Merge Tags Can Improve Your Email Marketing… or DESTROY It

Merge Tags Can Improve Your Email Marketing… or DESTROY It

If you’re using an email marketing suite like MailChimp, a merge tag can bring data about your subscriber into your bulk email. However, if you use it incorrectly, your firm will look silly.

What’s a Merge Tag?

A merge tag is what you would use to bring information about your email list subscriber into the content of the email. For example, you could use it in a title such as:

Hey *|FNAME|*, did you know how congress…

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Is it safe to publish content on your law firm's blog that matches a video?

Is it safe to publish content on your law firm’s blog that matches a video?

Lawyers have to produce a lot of content to compete for organic rankings. Content of course is not just text. There are videos, presentations, ebooks, podcasts, blogs, web stories, and the list goes on. Since videos take a lot of time to produce, it’s understandable that law firms would want to get the most mileage out of that content.

But some law firms are concerned that publishing text as a blog entry, that matches the audio of a…

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How Law Firms Are Using Google Web Stories

How Law Firms Are Using Google Web Stories

Earlier this year, we talked about the benefits of Google Web Stories and how law firms should be adopting this mobile media format. Before we share some examples, let us do a quick recap.

What Is a Google Web Story?

Think of it as a mobile-optimized presentation with videos, animations and slides. It is like a PowerPoint presentation on your website that users can discover in search.

Web Stories have been used by news media and magazines but…

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Finally, Big News That Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19: Google Releases Broad Core Algorithm Update

Finally, Big News That Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19: Google Releases Broad Core Algorithm Update

By now, you’re probably tired of COVID-19 news, COVID-19 talk, your house, your neighbor that has 5 children, all of which are aspiring musicians that practice all day, and that tank of gas you bought in February that’s still in your car.

Looking for something else to think about? If you focus on your law firm’s search rankings, we have good news! Google has rolled out a broad core algorithm up.

Broad Core?

Google rolls out updates to their algorithm on…

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Keep your phones ringing during the COVID-19 crisis with these 9 tips

Keep your phones ringing during the COVID-19 crisis with these 9 tips

While people across the country are adjusting their lives to the COVID-19 crisis, we’re monitoring how those changes affect the legal landscape. With people spending a lot more time at home and online, lawyers need to be prepared to respond to new behaviors. How can you make sure the right clients find you? By following these tips:

1. Make sure people know you are currently available and handling cases.

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Don’t Let Your End-Of-Year Marketing Dollars Go to Waste

Don’t Let Your End-Of-Year Marketing Dollars Go to Waste

If you’re lucky enough to see leftover marketing money in your budget at the end of the year, don’t let it go to waste. End 2019 on a high note by investing in a marketing move that will put your firm in a strong position to hit your 2020 goals.

We have some ideas to help you get the most out of your marketing money this Holiday season.

1. Timely content is always in style

It’s the end of the year, and…

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How to make SEO and PPC work together for your law firm

How to make SEO and PPC work together for your law firm

It’s true that on their own PPC and SEO are powerful channels. PPC is used to generate leads using strategies that can be immediately tested and get quick action, while SEO is about building website authority to generate leads over a longer period of time. But when used together, you will double your chances of gaining conversions if your site appears both as an ad and the top organic search results plus PPC can help you reach regions that…

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Should you offer free consultations?

Should you offer free consultations?

Many lawyers feel conflicted about whether to offer free consultations or to charge a fee. On the one hand, free consultations are a great way to attract potential clients by providing them with the security of deciding who to hire before having to pay fees. It’s a good way to get people into your office, which gives you the chance to stand out above your competitors. But on the other hand, time is money. If you or your staff…

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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:

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