffic, targeted keywords. These keywords are generally based on a city and practice area, like “New York personal injury lawyer” or “San Francisco business attorney” or “Divorce lawyer in Seattle.” But many law firms have learned how to dominate hundreds of keyphrases simply by answering questions.

To do this, consider all of the questions prospective clients have asked during consultations. A family…

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Build Marketing Plan Around Home Page and Niche Practice Area on Home Page – Podcast

SEO | Law Firm’s marketing podcast discusses how law firms should focus on the niche practice area that is highlighted on their home page for the best Google results. This is also important for planning the firm’s marketing campaigns and keyphrases.

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The Right Way to Blog About Your Law Firm

Having a blog on your website is as mandatory as your phone number and contact information. Blogs allow you to offer your site’s visitors concise information related to your area of practice and it keeps your website growing with new pages of content.

Before we go into writing blog entries, let’s first talk about what exactly a blog is.

The word blog is a contraction of “web-log”. In the early days of commercial Internet access, message boards and forums did what…

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Focus Legal Marketing Efforts on Niche Practice Areas

When planning your website, search engine optimization, and online legal marketing strategy, determining your practice area is probably going to be a more difficult task than you originally anticipated. Not because you do not know what you do but rather, do not know what to focus on with your website.

Remember, the goal of your website and search engine marketing strategy is to convince Google’s algorithm that your website is the most relevant for your keyphrase or keyphrases. If you…

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The City Targeted Law Firm Marketing Plan

Your practice region is the location or locations where you practice law. It may be something that you do not usually think about except when determining your keyphrases. So take some time to focus on how expansive you want your practice region to be.

At first, you may think at the state level. This is appropriate if you live in Connecticut or any other state where the two opposite corners are only 120 miles apart.

However, in a state like Texas,…

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