Presenting your best self when soliciting business

D.C. criminal defense attorney

When marketing your writing services through mass emails, it is a good idea to make sure there are no typos, misspellings or grammatical errors in your message.

On “skyscraper pages” and Google

Tyler tells me to be patient. A couple of months ago I complained about how my Google rankings have tanked, and Tyler Suchman – my website guy from Tribalcore– has been working with me to try to reverse the trend. 

Reflections of a Google Has-Been

I used to be King of Google for criminal defense in D.C. Traffic to my site was both wide (many visitors each day) and deep (visitors would stay for a long time, clicking on multiple pages each visit and then dwelling on them).   More importantly, my site ranked number #1 for a number of important search terms that could lead to potential business:  “simple assault dc,” prostitution solicitation dc,” “destruction of property dc,” “theft II dc,” “unlawful entry dc,” “expungement/sealing of criminal records dc,” and so on. 

“Bite Me, Asshole”: Reflections on SEO and Blogging

Search engine optimization (SEO) can be a powerful tool when it comes to marketing your firm’s legal services. It can also be helpful when it comes to settling grudges. When I was setting up my law firm in… Read More

Why I Post Late At Night And On Sundays

Ever since Google discontinued its reader, I have relied on “Feedly” for my daily dose of blog reading.  You enter the URLs for all of the blogs you want to follow into the system, and Feedly organizes the… Read More

“You are an insignificant nobody”

“Please leave your name and number and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.” At my earliest convenience?  Are you kidding me? Would you leave such an obnoxious, my-time-is-more-important-than-your-time message on your voice machine? On… Read More


Over on Facebook, Matt Kaiser laughs about having used an emoticon for the very first time in an email.  I laughed too when I saw this.  Although I used to share Matt’s apparent distaste for emoticons (they seemed… Read More

Unnatural Consequences: The Price of a Tweet

Guest Post by Mary Anne Brush We can all agree that smart kids sometimes do stupid things. Studies show that the teenage brain is not fully developed, which leads to impulsive decision-making. And who doesn’t believe an important… Read More

Welcome to My Porn Site: The Risks of Having an On-Line Presence

There are some really sleazy people on the Internet. And, despite what the marketers tell you, having an on-line presence can sometimes be a challenge. I have been sued for a million dollars for something I posted on… Read More

How To Increase Blog Traffic

H/T Kendall Gray