Paying Your Freelance Legal Writer: By Word or By Piece?

Paying Your Freelance Legal Writer: By Word or By Piece?

When choosing to outsource content writing to a legal freelance writer, you will need to think about the method that you will pay this person. This means that you must have in advance a signed contract with your freelance legal content writer that clarifies what he or she is responsible for and how they will be paid. 

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Infusing Your Law Firm's Content with Voice and Tone

Infusing Your Law Firm's Content with Voice and Tone

One of the leading reasons why law firms are hesitant to outsource their content development to a legal SEO writer is because they are concerned about the voice and tone of the firm coming across clearly. The voice and the tone of your firm will signal to a prospective reader the unique value proposition that you get to the table.

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How to Make Your Law Firm's Content Shareworthy

How to Make Your Law Firm's Content Shareworthy

Most of the common reasons that a law firm even thinks about putting together legal content is because they want their website to rank in Google and other search engines. This is a worthwhile goal and in fact, one of the reasons I'm still in business as a legal content writer today. However, you want to also consider the extra step of getting your law firm's content to be shareworthy.

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About Pages That Work for Law Firms: What to Include

About Pages That Work for Law Firms: What to Include

You need to keep in mind that your 'About' page for your law firm telegraphs a lot about you to prospective clients. It also signals the search engines regarding the keywords you use in combination with all of the various firm background and references you include. A solid 'About' page for a law firm needs to include multiple different components. Read on to find out more. 

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Cut the Self-Serving Blog Posts: Introducing Subtle References to Law Firm Achievements in Law Firm Blogs

Cut the Self-Serving Blog Posts: Introducing Subtle References to Law Firm Achievements in Law Firm Blogs

After receiving any kind of distinction or achievement, it's natural for a law firm to want to celebrate this accomplishment and tell current and prospective clients about the issue. Unfortunately however, too many self-serving blog posts exist on law firm websites that go beyond what is necessary.

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How to Cover Local News in the Right Way for Your Legal Blog

How to Cover Local News in the Right Way for Your Legal Blog

One of the most powerful marketing strategies for legal bloggers and law firms is using local news.

This is because it directly targets the geographic keywords about which your firm needs to rank for. Furthermore, it's covering relevant industry topics and showing that the law firm is knowledgeable about emerging issues in the field. Writing about local news is one of my favorite ways to cover legal SEO content writing.

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How to Handle Duplicate Content on Your Law Firm's Website

How to Handle Duplicate Content on Your Law Firm's Website

You may not have even been the one who discovered the duplicate content on your law firm's website, but you know the potential consequences. Duplicate content refers to pieces of content, either on your blog or your website that are directly copied and pasted from someone else's materials.

This is extremely detrimental to your law firm, because Google classifies duplicate content directly as plagiarism. You could have duplicate content on your website and not even be aware of it, but trust me, Google knows.

In addition to being flagged by the search engines, you also face problems associated with another website owning the original content. They may reach out to you with a cease and desist, and request that you take the information down.

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My Legal Content Writer Can't Provide Any References. Is This a Problem?

My Legal Content Writer Can't Provide Any References. Is This a Problem?

Every so often, I'll have a client ask whether or not I have contact information for someone who has worked with me in the past.

Although I have an extensive Upwork profile, filled with a great deal of positive feedback from my legal blog writing and content writing clients, this question might make sense in other industries such as with graphic designers and virtual assistants. But ghostwriters frequently can't give references.

In fact, it is very common that they are legally obligated to keep the names of their clients private.

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Stop Using The Same Wash and Repeat Landing Pages for Law Firm Marketing

Stop Using The Same Wash and Repeat Landing Pages for Law Firm Marketing

Back in the day, writing an extensive landing page with over 3,000 words to address the varying concerns of your prospective client was the way to go. In fact, these landing pages started popping up everywhere - you could very easily spot the big competitors in a specific geographic area, all competing with one another, having the same essential information on their landing pages.

The truth is that the internet is crowded these days and this has never been truer than for attorneys specifically. Wash and repeat landing pages that may have done the trick in the past aren't even worth your pay per click money.

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