We’re quickly approaching the end of another year – however unusual the year may have been. As Google announced yet another core algorithm update coming this month, it’s probably a good time to evaluate your law firm’s marketing tools and assess any areas where improvement could occur. While Google provides multiple free tools available to…
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As we cope with the loss of our old friend Google Plus, we can now say hello to a new(ish) and improved way for your business to share news: Google Posts.
The challenging thing about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is that Google and other search engines are constantly updating their search algorithms. What is considered “quality” and “relevant” changes frequently. While Google makes a few minor algorithm updates daily, every now and then Google rolls out a much more comprehensive update.
It’s rare that Google algorithm updates ever directly impacts the legal industry. Luckily (or unluckily depending on your outlook), a Google algorithm update that began on August 1st takes direct aim at law firm websites. In the first month of August, law firms may have seen their organic website traffic fall off a cliff or skyrocket exponentially. Unfortunately, unless you are actively engaged in a very comprehensive SEO strategy, you probably suffered a loss.
Somewhere in the three to ten days after we launch a new website for a client, I am invariably asked, “So when we will start ranking on page one of search results?” There seems to be a common misconception that a brand new website will immediately get noticed by Google and start appearing on the very first page of search results.