Attorney Website Design Blog
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
You’re constantly looking for new ways to market your firm and gain new clients. You’ve spent a tremendous amount of time designing your website to perfectly describe your practice in a way that speaks to your prospective clients, but the phone isn’t ringing. The truth is, if your website is not listed on the first page of Google, you may not be receiving the results you’ve been hoping for.Read more . . .
Friday, December 2, 2016
Securing the perfect office space for your firm can be difficult to achieve, especially when your wallet is involved. Renting office space can be a costly proposition which is why many firms are exploring shared, or co-working, office spaces as a more cost-effective solution. If your firm is considering this option, there are four factors you should keep in mind:Read more . . .
Monday, October 31, 2016
Attorney biographies are arguably the most important piece of your law firm’s website. Prospective clients visiting your website will look for information about your practice areas and the location of your office, ultimately they want to know about how you, and any other members of your firm that they might come into contact with, are qualified to represent them.
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Monday, October 3, 2016
The objective of a well-designed content marketing strategy for a practicing attorney is to attract new clients. Given the inherent competitive pressures of the legal industry, it is essential to attract an audience by creating thought leadership content. Put simply, this is information that displays the talent and expertise of your team in the form of distinctive practice area summaries, timely blog posts and compelling videos. In short, by establishing your firm and its attorneys as thought leaders, you can maximize the impact of your content.Read more . . .
Monday, September 26, 2016
You know it’s important for your legal website to be listed on the first page of Google. You’re looking to drive more traffic to your site but don’t quite know how to get there. Let us introduce you to SEO: your new best friend.Read more . . .
Monday, September 12, 2016
We are very excited to announce our Zola team has received two Legal Standard of Excellence awards by the 2016 WebAwards. These awards were based on our website development for New York law firms, Rossillo & Licata LLP, a litigation, real estate, and business law firm, as well as the Law Office of Adam G. Singer, PLLC, a consumer and commercial litigation firm.Read more . . .
Friday, August 12, 2016
What’s the Golden Ratio?
The Golden Ratio is a mathematical formula studied by the Ancient Greeks and implemented throughout many disciplines, from architecture to art, for thousands of years. The ratio is approximately 1:1.61, illustrated by a rectangle split into a square and a smaller rectangle. The smaller rectangle can further divide into irregular-sized pieces. Through this method, design and art quickly appeals to the eye.Read more . . .
Friday, July 22, 2016
Although you may be able to find a good photo in a Google search, chances are you can’t use the image on your law firm’s website without purchasing the license or, at the least, without having written permission from the photographer. Far too often, we hear from attorneys who have received a large bill from an image provider because they did not have the proper license to use the photo. While purchasing the original image may have only cost the firm seventy five dollars, the bill for damages and licenses can wind up costing the practice thousands of dollars.Read more . . .
Friday, July 15, 2016
Every business savvy attorney knows that social media can be a powerful tool for attorneys and law firms. However, social media can also raise advertising and solicitation ethical concerns. So before you post any content on social media channels, you need to know about the ethical pitfalls you may encounter when publishing information about your firm, regardless of the platform.
But is social media really advertising?
There is an ongoing debate regarding whether social media falls within the definition of “advertising” under the ethics rules. While most people think of social media as a free for all where rules are nonexistent, according to the ABA and many state bars, law firm websites are categorized as advertisements.
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Monday, June 6, 2016
What’s the difference between writing for lawyers and writing for other professionals?
Writing for attorneys requires learning about their practice areas, gleaning information from a variety of sources, including state and Federal statutes, and conveying complex information in a manner that is easily understandable. Given the nature of our service, it is essential to create content that is designed to maximize visibility while finding a tone that suits our clients' needs. My other writing endeavors have been more freestyle and targeted for specific audiences. Read more . . .
Monday, May 23, 2016
Mobile Optimization is essential for every website. Many more people are starting to use mobile devices to browse the web, so we need to ensure that website designs are reformatted to fit mobile screens. Google and other search engines are now placing a high amount of importance on mobile sites, including their speed and functionality. Read more . . .