We all know that developing an online presence is critical. One easy way to start building your online presence, or take control of your online presence, is by using a personal domain. This is why I firmly believe that every lawyer should own their personal domain. Continue reading
Obtaining and setting up your personal domain is a great way to begin or take control of your online persona. Below are click-by-click steps to purchase and set up a personal domain in less than 10 minutes. Continue reading
By now, most lawyers understand that they need to diligently track both the costs of marketing and the corresponding benefits. This allows for a proper calculation of client acquisitions cost (CAC) and return on investment (legal marketing ROI). Have you ever wondered what’s a good ROI for lawyers? Whether you’re spending too much, or too little, on marketing? Continue reading
One pleasant aspect of practicing law in California is that attorney referral fees are ethically permissible. To be clear, what I’m talking about are naked referral fees, where you simply refer a case to another lawyer without taking any responsibility for the matter. Many states require the referring attorney to assume some responsibility before fee sharing is ethically permitted. In California, all you need to do is comply with Rule 2-200. Keep reading to learn what a typical attorney referral fee percentage is in California. Continue reading
We’ve all seen billboards alongside the highway advertising for lawyers or law firms. Some are sketchier than others. Whether they’re effective in attracting prospective clients back to the advertiser is unclear. A few years back, Gyi Tsakalakis writing on Lawyerist highlighted the issue of tracking billboard marketing. His point was that without tracking client-leads back to a particular marketing medium, you can’t evaluate whether your marketing campaign was successful.
He went on to question whether billboard advertising is an effective way to attract clients.
Well, I have an answer. Or at least a tentative one.
I’ve been running a traditional media advertising campaign for the last five weeks or so and have tracking set up. The campaign is fairly modest in scope, so I’m not going to draw any hard conclusions. But the initial data is promising.