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JDB 072: Lawyer Marketing Score – Interview with CEO Dan Weeks

Whether you are doing your own content marketing or paying an SEO company to get you to the top of Google’s search engine rankings you have undoubtedly had the thought – “is any of this really working?”....more

More Local SEO Tips for Lawyers

Focusing on a local SEO strategy just makes sense for lawyers. Most of the time attorneys are going after a narrow regional market and having a strong presence on the web for local searchers is very important. As time goes...more

Centroid Location and What It Means for Local SEO

These days local SEO is all about where the user is located in relation to what they are searching for. Google has worked hard to deliver relevant results to its users and people could see one of a dozen different search...more

Cleaning Up Inconsistent NAP

The inconsistency of citations is one of the most prevalent problems when it comes to local SEO. People searching for attorneys in their area are often looking for contact information and when lawyers have inaccurate...more

6 SEO Strategies for New Lawyer Websites

It can be especially challenging to get new attorney websites traction in search. Pages need to be indexed and a web presence needs to be built in order for a site to rank well. Although it takes time to get a site to rank...more

5 AdWords Hacks for Attorneys

Google AdWords is a complex animal. Even pros that know it very well can learn new things about it. The interface and features change on a regular basis so there are always bound to be some things you did not know about. ...more

The Adoption of a Competitor's Trademarks as Search Terms In Google AdWords May Not Be Such a Great Idea

Google AdWords and similar services display highly prioritized links as search results when someone enters a predetermined search term into a search engine. It wasn’t long after such services became available that companies...more

Link Building with Crowdsourcing

2015 is the year of ingenuity for link building. Google has been cracking down on spammy tactics and techniques that used to be acceptable (and successful). In some cases, webmasters have been forced to come up with more...more

Adding SSL to Your Lawyer Website

Google announced last year (quite blatantly) that it would favor sites (all else being equal) that were secure for their users. That means that if two attorneys are competing for position in search and they are both...more

PPC Negative Keyword Suggestions for Lawyers

Negative keywords in AdWords have a huge bearing on your quality score and overall ad performance. The quality score in AdWords can influence how much you pay for clicks as well as where your ad ranks in Google search...more

Advertising Law - December 2014

SPECIAL FOCUS: Adding You to My Professional Network Emails May End Up Being Costly for LinkedIn as Publicity Rights Suit Moves Forward: A putative class action alleging that LinkedIn Corp. violated their right of...more

Where SEO meets PR

Like many companies in search of a quick SEO fix, the travel site Expedia once benefited from paid links on other websites to drive traffic and to increase its ranking in search results. Google, however, publicly frowns upon...more

Gmail Inbox Tabs Could Be a Positive Development for Email Marketing

Those who use Gmail have, by this point, probably started to see their inboxes organized into tabs. Google began rolling out the new tabbed layout on May 29, and users have, over the past several months, been logging in to...more

Keyword Planner for Lawyers

f you’ve ever used the Google Keyword Tool, you might have heard the search giant is replacing it with the new and improved Keyword Planner. The changes make it easier for AdWords users to identify and group keywords for...more

The Latest Keyword Advertising Battle: The 10th Circuit Finds No Infringement Based on Use of Another’s Trademark to Generate...

Over the past few years, numerous trademark infringement suits have been filed over keyword advertising. Last month, the 10th Circuit weighed in on this subject, issuing a decision with broad implications. In 1-800...more

No Need to Panic. Changes to Search Algorithms are Constant.

Recent 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...more

Algorithm Penalty Recovery Tips for Lawyers

Google’s Panda and Penguin updates have changed the way search engines function. Unfortunately, those changes have also been accompanied by massive penalties to some law firm websites; around 12% of all search traffic was...more

7 Ways to Enhance Your Local Search Marketing Efforts

With the release of Penguin 2.0 in May, Google made it apparent that, among other things, a business’s location would play a little more heavily in search results. You may have noticed over the last few months that businesses...more

A Link-Free Future For Your Law Firm's Search Engine Marketing

Google Penguin 2.0 rolled out recently and Matt Cutts‘ assertion that it’s targeting black-hat SEO seems to be viable. The first Google Penguin caused a lot of collateral damage for websites that inadvertently crossed the...more

Onsite SEO Tip #16 – Internal Linking for Law Firm Websites

One of the most crucial ways for your law firm to increase its rankings in the search engines is by internal linking in the content of posts and pages....more

Onsite SEO Tip #10 - Google Authorship for Lawyers [Video]

In this video I discuss how to setup Google Authorship for lawyers and why it is beneficial to do so. I discuss filling out the about profile contributor section of Google+, using the rel=author code on your website and...more

Social networks do not deliver more leads than search engines

Social marketing is a popular topic on blogs, in lawyer magazines, and at conferences. This attention is certainly well deserved. Just look at the audience: Facebook – 1 billion+ users Google+ – 500 million+...more

Google to Downgrade Search Rankings of Copyright Infringers

Google has announced a change to its search algorithms which now will take into account the number of copyright infringement notifications received for any given site. Google specifically stated that this may lower the...more

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