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Best Law Firm Website Design Trends Still Going Strong

Website design trends tend to come and go, but when something works it tends to stick around. The key to creating a successful design for your law firm is to find the tried-and-true trends and make them a classic part of your design. What are some of 2016’s best law firm website design trends that are expected to continue…

NewsJacking Increases Inbound Traffic

A popular adage holds that there are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. From an attorney marketing standpoint, however, it’s possible to add another type: those who capitalize on what happens. David Meerman Scott…

Top Source of Attorney Client Referrals

A growing body of research finds that consumers needing legal services are increasingly using the internet to find an attorney. Traditionally, people looking for an attorney would seek the advice of friends and family. The internet, however, is changing this. Now, however, great law firm websites, not word of mouth, have…

Find the Best Lawyer Websites

Law firm web marketing is ultimately all about fulfilling a need. Clients need information and guidance, therefore, they are more likely to select the best lawyer websites that provide this to them. Our job is to figure out how to meet them wherever they’re going. When a layperson hits the web with a potential lawsuit or…

Measles, MVPs & Mounds of Snow

What if I told you there’s an easy answer to all your law firm blogging woes and it’s on your TV 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? That’s right; it’s the news! Current events can help make your legal blog content better. For instance, current events make blogs better by providing up to date law firm blog content. This is especially true…

Lawyers and Social Media

Lawyers and social media have a weird, yet effective relationship. Social networking for law firms has been a trending topic in our industry for years now, and we suspect that some law firms are probably tired of hearing about how social they should be. How many of you really, truly, actively engage in social media? More to the point…

Law Firm Marketing Tips for Attorneys

For law firms that want to attract a broader client base—or maintain—there is no one solution. Compared to 15-20 years ago, however, marketing has become much more of a science. Data-tracking tools collect valuable insights, which can also provide important information about your ideal target audience. There are…

Google Announces Panda Update

Google just announced that it’s rolling out the latest version of its Panda Update, first introduced in February 2011. The original Panda algorithm change promoted sites with quality content and downgraded sites with low quality content. Similarly, the latest update continues that trend. Even though the new update will affect…

YouTube for Lawyers

Google is the largest search engine on the internet. Microsoft (Bing), Yahoo, Ask and AOL aren’t even close. In fact, another Google Site—YouTube—garners more search traffic than all of those competitors combined. Therefore, YouTube for lawyers should be a part of every attorney’s marketing plan. More than 3 billion searches are…

SEO for Law Firm Websites: SSL is a Ranking Signal

If you are an attorney, then SEO for law firm websites is important to your overall marketing strategy. Google Inc. announced that websites using  SSL and HTTPS—the secure version of HTTP—may get a ranking boost. In Webmaster speak, HTTPS is a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) “ranking signal.” Google said in a blog post, the…

Yelp for Lawyers

You’ve probably used the online review website Yelp to help you evaluate local dining, shopping, and entertainment as well as things like schools, health clubs, and mechanics. Indeed, it seems that few establishments are able to fly under the Yelp radar…and this includes a law practice. Yelp is…

How to Start a Law Firm Podcast

Tucked away in the pages of a recent social media marketing report is a little-used social media platform that appears poised to make leaps and bounds in the coming year. Podcasts—digital media files made available for download and produced in a series, much like a radio program—are currently used only by about 6% of…

Report Shows 97% of Marketers Use Social Media

Social media is an integral part of online marketing for law firms. According to the 2014 Social Media Marketing Report, the overwhelming majority (97%) of marketers participate in social media marketing. Social Media Examiner published the 6th annual study, which is based on input from more than 2,800 marketers. This study…

10 Effective Law Firm Marketing Strategies

What smaller law firms lack in resources, they make up for in responsiveness and creativity. This principal applies not only to how small and medium sized firms handle cases, but also to their marketing approach. Simply put, you cannot compete with large law firms on a dollar for dollar basis, but being smart about how you…

Attracting New Clients with Corporate Journalism

The practice of corporate journalism, according to a new report, is one of the best lawyer marketing platforms. It allows lawyers to stand out in a sea of content. Today, people have access to a seemingly-endless stream of information. This includes alerts, press releases, newsletters, blogs, and other content. In return, this…

Social Media Marketing for Law Firms

Despite how much you’ve heard about the importance of social media to internet marketing, you may still have some doubts about how effective sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube are for generating new business for attorneys. If you think that these sites are merely platforms for young people to share gossip and…

Google Voice Search and Attorney Website SEO

Following in the footsteps of Siri, the voice-activated search on iPhones, Google rolled out Google Voice last year. Google Voice Search is now available on both mobile and PC-based versions of Chrome, Google’s popular web browser. While still in its early stages, Google Voice Search is growing in popularity and promises to…

Best SEO for Law Firms – Google Penguin Update

If there is one thing that can send a website owner into a spiral of confusion and hysteria, it is a Google algorithm update. Algorithm updates happen frequently, but there are more intensive instances during the year that can have a significant impact on website rankings. Even the smallest dip in rankings can be detrimental to your…

A Few Easy Ways to Promote Legal Websites

Legal websites are one of the most valuable tools for web marketing for law firms. People search online for basic and detailed information before buying a product or choosing to do business with a firm. Unfortunately, even the best site in the world does no good if people are unable to find it. One of the best ways to promote…

The Importance of Content Writing for Law Firms

As an attorney, you already understand the importance of content writing for law firms. Unfortunately, with the legal writing you do for clients, finding time to write content for your website can be difficult. In addition, many attorneys are not equipped to write content that is attractive to potential clients. Typically…

Happy New Year from Legal Web Design

Happy New Year from Legal Web Design! Thank you for another great year at Legal Web Design; our fifteenth! This year, like many others, we have enjoyed working together with out clients to help them advertise and improve their lawyer website online presence. In addition to wishing everyone a Happy New Year, we want…

Does Your Attorney Website Give You Authority?

Having an attorney website and having one that accomplishes your business goals are two different things. For instance, any law firm can build a site that provides basic information. In addition, there are also fast and cheap ways to fill a site with content, but these options are rarely enough to create a quality site. For a site to…

Does Your Law Firm Blog Feature Timeless Content?

Keeping a law firm blog current and filled with relevant, high-quality content is a blogger’s biggest challenge. This is true for people blogging to promote their law firm, as opposed to those who blog for a living. Blogs are great for attracting attention to a firm, but an attorney’s priorities must focus on clients and the…

Lawyer Website SEO – 5 Tips for Attorneys

Lawyer website SEO can seem like a black-hole confusion, especially when your full-time efforts are not focused on your website. Fortunately, there are several simple things attorneys can do to improve their law firm SEO without turning optimization into a major undertaking. Implementing these five tips can enhance…

Lawyer Website Marketing – Targeting Your Ideal Client

One of the most important things about lawyer website marketing is reaching the correct target audience. All the marketing in the world will do no good if it does not appeal to the people with whom you most want to work. This is especially true for attorneys because they have such narrowly defined ideal clients. There are only so…

Video Marketing for Lawyers – Two Key Benefits

People, who are not using internet marketing to make a full-time living, often feel overwhelmed by how quickly developments come to pass in the industry. Some lawyers are just getting on board with having a website and using a blog. Therefore, they have already fallen behind because there are so many other strategies, like…

Newsletter Marketing for Attorneys

Keeping in touch with clients is a great way to generate business. Staying in contact with clients allows you to stay fresh in a current client’s mind so they think of you when legal support is needed. It also makes it easier for them to refer you to other potential clients. Reaching out on a consistent basis to current clients and…

Web Design Mistakes to Avoid as a Lawyer

Creating a website is challenging work, which is why many companies have mediocre sites. When you first begin building or revamping your law firm’s site, the experience can seem overwhelming. There is a lot you need to know and do, but if you organize the information, the process becomes much easier. Understanding…

Is Your Lawyer Website About Page a Mess?

The About Page for your lawyer website is one of the most important features, but many times it gets neglected. Numerous attorney websites feature just a few details, focusing more on providing legal tips and information to potential clients. Unfortunately, a scant, disorganized, or unappealing About Page can drive clients…

Attorney Website Design Inspiration

Attorneys and website designers must work together to come up with ideas for attorney website design inspiration. The best websites for attorneys provide information to potential clients to help them determine if a law firm is the right choice for them. It is also important to create sites containing enough information…

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