Episode 49 [Attorney SEO] – Why Responsive Design And Having A Google Blessed Mobile-Friendly Website Is Critical In 2015

Episode 49 [Attorney SEO] – Why Responsive Design And Having A Google Blessed Mobile-Friendly Website Is Critical In 2015

In 2014, the mobile traffic jumped up to more than 50 percent of the overall traffic and it is still growing fast. That’s the reason why mobile friendly websites have become more important in 2015. Mobile friendly website does not only add to the users experience but it also helps your website to rank better on Google. If your website is not set up for mobile, Google is going to penalize you for that and would not rank your website. So, Google is gently encouraging people to make their websites mobile friendly.

There are potentially two ways of building a mobile friendly website. The first one is to build a separate mobile version for your website which is highly not recommended because Google sees it as a new website and you would have to do SEO for the separate mobile website and it becomes very difficult to manage two separate websites so it’s not a smart thing to do. The best way to build a mobile friendly website is through Responsive Design which is also endorsed by Google as well. A responsive design coding changes and adjusts your website according to the size of the screen so it looks good and enhances user’s experience. You don’t need a separate mobile website, you don’t need to optimize your website separately and a responsive website would accommodate almost every screen size.

In 2015, if your website is not responsive, you need to get it done to get more juice out of your website.


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)