What good is a website if it’s just essentially acting as a virtual business card and only holding space on the web. You’ll want to optimize this space and increase the visibility of your website to draw in more clients and increase your reputation in the field. There are a lot of different marketing strategies you can use to increase your visibility.
In this article we’re going to cover five ways you can increase your visibility on the web and hopefully the amount of clients on your roster. The last thing you want is your website simply taking up virtual space, instead you’ll want to do your best to convert your site into an asset that’s working for you.
1. Use your blog wisely
One of the smartest ways to increase your traffic and readership is to use the power of blogging. Make sure the content you create is very high quality and will encourage readers to share. At best you want to provide legal wisdom that few people can get anywhere else. In doing this you’ll become known as a trusted resource, and gain authority in the eyes of Google. Everything you write should be geared towards providing value to your potential clients and not just for keyword rankings.
2. Implement smart SEO
You can do certain things to optimize your home page and blog posts for certain SEO purposes. For instance, you can include keywords that you’re trying to rank for, such as “Michigan Defense Lawyer”, in the title of your site as well as in the H1 tags within your posts. By choosing local keywords to optimize your site around you’ll be able to rank easier and send more qualified traffic for your way. Namely, people in your local area searching for a lawyer of your caliber.
3. Continually create fresh content
The freshness of your content plays in huge role in the overall rankings of your site. By updating your blog with great content at least once a week you’ll be able to offer your readers a reason to come back on a frequent basis, as well as increase your potential to rank in Google. Not to mention, creating new content will also allow you to rank for keywords you never thought of in the first place.
4. Utilize online directories and other sources
To achieve local rankings for certain search terms it can help to obtain backlinks from certain directories. This will help direct people back to you if they are using the directory to find a lawyer, and it will also help to increase your natural rankings in Google.
5. Test PPC for increased traffic
If you don’t have the time to invest in creating content and focusing on your long-term traffic strategies you can always utilize the power of PPC, or pay-per-click ads. These guarantee you a certain number of clicks or page views, and hopefully direct the right viewers back to your site. If you test the copy enough and experiment with different ads you may eventually be able to create an ad that works perfectly.
I hope you’ve found this article valuable and you now have a better understanding at the steps you can take to properly optimize your website. Having a website is great, having a website that brings in new visitors everyday is even better.
Zane Schwarzlose is a writer for the Loewy Law Firm, a personal injury law firm in Austin, Texas. Zane is helping the Loewy Law Firm improve their online visibility.