Busy Lawyer Update – December 12, 2017

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We know you are busy, so we did the reading for you. Our team of more than 50 search marketing experts shares the most important news that attorneys need to know about online marketing and web technology from the recent past.

My Google Ads Should Always Be in Position No. 1 Right? Not Exactly

September 9, 2017 by Matt Smyers @mattsmyers

number oneBeing in position No. 1 for your PPC ads is usually a good thing, but not always. This article does a great job of explaining what goes into determining the ideal ad position. It’s more complex than you might think!

Read more: Demystifying Average Position in Ads

Branding Mistakes

November 9, 2017 by Jennifer Hartman @consultwebs

Your image matters and first impressions really are everything, so you need to take your personal branding seriously. The good news is most branding mistakes can be easily avoided or fixed if you know what to look for.

Read More: Five Personal Branding Mistakes You Are Making (And How to Fix Them)

FCC Releases Final Proposal to End Net Neutrality

November 22, 2017 by Rachel Harmon @r_charmon

Recently, the FCC announced plans to end net neutrality, which could drastically change the Internet. Read up on this monumentally important upcoming vote.

Read More: FCC releases final proposal to end net neutrality

Does Google Trust Your Site? – I Mean Really, Do They Trust It??

November 22, 2017 by Michael Gardner @mrgarney

Whatever changes you make on your site, you are operating under the assumption that Google trusts your site. This is often taken for granted, but you can follow four steps to ensure that Google does indeed trust your site as an authority.

Read More: Does Google Trust Your Site?

Broadcasting Messages Through Messenger

November 28, 2017  by Kristina Sandine  @houseofsandine

A new tool is being tested that would allow businesses to broadcast a message to users through the app. The tool is still in the early stages, but is reported to allow a custom welcome message, video, images and suggested replies. It’s reported that businesses can reach users for free, however, the users must have had contact with the business in the past. It is unknown if these restrictions will stay intact as the tool progresses though. Think of how you could utilize this tool to further reach your audience.

Read More: New Facebook Messenger tool could let businesses broadcast mass chat messages

Instagram’s Business Profiles Are Climbing

November 30, 2017 by Kristina Sandine @houseofsandine

Recently, the social media giant Instagram reported that more than 25 million marketers have switched their accounts to business profiles, an increase from the previously reported 15 million. The Instagram business profile allows companies to have more of a business-style presence on the platform. Instagram plans to continue offering more tools in hopes of attracting more marketers who will utilize them as well as their advertising options, in turn continuing to grow the app.

Read more:Instagram’s business profiles are being used by more than 25 million marketers