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Google 2020 part 2: Local SEO for lawyers

If you are an Akron divorce attorney, you want to be near the top of the first page of search results when someone types “Akron divorce attorney” into Google’s search window.
Especially without paying Google for the privilege.
Getting a handle on how Google affects the ability of law firms to generate new c ... (full story)


Google for lawyers 2020, part 1: Updates on SEO

Success in Google is essential to generating new client leads. The closer one is to the top of the search page, the more likely that a potential new client will click and call. Lawyers can, and do, game that system by paying for advertising—upwards of $20 to $50 per click.
But if you don’t want to pay for Google adve ... (full story)


Legal tech prognosticators on the future of the industry 2020

There was a time, not so long ago, when there were very few of us writing about legal tech. In fact, legal technology wasn’t even a thing until fairly recently. In fact, this column is called “Technology for Lawyers” because we considered the term “legal technology” too esoteric for our readership. I ki ... (full story)


Cybersecurity test bed opens at The University of Akron

Local industry and institutions will get some much-needed help in the cybersecurity area with the opening of The University of Akron’s cybersecurity “test bed,” which will be located in a 2,000-square foot facility in the Polsky Building downtown.
The new lab will train the local cybersecurity workforce on how ... (full story)


ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley Part 2

When I first started this column a couple of decades ago, there was not really any such thing as a “legal technology startup.” In fact, that whole concept is just a few years old.
It is now a thing, and several top-flight legal tech startups will be on display in “Startup Alley” at the ABA TECHSHOW in Chi ... (full story)