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DIY Marketing Tips for Lawyers

By SLS Consulting on January 10, 2024

Recent advances in technology have dramatically expanded marketing options for law firms. It’s not like the old days when all you had to do was place an ad in the Yellow Pages and wait for the calls to come rolling in.

Digital marketing provides exciting opportunities to connect with the people in your area who are already seeking your services—but it can feel intimidating at times due to the slew of concepts and terminology you may not be familiar with.A infographic of a computer with a settings logo and other SEO tips.

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What Are Google Bots and How Do They Affect Law Firm SEO?

By SLS Consulting on November 27, 2023

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of creating a website that ranks at the top of the page in Google search queries when people in your area are looking for your services.

Effective SEO requires hard work and technical expertise, but it really isn’t that difficult to explain. A lot of digital marketers try to dazzle clients by using a bunch of fancy jargon, but your marketing agency should be able to clearly tell you what they are doing and how it works.A blank purple webpage with a robot in the middle and two blank chat texts coming from him. Read the rest »

How Competitor Analysis Improves Law Firm SEO

By SLS Consulting on November 10, 2023

The best way to thrive in any field is to find out what’s working for your competitors and do it better. No matter what type of law you practice, you are competing with your peers for a limited number of clients in your area. That’s why it’s so important to know what type of services your peers are offering and the marketing techniques they are using to attract new leads.

Digital marketers have tools to pinpoint the successful marketing techniques that local attorneys are using. This information allows you to build your own winning strategy.Animated stairs with a person on each stair looking at the next height. Read the rest »

Why Fast Page Speed Is Important for Legal Websites

By SLS Consulting on October 20, 2023

You may have heard the expression “speed kills,” but when it comes to your website, it’s the other way around. A website that takes too long to load will cause you to lose customers, decrease your conversion rate, and lower your visibility in organic Google searches.

There are several design factors that influence page loading speed, and it’s your digital marketer’s job to design and maintain a website that loads as quickly as possible on all types of devices, including computers, tablets, and smartphones.Pastel pink and purple website mock up. Read the rest »

SLS Consulting, Inc. FAQs

By SLS Consulting on October 10, 2023

At SLS Consulting, Inc., we’ve been providing digital marketing solutions for law firms across the country for over 20 years. Here are some of the most frequent questions we hear from our clients.

What Is SEO?

SEO stands for search engine optimization, which is a series of strategies that marketers use to improve your visibility in Google searches and direct more traffic to your website. The most important aspects of SEO are website content, links, and website design.FAQ spelled out on wooden blocks. Read the rest »

What Are the Google Ranking Factors for Law Firm SEO?

By SLS Consulting on August 30, 2023

Digital marketing is a multibillion-dollar industry. A major component of your law firm’s digital marketing campaign is attracting organic traffic to your website. When potential clients in your area search for the services you provide, you want to rank at the top of the page.

The Google algorithms that determine search engine results are the company’s most important asset, so much of the information about how these algorithms work is confidential. But Google does provide general information about their ranking factors, and they inform the public about major algorithm updates.

Digital marketers are constantly scrambling to adjust to Google algorithm updates, such as Panda, Penguin, Medic, YMYL, Hummingbird, and Vicinity. In addition to these major updates, Google algorithms are evolving daily thanks to AI technology.Purple desktop computer with SEO and other settings in cartoon form Read the rest »

How Lead Magnets Can Attract Law Firm Clients

By SLS Consulting on August 15, 2023

Generating leads new leads is crucial for growing your law firm. Unfortunately, potential clients are understandably reluctant to do business with someone they don’t know. Referrals are a great way to build trust with potential clients, but sooner or later, you are going to have to start reaching out to people that you don’t have any previous connection with.

Cold calls are an extremely difficult way to generate new clients. People don’t want to be bothered, and there’s no reason for them to trust someone they haven’t met.

A lead magnet is a great way to establish trust and turn a stranger into a client. But it takes research, the right strategy, and a lot of hard work to develop an effective lead magnet campaign.Attracting potential customers. Advertising company for the involvement of visitors to the site, store, exhibition. Increase sales and profits. Marketing communications aimed at the target audience. Read the rest »

Can a Podcast Help You Attract New Law Firm Clients?

By SLS Consulting on July 20, 2023

A podcast is an outstanding way to increase your firm’s visibility. With a small investment, you can efficiently reach a vast audience, as well as showcase your knowledge and personality. A successful podcast enhances brand awareness and improves your standing within the legal community. You can use social media, your website, and other channels to promote your podcast, and you can also integrate your podcast into your overall digital marketing campaign.

Doing a regular podcast can be lots of fun, but it requires a significant time commitment, including planning, research, and postproduction. There’s a considerable amount of competition out there, so you’ll want to find an appealing niche and develop a format that will attract listeners.Selective focus of mouth of young smiling women recording podcast and doing live streaming using microphone and headphones in recording studio Read the rest »

Website Content That Gets Chosen for Featured Snippets

By SLS Consulting on June 30, 2023

You may have noticed that Google often provides a small amount of information that answers your question at or near the top of the first results page. This is known as a featured snippet, and it may be presented in the form of a definition box, table, or list.

If you discover that a webpage or blog from your site is being used for a Google snippet, Congratulations! That means your content provides useful information that answers a question people frequently ask in Google queries.

Getting your content placed inside a featured snippet also means that your site is structured in a manner preferred by Google. However, because they provide immediate answers to questions, the number of clicks a page receives will decrease if used for a featured snippet.Featured Snippets and website SEO optimization concept illustration. Featured snippet are located before first organic results in search engine results pages.

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Content That Converts at All Stages of the Buyer’s Journey

By SLS Consulting on June 20, 2023

When your business has an effective inbound marketing strategy, your website becomes part of the sales team. While your website can’t have a conversation with a potential client, it can use the same strategies a salesperson would use to convert visitors into leads.

Like a salesperson, your website must be designed to convince visitors that your law firm has what they need. Potential clients may be anywhere along the buyer’s journey when they discover your website. They might still be learning about their problem, or they could already be looking for an attorney.

It’s important to convert clients when they visit your website and convince them to call your office or fill out the submission form. Even if you provide visitors with a lot of useful information about their problem, if you don’t convert them, they probably won’t return to your site.Analysts analyzing market. Selling strategy, lead generation. Marketing funnel, product marketing cycle, advertising system control concept. Bright vibrant violet vector isolated illustration Read the rest »