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Press Releases Can Help You Get Clients That Already Know Your Name

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011

Generally, we like to talk about the exposure that news releases can offer a law firm. The traffic that they send to a law firm’s website is appealing. And so is the vast network of news outlets that make up the Law Firm Newswire distribution list.

But this week, we are going to talk about another aspect of news releases that is oftentimes overlooked. Credibility.

When someone goes to your law firm’s website, they are introduced to your name and firm’s brand. While they may fill out a contact form or give you a call, they are probably going to do a Read more…

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How Newspapers in Other Cities May Help Your Ranking

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011

When lawyers review Law Firm Newswire’s extensive network, they often ask us how publications in other cities and states are going to help their firm. While a law firm in Massachusetts will see the benefit of having their press release in the Boston Globe on Boston.com, they may wonder why they should be excited about also getting their news published in the San Francisco Chronicle site Sfgate.com, or papers in New York, Dallas, Chicago, and other major metro areas.

The value, of course, is links. When a press release is published on various websites and news outlets, the links to your law Read more…

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Keyword Research Goes A Long Way in the News

Posted on: Aug 15, 2011

Before writing a press release or specifically, a news title, a trip to Adwords’ keyword selector may help the performance of your news and increase distribution.

Go to https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Now, start plugging in some words that are related to your news release and practice area. If an immigration lawyer is going to be speaking to employers at a convention, they should type in “work visas” or other related terms. In this case, they will see that nationwide, Google gets over 200,000 searches for “work visas”.

Instead of writing a title like this:

Jane Smith of Smith & Smith to Speak at International Hiring Read more…

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The Best Legal News Reads Like News

Posted on: Aug 2, 2011

Using online news outlets gives your law firm an opportunity to more personally engage your prospective clients. Writing your press releases like news articles will have a greater effect than the predictable rhythmic pattern of a press release.

Here is an example:

Traditional Press Release

Law Office of Smith & Winners Wins $3 Million Toaster Fire Case

The court ruled in favor of Betty Johnson, represented by the Law Office of Smith & Winners. Johnson’s apartment caught fire due to faulty wiring on her Genbrand Toaster.

News Story Press Release

Genbrand to Pay $3 Million for Fire Causing Toaster

When customers walk into Read more…

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