If you have a website you should always be asking yourself if it’s optimized so that people who are searching for lawyers like you can find it easily. The art of making your website ‘search friendly’ is called SEO, or “search engine optimization.”
In the realm of SEO there are good ways to do it, and bad ways. The bad ways are usually touted by sleezy people who are peddling a “get rich quick” scheme. Good SEO takes time and requires some actual attention on your part.
But it’s not that hard really. Here are some useful tips to get you going:
- Add unique keyword and description meta tags to all your pages.
- Use Google Analytics to see where your users are coming from and what it’s coming from.
- Have a blog on your homepage, if possible, to create fresh content, which drives up your Google PageRank.
For more tips read this BusinessWeek article entitled How To Get Google To Love You In Just 4 Months. Even better is the video from Lynda.com entitled Analyzing Your Web Site to Improve SEO. Seeing how to use the Google Adwords Keywords tool is the best way to quickly grasp what you’re supposed to be doing.
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