Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Submit Your Law Firm Site to Washlaw.edu!

How Do I submit my site to Washlaw.edu?

1. Go to www.washlaw.edu and click on Law Firms.

2. Click on your location Domestic-USA, International or Web Related.

3. Find your location where your listing would best fit according to your GEO.

4. Then click submit ink!

Note: Give it a few weeks and then go back and make sure your link was accepted.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Claiming your Google Local Listing

How do you claim your Google Local Listing?

1. Go to http://maps.google.com. Then search for your business. (Business Name, City, State) Most of the time you'll find your business listed in Google Maps. If its not don't worry you can always create a listing by going to Google Local Business Center.

2. Click on your listing. A bubble will pop up by your businesses location on the map. Then Click more information.

3. A bigger window will pop up. Then click add or edit business.

4. A new page will pop up asking the following options.
  • Edit my business information
  • Suspend this listing
  • This isn't my listing
5. If you want to claim the listing then click Edit my business information. This will add your business listing to your Google Local Business Center. Note: You can also use the local business center to just create a listing if your Business is not listed in Google Local.

6. Fill out all the information. Some of the information will be filled in for you if you are claiming your listing. I'd recommend filling in as much information as possible.

7. Then Google will ask you to verify your listing via Phone or Postcard. If you verify by phone an automated machine will call your business number asking to input the pin number provided to you by Google. The phone is the fastest way to do it. If you have to do it by postcard then Google will send you a Post Card then follow the information on the card.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Google Local for Law Firms!

Google Local shows more results, usually about 10, appear at the top of the page before the regular search results. On the good side, the local results now appear to be similar to the organic results. This opens the door for your law firm to get on the first page of google without having great organic results. If your listing is optimized properly you will be able to leap into the top 10 local results and be displayed at the top of the first page above the organic listings.

So make sure that you have an accurate local listing.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Do I need a Car Accident Lawyer?

Every state in the US has its own set of car accident laws. It is difficult for the average citizen to be aware of and understand how each of these laws might affect their case. Car accidents seem to have its own law depending upon the state the accident occurs in. So it usually is a great idea to hire a car accident attorney if you are ever involved in a car accident.

Car accident law often depends on who caused the accident. If both or more then two parties are two blame for the accident then it also could depend on who should get the most blame for the accident. If you want to file your own car accident claim, then you better have an excellent understanding of your state's car accident laws work and if not then I'd recommend hiring an auto accident attorney.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Steps to take if you are involved in a Truck Accident

Commercial trucks are involved in thousands of accidents every year. Truck accidents involving semi-trucks, vans, dump trucks, fire trucks and tractor trailers can be very serious because of the size of the truck and danger of what the truck may be carrying. As a result of the size and weight of these trucks, it often causes serious injuries to people in smaller passenger vehicles. Smaller vehicles are at a enormous disadvantage in the case of a collision.

The government however has created many laws to make trucking safer and to reduce the risk of truck accidents but due to the growing number of trucks on the highway; the number of truck accidents has increased.

People involved in a truck accident may be eligible for compensation. Only an experienced truck accident attorney can review your claim. There are many truck accident lawyers who are experienced in only dealing with truck accident claims.

Here is a list of things you should obtain after the truck accident.

1- On the day of the accident, police should have made a report about the incident. Get a copy of the report from the police.

2- Also from the police report, get the report number and the investigating officer's name. Also get license plate number of all vehicles involved.

3- Driver information including his/her name, license number and their insurance information.

4- Get a copy of the Insurance information for the truck and trailer owner.

5- Witnesses name and contact information if any.

6- If possible, take pictures of all vehicles involved and scene of the accident.

7- Also try to obtain a copy of your medical examination report.

8- Contact a truck accident attorney ASAP.

So, those are few things you should do after a truck accident. You should also be aware of things you shouldn’t do if involved in a truck accident. Do not make statements about the accident without discussing it with your truck accident lawyer. If police ask for a statement, only give them facts about the accident, do not state opinions or accept any sort of responsibility for the accident. Only sign the police report after reading it thoroughly.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a truck accident in Kansas City MO, contact the truck accident attorneys of Davis, Bethune & Jones today for a consultation.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

YouTube It!

Advertising for any business can be very time consuming and frustrating. The more time you put into your website or business the more you will get out of it, this basically holds true for anything in life. So why not create a small video and post it on YouTube. YouTube is a free form of advertising so you might as well take advantage and use it.

You got to use all the tools the internet has to offer so why not make a video and marketing your business on YouTube. So if you don't have a video your going to have to create one, after you create a video here are some tips when posting the video on YouTube:

1. Do your keyword research

Google AdWord's "Keyword Tool" is a solid program and it is free to use.

The goal is to find keywords that are searched frequently. GEO Targeting would be a good idea here. A good example if you were a lawyer would be a search term like "Chicago Injury Lawyer" or "Columbus Workers Comp Attorneys". The great thing about YouTube is that it ranks so well on Google so, people will be able to find your video using Google or YouTube.

2. Select a Title for Your Video

The title of your video is what the search engines are going to see. So you are going to want to put the words you researched in the title. The keywords in the title of your video are going to be the keywords you are targeting to rank for in Google.

3. Write a Description for Your Video

One of the last and final steps is to make a little description about your video. Most importantly make sure you add a link to your website.

4. Post Your video on YouTube.

Now that you have your video all ready to go all you need to do is just submit it to YouTube.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Craigslist Marketing for Lawyers

If you are an attorney looking for leads without paying for search marketing then start marketing on craigslist.com. It doesn't cost you anything to post an ad on craigslist. The best part about craigslist ads is that search engines are showing these ads on their results.

Here is an example of a craigslist listing i found when i googled the keyword "la train accident attorney". You can see the image at the top.

As you know there was a train accident in LA few weeks ago and you know the families of the victims of the train accident were looking for attorneys. I am sure the train accident lawyer which was on the first page of google from his craigslist listing had few leads come his way. I have also noticed few railroad accident lawyers using craigslist.com as well.

So there you have the proof and the power of craigslist.com. Every attorney should start craigslist marketing. Good luck.