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With over 7,000 legal blogs currently on the Internet, it is clear that legal blogging is alive and well. In fact, for the better part of a decade, law firms have incorporated blogs as a means of bringing in high-quality clients. Just as relationships and a solid reputation have always been the best strategies for building a successful law firm, a legal blog can be both a relationship and reputation accelerator. As the number of legal blogs continues to increase, the question arises as to what makes one legal blog successful and another much less successful? There are potentially a myriad of answers to this extremely important question.
According to the National Law Review, “Quality content creation and distribution is even more important in 2016, and no law firm – especially personal injury attorneys – should ignore its role in acquiring prospective clients.” This means that you need to create compelling and relevant content related to both your legal practice and your your targeted client base. This will result in an organic search presence that establishes you as a leader in your field.
Just how important is creating custom content? The CMO Council recently reported that 78% of consumers believe that an organization that provides custom content on their website are interested in building good relationships with them. This is the key to turning web searchers into clients.
As an attorney, you are probably well aware of the importance of a legal blog. It is often possible to quickly work your way up in Google results by doing nothing more than blogging on a regular basis. Of course the “regular basis” portion of that sentence is a crucial component of a successful legal blog. Since few attorneys have the necessary time to blog regularly, many incorporate a legal blog writer into their website strategy. While there are certainly many legal blog writers out there, the number of true professionals in the field narrows the field significantly. The following are the top blogging mistakes made by lawyers—and how a talented legal website writer can help you avoid these mistakes:
What is an E-book?
An e-book is an electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or handheld device, or can be printed off to read at leisure. Legal e-books can be as short as 5-10 pages, or as long as 35-40 pages, depending on the subject matter. As an example, DUI laws vary widely from state to state, and it can be especially helpful to be able to point your client to a resource which offers all the necessary information someone facing DUI charges needs—while also telling them why an attorney is indispensable for a positive outcome.
Different Types of Legal E-books
At Ferrar Copywriters, we can help you craft an e-book that is designed to be an invaluable resource to both potential clients—and clients you already have. Of course your legal e-book will be tailored exclusively to your law firm; however the following will give you an idea of the wide range of topics e-books can cover. Contact us at Ferrar Copywriters to learn more about e-books and how you can benefit from this important marketing tool.
The Secrets to Successful Legal Marketing Copy
One of the main questions my clients ask me is how I can get more traffic to their website. Chances are, by the time they’ve found me, they’ve already dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars into marketing companies and flashy graphic design—yet their website still fails to generate leads.
Sound familiar? It is then that I ask them the all-important question:
“What is your ultimate goal for your website?”
100% of lawyers surveyed would answer the same—to obtain clients.
How Can You Start Building Client Trust?
If you are looking to build online trust with your clients and start generating leads—start by looking at the content that is already on your site. Read through it page by page. Are you bored? Is it tedious? Is it repetitive? Is it just like every other law firm’s website? If you answered yes to any of those questions, it’s time for a fresh approach at content writing.
If you are looking to improve your search engine rankings and increase your client leads, a legal blog could be your answer. Adding content to a blog on a regular basis is a MUST for lawyers and law firms who are looking to get ahead of the competition and reach more web searchers. Yet before you rush out and open a WordPress blog, it is important to have a legal blogger on your team who can help you update your blog on a regular basis. Otherwise, as you get busier, your blog will lay dormant and you will lose this valuable SEO tool. Continue reading “Improve Your SEO Rankings with a Legal Blog”
Is There Really a Perfect Page Length?
Interestingly – but not surprisingly – there is not one specific page length that is considered “perfect” when writing legal articles and blogs for lawyer’s websites – at least insofar as Google is concerned. The quality and style of the content is far more important than the number of words on the page. After all, the purpose of a website article or blog is to inform, educate and interest the reader and to motivate them to go to your website or fill out your contact form.
Essential Information Can Be Conveyed in Shorter Pages
Search Engine Optimized Content – commonly referred to as SEO content – is web content that is designed to result in the highest search engine rankings possible. The first page in a search engine is worth its weight in gold. Most searchers and potential clients simply click on just a few entries on the first page–and that’s why our goal is to get your law firm listed on the first page of the various search engines, particularly Google.
One of the keys to obtaining first page placement is to hire an experienced legal content writer who understands how to write rich SEO content that entices the reader to stay on your site–and ultimately contact YOU. Yet when you already have an existing legal website, how often should you add content? Every year? Every month?
Continue reading “How Often Should You Add Content to Your Law Firm’s Website?”
What is SEO Writing?
SEO is the commonly used abbreviation for Search Engine Optimization and is constantly changing. At one point the simple insertion of an abundance of article and topic-related keywords resulted in first page search engine rankings. This is no longer the case, and in fact, overuse and misuse of keywords can and will lower the ranking of the website. Google, which attracts the vast majority of searches – more than 90% – actually controls the fate of the website. They have developed extremely sophisticated and algorithms that controls the destiny of the website’s ultimate page ranking. Like it or not, whoever writes your law firm’s web pages and blog posts must write in such a manner that is in concert with Google’s “rules” in order to obtain success.
Continue reading “Should You Write Your Law Firm’s Web Content or Hire a Legal Content Writer?”