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Search engine optimization (SEO) is a great way to help drive traffic to your website, but is also a very misunderstood term. “If my firm were ranked first on Google searches, then we’d really start doing well,” is not an uncommon statement I hear from attorneys. You may have received cold calls from companies guaranteeing the top spot — or at least a place on the first page — of Google search results. What if that company could do what is promised? They usually can’t, of course, but it’s an interesting proposition. This article helps clarify what SEO really is, and if it will help with your business development activities.
By Mike Mellor
With an increase in partner laterals, the advent of increasingly sophisticated procurement teams, greater transparency into pricing models, and more law firm mergers every year, the dynamics have certainly shifted. Attorneys can no longer simply wait for their phones to ring and to expect million-dollar books of business by executing and providing superb client service. That ship has sailed, and client expectations have been raised across the board.
By Tammy Mangan
VUCA is an acronym we don’t often hear in the legal industry. It stands for volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, and was coined by the U.S. Army to describe the post-Cold War world. Buyers of legal services are more sophisticated than ever and are redefining the meaning of value, some are involving procurement professionals in the buying process.
By Julie Savarino
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
This two-part article defines the specific and best actions lawyers and law firms can take to expand client relationships. This second part covers what law firms as institutions can do to help the firm’s departments, practice groups, teams and lawyers expand client relationships.
By Larry Bodine
The advantage of online marketing is that it is one-to-many, as opposed to in-person marketing which is one-to-one. By adopting the seven habits of effective online marketers, CMOs can generate more business for their law firms.