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5 Indications Your Law Firm's Domain Name May Be Held Hostage

Posted by Dan Jaffe / Apr 21, 2014 / Comments

Every week more lawyers switch to LawLytics from law firm website design, hosting and SEO companies. There is one large company, which also happens to be the largest of them all, that, according to many of our clients, holds attorneys' web domains hostage. If you are with them, you may be in for a rude surprise when you decide to leave.

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Spring Cleaning For Your Law Firm Website

Posted by Brian Tedder / Apr 14, 2014 / Comments

Your website is never complete. It can always be improved upon, added to, and tweaked to improve your visitor experience. A law firm’s website should actually be constantly updated with new content, but that’s not always possible and not every attorney needs their website to drive clients. Regardless of the reason for having a law firm website, there are a few steps you can take to clean up your web presence and get it working for you firm again.

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5 Simple Things Attorneys Can Do To Ethics-Proof Their Online Security

Posted by Dan Jaffe / Apr 10, 2014 / Comments

At LawLytics, we love lawyers. In addition to being our primary (and only) customers, we also happen to be lawyers ourselves. Lawyers are good at so many things, but selecting secure passwords is often times not one of them. In the wake of the Heartbleed Bug, and all of its implications for law firm security, it's time to change your passwords. This goes for LawLytics members and their LawLytics Login credentials (learn how to change them here), as well as for every other online service you law firm uses. It goes double for online client management systems.

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Lawyers Working In The Cloud Will Make It Rain Harder In 2014

Posted by Dan Jaffe / Apr 09, 2014 / Comments

At LawLytics, we are noticing a profound difference in the engagement of our customers with our cloud based legal marketing service vs. their previous engagement. We measure this by seeing their activity before switching to LawLytics. They come from older website platforms, from WordPress, from the major legal marketing companies, and from a whole lot of small providers.

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The Heartbleed Bug & Law Firm Security

Posted by Brian Tedder / Apr 09, 2014 / Comments

Neel Mehta, of Google’s security team, reported a bug in OpenSSL, an open source library used to encrypt much of the internet’s secure traffic. In this situation, there’s not much you could do here. The same goes for Apple’s SSL bug. It happened, it’s been patched, and life goes on. But there are many actions you can take to protect the security of your data, your firm’s data, and mostly importantly your client’s data. It’s about keeping up with security practices, staying aware of current vulnerabilities, and not letting inconvenience stand in the way of a more secure law firm.

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Desktop Vs. Mobile: Where Will Your Law Firm's Next Client Come From? [Study]

Posted by Brian Tedder / Apr 04, 2014 / Comments

With Pew Research showing that 63% of cell phone owners use their phone to go online (and 34% of them use a smartphone as their primary internet source), it’s not surprising that mobile compatibility is a big selling point for most law firm website and marketing companies this year. That’s why our software has offered responsive design since our launch in 2012. We compiled data from 733,346 visits across randomly-selected law firm websites from different regions of the country. The locations were selected to reduce regional trends in device and platform use.

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Best Email Apps For Law Firms? Why We Like CloudMagic, Blue Mail, And Boxer

Posted by Brian Tedder / Mar 31, 2014 / Comments

Sometimes your smartphone’s default mail app just won’t cut it. Whether you’re using an iPhone, Android, or other device, you may someday find yourself limited by mail.app, GMail, Mail, or whichever default emaill app you use. This is especially true when managing multiple accounts across multiple providers. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives, and many of them are free.

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