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2020 Hearing Office Approval Ratings

Submitted by kdm on Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:32

As a Social Security disability attorney or representative, you understand the importance of keeping track of the approval ratings for the different Office of Hearing Operations (OHOs) across the country. However, it can be difficult and time consuming to sort through the data to get to these numbers. Therefore, we have put together a list using the most recent data available as of July 2020. This includes decisions made between September 28, 2019 and May 29, 2020.*

Organic Keyword Research for Lawyers

Submitted by Rachel on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:35

While working on your firm’s search engine optimization (SEO), you’ve probably read many different articles that mention you will need to do keyword research. Through keyword research, you can find different keywords and queries to target in your marketing efforts. The keywords you select will be words or phrases you want your firm to rank higher for on search results. These keywords can help you better your firm’s site through the content posted and on-page optimizations. So, how do you do keyword research?

Lead Generation Tactics for Your Firm

Submitted by Rachel on Sun, 06/28/2020 - 19:28

If your firm is looking to increase its caseload, finding new ways to generate leads will be the first step. Through different tactics, you can find what works best to generate more leads for your firm. There are a variety of tactics and measures your firm can take increase the number of quality leads generated online. Here are some tactics for your firm to try today:

What to Look For In a Lead and Case Management Software

Submitted by Rachel on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 11:41

Using a lead and case management software can help your firm operate more effectively. It can double as an intake form, keeping new leads organized. You can use a case management software to centralize all information about your cases, reducing the amount of paperwork you need to keep track of. Each case management software has different limits, so you should have an understanding of how robust you would like your system to be. If your firm is on the hunt for a lead and case management software, there are some key features you will want to keep in mind.

Optimizing Images For Your Firm’s Site

Submitted by Rachel on Tue, 06/09/2020 - 08:07

Images can have a great impact on your firm’s site. They can help increase your conversion rate as well as boost your firm’s search engine optimization (SEO). But just adding an image to your firm’s site is not enough. Properly optimizing the images on your firm’s site can help increase your rankings on the search result pages and help increase conversions. Here are some ways you can optimize the images on your firm’s site:

Bing SEO For Lawyers

Submitted by Rachel on Mon, 06/08/2020 - 08:26

You’ve probably read a variety of articles on search engine optimization (SEO), with most referencing SEO for Google. But Google isn’t the only search engine. Optimizing for Bing can help your firm generate leads on a different search engine. Social Security disability firms may find Bing SEO especially important as Bing tends to attract an older audience, whom may be more likely to qualify for disability benefits.

So how does your firm optimize for Bing SEO?

Getting the Most From Your Lead Provider

Submitted by Rachel on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 08:34

Lead generation is an easy way to increase your caseload. It can often be more cost-effective than other forms of marketing. You won’t have to wait weeks or even months to see results. Instead, you typically can begin receiving leads the day you sign up for a lead generation service. When working with a lead generation service, such as eGen, follow these tips to make sure you are getting the most from your lead provider:

Adding Personalization to Your Intake Script

Submitted by Rachel on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 14:06

It’s likely that your firm already has an intake script in place. But a generic intake form can be actually hurting your conversions. Having an intake script that incorporates some customizations based on a lead can help convert more leads to clients. Potential claimants likely do not want to seem like just another case number to your firm. They want to know that your firm cares, starting with your intake. Here are some suggestions on how to incorporate personalization into your intake script:

How Much Should You Know About Legal Marketing Before You Try It?

Submitted by emm on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 13:19

If you’re trying something new, it’s always beneficial to research something about it before beforehand, rather than just jumping into it blind.

This is true whether it’s picking up an instrument, cooking, or trying a new sport, like tennis or golf. In this case, if your firm isn’t utilizing legal marketing in order to get new clients, it’s a good idea to understand it before you sign up for it.

That way there aren’t any surprises when you first start utilizing their services. Here are some things you should know about legal marketing before you try it.