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LinkedIn for Lawyers in 2013

Lawyers often bemoan the increased use of social media to me. Some lawyers are bold enough to tell me how “social media isn’t really a lasting marketing tool,” and it is “a waste of time” and a “youthful trend.” I tend to disagree. I have made some of the most important professional relationships of my life through social media.  I sense an overall reluctance and understand the time limitations of busy lawyers; therefore, I am choosing to recommend one form of social networking... [MORE]

Legal Marketing: Lawyers’ Five Most Common Questions

What is SEO and do you do that? I speak to lawyers I know and lawyers that cold call me for advice almost every single day. Over 75% of them ask me about SEO without the faintest idea of what it means or if it even truly matters, but are still prepared to spend money on it because they “heard” they need it – and they do. SEO is search engine optimization.  The long and short of it is this: search engine optimization means that search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing are better... [MORE]

Social Media Advertising for Lawyers: Are you doing it right?

Most law firms utilize pay-per-click advertising through Google AdWords to target potential clients but have yet to jump onto social media advertising.  While once thought of as “free marketing tools,” Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn have evolved over the last few years into stellar advertising engines. Each platform serves a different advertising purpose. In today’s social world, as a law firm trying to reach new clients, you must pay to play. The good news is that social... [MORE]

Lawyers Should Use LinkedIn: An Update

Last August, I wrote “LinkedIn for Lawyers in 2013.” At that time, LinkedIn had more than 187 million members. Now, just one year later, LinkedIn has over 300 million members, 100 million of whom live in the United States. In 2013, my top five tips to lawyers for optimizing LinkedIn included: (1) Build out your LinkedIn profile, (2) Upload a professional picture, (3) Personalize your LinkedIn headline, (4) Customize your LinkedIn URL, and (5) Export your connections for upload and... [MORE]

2014 Marketing Tips For Lawyers

Reaching significant milestones often leaves us feeling reflective. As 2014 draws to a close, most law firm partners will begin to look at their financial year in review, metrics they commonly track to gauge their business success, and bonus rates for their employees. Combing through your financial state is important; however, it is also important to look at the overall lessons you’ve learned during the past year in order to avoid mistakes and capitalize on successes in 2015.  I... [MORE]

Social Media Audience Building for Lawyers

In a recent file review at my office, I gave my team a primer on how I build audiences on social media across the channels that are most relevant to attorneys. Many law firms set up social media channels and some even share content on them, but if no one is listening is social media worth it? In most cases, the answer is no. Which social networks should lawyers use? The number of social media outlets seems to grow exponentially each year. Busy lawyers should be selective about... [MORE]

SEO Tips for Social Media Managers

A great article and infographic from Sprout Social for lawyers to read about social media's impact on SEO: "The connection between social media and SEO has been debated for years. Marketers continue to argue over whether or not social media activity influences search rankings and while there’s evidence to support both sides, the truth is that there’s no concrete answer. What we do know is that social media can be used as a part of your SEO strategy." [MORE]

Law Firms Can No Longer Ignore Social Media

For lawyers who remain reluctant to use social media, for reasons including an inability track return on investment via traditional means, the time has come to get over it. Greater social signals can not only drive inbound traffic to your website, but they can also help your law firm rank higher in search results. While some dispute the connection between social signals and organic rankings, social signals already impact search visibility. Google and the other search engines have... [MORE]

8 Mistakes Your Business Is Making On Social Media

To many, social media is the “next big thing” when it comes to marketing a business. The fact is, it’s already a big thing, it’s here, and it’s huge. If you happen to not yet have social media platforms set up for your business, that is your first mistake. Social media marketing means huge potential for your business, particularly in areas like brand recognition, brand loyalty, and lead conversions. Major “don’ts” for your business when joining and contributing to the social media... [MORE]

Top 5 Reasons Your Law Firm Should Have A LinkedIn Company Page

With a seemingly endless number of social media platforms available, you may be unsure which ones are right for your law firm. While you might have your own individual LinkedIn profile, many companies fail to build out a comprehensive Company Page, which is a missed opportunity. Here are five reasons you should have a LinkedIn Company Page: LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. Creating a presence for your law firm on LinkedIn means increasing brand awareness,... [MORE]

Why Hiring A Social Media Marketing Manager Is The Right Idea For Your Law Firm

While many people think of social media as a hobby, side project, or even a nuisance, some people make an entire career out of it, or even build a business from it. Social media is easily one of the most powerful marketing tools out there and should be a part of any business' holistic marketing strategy, and law firms are no exception. If you’re one of the skeptics thinking, “why would my law firm need one person to handle such a tiny task in my grand marketing scheme,” read... [MORE]

I Have LinkedIn Connections, Now What?

Social media marketing for lawyers cannot be discussed without mentioning LinkedIn. Known as the “professional social network,” LinkedIn is one of the online marketing tools lawyers fear least, although it has undergone some significant changes over the past several years. In contrast to apps like Pinterest and Snapchat, lawyers are likely already using LinkedIn to some extent or at least already have a profile created – which means the learning curve for LinkedIn marketing is much... [MORE]

Publishing Content on LinkedIn

While some lawyers still abhor social media as a whole, even the most resistant are at least members of LinkedIn. This is due, in part, to LinkedIn operating as a professional social network. As individual attorneys should be engaging in business-to-business marketing (B2B) as part of their business development and marketing efforts, LinkedIn is a great fit for lawyers looking to network online. LinkedIn ranks high as a B2B social media platform, and with 500 million users as of... [MORE]


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