Hiring Law Firm SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Consultants

Jeff Berman
November 19, 2009

In order to get more website traffic, potential client leads, and revenue, more and more law firms are resorting to search marketing. These strategies are best implemented by law firm SEO (search engine optimization) companies. What is search engine optimization, though?

You have probably heard of search engine optimization (most likely from an unsolicited email or phone call) at some time but do not have a clue what it really is. By definition, SEO is using the internet to market your business. To be successful, it takes a combination of technical and marketing strategies and skills. In a nutshell, it's all about making websites appeal to search engines. It starts with figuring out the right keywords for your specific practice, and then building authority to your site for those keywords.

The need for a good law firm SEO company cannot be questioned. However world of link building, search engine marketing, search engine positioning, red hat, white hat, search engine spiders, and the like is downright foreign to most lawyers. Because law firm SEO requires a particular skill set and a lot of commitment, it is crucial for lawyers to entrust their law firm's search engine efforts to a reputable search engine optimization company.

While some law firms are opting to have in-house search engine optimization efforts, typically this is only effective if the firm's information technology people are full-time SEO experts as well. If not, the firm's website will probably not compete well against those law firms that have retained full service law firm SEO consultants.

If your firm's website "looks good" but doesn't have a strong search profile, you are probably wasting a lot of good money. Most likely, you are better off investing your money with a law firm SEO consultant with the knowledge both on marketing a law firm and the technical knowledge of how search engines rank websites. Before hiring a law firm SEO firm, learn enough to make sure that they don't plan on violating any of the search engine protocols. Failure to observe SEO best practice might cause your law firm website to be penalized by search engines.

When you decide to retain the services of a law firm seo consultant, you need to consider many factors. Primarily, you need to be sure they are willing to tailor their services for your budget and marketing goals. Second you need law firm seo services that are always willing to implement new strategies, techniques, and ideas. The landscape of a search engine is constantly evolving and you need law firm SEO providers that understand this key point.

Jeff Berman
Jeff Berman, is co-founder of AttorneySync. "Properly marketing a law firm online is about producing relevant content that helps a prospective client understand your expertise and how you are able to help them. Finally, it’s about getting that content found by the people you are trying to help."
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14 years ago

Good points. It takes commitment and there are no shortcuts for a good SEO strategy.

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