Does Blogging Really Bring New Clients?

Posted by Larry Bodine | Jul 06, 2014 | 3 Comments


  • The more you blog, the more clients you will get.
  • A law firm website should be updated at least two to three times per week.
  • A blog post or article should run 2,000-3,000 words long.

Let me share what I've learned since I started blogging 10 years ago. Using the tactics I am about to describe, the blog you are now reading has gotten 1.2 million visits. When I was editor in chief of we built the traffic up to 4 million visits and 7 million page views per year.

It's true that the more you blog, the more clients you will get. A law firm website should be updated at least 2-3 times per week. Research finds that the ideal post length is 2,500-3,000 words to capture the most visitors and get the most shares on social media.

We all know that the #1 way that consumers search for a lawyer is on the Internet, and a Hinge survey proved that this was true. However, lawyers focus on the wrong part of the sales process — trying to increase the number of leads and visitors they get with PPC and SEO techniques. Instead, you would be smarter to pay attention to the prospects and visitors who already come to the site, and turn them into clients.

Ways to harness emotion

The best way to hook visitors is by storytelling. It's an effective method that all of us learned in childhood. Storytelling makes people feel emotions, and people remember stories and respond to them. In the stories on a law firm website, the protagonist should be the potential client and the viewpoint should always be that of the firm's clients.

When I write an article, I always look for a twist to make the story interesting. I'll find a counterintuitive point to open an article, support it with statistics and illustrate it with a verdict or settlement. I find that these are the stories that web visitors like to read.

The decision to delegate

If you're a busy lawyer and don't have time to create content, you should consider delegating as an alternative to doing nothing. Ask yourself:

  • How much free time do I really have to write blog posts?
  • How good is my journalistic nose for news?
  • Wouldn't I rather edit a well-written draft?

If you find that you are blogging more and enjoying it less, there are many outsourced options to choose from. If you want help determining which option is best for your law firm, I'm happy to talk.

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Larry Bodine

Larry Bodine is a marketer, journalist and attorney who knows how to turn website visitors into clients for trial law firms.


David Bjornson Reply

Posted Aug 03, 2016 at 12:50:36

Yes, I agree that the more you blog, the more clients you will get.

breafamilylaw Reply

Posted Aug 17, 2017 at 02:16:11

I think most people would do the same when they are headed with the situation.

Domestic Centre Reply

Posted Mar 22, 2018 at 00:15:01

I like very much your way of presentation. I am so much interested to join your network. Thanks for sharing this post. Keep blogging.

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