Ask SLS: How Do I Get My Office Verified on Google?
We’ve been helping lawyers achieve higher search placement for over two decades now. Throughout that time, the Internet has changed – A LOT. However, despite all the advancements and shifts in best-practice marketing strategy, there’s always one question that we’ve gotten from law firms big and small. It’s quite possibly the easiest question to answer, but it’s typically the question we get the most pushback on for specific, yet common, circumstances.
One of the most commonly asked questions we get from attorneys is… Read the rest »
Ask SLS: Do I Need to Redesign My Website?
Website design is generally a matter of preference. The important question to ask is whose preference is being considered throughout the design process? During the development stages, it’s critical to keep the user as the primary focus of design efforts. Websites should always be built with conversion in mind, and users are at the heart of the conversion process. When it comes to attorney websites, it’s critical that the information on your website be easy to find, informative, and encourage the user to pick up the phone and call your office for assistance.
So, keeping that mind, the question is… Read the rest »
Ask SLS: How Do I Get Leads from My Website?
The legal landscape is one of the most competitive on the Internet. Whether you’re a solo practitioner or multi-location law practice, it’s important to build your website to bring in leads. How do you do this, you may ask? Easy – think of what the user wants and start building from there.
Think of your website as a house that you’re trying to sell in a competitive market where a lot of similar houses are also for sale. Now, you can look at other homes in your area and simply model your house after those, but that’s not really going to do much in terms of helping you stand out from the competition. Instead, you need to focus on the elements that are unique to you alone and highlight those things so that potential buyers can clearly see what sets your house apart from the rest. Read the rest »
Ask SLS: Is Virtual Office Space an Option?
Having worked with law firms over the last two decades, one of the more common questions we receive centers around the idea of real office space versus virtual office space. Before we answer this month’s question, let’s define the two different types of spaces.
A real office space is not only where you regularly work, it’s also a space that is yours and yours alone. The address is solely associated with your law firm. It isn’t shared with other law firms, or even other types of businesses. It’s where you show up to work each week, where your staff shows up to work, and a location where official correspondence is sent and received in a timely manner. If a potential client visited this type of office, they would be able to speak with an official employee of your firm. Read the rest »
Ask SLS: How Can Lawyers Increase Their Avvo Rating?
We introduced “Ask SLS” last year, a new blog series that goes over common questions we get from our current clients, lawyers just looking for some quick advice, and former clients who still reach out to us for help from time to time. Each of our departments – Design, SEO, Social, Writing, and Video – will be scouring their email archives to bring you those questions and the answers we give.
Today, we’re tackling Avvo, arguably the most popular lawyer-ranking site out there. Unlike some other rating sites, Avvo does not allow a lawyer to “review” his or her way to the top, and the grading is more complex for a “superb” or perfect 10 ranking. Now, the advice we’re giving you today does not cover all situations, and we have to remember that Avvo is constantly fine-tuning or updating its formula to deliver better results to potential clients. But the name of the game is “comprehensive”…so, here’s our general advice for upping your Avvo rating the organic way.
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Ask SLS: How Should Lawyers Use LinkedIn?
In this new blog segment from SLS, our staff members have scoured their email archives to find informative explanations for some of the more commonly asked questions we receive from our clients. We’re calling this new feature “Ask SLS” so be sure to check back monthly for answers to some of the more frequently asked questions we get from current clients, lawyers just looking for some quick advice, and former clients who still reach out to us for help from time to time.
In today’s article, we discuss one possible way lawyers can approach using their LinkedIn profile to positively impact their marketing efforts. Remember though, the advice we offer here isn’t the only way of handling a particular situation, especially when it’s related to marketing. Over the years, we’ve weighed risk and reward when it comes to certain tactics and strategies, so we’re providing insight on approaches that we have experience with. So, without further ado, let’s check out today’s question… Read the rest »
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