Most SEO Agencies Are Flawed
Make a decision: Do you really want an overworked, under-skilled blogger promoting your law firm alongside a list of 17 other neglected clients? Or, do you want an aggressive, results-driven specialist gunning to dominate your competition?
Concierge Lawyer SEO is All I Do
If you’re looking for a jack-of-all trades law firm SEO agency, there are over a 50 to choose from. Have at it. They all do the same thing.
If you want a specialized, ethical SEO specialist with nearly a decade’s worth of experience in transforming solo practitioners into multi-location firms smashing major metropolitan cities, come with me if you want to profit.
Expect an Uncaged Animal
SEO for lawyers is digital warfare and you need a protector willing to go to battle for your firm.
Between page 2 and page 1 stand millions in judgements and clients in need. I’m here to not only bridge that gap, I aim to impose my will and crush it for you.
I am Your Advocate
I’m not interested in clients. I strive for strategic alliances. You will never have to come to me for details about your campaign. I will come to you.
I am a consultant and not an agency. You can reach me anytime, guaranteed. We’re in this together.
Good Vibes Only
I don’t work with just any attorney. My clients must have donated regularly to charitable causes, or be heavily involved in their local community.
I’ll meet you halfway: 5% of net profits will be donated to causes close to the heart.
I pride myself on providing unparalleled service with unprecedented levels of investment into my clients marketing so they can own page one.
Are you ready to make your presence known?
Law Firm SEO Expert Answers Frequently Asked Questions
What is Law Firm Search Engine Optimization?
Law firm search engine optimization is the practice of using a search engine like Google or Bing to drive more leads and traffic to your website. The goal is to obtain keyword rankings that will result in signed cases for your firm.
Can You Rank My Firm’s Website #1 for My Desired Keywords?
No agency in the world can guarantee website rankings. If they do, they’re being a bit dishonest. That being said, we’ve achieved various #1 spot rankings, but that’s not what law firm SEO is about. Our main goals are to increase your caseload. This is done in part by achieving “rankings”, but also through “organic” traffic growth, “local” traffic growth and more.
Do You Offer Website Audits or Audits of My Current Search Marketing Strategy?
This will depend on the current state of your website. If you’d like us to take a look, fill out our contact form and we’ll get you a prompt answer detailing if it’s necessary or not.
How Much Money Does SEO for Lawyers Cost?
Just like any other worthwhile and successful marketing campaign, SEO is not cheap. That doesn’t mean you have to spend all of your marketing budget on SEO, but various factors will decide the cost of your campaign. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to:
- Practice Area
We won’t be able to know until we assess your website and learn more about your goals.
Does SEO for Law Firms Still Work?
Without a doubt, SEO is one of the most profitable marketing channels for lawyers. We’ve worked with plenty of law firms that have increased their caseload through SEO and many other law firm SEO agencies have been successful with their SEO efforts as well.
Why Should I Work With You?
We’re not just different; we’re disruptive. Our entire business model is based on consultative servicing to benefit clients like you. This means:
- Full transparency on deliverables
- 0% mark-up on links & content (you pay what we pay)
- We only charge a management fee
We’re not an agency and never will be, for good reason.
Now, it’s hard to say who the best law firm SEO company is out there. We do know this much…
Too many agencies overwork their account managers and SEO strategists. This often results in lackluster SEO performance and it often makes people feel like another account number. Successful SEO as a whole is a personable field and is in the “service” industry.
We are at your service and we feel like a lot of agencies have forgotten that.
How Long Does it Take for Law Firms to See Results?
This is similar to the pricing question we receive from honest attorneys a lot. Results will be dependent upon the current state and “health” of your website. If you’re a brand new website, it will take longer to achieve results. If you’ve done SEO before, or have a site you’ve been using for quite some time, then you can “shave off” some time. Generally speaking, law firms can expect to see results in the 4-12 month range. Rest assured, we push hard.
Do You Work With All Types of Lawyers?
We haven’t met a lawyer who practices a type of law we weren’t able to assist with. From lemon law and legionnaires’ disease to personal injury, we’ve seen and done just about everything.
How Do You Measure Results?
We measure results by the amount of leads and cases you are signing up. If you aren’t signing cases through SEO efforts then we’re not happy with our performance.
To get more case signups, a website will generally need to increase website traffic. So, in the beginning stages we will also measure success by web traffic growth.
Are You a United States based SEO Company?
Yes! Our SEO consultants work, reside and have learned their SEO tactics in the United States. There are other agencies out there that have SEO consultants worldwide. While this isn’t always problematic, it can be.
What is Off Page SEO for Lawyers?
Off page SEO refers to any SEO tactic that someone does off of or outside your website to help increase your website’s rankings for desired keywords. Examples of off page SEO include, but are not limited to:
- Citation creation,
- Content marketing,
- Generating more reviews of your business,
- And more.
Off page SEO is important because it helps build more “authority” or “trust” in the eyes of Google. The more Google trusts your website and believes you are an authoritative source, the better rankings it will give you over time.
Who Will be Working on My Attorney SEO Campaign?
You will be working directly with the Founder and CEO, Josh Brown, on your campaign. At some point, a dedicated Account Manager may enter into the picture, but Josh will always lead the charge on your organic search marketing campaign to maintain quality control.
Do I Get to Own What You Create for My Law Firm?
Believe it or not, there are some law firm SEO companies who “rent” out the websites, content and accounts they create for you. So, if you ever leave them, they will not let you take the current website, content, etc. you are using with them. We do not do this. Your website and accounts like Google Search Console and Google Analytics are yours to keep.
Who Writes the Content for My Website?
We have qualified legal writers who write each piece of content for your website. Each one is extremely familiar with writing legal content and some of our writers are current, or past attorneys.
What SEO for Lawyer Services Do You Offer?
We offer a wide variety of SEO services and we believe each is crucial to a successful campaign. Below are the services we get asked about the most:
- Link building,
- Content creation,
- Local SEO,
- Onsite optimization,
- keyword research,
- Google Business Profile management, and
In our discovery process, we will detail how much of your budget will go towards each of these efforts. Each campaign is different, so some may need more, or less services than others.
Why is Website Speed Important For Search Engine Optimization?
Site speed is very important because it is a Google ranking factor. This means Google values websites that have fast loading speeds. Websites with slower loading speeds will get a lower score.
There are tons of ranking factors when it comes to Google’s algorithms, but this is one you can directly control. We will always take a look at our client’s website speed on mobile and desktop. When we say this we mean, your website can perform differently on a desktop computer and a mobile phone. We do our due diligence to make sure your site performs fine on both.
Will you Optimize My Existing Content?
Yes! We will optimize any existing content that is worth the optimizing effort. Some content does not need to be optimized and some needs to be removed, or merged with other content. We look for these different possibilities with each new firm we start working with.
What is On Page SEO?
On page SEO, onsite optimization, on page SEO etc. is when you “optimize” or make changes to your website that are fully under your control. Some examples would be:
- Changing or “Optimizing” the title tags (title of a webpage in the search results),
- Writing high quality and in depth content,
- Increasing website speed,
- And more.
Do You Offer Spanish Law Firm SEO?
We have worked on many sites that want both English and Spanish SEO. If you would like to do SEO in both languages, please reach out to hear how we can help.
Depending on your market, Spanish SEO has the capability to perform better than English for law firms.
Why Do Some Law Firm Websites Have Content with Such a High Word Count?
Google rewards “long form” high quality content that gives users high quality information and answers various questions they might have. Generally, the more competitive a topic or keyword is, the more high quality content you’ll need to write in order to rank on the first page of Google.
This isn’t the case for every keyword you want to rank for, but we’ll let you know what’s needed for each keyword we target.
Will You Work With Any of My Competitors?
Exclusivity agreements are available for a higher bounty, but in general, we reserve the right to work with clients of the same legal service on a case-by-case basis.
With that said, fairness is tattooed into the fabric of our mission statement. So, give us a call, and let’s talk about any concerns you may have.
Do You Offer Paid Advertising Legal Marketing Campaigns?
Yes, we offer Local Service Ads (LSA) for select clients. LSA’s are a fantastic way to get get traffic to your law firm and rank higher in the search landscape.
Is SEO or Social Media Marketing Better for My Law Firm?
Social media can be great for brand awareness if your potential clients are using the social media platforms you are marketing on. So, while this can be helpful, search traffic can convert roughly 10X more than traffic via social media.
Do You Target Long Tail or Short Tail Keywords?
Both! We target keywords that are relevant to you and your firm. Keyword research is important and this will be one of the biggest SEO initiatives we will do for your campaign.
Should I Invest in SEO or Another Marketing Initiative?
We believe there’s no other marketing initiative that brings more ROI than SEO for attorneys. With SEO you are making an investment in your law firm. With other types of marketing, you are not. What we mean by this is, when you write content for your website, that is something you keep forever and something that will gain more exposure over time. With other marketing campaigns like TV commercials, bus stop ads and paid advertising campaigns, as soon as you stop, they disappear. With SEO, you are investing into a digital asset: your website.
Can You Post on My Social Media for Me?
At this time we do not make social media posts for any of our clients.
Can You See What My Competitors Are Ranking for?
Yes! We use a few different keyword research tools that help us identify what keywords your competitors are ranking for and how much potential traffic they get from their current rankings.
How Do You Customize SEO Services for Law Firms?
Some agencies and consultants offer a “one size fits all” approach for each client they work with. That’s not how we do it at Josh Brown Consulting. Each client gets their own customized strategy because every website is different, and may have more, or less SEO work done.
Are You Able to Rank My Website in Areas Where We Don’t Have an Office?
Yes! We can rank your website in various cities in your state if it makes sense from an SEO standpoint. By this we mean, if we see minimal “search activity” in certain cities, it might not be worthwhile to pour SEO efforts there.
Is SEO or PPC for Law Firms Better?
Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising can sometimes result in quick results for your firm, but it usually accompanies two big problems. Lead quality and temporary results.
The quality of people who click on PPC ads is usually lower than “organic” users. Also, PPC results are temporary. The minute you stop paying, your results and leads will disappear.
Do Stay Up to Date with Changes in Google’s Algorithm?
Yes, we are always keeping an eye out for any changes with Google’s current algorithm. There can be hundreds of algorithm changes each year and we will always let you know if your website has been affected negatively or positively by each one. Many times we don’t see any changes for our clients, which is a good thing.
When Should I Start Doing Legal SEO?
As with any marketing campaign, the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll see results. With SEO the sooner you start the sooner you can start to reach your goals. This is especially true if you are located in a highly competitive market.
When Should I Consider Another Lawyer SEO Agency?
The straightforward answer here is, if you’re not seeing results. That being said, results take longer to achieve in certain markets and practice areas. Knowing this, if you aren’t starting to see progress or results in about a year, it might be time to consider another SEO company. While results is the biggest indicator here, there are many other areas to consider. These include, but are not limited to:
- The agency doesn’t explain their process.
- You notice spammy backlinks or other spammy SEO tactics.
- Your site seems to be affected negatively by every Google algorithm update.
- They do not provide strategic SEO consultations.
- They are guaranteeing results.
- And more
What Are Your Core Legal Marketing Competencies?
We’ve been helping clients achieve first page organic search results for over a decade.
Our clients have achieved top three Google Maps rankings in some of the biggest cities in the U.S.
We use a variety of link building tactics. All of which can help land your firm on the first page.
We produce high level content written by writers with experience in the legal niche.
Is SEO Worth it?
We think SEO is worth it because at the end of the day you are making a long term investment into your firm. Additionally, the leads you get via SEO can be some of the best leads your firm gets and it can turn into your largest source of leads.
Plenty of attorneys we have worked with get more cases through SEO than any other marketing initiative they’ve tried. We can prove it. Ask us for references.
Why Are You Helping Lawyers With Their Marketing?
We believe there are too many underqualified agencies out there providing SEO services to law firms across the United States. We care about our clients and want them to achieve results and enjoy their SEO journey along the way.
Many law firms we work with have hired and fired unspeakable amounts of law firm SEO agencies to try and get the results they know are possible. We are here to put an end to that. If you invest in us, we’ll invest in you. It’s as simple as that for us.
How Do I Get Started?
You can get started with us by booking a call here. Within 24 hours, Josh will reach out to schedule an initial consultation with you, or another representative of your firm. We look forward to working with you and your law firm team!