Google AdWords broadmatch is very broad. In fact it’s broader than I had thought. Essentially, AdWords knows that “attorney” means “lawyer” “law firm” and lots of other variants. It is so broad, in fact, that branded queries for law firms: (i.e. Smith Jones and Williams”) are starting to turn up ads for competing law firms,… Read More
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About a month ago I wrote about the strange case of the solo practitioner, Andrew Calcagano who staffed 66 offices across the tri-state area. Here’s the follow up post regarding his agency, Next Level – who according to one of the testimonials on their site…. “They maximize our exposure in a way no one else… Read More
“I’ll just add a unique Suite #” – this has often been the answer by Local Search “experts” and SEO agencies when dealing with complex multi-office issues. Except it doesn’t work. Join Conrad and Local search nerd guests Joy Hawkins and Dustin Curtis as we unmask the truth behind the “Suite #” reality.
Lawyers faking office locations to artificially expand their geographic footprint has long been a spammy tactic employed by the legal industry. These firms that steal clients from genuine local law firms despite Google frowning upon the practice. But what do the bars say?
Join me, and special guest, attorney Richard Hornsby to discuss the Florida State Bar’s reprimand of an attorney who did just this and the ethical implications, despite the widespread, ongoing practice of local office spam.
A month or so ago, I gave an amazing webinar with Local Search nerd and founder of Sterling Sky, Joy Hawkins Frankly, the webinar was awesome because of the subject matter and Joy… this is no humblebrag. Joy and I spent the better part of an hour talking about Local spam…. the underhanded dirty practice… Read More
This is the second time I’ve seen this and thought it noteworthy. For a long time now, we’ve had ads, then Local, then organic (sadly banished to the bottom) of SERPs. This has heavily driven a push towards local (and the proliferation of spam in local, but I digress) and my personal love, organic SEO… Read More
The number one reason I love Google AdWords (aside from us now being a Premier Partner) is that their advertising platform enables you to target potential clients who are actively searching for your service. Not only do they place your ad in front of users who are searching for your service, but you can actually… Read More
As readers search for information on the web, counterfeit sites attempt to redirect their results. In a new deal with the UK, Google says ‘not today’. Described by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) as a “landmark agreement”, the deal serves to reduce the visibility of infringing content by June 2017. This will result in… Read More
If you’re considering an investment with an SEO Consultant or SEO Agency, please watch this 11.5-minute video released by Google. Maile Ohye, Google’s Developer Programs Tech Lead, outlines important things to consider, tips on what to ask for, and even items to expect from technical audits. A good SEO will try to prioritize what ideas… Read More
You might want to stop reading this right now because the conclusion of this post is (at least to me) forehead-smackingly self evident: More law firm website traffic generates more law firm business. I frankly wouldn’t even bother to write this post; other than a testy exchange last month between myself and LexBlog founder, Kevin O’Keefe debating… Read More