Category: Lawyer Marketing Insights

Our legal marketing experts share their best advice, how-tos, and insights—all in the name of helping you level-up your legal marketing skills.

May 2, 2014 | 2 min read

The Unexpected Impact of Display Ads on Search

Attorneys demand evidence and facts to make decisions and so do digital marketers. For the latter, one of the most attractive aspects of online advertising is that it can be measured. We can review impressions, clicks, ROI and others to determine which of our advertising tactics is performing best. Basing our analysis on the numbers…

April 24, 2014 | 2 min read

Telling Your Law Firm’s Story on a 3×5 Index Card

Think of your law firm’s website as a standard 8.5×11 piece of copy paper. You have plenty of space to share what your firm is all about – maybe a nice headshot, list of practice areas, accomplishments, etc. Now let’s say you had to fit it all on a 3×5 index card

April 21, 2014 | 2 min read

Three Methods for Moving Into Mobile

Smartphones and tablets have revolutionized and continue to revolutionize how we live and work. Indeed, chances are excellent that you have such a gizmo yourself, perhaps more than one. You might even be reading this on your own mobile device right now. These devices are becoming the technology of choice for more and more people…

April 18, 2014 | 1 min read

How do Clients Find Your Firm? Survey Says…the Internet

Still need more proof that your law firm needs an online presence? Weigh the following evidence. FindLaw recently conducted a professional survey of 1,000 American consumers on their methods of searching for attorneys. So where do you think they’re most likely to look? You might think friends or word-of-mouth sources…

April 10, 2014 | 1 min read

Six Things to Avoid on Your Law Firm’s Website

As an attorney, you want your firm to speak as clearly as possible to potential clients who have many other legal options to choose from. That means you can’t let your most important marketing tool – your website – work against you. Stuffing it with flashy graphics and lots of text won’t impress visitors…

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What Makes a Good Headshot for a Lawyer?

“I see a lot of attorney headshots out there. In some, the attorney looks stern. In others, he or she is softer, more approachable. Which is better?” It’s a very good question that we often receive here at FindLaw. Potential clients are more likely to contact your firm if you look as though they’d like…

March 28, 2014 | 2 min read

3 Ways to Make Novelty Work for Your Law Firm’s Website

Whether it’s an innovative product design, a captivating movie or television show or the latest addictive smartphone game, we human beings are attracted to fascinating new stuff. That’s particularly true if that new thing provides a surprising twist on what we’re used to. In our recent white paper, Why Most Law Firm Websites…

March 27, 2014 | 2 min read

Is TV Dead? Not for Law Firms

“TV is dead” is a common refrain heard in marketing circles where the edgiest ideas often get the most attention. It’s not surprising if you look at the anecdotal evidence. Between iPads, smartphones, mobile apps and the proliferation of new media, how does anyone have time to watch TV and why would advertisers waste…

March 11, 2014 | 2 min read

Don’t Let Your Firm Be Blinded by Marketing Myths

It’s been barely two decades since attorneys have been allowed to advertise. But in that scant amount of time, thanks to everything from Twitter to Google maps, the art and science of online marketing has grown immensely in its reach and precision. Still, you may be skeptical about the benefits of online marketing efforts…

February 27, 2014 | 2 min read

Shakespeare was right about your law firm’s website

Since Shakespeare first coined the phrase “too much of a good thing,” it has been commonly understood that there is a limit to all good things. You may not realize it, but this concept applies to your law firm’s website as much as it applies to the rest of life.

February 19, 2014 | 2 min read

Meta Descriptions – Enticing Searchers to Visit Your Site

Have you Googled your law firm recently? Did you notice that the description of your site was a bit different than the last time you checked? There’s a reason for that. That text is called a “meta description,” and it’s something that every major search engine uses. When you see it in search results…

January 23, 2014 | 4 min read

Answering Online Questions: What Attorneys Should Know

Law is a knowledge profession. Your knowledge is why people hire you. And you can use your legal wisdom as a marketing tool — over the Internet. More and more the Web is spawning a number of platforms to connect questioners with answerers. This month it was Jelly, which answers a user’s question by searching…

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