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There comes a time when you must decide what your estate plan will ultimately look like. Plans for your estate come in many different forms, but one key distinction to make between choices is the plan you want versus the plan you need. The plan that you want may not always be the plan that you need.
Posted by Evan Guthrie on 10.3.12 in Articles.
The key to a truly successful law firm marketing strategy has always been producing a steady stream of relevant content. Even before Google released Panda and now Penguin, the most reliable way to promote long-term goals – both of being found and converting visitors to clients – was to create value through quality, meaningful content.
Posted by Jason Bland on 10.1.12 in Articles.
As the trend of eschewing Yellow Pages ads in favor of using technology to attract clients continues, firms will increasingly notice new clients saying, “I found you online.” Generally, if more people are finding your firm online, that is a positive development. The Internet helps level the playing field between large firms with abundant resources, mid-sized firms, and smaller firms who like to focus their practice on a limited number of cases. Everyone can use online marketing to expand their footprint.
Posted by Jason Bland on 9.24.12 in Articles.
For attorneys, mobile websites are becoming a requirement rather than a fancy add-on. Mobile devices are ubiquitous. People are increasingly opting to search with mobile devices in their homes and offices even when a desktop or laptop computer is available. Google estimates that by 2014, more people will be accessing the Internet with a mobile device then with a PC.
Posted by Jason Bland on 9.17.12 in Articles.
What started out as a fairly slow year in the world of search engine changes rapidly changed this summer as Google updated their algorithm and made some of the most significant changes in recent history.
Posted by Jason Bland on 9.10.12 in Articles.
What started out as a fairly slow year in the world of search engine changes rapidly changed this summer as Google updated their algorithm and made some of the most significant changes in recent history.
Posted by Jason Bland on 9.10.12 in Articles.
This year’s Penguin updates from Google have changed how many law firms are positioned in the search results. For years, we have identified many cheating law firms that heavily took part in link exchanges, buying paid links, forum spam, blog comment spam, paid posting and other link building tactics that are now yielding useless, if not damaging, links.
Posted by Jason Bland on 9.3.12 in Articles.
Attorney videos are gaining traction as useful online marketing tools. Videos can help provide prospects with answers to some basic questions about their legal needs. When people are searching for a lawyer, they are often also looking for answers and information, too.
Posted by Jason Bland on 8.27.12 in Articles.
A website is more than a page, picture and words. Visitors can assess the size of your law firm simply by looking at the design of your website and the way you organize content on it.
Posted by Jason Bland on 8.20.12 in Articles.
Social media, to the chagrin of some and the delight of others, has muscled its way on to the legal marketing scene and is now a force that is difficult to ignore.
Posted by Jason Bland on 8.13.12 in Articles.