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Why I’m Not a Fan of “Best Practices” in Legal Marketing

Are you following current best practices in your marketing? Actually, I hate the term “best practices,” and here are three reasons I think lawyers should consider ignoring them – at least when it comes to their marketing. First, the term “best practices” implies that there is a one-size-fits-all approach that you should take. But the …

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Use Case Studies to Demonstrate Value

I love a good story, don’t you?  In my last video, I talked about a quick and easy way to develop content for all of your firm’s marketing needs, by answering your clients’ frequently asked questions. Today, I want to talk about another kind of content – case studies. Most people love a good story, so why not take advantage of …

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Think Marketing is Unprofessional?

Do you avoid marketing because you think it’s a little sleazy, or because you don’t want it to seem like you’re begging for business? If this is how you feel about marketing, you’re not alone. I’ve heard this sentiment about marketing throughout my career, both as a practicing lawyer and as a consultant for lawyers …

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Get More Out of Online Networking

Are you disappointed with the results you’re seeing from LinkedIn or other online networking? Maybe it’s time to modify your approach. If you went to a live networking event and all you did was talk about yourself, you probably wouldn’t get the best results. But that’s exactly the mistake I see a lot of people …

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Are You Using Keywords Strategically on Your Website?

Are you using keywords strageically on your law firm website? Keywords are words that your potential clients would use to search the internet for a lawyer who does what you do. The golden rule of writing website copy is to write for human beings first, and search engines second. So you should never force or …

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3 C’s of Strong Websites

Did you know that 75% of people judge a business by their website? While lawyers may think this isn’t true for them, the fact is that, especially now, when many of our encounters are purely virtual, more and more potential clients will be judging you by your website. A weak website can cost you up …

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