The Lawyer Marketing Blog

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 | 1 min read

FindLaw Goes Pro Bono at the Opera

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FindLaw left the legal marketing world for a night on the opera stage last month. In the Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, our marketing experts built a brand new website for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Upper Midwest Region (MONCAUMR). We were just one of many organizations to donate time and expertise to assist local…

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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 25, 2014 | 2 min read

Simple Ingredients for a Good Legal Blog Post

You’re a busy attorney. So why should you write a blog? There are more reasons than you think. A blog can bring traffic — notably, potential clients — to your website. A blog can also establish you as an expert. It could help make you a go-to person on a legal topic for journalists…

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 | 2 min read

TV and Your Website: Blending the Old and the New

Online marketing is an undeniably effective way to connect with new clients. A well-designed website, along with social media presences and regular blog posts, can help your firm get found. That’s particularly true in a time when more and more people are using the Internet to find and research potential attorneys.

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

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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 20, 2014 | 2 min read

How to Manage Your Firm’s Twitter Account in 7 Minutes a Day

Law firms that don’t use social media are a dying breed. Savvy attorneys know that a platform like Twitter is where consumers are congregating. It gives you instant access to 115 million active users, many of whom will search for quality legal resources at some point. When they do so…

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