Episode 31 [Attorney SEO] – Why Page 1 of Google is NOT the Holy Grail of Attorney Marketing

Episode 31 [Attorney SEO] – Why Page 1 of Google is NOT the Holy Grail of Attorney Marketing

Getting on page 1 of Google for 10, 20 or even 50 keywords is the holy grail of marketing for most lawyers… and just like lemmings going over a cliff because other lemmings are marching that way, a vast majority of attorneys believe in this false messiah.

I’ve personally seen the inside of well over 300 attorney websites, and I can tell you, based on my experience, that the long tail keyword searches make up 80+ % of the results you’re going to get.

Focusing on a few keywords ignores 80% of your market, and will lead to running against the rocks of Google’s anti-spam filtering algorithm, causing your website to eventually get little to no business for you.


Richard Jacobs

About Richard Jacobs

My name is Richard Jacobs, and I've discovered quite a bit about the plight of solo practitioners and small, 2-5 attorney firms like yours these past 12 years.

I've come to understand the unique challenges in marketing ethically and effectively that attorneys face because I have:

  • Helped over 180 attorneys author their own practice area book and become the 'implied expert' in their practice area
  • Helped hundreds of attorneys successfully navigate Google's search algorithm changes, growing their websites from 2 potential clients calling a month to 4+ calls per DAY for some clients.
  • Interviewed and promoted over 507 attorneys nationwide, in practice areas such as:
  • DUI / DWI
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Bankruptcy
  • Auto Accidents
  • Social Security Disability
  • Slip & Falls (Premises Liability)
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning / Probate
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Expungements / Post Conviction Relief

Before you decide to invest in your marketing, it makes sense to first request your complimentary, custom, no obligation video website review.

Richard is the author of 6 books published on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.com

Richard is available for speaking engagements on direct marketing for attorneys and has recently spoken at the following legal conferences:

  • PILMMA (Personal Injury Lawyers Marketing & Management Association)
  • Las Vegas DUI Summit – Private event for DUI attorneys
  • New York Boutique Lawyers Association
  • Perry Marshall & Associates Marketing Academy (Marina Del Rey, CA)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)