According to the ABA’s 2014 Legal Technology Survey Report, attorneys are using social media marketing more than ever before, with solos and small firms leading the way in engaging on social media networks, blogging and website development.
According to the ABA report, LinkedIn is by far the most popular social media destination for attorneys, with 99% of large firms (100+ attorneys), 97% of mid-size firms (10-49 attorneys), 94% of small firms (2-9 attorneys) and 93% of solos having a LinkedIn profile.
Solos dominate Facebook, with 45% reporting participation compared with 38% of small firms and just 21% of large firms. Larger firms appear to favor Twitter, with 36% saying their firms maintain a Twitter presence compared with 16% of mid-size firms, 13% of solos and 12% of small firms.
When it comes to blogging, 24% of law firms overall report having a blog and 39% of attorneys say they have obtained clients from blogging. In comparison, 35% of attorneys say they have obtained clients from their social networks.
So according to the data, blogging delivers more clients than social media but fewer lawyers are engage in blogging than social media. (Opportunity!)
This infographic from MyCase.com details how attorneys are using social media in 2015:
One of the secret tools of Internet marketing for attorneys is the power of having a targeted blog. Inbound marketing firm Hubspot released a report based on a marketing benchmark study of 7,000 companies and found that when it comes to blogging:
Companies that blog 15+ times per month get five times more traffic than firms with no blog.
B2B companies that blog at least twice a month get 70% more leads from their websites than firms with no blog.
Companies that increase their blogging from 3-5 times per month to 5-8 times per month almost double their leads.
Here’s what you’ll discover when you read this report:
- 7 ways that blogging can help your law practice
- How to create your blog strategy
- 10 ways to build an audience for your blog
- 4 sources of information for writing blog posts
- And much more!