For some lawyers, the industry is more exciting and dynamic than ever, with technology bringing about rapid change and new opportunities in the practice of law. Whether its billing software like Time59, or research tools like Fastcase, there are plenty of handy technologies right at your fingertips. In addition to technology, law firms are embracing social media like never before. In fact, 41% of firms now have social media sites with another one-third of small firms researching legal products and solutions on social media before purchasing.*
Leveraging past success for future growth Debra Schoenberg, founder of Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., located in San Francisco, California was in search of unique ways to attract an affluent client base. As a six-time Super Lawyers selectee, Debra has valued leveraging the Super Lawyers distinction that only five percent of attorneys in Northern California receive, using it as a catalyst for the firm's development.
At the end of the day, legal achievements offer you and your firm an excellent way to stand out in a crowd from others. In a world where consumers and referring attorneys have countless options to choose from, you need to make the strongest case for why you should be at the top of their list. Nowhere is this concept more present than at Stange Law Firm in St. Louis, Missouri.
A solid content marketing plan is the foundation that allows law firms to attract and keep a customer base. In fact, 61% of consumers say they feel better about a company that delivers custom content and are also more likely to buy from that company.*
At Super Lawyers we've been busy looking for ways to maintain our competitive advantage and provide a better user-experience for our visitors. Recently, we made enhancements to the SuperLawyers.com attorney directory result pages to provide a more relevant search for consumers and referring attorneys using our online directory. These enhancements are based on internal and external feedback and the ongoing importance of local signals for improved Search Engine Optimization. Now, we need a little bit of your help to make the most of these search enhancements.
Last month we discussed the value of self-promotion in our blog titled Be Your Own Legal Marketer - Part 1. Today we're coming back with five more marketing tactics that will be sure to offer you and your firm an excellent way to differentiate yourselves in the marketplace. Consider these five ways when spreading the word about your legal achievements.
Recognitions and honors are what the marketing world calls third-party validations, and they can be extremely valuable marketing tools for attorneys. They make you stand out in an increasingly competitive legal market. However, these benefits mean more when you promote them. To succeed in your marketing strategy, take every opportunity to tout your firm through communication with your audiences (employees, customers, potential clients, related industry associates, etc.) to inform them about the recognition. The key is to share the achievement in a way that showcases your firm without coming off as self-serving.
Did you know nearly 86% of the U.S. Internet audience watches online video? What are you doing to engage visitors on your firm's online properties?
Looking to highlight your expertise to a group of consumers at an affordable price? Our Ask Super Lawyers Answer Page allows you to showcase your knowledge in a specific area of law with a state-specific question and answer set. This product is only available to attorneys that have been selected to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list (from any year).
As the Smartphone market continues to grow with no signs of slowing down, it is extremely important to ensure that mobile users are served content formatted for mobile devices giving them the best user experience possible. After all, mobile web users want answers and are generally on-the-go and looking for specific, timely information.