Blog Tag: WP Engine

Squarespace vs WordPress for your Law Firm Website


Although it’s been around for a while, we’ve been hearing more and more about Squarespace lately. While it could be a great option for a portfolio or personal website, the real question is: can you use Squarespace for a law firm website? Pros of Using Squarespace Low cost – Squarespace websites run between $8 and $18 a month. For comparisons sake, using WordPress and hosting on WPEngine (which we recommend), runs $29/month. Although that extra $10 provides daily automatic backups and increased security measures, it’s still more expensive. Ease of use – For some one with minimal tech experience, Squarespace is very user-friendly. It’s… Keep Reading

Introducing the Echo Legal Marketing Platform

Echo- Promo Music! Echo is our amazing new marketing platform. We take the tools that we use every day as an agency for our clients who are paying us $5,000-10,000 a month and we bring them into your law firm. We use video tutorials to provide step by step instructions on how to use them. Sign up for our launch webinar Analytics. How do we use Google Analytics? What do you need to keep an eye on and what metrics matter? How do we use tools like Moz Local and Yext to bolster our local performance? Review Management. How do we make… Keep Reading

What to do When FindLaw Pulls the Plug on Your Website

Kendall's New WordPress Site

Want to see the world’s ugliest law firm website? That’s what Kendall Coffman’s FindLaw website looked like on Tuesday.  What follows demonstrates how Kendall was able to get his site (admittedly stripped down) back up and running with 21 hours. 1:27 PM Tuesday I receive an email from Kendall. I have been in a dispute with Findlaw for several months now, and Findlaw has decided to “take down” my website.  My site was, and if you go there, you will see nothing except maybe error messages. 2:02 PM Phone Call I give Kendall a call – what follows are my… Keep Reading

Website Refresh

Mockingbird Marketing Birdie

We’ve finally completed a long overdue look and feel update to the website.  Like the barefoot cobbler’s children, we’ve been in need of a website redesign for some time now.  We’re also very proprietary about our client list and now, finally have a good site (our own) to reference. And we eat our own dogfood adhering to guidelines from the Best Practices for Law Firm Websites post: The primary job of a website is to make the phone ring – check out the cool custom persistent header that maintains the phone number when scrolling. Built on easy to use (and easy to… Keep Reading

Super Sunday Sweepstakes

Super Sunday Sweepstakes

Win Free Law Firm Website Hosting for the Rest of the Year Here at Mockingbird Headquarters, the 12th man is in full swing ready for this Sunday’s game.  And yes – we’re going to tie online legal marketing to the Big Game. So – to the winning city of this Sunday’s NFL match go the geeky spoils:  10 Law Firms receive free hosting for the rest of the year on the best of breed WPEngine. Seattle vs. New England Personally, these are my two favorite teams – as a Seattle resident and Sherman fan, I have to support the Legion… Keep Reading

Speed Doesn’t Kill (a.k.a. our love affair with WPEngine)

WP Engine

There are many ways to radically improve site speed, but the simplest is often to change hosts. Take Client X, for example. Before our engagement, their website was on a host that technically did it’s job by keeping the website online, but left a lot to be desired in terms of site speed.  We recommended they make the switch to our favorite host, WP Engine. They agreed, and we saw a drastic improvement in their site speed. According to pingdom, the average load time went from ~6.29 seconds to ~1.2 seconds. Not perfect, but quite literally 5x faster than the… Keep Reading

WordPress Hacked: A case for a Managed WordPress Host


We push WordPress as the only acceptable platform for legal websites.  There is a downside: WordPress’s ease of use has led to widespread adoption.  And with popularity comes hacking.  WordPress is notorious as a target for hacks.  A hacked WordPress site is quickly rendered almost invisible (with the exception of highly branded queries) to search engines as they proactively steer users away from a sites that are out of the site owner’s control. Here’s an example for the branded query “sostrin law office”: “This site may be hacked.” This warning is the kiss of SEO death for a site.  In… Keep Reading