Search Engine Optimization for Injury & Car Accident Law Firms

Black Fin, CEO - Gerrid Smith
Black Fin, CEO – Gerrid Smith

When it comes to what we do, we strongly believe that the more you focus on the little things in your business, the more successful you will be. Think about a warm greeting by a receptionist when you walk into an office as opposed to the time wasted as you are placed on hold before your call is answered. While these characteristics of a company may seem mundane and unimportant, the reality is that we live in a world that loves to criticize every aspect of our performance. As such, it’s crucial to build a solid foundation and focus on details from the consumer’s perspective rather than just yours.

Before we get into what we can offer you, it is important to understand that there is a big difference between simply having a website and having a website that will exponentially grow your firm. If you aren’t getting what you need out of your firm’s web presence, we can help you to redesign your website, rank you highly in the search engines, and develop intelligent content to solidify your position at the top of the industry. Read on to learn more about our proven Internet marketing strategy for personal injury lawyers.

What We Offer for Personal Injury Attorneys

We can elegantly customize your website by allowing you to choose one of five beautiful layouts and your preferred colored scheme. That’s it. Our team will handle the rest. We will then implement an SEO strategy tailored to showcase your experience within your market, and our content editors will create authoritative content to catch and inform potential clients. It is important that you provide valuable, relevant information to prove that you know what you are doing. In this industry, credibility is everything.

Specifically, in terms of SEO for personal injury lawyers, we do not attempt to fool search engines, but we are still the best in the business. How is this possible? The aim of our company is to use our knowledge and experience to connect the attorneys at your firm to the people who need your legal services, rather than simply give you a jump in your Google Analytics data. You want clients and we bring them to you.

When clients reach your website, it’s imperative to establish credibility. No matter how high your website ranks on the search engines, clicks will never turn into leads if the content fails to focus on your clients and their needs. We know the industry inside and out, and we are confident that converting clicks into business depends almost solely on establishing trust. We will provide you with 100% original content that is free of keyword-stuffing, comprehensive, readable, and accessible for your target market.

How often do you find that you spend time and energy developing a video, only to place it on YouTube and watch it just sit there, unwatched and unappreciated by the masses? YouTube attracts over 800 million unique visitors each month – thousands of potential clients are waiting for you. Videos greatly increase traffic to your firm’s website, and statistics show that videos have the remarkable capability to generate leads. In fact, the SEO personal injury lawyer Internet marketing method we use with videos is the same as the one we use on your website, so there won’t be any surprises there.

Do you believe your web presence has been successful in generating leads, and you are merely looking for a few extra ideas? We can help there, too. We provide website marketing audits for law firms that want to check the success of their current SEO campaigns and also for firms who want additional ideas for their online personal injury lawyer Internet marketing strategies.

In terms of online marketing, Google is the king, and you cannot afford not to take advantage of its offerings. Because of the increase of search-engine-driven traffic, monetization methods have improved and more firms are learning the value of an Internet presence. However, many have taken to using black hat SEO tactics – methods that attempt to boost low-quality websites higher on Google’s ranking simply for monetary gain. By penalizing excessive advertising, misleading domain keywords, duplicate content, and affiliate links, Google has effectively eliminated the false successes of these “quality” websites. However, even if you have a strong website, you may have been negatively affected as well, and we can work to change that by filtering out stuffed keywords, eliminating excessive affiliate or spam-filled outbound links, and diversifying your anchor text.

Why Choose Us?

I will come right out and say it: Black Fin is not the cheapest injury lawyer Internet marketing company. However, we can provide you with one of the highest rates of improvement in the industry. Anybody can build a website for you and act as if they are promoting it to Google. Will you see results though? Probably not. Very few companies understand the authority and trust that must be built to ultimately persuade a consumer to contact you. We are one of them.

Why Black Fin Is the Leader in Law Firm SEO:An Attorney’s Guide to the Galaxy of Law Firm SEO

I probably don’t have to convince you that your law firm’s Google rank matters. We probably aren’t even the first attorney marketing team you’ve dealt with.

You already know the internet is where clients and cases from in 2017.

But you also know most web marketing agencies are, well, awful.

Clients are constantly telling me about the terrible agencies they fired before they hired us. They’re flaky. They use tactics from 2012. Their bills are big but their results don’t match. And they can’t answer your questions (or the phone, for that matter).

Perhaps you’re ready for a different experience?

My name is Gerrid Smith, and I’m the CEO at Black Fin, the #1-ranked law firm SEO company on Google.

The story of how we got there is a long one, and I’ll share a reader-friendly version of it below. But fundamentally, it’s the story of any service provider able to actually make a difference for its clients — the story of hard work, hard-earned knowledge, and a commitment to kicking ass.

I don’t want you to hire us because we promise to make a difference. I want you to hire us because you believe we will. And on this page, I’m going to make that case. I’ll explain how attorney SEO works, why you’ve had issues in the past, and how we can help.

More importantly, I hope you’ll walk away with an understanding of why I am, what my company does, and why we’re a choice you can trust.

There’s a lot of information on this page, but think of it this way: if your law firm’s SEO and digital marketing is the thing that drives clients your way, is there anything more important to your bottom line?

Long Story Short(-ish): How We Became the Top-Ranked Law Firm SEO Company

I started in this business about twelve years ago, but back then I was merely a student (and a geek). I knew I wanted to become an SEO expert, but the entry to that market wasn’t clear. All I really knew was what my father told me: you have to give your career 110% for it ever to succeed — even if that means nights and weekends.

I went to every SEO seminar and training summit on my side of the Mississippi, pouring myself into the art and science of organic search marketing. And eventually, I created an online attorney directory. It quickly became the largest personal injury lawyer directory in the world.

But here’s the thing — I hated selling simple directory listings. In fact, I hated having to sell anything over the phone. It felt slimy.

The call that changed my life, though, was one where I was the buyer. The man I dialed owned a domain name I desperately wanted for my directory.

“What do you want to do with your directory?” he asked. “And how much do you think my domain name is worth.”

Clearly, I hadn’t read The Art of the Deal, because I put all my cards on the table. In great detail, I laid out my vision for the future, and I admitted his domain was worth a lot more than $1,000… but I was 20 years old and that was all I had.

“Keep your money,” he told me. “My son’s an attorney. Give his firm $1k worth of SEO services instead, and you can have the name.”

I improved that firm’s ranking in 30 days and found my calling.

Black Fin followed. And that man’s son’s firm is still among our clients. We help them capture hundreds of new cases — online alone — every year.

The Wisdom of Will Ferrell

“If you’re not first, you’re last.”

I might have heard that quote in Talladega Nights, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful. In six words, it sums up the biggest challenge in law firm SEO.

Google now displays four Pay-Per-Click ads — followed by three map listings — all before anyone can see what we used to call the “top hit.”

So even if you’re ranking at #1, you’re really #8. That’s a new wrinkle in the SEO fabric, and it has totally changed the game — both for marketers like me and for lawyers like you.

The Truth About Law Firm SEO

Attorneys take the bar exam. Doctors complete a residency. Even hairstylists have to get a license.

But SEO experts can just create a website and call themselves SEO experts. How can you possibly tell the professionals from the phonies? Is the whole industry as spammy as it seems? Is every SEO “professional” really the basement-dwelling equivalent of a used car salesman?

Unfortunately, there are tens of thousands of bad SEO professionals out there, and hundreds of them claim to specialize in legal marketing. But here’s the truth about what they’re doing:

  • Using outdated tactics
  • Violating search marketing guidelines
  • Outsourcing all their SEO services – and I mean all of them – from strategy to execution
  • Using the same tired SEO plan for every client, no matter what the client’s needs are
  • Cashing your checks without producing results

Every week at work, I hear a different “SEO expert” horror story from a client. And guess what? I understand why.

I’m not going to lie. SEO is hard. Every part of SEO is hard:

  • Staying on top of Google’s always-in-flux algorithms
  • Understanding new SEO technology
  • Accurately analyzing results and outcomes
  • Creating affordable and realistic SEO strategies
  • Coming up with better plans than the competition
  • Actually executing all of the above.

There is no playbook. No magic bullet. There’s only hard work and smart strategy. That’s what I’ve learned, and that’s what I offer our clients.

5 Reasons to Choose Black Fin for Your Firm’s Search Marketing Campaign

  1. #1 for Years – We’ve been able to rank our own website and many of our clients’ at the top of Google. Why couldn’t we rank yours?
  2. Transparent Reporting – You should be able to understand our reports, how you’re improving, and what we’ve completed for you in the previous month.
  3. Focused On Your Needs – We only give you what you need. We aren’t desperate to sell you as much as possible. We’re here to serve your interests, not the other way around. And our monthly reports should reflect that.
  4. Nationally Recognized – We’ve won awards, we’re the top result for “Lawyer SEO” all over the country, and our CEO is frequently featured and quoted in our industry’s most respected publications.
  5. We eat, breathe, and sleep SEO for Lawyers – It’s been our core competency for 10 years. Gerrid Smith is frankly obsessed with it. That’s the only reason we’re able to deliver the results we do.

My passion is to help personal injury lawyers succeed.

In the online services industry, there’s a tendency for us all to see each other as email addresses. But I’m a real person and you are too. So are the many bright professionals working in your firm — and at our agency. And so are the clients you fight to serve every day. They deserve the best and so do you.

My passion is to help personal injury lawyers succeed.

Every time I bring a new member aboard the Black Fin team, I make that same mission clear to them. This is about you, the client. You only hire us for one reason: to get you results. So we’re going to get you results. And if we don’t, I don’t expect you to continue on with us.
That’s why we don’t ask for long-term contracts, and we’ll never send you a monthly report or a bill that doesn’t make sense.

That’s why we don’t ask for long-term contracts, and we’ll never send you a monthly report or a bill that doesn’t make sense.

At Black Fin, we’re people helping people, and I want us to help you. I believe that when you see your clients as people — and when you really care about those people — excellence follows. Especially when that care is coupled with real experience and know-how.

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