What are some good web directories to submit my website to? I am a family lawyer and want to get some traffic?

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Question by John D: What are some good web directories to submit my website to? I am a family lawyer and want to get some traffic?
I am just starting out so a free legal directory would be great. I practice family law in Ellicott City MD if that helps. I would like to cover all my areas of law including divorce, separation, child custody, mediation. A free legal directory to submit to would be great.

Best answer:

Answer by Mark
There are a couple of places you can submit to I believe.
Try submitting your website to http://www.targetlaw.com
It is a free legal search engine which is pretty much the same thing as a legal directory. You may be able to submit to your local and state bar association as well.
Most legal directories such as Nolo, Findlaw, and Lawyers.com usually charge a monthly fee for a 1 year commitment. If it is less than $ 40/month, it might not be a bad deal. Also, I would see if you can do some link swapping with some other lawyers that your refer business to in Ellicott City such as bankruptcy, criminal, estate planning, real estate, etc.
I think you can also list on washlaw.com for free and some of the yellow pages provide legal directories.

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imisidro March 5, 2013 at 1:13 am

Getting traffic is a combination of a lot of things. The key to success is to create great content that visitors want to use, search engines will love and other websites will naturally link to. Of course, it’s easier said than done.

You can use pay per click advertising in the search engines to reach audiences looking for your products. You can use Google Adwords http://www.google.com/adwords or Yahoo http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com

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3. Rank well in the search engines (organic search results, not the pay per click). SEs can be a big source of traffic. The key is to create the best content in your niche. If you have good content, other websites will gladly link to you and offer your site as a resource to their audience. Check the on-page factors and be sure to get linked from authority sites in your topic area.

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4. Send out press releases. While outfits charge as much as $ 650 per release, there are free press release submission places on the Web. Press releases allow you to (a) attract media attention; (b) get more back links to your website without sending each website an email request; and (c) get more visibility especially if your press release gets in Google News or Yahoo News.

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5. Submit articles. Write articles and submit them to websites accepting author submissions. You get exposure for your business; establishes you as an authority in your field, and allows you to get backlinks for your website. If 50 websites publish your article and it contains a link back to your website, then you easily get 50 links from a single article. The more links you have, the greater your chances for increasing your search engine rankings.

Here is a comprehensive list of where to submit your articles http://answers.yahoo.com/question/;_ylt=AhzreGmnCUicOoyedqypscUjzKIX?qid=1006022407481

6. Post a link to your site for free where it is allowed (always read the Terms of Use). Examples are:

Craigslist http://www.craigslist.com
Google Base http://base.google.com
Classifieds for Free http://www.classifiedsforfree.com/
Text Link Exchange http://www.txtswap.com/
Recycler.com http://www.recycler.com/
Yahoo Classifieds http://classifieds.yahoo.com/
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T March 5, 2013 at 1:42 am

IMISIDRO has given you a ton of great sites to submit your site into. You need to definitely need to submit in google DMOZ, Washlaw and certainly targetlaw. Someone mentioned targetlaw and I have a ton of my clients that have been getting hits from this site so make sure you submit there if they already don’t have your site.

You should also consider verizon superpages, lawyers.com findlaw.com and anything related to law. Try not submitting in non law related sites.

Articles are good but the content is becoming less valuable considering most of these services are using the same content. Best thing to do is just to create content for your own website or a service that doesn’t allow other sites to dupe their content.

Good luck, its a rat race!!!

jakesymp March 5, 2013 at 2:21 am

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With the different categories there…you benefit from the already available traffic.
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Let your customers drive your PR engine. If you saw a service on a third party website with recommendations from customers…you would prefer that to something you pull out of a classifieds wouldnt you? Also a customer who puts in a written recommendation is more likely to remember your services in the future too.

ApondoNet-YA March 5, 2013 at 2:22 am

Have you considered marketing your site using articles?

A few well written articles can do you a ton of good with the search engines. Here are some guidelines: http://www.afroarticles.com/article-dashboard/Category/Article-Marketing/282

Marketing research indicates very clearly that most traffic to your website will come through search engines — that is if you optimize it for search engines, and the easiest method is through Article Marketing.

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