What Would You Like To Know?

Jeff Berman
August 24, 2010

Something has been troubling you. We'd like to know what it is.

Part of our service to our clients is answering their questions. Some ask questions about a particular web marketing strategy. Some want specific tangible techniques to use in building their online reputations. Others want competitive research identifying what their competitors are doing. Some want to know which strategies, solutions, and companies "work".

Do you have a question about your website or online marketing strategy? We'd like to try to answer it. Feel free to post your question as a comment or email [email protected]. If you tell us to, we promise to maintain your anonymity.

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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Christine McCall
12 years ago

First, I am always impressed with what you publish -- and amazed at the quantity and quality of what you put out for free! Thank you. That said, here's what continues to prey on my marketing mind: As much as I understand the critical need for link-building by a small specialized law firm like mine, I don't have any understanding of how to actually go about it. We have a high-quality site and blog, as judged by content and frequency of publishing. OK, but this does not seem enough to cause "clean in-bound links." (?) Are there concrete things we can and should do? Somehow, I never can make the leap from the discussions of the need and value in doing it to the actual hands-on-the-keyboard activities that need doing and will reap results.

Gyi Tsakalakis
12 years ago

Thanks for your comments! I am glad you find our blog useful. Regarding:

"We have a high-quality site and blog, as judged by content and frequency of publishing. OK, but this does not seem enough to cause “clean in-bound links."

This is becoming one of the most common problems facing legal professionals online.

The simple answer is that, for most of us, simply writing won't attract links. Luckily, there are many other techniques for acquiring new links than simply writing.

While most of these techniques are not that complicated (building link relationships with other lawyers you know, sponsoring local organizations, paying to be listed in a local business directory), it takes time and some skill to execute these strategies.

If "content is king", "publicizing is queen." That means getting your content in front of those who are ready, willing, and able to link to your content. This becomes a little more tricky. Typically, the most difficult part is identifying link targets that are likely to generate the best results.

One of the most effective ways to identify link targets is to perform a competitive back link analysis on your competitors who are ranking in the top spots for your target keywords.

Once you know where your competitors are getting links, you can see if you can obtain those links or similarly competitive links. When your site's back link profile contains the links of your high-ranking competitors, it stands to reason that your site will also perform better (assuming you are publishing frequent and relevant content.

I hope this helps.

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