Marketing forImmigration Lawyers

Your step-by-step guide to the top 12 marketing strategies to grow your firm.

Why immigration law firm marketing is mandatory in 2022

All law firms, including immigration firms, benefit from digital marketing. A strong digital marketing campaign can improve web presence and allow firms to receive a flow of new clients that would otherwise go unclaimed through referral marketing.

A marketing strategy can bring in consistent leads, letting you get back to practicing law.

Digital marketing encompasses a lot of different things. But the goal is to get you:

  • A high-quality website that serves as the hub of all your marketing initiatives
  • Higher placement on Google’s search engine results page
  • Increased brand awareness
  • More leads, conversions, and ultimately more clients

And there are many ways to do that. For example, our client Vasquez Law has experienced monumental success with pay-per-click ads.

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When we think about digital marketing for law firms, we mean things like search engine optimization, content creation, social media marketing, and pay-per-click advertising.

When done right, legal marketing can enhance your digital presence and help you stay competitive in a digital world.

But it’s tough. The legal field is competitive. Even niche areas like immigration marketing require a marketing strategy.

Just take a look at how many results Google pulls up for “immigration lawyer near me.”

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This proves that immigration lawyer marketing is a worthwhile endeavor. But it’s a long-term practice that will continue to pay off in dividends once you get the ball rolling.

And you don’t have to do it yourself. You can hire a professional agency to help with immigration law SEO, and other areas of digital marketing.

But if you want to do it yourself, here are some tips to get started.

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Law firm marketing is competitive, there’s no way around it. To stand out, you need to become an expert at branding and getting your name out there.

A marketing strategy can help you build a cohesive brand, establish yourself as an authority in your practice area, while helping you generate high-quality leads that you’ll learn how to convert into clients.

Here are a few areas of digital marketing that you should pay attention to.


Web design for immigration attorneys

When’s the last time you updated your law firm’s website?

Don’t make the mistake of never updating your website. Or even worse, not having one at all. Relying on word-of-mouth alone is never the best practice, and if you’re doing any type of marketing, you need a website.

Your law firm’s website is the hub of your digital marketing campaigns. Your SEO, PPC, social media and more will all drive traffic to your website with the goal of getting visitors to contact you.

Over ⅓ of people start their search for an attorney online. If you’re not discoverable, you’ll miss out on those leads.

Check out this excellent immigration website example from Ronen Kurzfeld.

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A quality website is what people expect to find when they land on your homepage. If it isn’t up to par, expect visitors to bounce and head somewhere else.

If you only have the budget to invest in one area of marketing, we recommend getting your website up and running. Over time, you can continue to expand your website and digital marketing campaigns.

Consider these aspects when having your website designed:

  • List all services you offer, practice areas you serve, and states/cities that you practice.
  • Show off your awards, achievements, and accolades — your testimonials, awards, case results, and experiences should be on display.
  • Make it easy for visitors to contact you by including phone, live chat, and email links across your website
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If you hire a professional designer, they’ll take care of the technical side of your website. A slow, unresponsive website with no mobile compatibility won’t do you any favors.

So it’s best to work with a professional when building your website.


On-site SEO

When your website is a go, you can start focusing on SEO for immigration lawyers. The two go together like peanut butter and jelly.

At this stage, you’ll focus on on-site SEO. This is where you’ll optimize your website and its pages for keywords that you want to rank for on Google and other search engines.

The goal is to tell Google what your website pages are about and help bots navigate your website to know what pages to rank for what queries. At the same time, you’ll be catering to visitors, helping them understand your content and quickly answering their search queries.

Ultimately, you’ll want to cater to both Google and visitors. With the goal of:

  • Helping Google and users identify what each web page is about
  • Connect each page to relevant search queries (keywords)
  • Create a page worthy of ranking well on the search engine result page (SERP)

In the past, on-site SEO meant stuffing your page with as many keywords as possible. This is no longer the case.

While keyword research is still crucial to an SEO strategy, Google is now sophisticated enough to extract the value and meaning of a page without keyword repetition.

If you’re covering a topic thoroughly, you’ll naturally target and acquire relevant keywords.

For instance, Trey Porter Law has a comprehensive FAQ where they answer relevant questions. There’s no keyword stuffing involved, just valuable content.

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In summary, focus on understanding who your users are and what kinds of topics you can cover to address their needs.


Local SEO

It makes sense to prioritize local SEO if you serve local clients. After all, approximately 46% of all Google searches include a location.

That equates to billions of searches daily, many of which are looking for immigration law firms like yours.

Local SEO differs from other SEO efforts in that the goal is to improve your search engine visibility for keywords with local intent, like “immigration lawyer near me” or “immigration attorney California.”

If you type in “immigration lawyer Toronto,” you’ll see this.

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You’ll notice a few things.

  • There are no traditional search results above the fold
  • Local Map Pack dominates the SERP

How do you get your law firm in the map pack? By mastering local SEO.

And it’s worth doing, as the map pack earns over 44% of total clicks for any query. But you must work hard to earn one of three spots in the map pack.

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There are several factors that go into local SEO for lawyers, with the most important being your Google Business Profile page.

Google promotes content they can verify is accurate, using Google Business Profile to do that.

Take a look at Ronen Kurzfeld’s Google Business Profile to see what yours should look like.

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Check out our detailed guide to local SEO for lawyers if you’d like to learn more.


Social media

Social media is inescapable, with over 81% of law firms being active on at least one social platform.

Lawyers are quickly realizing the value of social media. Every year, more and more law firms create profiles. Even platforms like TikTok are becoming popular (and great for building brand awareness).

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Platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook are worth looking into if you want to:

  • Attract leads through social media
  • Become a thought leader in your practice area and community
  • Engage with prospective clients and like-minded professionals
  • Build your brand and get discovered online

We recommend starting with Linkedin and Facebook, and really getting good at using those.

It’s impossible to juggle every social media platform, and you’ll experience greater returns when you hone in on one or two.

Think quality over quantity.


Pay-per-click advertising

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is an alternative to SEO that can get you hundreds of new leads quickly.

PPC is known as paid traffic, meaning you’re buying traffic to your website rather than earning it organically.

It’s effective if you want to appear at the top of Google without spending months or years working on SEO.

The downside is that you pay a fee whenever someone clicks on your ad, and law-related keywords are expensive.

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But a well-executed PPC campaign will earn much more than you spend. However, it’s challenging to optimize a PPC campaign.

If you hire a professional, you can appear well above the organic search results.

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We cover this and much more in our PPC for lawyers guide.


Don’t underestimate word of mouth and referrals

With all that said, certain traditional marketing methods do work.

While word of mouth shouldn’t be your only source of clients, it’s still one of the most effective ways to get high-quality leads.

As your satisfied clients of the past share their positive experiences working with you, you’ll receive more and more like-minded clients.

Consider attending networking events in your area or volunteering your services as a couple of ways of getting your law firm’s name out into the world.

Step 1

Start by setting goals and a marketing budget

The first thing you’ll want to do is determine your marketing budget.

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You don’t want to be one of the law firms that have no budget. Even if it’s small, allocating resources to your marketing is the key to growth.

No budget means you have no marketing strategy. So get this set in place.

Ask yourself: how much are new leads worth to your firm?

This will vary based on your situation. Various factors affect budget, including:

  • Practice area
  • Law firm size
  • Geographical location
  • The competition

Ultimately, know your capacity for new cases, how much each client is worth, and how much you have available to invest in attracting new business.

This applies even if your main marketing goal isn’t to attract new leads.

Maybe you want to develop brand awareness, authority in your practice area, and become a thought leader. All worthy goals that require a marketing budget to attain.

 

Step 2

Determine your ideal clients

It pays to know who you’re marketing to before investing time and money into your strategy.

After all, all good marketing is highly targeted.

Develop a client persona before so you can laser-focus on the exact type of client you want to find your firm online.

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Customer demographics

First, you need to establish exactly who your ideal customers are.

Think about these five demographic elements:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Location
  • Profession
  • Salary

Going deeper

Go a little deeper by considering:

  • The main legal services they require
  • The qualities they’re looking for in their lawyer
  • The main questions they need answered
  • Their main problem(s), challenge(s), or issue(s)
  • The information they’re interested in learning
  • What may confuse them or be perceived as threatening
  • What they want to achieve by engaging you
  • How much are they willing to pay to hire you
  • Any other factors that may be important to them

You likely already have access to the information you need to create a thorough client persona. Go through your past client history to see who they were and use that data to inform your persona.

Start-up firms may need to make a few assumptions. But with time, you can figure out exactly what sort of clients are worth the most.

Regardless, all marketing efforts to acquire and retain clients should be targeted to your persona’s needs. This will lead to happier clients, better reviews, more referrals, and more money in your pocket.


What next?

Once you know what your potential customers are looking for and where they’re looking for it, it’s a case of meeting them on their terms and solving their problems.

Step 3

Build your brand with a clear value proposition

What makes you stand out over competing immigration law firms?

Answer this question before investing time or resources into your marketing campaigns.

You’ve already defined what the main problem(s) of your target audience is (are).

For instance, they’re looking for solutions to:

  • Family immigration issues
  • Deportation
  • Citizenship
  • Visas

With immigration law, your client’s problems are typically clear from the start, with little ambiguity. That makes them easy to market to.

Elvora Law does a good job at communicating who its target client is.

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The value proposition should:

  • Be clear and compelling for readers
  • Relate closely to at least one of the main problems of your target audience
  • Speak directly to the needs, wants, and desires of your potential customers
  • Demonstrate how you help solve their problem
  • Convince readers that they’re in the right place and that they need to dig deeper into your website or contact you

Like this:

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Your value proposition may also relate to:

1. The emotional value you deliver for clients:

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2. Your years of experience in the field:

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3. The unique personal qualities you bring to client cases:

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4. The volume of immigration cases you’ve handled:

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5. The testimonials and awards you’ve received:

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6. The great service levels you deliver to clients:

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Your brand

Building an immigration law firm brand is not just for multinational firms. And it’s not just about having the right letterheads and business cards.

It’s about shaping the right messaging to include:

  • Your USPs — what makes your law firm unique?
  • Your value proposition — why should anyone listen to you?
  • What do you consistently do better than the rest? How do you differentiate yourself from the many competing law firms?

Step 4

Build or re-build your website to focus on user experience and lead gen

You’ll need to build a website if you don’t have a website. It likely needs a complete overhaul if you haven’t worked on your website for five or ten years.

Your website is more than a first impression or an online business card. It will be the hub of all your marketing activity — your website needs to look and act the part of an always-available sales and marketing team.

This means high-quality images, professionally written copy, and interactive tools to engage visitors. These are all part of a modern immigration website

People will visit your website for several reasons:

  • To find answers and information about their immigration matter
  • To hire a immigration lawyer
  • To compare your firm with the competition

Your website should cater to potential clients at all stages of this process.

To do that, let’s concentrate on doing the things that most immigration law firms aren’t doing.

This involves two areas:

  • Improving the user experience and making it more memorable
  • Capturing leads more effectively

There are five main things to address here.


1. Mobile-first design

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See how the above website is clean and uncluttered, easily readable, with large menus, text, and call-to-action buttons?

It’s a mobile-first design.

In 2016, mobile and tablet Internet usage outstripped desktop usage for the first time. That trend is continuing and it means that you need to approach website design a little differently:

  • Make sure all pages display clearly on all screen sizes
  • Call-to-action buttons must be easily clickable (preferably using the thumb)
  • Forms should be easy to complete on a smartphone

If you’re not doing these things you’re harming both the user experience and SEO (Google will penalize you for a non-responsive website).

The Google Mobile-Friendly Test tells you how friendly your website is for mobile.

Most WordPress themes are inherently mobile-friendly. It’s the best platform for designing your website for many other reasons too.


2. Live chat

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Live chat isn’t going away.

Despite the fears of many lawyers about giving hours of free advice or contravening privacy laws, customers increasingly expect their questions to be answered immediately. Patience is in short supply online.

The live chat option is especially useful for law firms that largely deal with the general public. That includes immigration firms.

It provides:

  • Immediacy — you can answer customer questions there and then before they hire you
  • Connectivity — you show customers that you’re progressive and prepared to meet them on their terms
  • Opportunity — to turn interest into genuine leads

Live chat effectively allows you to place a sign on the front of your firm 24/7 saying “we’re open for business.”

You also get the benefits of lead generation without it taking up your time. Live chat agents do all the work.

And it doesn’t need to pop up and be an annoyance for visitors. The live chat option can be very unobtrusive like this:

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3. Speed

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Nothing destroys a user experience more than slow page load times.

Visitors form a very quick first impression of your website, and if they decide it’s slow, they may hit the back button.

We don’t need to dwell too long on this but test your page load speeds using Pingdom or a similar tool.

Make sure that images are optimized, videos load without buffering, and your website has an overall snappy feel.


4. Gated content

Gated content is a great way for immigration law firms to provide valuable content for visitors in return for their contact details.

It allows users to find the information they want. And it helps you build your prospects database and enhance your reputation as a leader in your practice area. It will draw people to your website.

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Gated content needs to be of real value and should answer the key questions in your customers’ minds.

Think along the lines of a ‘cheat sheet’ or a brief guide to one aspect of criminal law or a fuller piece of content like an eBook.

You have a lot of legal IP in your head. Shape it into high-value content that people will willingly leave their email address and phone number to receive.


5. Newsletter sign ups

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Newsletters can be powerful resources for immigration law firms.

A newsletter can help you capture leads. who you can convert through a thorough email marketing campaign. We’ll talk more about newsletters later.

Step 5

Establish authority and credibility

Demonstrating to your visitors that they’re in the right place means establishing credibility with them early on.

You need to show that you can help with their query and, if they’re looking to hire a lawyer, that you’re capable of providing the results they’re looking for.

Gated content and newsletters (mentioned above) help with this. But an effective immigration law firm website needs to go beyond this.

Focus on the following seven areas:


Trust badges

Prominently feature trust badges that provide instant credibility to your firm:

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Awards, accolades, or media attention

Establishing credibility is vital for any criminal defense firm looking to attract and convert leads. But legal awards are another touchy subject among some firms.

There are two types of awards: earned awards and paid awards.

Some of the paid awards that you might see proudly displayed on law firm websites can be expensive and include Who’s Who Legal Awards, Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.

However, there are also genuine legal awards handed out on merit all over the country, with many local awards available. These provide instant credibility to a firm.

Trey Porter Law features them prominently on the homepage.

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If you cannot compete for genuine awards, you can display legal credentials and industry leadership in other ways, such as industry association membership badges and “as seen on…” media badges.

Here’s an example from the homepage of The Law Offices of Julie Rendelman in New York.

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Client reviews or testimonials

Your potential customers want to know what other customers think of you:

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Statistics

Get specific by using statistics to back up your claims:

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Case studies

Potential customers also want to know how you’ve helped people in similar situations to them:

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The breadth of service you provide

Illustrate the full range of immigration law services you provide:

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The size of your practice

Are you a single attorney firm or do you have the capability to look after multiple cases concurrently? If you have high capability, show it:

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Step 6

SEO for immigration attorneys

Attracting a steady flow of traffic to any immigration law firm website is never easy, but it should be one of your primary marketing goals.

It’s very competitive to reach number one (or even the first page) of Google’s organic rankings for legal search terms.

But you must make that happen if you want to be “seen.” To reach these top spots on Google, you need a concerted search engine optimization (SEO) effort.

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To push for the number one spot, follow these SEO best practices:

  • Keyword research according to user intent: Target both informational and buying terms with long-tail keywords
  • On-page SEO: Optimize your content for readers and search engines
  • Off-page SEO: Secure high-quality backlinks that demonstrate your authority
  • Technical SEO: Optimize your site structure/architecture for search engines

Also, focus on the following:

  • Develop content that answers specific questions from your target audience
  • Target local search terms for all locations
  • Develop a great user experience — a fast, informative, engaging, and mobile-friendly website will typically rank well.

Let’s elaborate.


Build content around the right keywords

Find the phrases that best describe your law firm to your target audience.

Your customers will be searching for two types of phrases based on two types of intent:

  • Informational terms like ‘immigration law in North Carolina’ where the searcher is looking for answers to specific legal questions
  • Transactional terms like ‘family lawyer Charlotte’ where the searcher probably intends to hire a lawyer

Get specific — drill down into the niche areas of your practice and build your website around the keyword phrases that you come up with.

Break your practice areas down and create a separate page targeting one specific keyword per sub-practice area, e.g. family law, deportation, citizenship, visas, etc.

There are three main types of keywords:

    • Head keywords: single-word general terms with high competition, like ‘lawyers’
    • Body keywords: 2-3 word phrases attracting a good search volume but more specific than head keywords, like ‘immigration attorney’
    • Long tail keywords: 4+ word phrases that are very specific, such as ‘miami immigration and visa attorneys’
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In general, look for body and long tail keywords as these are usually less competitive and easier to rank for than head keywords.

One tool to help you plan your keywords is Google Keyword Planner (for which you’ll need a Google Ads account).


On-page SEO

This is the process of optimizing a web page’s content and code to improve results in the search engine results pages (SERPs).

It revolves around keyword usage: but a variety of factors, including keyword placement, readability, dwell time, usability, image usage, URL optimization, and other factors all come together.

Note in the following example how the keywords fit naturally into the text and read well.

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It generally focuses on two main areas:

  • Content-related SEO: Usually for copywriters to attend to — long format and in-depth content, optimized for universal search, and creating topical authority.
  • Technical on-page SEO: Usually for web developers or SEO specialists to attend to — involves page load speeds, social media share-ability, location optimization, mobile responsiveness, image alt tags, meta titles and descriptions, indexation, sitemaps, Google My Business optimization, etc.

Off-page SEO

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This refers to all the ‘other’ techniques used to improve rankings in the search results and includes:

  • Link-building — Google still uses backlinks as a major indicator of authority
  • Citations — Mentions of your business name, address, and/or telephone number in quality directories will earn you valuable SEO ‘juice’ (like in the above example with the Avvo directory)
  • Reviews — Used as a ranking indicator and they also help potential clients understand your services better

Step 7

Improve local SEO

Many immigration attorneys rely heavily on local traffic for new leads and paying clients. This makes local SEO essential.

Besides, local results sit right at the top of the Google search pages when a location is specified, like in this example for ‘best immigration lawyer in Chicago.’

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To feature prominently in local search, you’ll need to update your Google My Business profile listing with consistent and accurate contact information, photos, reviews, etc.

This is relatively straightforward to do.


Google My Business

Your Google My Business account must be fully optimized.

It’s arguably your second most important web property after your website. And it’s more important than ever with listings showing prominently on Google’s SERPs.

Make sure that you manage the information about your law firm:

  • Keep it up to date
  • Fill out every field that Google allows
  • Choose the correct category e.g. immigration attorney
  • Include images of your law firm and add keywords to image descriptions
  • Seek plenty of Google reviews
  • Maintain consistent name, address, and phone number (‘NAP’) details across all your web properties

This will help people searching for an immigration lawyer in your local area find you first rather than one of your competitors.


Law firm directories

The main law firm directories, such as Avvo, Yelp, FindLaw, and Justia can also help people in your local area find your law firm.

Getting a free or paid listing in these main directories can generate traffic and new leads.

The top listings in the most popular categories of FindLaw are usually paid listings like this:

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Satellite Location Pages

Generating visibility in Google’s Local Search Results is not the only opportunity for law firms.

Creating Satellite Locations Pages, web pages built for suburbs and small cities surrounding a major hub, is a tactic that can be effective in generating additional visibility in Google’s search results.

Just look at this example.

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Step 8

Create informative and relevant content

Compelling and original content should be at the center of your immigration marketing strategy.

Why?

Because immigration law is a mystery to most people.

Your content should attempt to answer these questions, as in this example from the Law Office of Adam D. Brown in Atlanta, GA.

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By regularly posting high-quality content that answers key questions in prospective clients’ minds, you will:

  • Improve rankings
  • Improve the chances of featuring in Google’s “Featured snippets” and “People also ask…” sections
  • Boost your authority and expertise as a leading criminal defense attorney
  • Show prospective clients that you’re available to help them

Here is a good example of the featured snippet and “People also ask…” sections that are prominent at the top of Google search pages:

You should try to work on the following types of content:

  • Blog posts
  • FAQ pages
  • How-to or explainer videos
  • Long-form articles
  • Long-form practice area power pages (one detailed page per sub-practice area)

Create promotional and educational videos

Did you know that you’re 53 times more likely to feature on the first page of Google if you include video?

Video builds credibility and trust, and visitors often prefer to watch a video that explains a legal matter rather than read about it.

Addressing legal topics clearly and succinctly on video will help you demonstrate authority in criminal defense, promote your firm, and encourage visitors to pick up the phone and call you.

High-quality educational and promotional videos both have a place on your website: educational videos for information searchers and promotional videos for those looking to hire a criminal defense lawyer.

Here’s an example of a well-polished promotional video from The Maine Criminal Defense Group.

Step 9

Run optimized Google Ad & Local Service Ad campaigns

It’s a fallacy that immigration lawyers can’t advertise on Google. They can, but too many firms waste money on pay-per-click campaigns that don’t produce a return on investment.

Campaigns usually fail due to one or more of the following:

  • Competing for ultra-competitive keywords (terms like “lawyer” and “attorney” are among the most expensive keywords around)
  • Unoptimized ad campaigns
  • Lack of research
  • Failure to hire the right professionals to manage your campaigns

Pay-per-click can be expensive. You pay for every single click you receive. Therefore, you need to:

  • Define the search terms to target
  • Create the right ads to target these keywords
  • Create a professional landing page for each ad
  • Constantly test and improve the ads/landing pages using A/B testing

Local Service Ads are similar to Google Ads, but are pay-per-lead rather than pay-per-click, which may make them more attractive.

These ads are designed to generate telephone leads and are ranked according to the number of positive reviews, proximity, bid, and a few other factors.

Here’s what they look like.

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Build high-converting landing pages

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An effective Ads campaign focuses not only on ad copy but also on landing pages that convert leads.

These pages are where people who click end up. It’s where you continue the process of converting them into paying clients.

So, how do you convert more clicks into clients?

Every landing page should be unique, optimized, professionally written, and designed with the following in mind:

  • Focus on the visitor taking one action
  • It’s the difference between simply getting more traffic and getting more paying clients
  • When visitors land, give them what they expect — copy related directly to the ad they’ve clicked on
  • Provide visitors with an immediate and compelling value proposition — why should they click the call-to-action button?

You can check out these best law firm landing pages for some ideas.

Step 10

Build your social media presence

Many law firms turn their eye to social media, mainly because of the time it takes to create and comment on content.

But now’s time for immigration firms to get more serious about social media in their marketing plans.

All immigration attorneys should have profiles on LinkedIn, as it’s the main social platform for professionals to connect with other professionals.

It’s also used by prospective clients to check attorney profiles, like this one from William Vasquez.

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It’s also worth considering Facebook and Twitter for sharing useful content, joining groups, and building your reputation (and your law firms).

You can find more ways to use the platforms in our guide to social media for lawyers.

Step 11

Don’t abandon traditional marketing practices

Digital advertising (Google Ads) may be more targeted and cost-effective than billboards or TV/radio advertising. Webinars can be delivered more cost-effectively than seminars. But don’t discount all traditional marketing methods.

Word-of-mouth marketing, traditional billboard advertising, newspapers and magazines, attending industry events… non-digital channels can still be effective lead generators.

Attending bar events, public speaking, and handing out business cards can be used alongside other law firm marketing strategies outlined in this article. Pro bono volunteer work and participating in local community events is an effective way to promote your firm locally.

Andrew H. Stevenson, a criminal defense lawyer in Ohio promotes his public speaking events on a dedicated page on the firm’s website.

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Remember, people talking positively about you to friends, relatives, work colleagues, and peers will drive leads to your firm, no matter where they’re talking. As part of your marketing plan, a referral strategy with clients and fellow attorneys can send high-quality leads your way.

Step 12

Measure, analyze, and adjust

The adage from Peter Drucker “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it,” rings true with immigration marketing.

Did you know that:

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You must know the key metrics to look for, have the right tools to measure them, analyze the results, and then adjust campaigns based on your observations.

Yet almost two-thirds of lawyers never even look at their web analytics to tell them what they need to know. This can get expensive, especially with paid advertising. Lost opportunities from a poor strategy are another hidden cost of the failure to measure and analyze.

Here’s what you should see when you pull up your Google Analytics panel.

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The metrics you need to measure will depend on the marketing strategy used, but here are some good examples:

  • Brand sentiment
  • Landing page conversion rates
  • Referring domains
  • Engagement (social media posts)
  • Search engine rankings
  • Organic SEO traffic
  • Total sales leads
  • Blog article sessions
  • Visits, clicks, views, or comments
  • Time on site
  • Visitor/attendee numbers
  • Total new clients
  • Cost-per-click

By tracking the right metrics using Google Analytics and other tools, you can adjust campaigns or halt them and invest time and money into the highest-conversion channels.