AdWords vs SEO For Law Firm Marketing

People throughout the world need lawyers on a daily basis. As a law firm, you want them to employ you, right? However, people can’t employ you and make use of your services if they don’t know that you exist, which means that it’s absolutely essential to build a strong online presence. A strong online presence will help more people find you, and can put you at the head of the pack as one of the leading law firms in your area.

Making sure that you appear in the search engine results when people search for lawyers and lawyer related keywords is a major part of building a strong online presence. You can do this in two ways – through Google AdWords, or through Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). In this article we will compare the pros and cons of both.

SEO

SEO, or search engine optimisation, is the act of making your website appear highly in the search engine results pages for certain keywords or subjects. It is relatively cheap, it is effective, and it brings results. However, it also takes time to get yourself to the top of the search engine rankings pages.

Pros:

  • SEO is relatively cheap compared to AdWords, especially for law firm marketing.
  • It isn’t all that hard to get yourself to the top of the search engine results pages, especially if you focus on location based keywords.
  • SEO brings results. The majority of people click on one of the first couple of results on a search engine page, which will send them to your website if you rank highly.

Cons:

  • SEO takes time.
  • SEO takes a fair bit of work, especially creating content and building backlinks.
  • Competitive keywords like ‘lawyer’ or ‘law firm’ can be quite difficult to rank for.

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