Establishing your authority as an experienced bail bond agent in the search engine results pages (SERPs) requires a robust content-marketing strategy. A major part of this is blogging, which allows you to showcase your knowledge of the bail industry and the various resources available to clients in your area.
We all know about the dreadful writer’s block, but businesses often deal with the same type of issue when it comes to social media. These “social blocks” are the biggest reasons why most lawyers give up on their social media campaigns: they simply run out of ideas. We at SLS Consulting, Inc., understand this issue, which is why we have put together nine ways to break through your social media block and pull in new clients.
There isn’t an industry that hasn’t been impacted by COVID-19 across the United States, and the legal industry is no different. At the start of the pandemic, courts across the country suddenly shut down, rescheduling trials and hearings for months while making drastic changes to court procedures. Now that a year has passed, most law firms have adjusted to the new normal of quarantine, whether that involves presenting cases over Zoom or adjusting office layouts and staggering appointments to make clients feel more secure during consultations.
Most law firms see pay-per-click marketing (PPC) as the pay-to-win method of pulling in leads, and they go all-in with a big budget. PPC can be an excellent addition to your marketing campaign, but starting too early or jumping into the deep end can be a huge mistake. PPC requires time, patience, precision, and optimization, not unlike SEO, and going in without doing some prep work can hurt your long-term goals.
Winning at SEO requires developing a robust marketing plan that includes many different parts. You have to have a great web design that balances the user experience with page speed and the firm’s brand identity. You have to have compelling and informative content and blogs. You have to be relevant on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You have to have a solid plan for link building and a clean link portfolio…and so on. It isn’t for the weak at heart.
Competing for spot one on Google often forces you to spend more time on your competitors’ sites to figure out how exactly they are beating you. You may have better content, stronger links, more benefits to clients – yet they still seem to come out on top. Further research may show that they are even using black-hat SEO practices and still ranking well, going against all of the lessons that you’ve learned about optimization. But why are they ranking well? Shouldn’t your best efforts be rewarded, and their worst practices punished?
Google My Business (GMB) is a free service that is often overlooked by law firms, despite how useful it is. Through a GMB account, your firm can claim the physical locations of all of your offices on Google Maps and optimize these listings for local search results. Offering you the opportunity to upload office photos and respond to client reviews, GMB is extremely important to your Internet marketing efforts, but only when used correctly. To help guide you through the process, the team at SLS Consulting has broken down the key elements of GMB so that you have the best chance at ranking locally.
Lawyers face many unique challenges in online marketing. Fierce competition and catastrophic Google updates have left many firms without a viable source of new leads. Worse, many marketing companies exploit law firms with hollow promises of success. The result? Many law firms spend thousands of dollars per year and see no progress in their online marketing.
Links are always a hot topic of conversation in the marketing world. Links are used by many marketing agencies as a scare tactic to get you to sign on with them. They will base most of their SEO on expanding your number of external links and do very little other work on your website. The truth about links is that no one really knows what the magic number is for links. So, if an agency offers to get you thousands upon thousands of links, there is no real truth that it will help your business. But we do know that links are about quality, not quantity. You could have 50,000 spammy and irrelevant links and your website still won’t rank well, but if you have 20 solid, relevant links, you can rank very high.
If you have ever talked with an SEO expert at length, you very likely heard about the meta descriptions on your website. While these may seem complicated, mysterious, or even magical, they are actually pretty simple. Meta data boils down to a set of tags in the header of page HTML that is used to tell Google a little more about your website. We are going to talk about three types of meta tags in this article, in order of their relevance to SEO: keywords, descriptions, and titles.
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