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Category: Content Marketing

How Law Firms Can Reach Potential Clients through Content Marketing

Macbook content writingDigital marketing for lawyers and law firms is becoming increasingly competitive, and gone are the days that an attorney could simply put up a website and wait for the phone to ring. Between professionally-managed search engine optimization (SEO) efforts, pay-per-click ads, and well-placed banner advertising, law firms need to engage in a wide variety of online marketing efforts in order to keep up with their competition.

 

Content marketing is the creation and circulation of original content that is of interest to your clients. Content can take a wide variety of formats, including blogs, videos, infographics, and E-Books, and the appropriate format will depend on a variety of factors, including the information you would to share and your target audience. For example, a list of personal injury accident statistics may be well-suited to an infographic, while a guide detailing the steps to take after a car accident would likely make an excellent E-Book.

The benefits of content marketing are myriad. Best of all, if you choose to create your content yourself, it can be free. For example, writing a blog post about potential consequences of a sex crime conviction and sharing it on your firm’s social media account will only cost you time. Furthermore, adding unique, keyword-rich content to has been explicitly identified by Google as a significant factor in the way a site ranks for certain keywords.

Outsourcing Content Marketing is an Option for Busy Lawyers

As an attorney, your focus should be on practicing law. With court dates, client meetings, legal research, and document drafting, many lawyers do not have the time to create high-quality, compelling, and informative content on a regular basis. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that the way that you write for the court is not necessarily what your clients or Google want to see. Fortunately, there is help available and freelance writers or a company like ours can provide content that will interest your potential clients and improve your site’s ranking.

It is important to keep in mind, however, that like with anything else, you get what you pay for. While you may be able to outsource content creation to India for pennies per word, the quality will likely suffer, especially for legal content. More importantly, as your firm’s site is an advertisement, it is subject to the Rules of Professional Responsibility in your jurisdiction. As a result, posting inaccurate content on your site or content that violates advertising rules could even result in an ethics complaint.

At Lexicon Legal Content, our team of attorney-writers generates high-quality and compelling content in a variety of formats, including blogs, practice area pages, press releases, and E-Books for lawyers, law firms, and law firm marketers. To learn more about how we can help you grow your practice or improve your clients’ online presence, call us today at 314-691-8602 or send us an email through our online contact from.

Don’t be Late to The Legal Content Marketing Party

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While the legal profession is known for adopting new technologies at a glacial pace, lawyers and law firms seems to be adopting content marketing surprisingly quickly. According to Contently, law firms are flocking to content marketing as a cost-effective way to reach potential clients who are searching for information on Google. In addition, content marketing is not going away – content is the lifeblood of the Internet and a significant percentage of users have learned to filter out obvious advertising, either through the use of ad-blocking software or simply by tuning it out.

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Why aren’t People Reading Your Law Firm’s Blog?

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More and more lawyers are starting to starting to understand the benefits of blogging and content marketing. It’s one thing to blog and another for people to actually read your blog, however. Here are some of the reasons that people may be passing over your blog posts.

Your Titles Aren’t Compelling

The importance of your blog post’s title cannot be overstated. A well-crafted title that piques the reader’s interest and makes him or her want to learn more will perform substantially better than a generic title. Consider the following two titles for the same hypothetical blog:

  • Common Car Accident Injuries
  • 4 Car Accident Injuries that can Change Your Life

In our experience, the second one will generate significantly more traffic than the first one.

Your Posts are too Long

If you ever visit forums or the comments section after a blog post, “TLDR” probably means something to you. People often simply choose to skip reading something simply due to the perception that it would take a commitment of time. We live in an on-demand world and people browsing the internet want answers to the questions quickly and do not want to read a treatise on their legal issue. Keep your blog posts under 500 words and make sure to break up the text with headings and bullet points.

Your Posts Read like a Legal Brief

As an attorney, you are immersed in a professional world that has its own language and writing style. While it is important to be a competent and effective legal writer, your potential clients do not want to read a legal brief. In fact, depending on the area of law, non-lawyers may have a difficult time understanding what they are reading. Always keep your audience in mind when writing your posts.

You Aren’t Writing Content that Your Clients Want to Read

While exploring the finer points of collateral estoppel or res ipsa loquitor may be intriguing for you and your colleagues, your potential clients may not feel the same way. Generally speaking, people who are looking for an attorney have a problem they want to be solved and want answers to very practical questions. As a result, for maximum effectiveness, your blog posts should seek to answer these questions. Examples of the of questions that your clients may be asking include the following:

  • What are the consequences of a 1st DUI?
  • Can I afford a personal injury attorney?
  • Can I write my own will?
  • Will filing for bankruptcy ruin my credit?

Call Us Today to Learn More About Our Legal Content Writing Services

A professionally written and managed blog is an extremely effective marketing tool that can significantly increase your online visibility. Let our legal content writers keep your blog regularly updated with compelling and relevant posts while you focus on your legal practice.

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