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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How to find the right content mix for your law firm

How to find the right content mix for your law firm

Bill Gates wrote his essay, “Content is King” in 1996. Twenty years later, the phrase still continues to dominate the online marketing world.

Companies in all industries are in a rush to produce as much content as possible, hoping that something sticks — that some piece of content will hit upon the magic mix of luck, quality and value and become a viral sensation.

This rush has created glut of articles, blogs, lists and posts that are…

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How to use geotargeting to get your message to the right people

How to use geotargeting to get your message to the right people

Nationwide marketing campaigns are neither attainable nor necessary for most firms. The cost is high, and the ads will reach relatively few people who can actually take advantage of the firm’s services. Instead, only people in specific areas and jurisdictions need to be exposed to marketing messages. With geotargeting, it is possible to reach very precise groups of people based on location.

Geotargeting is the practice of using information about an individual’s location to deliver relevant content,…

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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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Google’s new design and your law firm’s listing

Google layoutGoogle’s redesigned search engine results look cleaner and load faster. The new layout offers the eye plenty of open white space. And one change may affect your firm directly: paid listings and natural listings now look very similar.

The redesign mirrors changes implemented on smartphones and tablets several months ago, suggesting that Google is focusing its efforts to adapt to the app milieu.

The more immediately noticeable changes include the removal of…

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Find balance with your search and social marketing efforts

Each new, highly publicized update Google releases causes some frustration among businesses that see their rankings fluctuate as the changes take effect. And Google will continue to hone its algorithm in an attempt to make search results as helpful as possible for those in need of information or services.

However, through all of Google’s updates, the basic rules have remained the same. And so has the underlying formula: a combination…

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Google’s How Search Works site outlines the search process and offers live spam screenshots

Google has launched a website called How Search Works, which takes users through the process of search from crawling and indexing to displaying results. From a purely design standpoint, the site is a beautiful example of how modern coding techniques can create a completely interactive, animated and Flash-free website. It uses plenty of white space, large text and simple graphics to explain the indexing and search process….

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