apps-ga1d3c25ac_1920Rebranding your law firm? You’re probably wondering if it’s better to use the term “attorney” or “lawyer” for search engine optimization. Often interchanged, Google may prefer one over the other. It’s important to distinguish which term is best for your law firm and your practice and use the term that will drive the most traffic to your website. Continue reading to learn which terms rank higher in SEO for law firms.

Why is SEO so Important?
Search engine optimization (SEO) is at the core of online marketing. This method helps websites rank higher in Google and other search engines. Most potential clients search for law firms online. Many will not look past the first page of search results.

An effective marketing strategy involves using keywords that prospective new clients will use when they search, so they will find your firm on that first page of results when looking for a

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Businesswoman dragging a giant money sackThursday night is ending with a bang as more firms announce holiday bonuses and solidify the market standard.

This time it’s my old firm, Cleary Gottlieb, informing all associates in good standing on its U.S. pay scale that they will be getting a little extra in their December 23, 2022 paychecks.

In accordance with our usual practice, let’s point out that Cleary brought in $1,418,818,000 for 2021, placing 29th on the Am Law 100.

Without further ado, lets show those numbers!

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Full memo on the next page.

Remember everyone, we depend on your tips to stay on top of this stuff. So when your firm matches, please text us (646-820-8477) or email us (subject line: “[Firm Name] Matches”). Please include the memo if available. You can take a photo of the memo and send it via text or email if you don’t want to forward the original PDF or Word

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US-News-Rankings-Logo-no-yearApplicants are obsessed with rankings, which makes it hard for law schools not to respond to that.

— Admissions consultant Anna Ivey, a former admissions dean at the University of Chicago Law School, in comments given to Reuters on why prospective and current law students may to continue to rely on the U.S. News law school rankings, despite the fact that many elite law schools have decided to opt out of participating, in a move led by Yale Law School. This is unlikely to sway pre-law students, however, because as Ivey noted, “[a]pplicants don’t look into how the sausage gets made.”


Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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Donald Trump is not mad. Please don’t let them put in the newspaper that he is mad … in any sense of the word. Look how calm and sane he was yesterday on his Truth Social wannabe Twitter site:

Many Republican Judges go out of their way to show they are beyond reproach, & will come down hard on people before them in order to prove they cannot be “bought” or in any way show favor to those who appointed them. People, including me, are oftentimes shocked by the lack of courage and wisdom shown. As soon as they get appointed, they go “ROGUE!” Democrat Judges are the exact opposite in attitude – Screw you, this guy appointed me, I’m a Democrat all they way, you don’t have a chance. So SAD!

Everyone can quit saying that he’s flipping shit waiting for the Eleventh Circuit

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and most people have something to be thankful about. It might be for getting a short work week, finding out that there is yet another extension on the student loan moratorium, or getting a cheat day on your diet.

But as many of us plan to get together with family and friends, in the back of our minds we wonder if there will be an argument or a fight over politics.

Why has Thanksgiving become divisive? Mainly it was due to Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential win in 2016. Soon after the election results, fresh with surprise, anger, and frustration, there were opinion pieces in well-known publications that advocated (and in some cases, even demanded) people be more vocal about political positions at the family gathering. They encouraged making family members feel uncomfortable, getting into heated arguments, and creating divisions. The rationale is to find out who is

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