Archive: News

23 May 2017

Google Map Maker Closed Its Doors

If you hadn’t heard, Google announced late last year (November 2016) that it would be shutting down Google Map Maker, its older online tool that allowed anyone to contribute updates to Google Maps. Google made the decision official on March…

03 Feb 2017

Who Is Spamming the Heck Out of U.S. Legal Sites?

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This is a data-rich deep dive investigating a large network of sites that are linking to a majority of top-ranking legal websites throughout the country. It is more technical in nature and has an expectation of some familiarity of SEO…

22 Sep 2016

Avvo’s First Amendment Rights Trump Legal Challenges

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Two putative class-action lawsuits that took aim at the way Avvo uses sponsored listings to earn revenue have fizzled out, with one case ending in a settlement and the other in a dismissal. We first reported on the lawsuits in…

04 May 2016

Avvo’s Business Model Faces Scrutiny

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Many lawyers have fully embraced use of the online legal directory, Avvo. They may highlight on their website that they have a five-star Avvo client rating or a 10.0 Avvo rating. They may also use marketing services such as Avvo…