I decided to go into private practice about two years after getting out of law school, and one of the first things I learned is that I needed a lawyer seo, and needed one quickly. Have you ever done an online search for a lawyer? Most people have and I’m here to tell you that it is absolutely cutthroat out there to get your name to show up on the first page of an internet search. There are so many lawyers in this country, many of whom work for themselves, that getting some eyeballs on your presence online is absolutely essential.
Your skills won’t matter if people can’t see you. Sure, you might get a nice practice going after five, maybe ten years practicing and word of mouth gets around about how much of a hot shot you are in the courtroom. I couldn’t wait five or ten years. I needed to get clients immediately or I’d have to go back to Big Law and that is not the place most lawyers want to be. I wanted to be in the trenches helping clients with their legal issues. Continue reading